Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 2023
I have very…complicated thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. On one hand, I love how much this is about Rocket (one scene even got me crying so hard I was shaking). On the other hand, there’s some exceptionally messy writing here, particularly when it comes to wrapping up the trilogy.
That’s all I can say for now without spoiling. Look for a Spoiler Warning episode on my Patreon sometime this week.
Avatar: The Way of Water 2022
Avatar: The Way of Water boasts some impressive VFX and 3D implementation, but its story of connection and overzealous runtime drags it down from a great movie to a movie I could've gone without.
tick, tick...BOOM! 2021
I took a break from screeners today to watch tick, tick...BOOM!, a musical about the musical of the same name. As a theater fan, I absolutely adored this film. The cast is fantastic (who knew Garfield could actually sing?), the story is compelling (with minimal updates to the musical), and overall avoids all the usual Lin-Manuel Miranda-isms.