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  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★½

    AQUAMAN is kind of an odd beast, in that it oscillates between "standard superhero aesthetic" and "let's go balls out with this." Take the score, for instance, which occasionally apes John Carpenter's music - cool synths when we see Atlantis for the first time, or gnarly guitar licks when Black Manta shows up. And then almost within the same beat it switches to generic orchestral music. It's weird!

    Anyway, the generic stuff works just fine since the plot is basically…

  • The Christmas Chronicles

    The Christmas Chronicles

    ★★½

    If this was a feature-length jailhouse concert of Kurt Russell doing his Santa-by-way-of-Elvis bit while backed up by Little Steven and the Disciples, I would have easily given it 5 stars.

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