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  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★

    What a goddamn mess. Feels like entire chunks of the film are missing.

    But I must start by talking about what works. Trevante Rhodes is incredible with what he’s given and the comedy bits for the most part do work (the ensemble looks like they’re have a blast quipping at each other). But everything else just feels so...uninspired and safe, despite the copious amount of vulgar language and gruesome violence. There’s no dread, the action is poorly staged almost every…

  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★½

    Was it just me, or was this *very* violent for no reason?

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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★★

    Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6

    ★★½

    Nobody puts Baymax in the corner.

    But seriously, if it wasn't for Baymax and some great visuals, Big Hero 6 would've been a disaster. It doesn't even try to change up the formula or try something new. It's a bland mix of Marvel's latest output with the cliched Disney formula, leading to a totally forgettable experience. It tries to be emotionally heavy towards the end, but it mostly doesn't work because these characters aren't even characters; they're all fit to…