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  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★★

    i knew when it was announced that the female lead's name would be dropped from the movie title that we were in trouble. i had no high hopes in that department, expecting laureline to be not much more than a damsel or a swooning faux-badass, and that is essentially what she is. what surprised me was that the failure isn't in the way her character is written, but in the way valerian is played. yes, it's yet another han solo+leia…

  • Dreamcatcher

    Dreamcatcher

    ★★½

    ok so...you know how i complain about movies by male writers/directors that obviously have no idea how women talk or interact with each other? this script is like if a bunch of women had to guess how men talk to each other

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  • Minions

    Minions

    when i say i would die for my daughter, it doesn't only mean i would give her a vital organ or make her drink the last of the water in a desert or take her place in front of an oncoming speeding vehicle or pull her out of a burning building. it also means i will die thousands upon thousands of small deaths - i watched the seconds of my life tick slowly away as i endured the mind-numbing boredom…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★

    i don't care what anyone - including the director - says, this movie is only about one thing: the soft spot you'll always have for the first obnoxious dumbass you fell in love with