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  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★★

    I was kind of expecting this to be more of a heist movie and less of a crime drama (a small but crucial distinction), but this was still extremely well made and intelligent, trusting the audience to keep up with its many plot threads and characters. It's actually that rare movie that I wish were longer; an extra half hour or so could have really fleshed certain things out. I don't think it's something I would ever want to return to, but it's definitely worth seeing.

  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

    ★★★½

    Not quite as funny as the second one, but still enjoyably silly and sweet. I also like how unabashedly cartoony these movies are, abandoning any sense of realism in the name of a good visual gag, of which there are plenty.

    And with that, I've now seen every single movie Adam Sandler has been the star of. What a pointless endeavor I put myself through, although I'm glad I saved a fun one for last.

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  • Krampus

    Krampus

    ★★★★

    Perfectly recaptures the mid-80's Amblin spirit of something like Gremlins. That film is the closest and most obvious comparison, but it's still an apt one, and if that kind of film is what you are hoping for, then Krampus does not disappoint. This is the rarest of breeds: a PG-13 horror comedy that is both funny and yet still brutal and horrific. PG-13 horror movies tend to be toothless, but Krampus more than makes up for a lack of literal…

  • Walking with Dinosaurs

    Walking with Dinosaurs

    Agonizingly, shockingly awful. The effects might be pretty good, but everything surrounding them is a heaping pile of shit. The movie is less about watching a bunch of dinosaurs do dinosaur things and more about John Leguizamo cracking anachronistic jokes. "Worst. Migration. Ever." "You just got served!" "Go back to Turkey town!" These are all things that are said by dinosaurs. Uuugggghhhh this movie was just so fucking bad I can't even believe it.

    Click HERE for my full review.