• Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    ★★★

    Not great, not terrible. Harrison Ford's still got it nearly 20 years after Last Crusade! However, the adventure itself is a little confusing in terms of what's actually happening. There's a lot of Russians and Raiders callbacks. Cate Blanchett's character as Irina Spalko is... unconvincing to say the least. From her haircut to accent, I'm just not buying it. Also Marion Ravenwood shows up again- for some reason. And Indy doesn't really mind, so I guess I shouldn't either. If…

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★½

    What a step up from Temple of Doom! On par with Raiders, Last Crusade trims the fat and gets right to the meat of the adventure: great characters, fun action, and a moving soundtrack. And the jokes in this movie come at a rapid fire rate! While not every single one is a direct hit, they're sure to at least get some chuckles. And of course, Sean Connery plays Henry Jones Sr. so comedically and matter-of-factly, an excellent contrast to Ford's more stern and serious Indiana Jones.

    8.5/10

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    ★★½

    This movie's a clusterfuck. Indy is accompanied by the very annoying Willie and the slightly less annoying Short Round through nearly every second of their adventure. They manage to generate an endless barrage of screaming around every corner while Indy does his best to keep his cool. And yet Indy doesn't seem to mind kissing the woman who's done nothing but yell at him the whole time. It just doesn't make sense from a character or story perspective at all.…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

    Raiders has unparalleled action, characters, and comedy all so well-incorporated without one competing with the other. This really is a timeless film that will reel you in the second you start it! John Williams also made a legendary soundtrack to accompany this masterpiece.

    10/10

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    Luca possesses wonderful animation, great characters, and a delightful score to tie it all together. The small number of locations in this film work to its advantage, as they make for immersive environments you can't help but get lost in.

    8/10

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★½

    So much gunfire over 2 and 1/2 hours gets pretty mindnumbing to be honest. While I appreciated the sets, props, and designs of the aliens, I didn't find myself taking this nearly as seriously as the first one. James Cameron's scripts typically call for a more exaggerated performance, but this might've jumped the gun a bit for me with how much intensity each actor was spewing non-stop. Hell of an ending sequence though.

    7/10

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★½

    Sigourney Weaver and Ian Holm are standout performances for sure, adding an undeniable sense of tension and realism. This film had amazing set design, practical effects that still hold up, and moments that genuinely made me jump! While I don't think I'll have the heebie jeebies trying to sleep tonight after watching this, I loved the suspense and watching the ungodly amount of sweat roll off of everybody's faces.

    9/10

  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    ★★★★

    Definitely watch season one prior if you decide to watch this! This movie is full of lovely visuals, compelling voice acting, and awesome fights! While it does run for a bit longer than some might be prepared for, the story stays engaging throughout.

    8/10

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★½

    A meme-filled romp with that classic Lord/Miller sense of humor. Of course it's fantastic! Does a really interesting thing intergrating Snapchat filteresque stickers into the animation. And the musical choices, while a little over the place, fit the chaotic energy of this film quite nicely.

    8.5/10

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    ★★★½

    Despite the somewhat contrived, corny dialogue and my initially hard time to take the premise seriously, I liked this movie. The music and environments are beautiful. There's also a mythology and language to Pandora and its people, which I'd like to see more of. I'd gladly watch this movie again, as well as any sequels to follow.

    7.5/10

  • Synchronic

    Synchronic

    Gigantic brain tumor out of 10

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★½

    What's to say about monster vs. monster flicks that hasn't been said? The humans are mostly flat and unlikeable, and we get about 20 minutes of actual kino (monsters duking it out). But hey, the fights were actually pretty good.

    5/10