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  • My Little Pony: The Movie

    My Little Pony: The Movie

    ★★★½

    Nothing groundbreaking, but a jolly good adventure yarn that doesn’t dwell in schmaltz or scares.nd of like a junior Guardians of the Galaxy. With horses. I enjoyed it, the boy enjoyed it. All good.

  • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

    Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

    Even more insipid than usual – yet also weirdly nightmarish, with Rabbit facing some kind of poorly animated existential breakdown.

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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Some thoughts:
    — What an inconsequential mess. A dense quiche of a film. 
    — It could all be resolved if the characters just had a conversation, or maybe didn't make huge decisions based on a poorly printed fax.
    — You know those overstuffed and beige ensemble films like New Year's Eve and Valentines Day? It's basically one of those. 
    — Remember how much fun the first Captain America film was? Yeah, we're a long way from there now. Dour is…

  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    ★★★★

    Lots of fun and thoroughly, thoroughly silly. Significantly better than those other Pirate films, and almost as good as the Noah Hawley/Dan Stevens Monkey Island film that only exists in my head.