Ron

I am awake! And if I'm awake, everyone must be awake!

Favorite films

  • Dug Days
  • Strawberry Mansion
  • Mad God
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

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  • Lightyear

    ★★★½

  • Ne Zha

    ★★★★

  • Hardcore Henry

    ★★★½

  • Dug Days

    ★★★★

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  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★½

    Solid Disney animated actioner based on the Toy Story franchise. No, it's not Toy Story. It's for a slightly older audience: more action, less slapsticky than their features for younger audiences. The story's solid, there are funny jokes, and an emotional story, more than one I'd argue, that holds the attention. A possible downside for the kids would be the lack of a younger character with whom to identify, but the cat is cute.

  • Ne Zha

    Ne Zha

    ★★★★

    Ne Zha is currently China's highest-grossing animated film. China's here to compete with the big kids on the block: Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, etc. and they're using the same playbook: funny characters, a misunderstood boy hero, lots of action, a jovial tone, and lots of heart. And they do it with the good-looking CGI (and great camera work) animated story of a demon child who just wants to make friends.

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    What differentiates and invigorates this Predator from its predecessors is the unique time and location that the story takes place in. Aside from that, it is a standard Predator movie.

    And as with most Predator films, character development barely exists. The movie pads its time until the midpoint when it can finally release the Predator for a somewhat formulaic extended chase and run. Everything's by the numbers here.

    Not that it's all bad. Predator is always fun from a "how…

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★½

    WTF?! TFW?!?! FWT???!!! Wait a minute, wha? A mad, feverish dream of a movie. I think. Worthy of the hype. Once you figure it out. I think. Must see to believe but you must see. Extra half star for the subway scene, done mostly on the first take.