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  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★½

    Charming, humorous in spots, striking visuals that will play well on the best quality screens, and captures the myths of Sonic very well from the personality side. Faster than the speed of sound and constantly exerting crazy amounts of kinetic energy, Sonic feels just like the characters I grew up controlling on my ancient Sega game console. Kids will love seeing him rip and run all over the screen and his cheesy wisecracks. Speaking of cheese, the comedy is swimming…

  • The Lovebirds

    The Lovebirds

    ★½

    87 minutes of pure wasteful filler. The screenplay is an absolute travesty relying on dated pop culture references and rundown cliches to garner a weak laugh. Most scenes play out with Issa and Kumail yelling at each other while wasting everyone’s time with dead end tangents. How this film was able to travel from the 2000s all to way the current day is perplexing. Callbacks  to the Amazing Race, Katy’s Perry “Firework”, E.T, Eyes Wide Shut come off as very…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    The kind of filmmaking that wraps its fist around your attention and hooks you in from start to finish. Fincher continuing to showcase his attention to the general environment of his stories creating a menacing but intoxicating vibe centered on a toxic relationship. Rosamund Pike is the stuff nightmares are made of for men who abuse and disrespect their spouse. Establishing Amy Dunne as one of the best 21st century cinematic villains; Pike is the model for fear and inspiration…

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    One of the first superhero films to dive into the pressures that comes with trying to balanced life as a normal person and a superhuman with rare abilities. Peter Parker is not at a significantly better position upon gaining the abilities of Spider-Man; he is living in a small apartment struggling to pay rent while juggling college courses. Living the typical college life even though he has the powers that mostly any breathing human would do anything to experience the…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★★

    Joker is a shake up to the comic book genre that will reverberate and makes its impact felt for the foreseeable future. Holds up a grim and disturbing microscope to the current divided state of unrest that is infecting our present day. Todd Phillps is not asking you to be sympathetic for the Clown Prince of Crime; he shows us the ramifications of a broken society on the invisible and less fortunate who need than just medications to feel something…

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★½

    Chastain was a supernova force that took over Sorkin's witty and enthusiasm filled screenplay and made it into a definitive career performance. Tasked with being the heartbeat of the film, she creates something magical in each scene that renders every other actor obsolete; outside of a couple of strong monologues from Idris Elba, this is Chastian's canvas. Sorkin provides another exhibit of smarts, intelligence, drama, and little sprinkles of humor to command attention until the final frame. The only fault…