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  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★

    BOOORRRRRIINNGG. I had low expectations and I *still* came away disappointed. There are flashes of a much more fun "rough and tumble," "Arthur and his boyz" movie, but too much of it just settles for grim, grey, and boring. A couple cues from Daniel Pemberton's score standout, but otherwise the acting is kinda bland and there's way too much "videogame cutscene" bland CGI. The "growing up" montage, the sirens, and the murals in the throne room are the best parts. Boo.

  • That Thing You Do!

    That Thing You Do!

    ★★★½

    Fun and well-made, with enjoyable music. Very cozy.

  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★

    Weirder and darker than I expected. Well-made, well-acted. Interesting premise, and a fun, original kaiju/genre concept.

  • Moana

    Moana

    ★★★½

    Solid & beautiful.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★½

    Frustratingly muddled. Parts of it work great, parts of it are super ho-hum. I mostly blame the script.

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger

    ★★★★½

    Hearts, Cap. A two-coast simulcast via Skype for #WillieWatchesMarvel

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★½

    Beautiful freaky-friday-time-travel insanity. Lovely & engaging.

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★½

    Super silly fun

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★½

    Meh.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★

    Wonderfully teasing, has some legitimately fantastic images and sequences (the sky-diving is as beautiful as it is thrilling), and a solid score by Desplat. But ultimately the whole thing left me cold; and I don't care about any of the characters (except for Cranston). Overall an above-average "meh."

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★

    Bloody! Swears! Wolverine like I always imagined he was. The movie left me cold, emotionally, but it was well-made & enjoyable.

  • Wreck-It Ralph

    Wreck-It Ralph

    ★★★½

    I'm gonna wreck it!