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  • Star Wars
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Toy Story 2

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  • Troy

    ★★★

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★½

  • Deep Blue Sea

    ★★★

  • Hell in the Pacific

    ★★★

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  • Troy

    Troy

    ★★★

    Who doesn't love some ancient spear, sword and sandal-based spectacle, and this has plenty of that. The cast is pretty well assembled, although the story trips up (insert Achilles' heel joke) whenever the film focuses on its romances, which are really half-baked even though they are pivotal to many aspects of the story.

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★½

    Definitely verges a few times on being overly cutesy and quirky, but overall this is the unique, funny, and heartwarming good time you'd hope for.

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★

    Tricky combination of perhaps one too many elements, where the overly fantastical Jack Kirby concepts and grounded myth making don't quite mix cleanly with the usual Marvel superheroing. There's more than a few times where it seems like it's going to turn into something really unique and eccentric, but it never fully commits. That said, there's a lot of interesting ideas being played with here, far more than in your usual Marvel film. Where the movie mainly trips up is…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★

    A sequel to a Kubrick classic 39 years later really has no right being this good. The Shining never struck me as the kind of film that needed or should ever have a sequel, but this works surprisingly well, not the least of which because it's mostly telling its own story, with its own characters, concepts, and themes (of course, being based off a book by the original author helps). And then when it finally does get into sequel territory,…