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  • Dark Angel

    Dark Angel

    ★★★

    I like the buddy-cop style of the movie. It's lighter than something like Lethal Weapon, but not out-and-out comedy. I don't hate the "chasing aliens" idea, but it could have been played up a bit more. The only thing about it that has fun with the extraterrestrial possibilities is the main weapon, which is basically a flying CD of death. There's a subplot about shady corporate assholes that doesn't need to be here and feels a little distracting.

    I can…

  • Lionheart

    Lionheart

    ★★★

    So apparently this was an independently produced film that was sold to distributors after it was filmed. That's all well and good for more artistic movies where a filmmaker's voice wants to come through as clear as possible with little interference, but an action movie starring Van Damme might be a pretty good place to bring a couple more cooks into the kitchen. Honestly I don't know if there are many other candidates for a "written by committee" routine that…

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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★★

    The Craptacular Revue: Bonus Episode!

    Everything that Batman V Superman failed at, this movie succeeds with. New characters are naturally integrated into the story, both sides have sympathetic logic, and everyone is well-developed.

    Spider-Man is handled really well, with probably the most accurate and well-executed film version of Peter Parker (even if it is in a pretty short amount of time). Characters that I've never cared much for, like Ant-Man and Scarlet Witch, are played perfectly here and at the…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★★

    2018 MCU CHALLENGE: The Road To Avengers Infinity War - Movie 19

    I'm still kind of shellshocked from this movie. I got out of the theater less than an hour ago, so it's all pretty fresh in my mind. I don't want to sound like some sort of fanboy, because while I do tend to enjoy these movies, I recognize that they're essentially popcorn entertainment. They're the quintessential crowd-pleasers of the past ten years.

    Having said all of that, I…