• Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★

    Somehow I had made it this long as a theatre person without ever seeing the end of the movie.

    It’s…. a substantial step down from the stage show’s ending

  • Better Nate Than Ever

    Better Nate Than Ever

    ★★½

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    If only Nate’s know nothing drama teacher had given him a chance!!!

  • Piglet's Big Movie

    Piglet's Big Movie

    ★★½

    It definitely has its moments, but this is definitely the weakest of the Pooh movies I’ve re-watched so far.

  • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

    Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

    ★★★★

    My favorite Pooh film growing up and it still holds up. Like the original, it is way funnier than it has any right to be.

    It’s clear that the filmmakers put a lot of care into making this movie and had a ton of fun doing it.

  • The Tigger Movie

    The Tigger Movie

    ★★★★

    This is the first movie I ever saw in theaters and it is very meaningful for me. These turn of the century Disney Toon movies just exude the warmth of childhood and better days for me.

    I’m not sure if this was just the Disney+ version, but whoever did the sound mixing had the score super loud compared to the dialogue and it was hard to unhear it once I noticed it.

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★

    This is a perfectly fine movie and I’m glad that more people are feeling represented by this movie and the others that characterize the shift shift Disney and Pixar have been on, but Pixar movies are really departing from the types of stories they used to tell and the ones that drew me to them.

    This is a very privileged position I hold and I acknowledge that, but this one in particular really didn’t do a whole lot for me. It was fun and “new” but Pixar movies are like comfort food for me.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

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    Crazy that they got so much mileage out of Slender Man and his several identical brothers in this one

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    ★★★★

    This movie is way funnier and more charming than I remember. Though obviously a film for children, it never devolves to talking down to anyone. I’m not sure how it connects with modern children because it is paced much slower than modern animation (which is a very good thing in my opinion) but it’s an absolute delight

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    ★★★★

    David Tomlinson saying “That was naughty!” in a thick English accent after being insulted is something I treasure

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

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    A very enjoyable, imperfect movie. The motivations were all over the place, but I’m not sure how you get 5 villains from different universes on the same page.

    There were some cool little jokes and references here, but it was a major missed opportunity not to reveal JK Simmons as some weird inter-dimensional being.

    At the end of the day, it’s one of the best Spider-man stories we’ve seen onscreen. Particularly the ending- what a Peter Parker ending. (And that final suit? Best one yet!)

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★½

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    The Harry arc is worse than I remember, from costume to motivation it’s just a mess. Almost as bad as this version of Gwen Stacy. For all of the Webb film faults, that series nailed Gwen and her father.

    Tobey and Kirsten had chemistry in the other movies but it was noticeably absent here.

    Peter was too much of a jerk, way before the symbiote ever entered the picture. And to retcon Uncle Ben’s killing totally undermines one of the…

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

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    My favorite part was when Peter had an MD psychoanalyze him.

    This is obviously a masterpiece, but I think the part that has gotten even better with age is JK Simmons’ one-liners.

    Also, can Sam Raimi direct anything that doesn’t turn into a horror movie at the drop of a dime?