• North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★

    Support your local library, but do be cautious when borrowing discs. I borrowed this one from the local library, and and 3/4 of the way through it was pausing like crazy in my player. The disc surface looked okay, but they put this anti-theft sticker on the label side that may or may not have thrown the spinning disc out of whack. At any rate, I was able to get through the entire movie with some pushing and prodding. I did enjoy it, but I may watch this one again via a streaming service to see how things look without technical difficulties.

  • The Protégé

    The Protégé

    ★★½

    Not the Nikita sequel you're looking for, but it's fun to pretend.

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    ★★★½

    Fun movie, despite the lack of light cycles and disc fighting. For a few moments, it touched upon some philosophical questions, where I wish they could have gone deeper. Maybe in the sequel?

  • View from the Top

    View from the Top

    ★★★

    Web Crawlers brought me here.

    You put the wrong em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble.

    This film also marks the returns of HBO channels back to Dish Network. DIsh stopped carrying HBO/Cinemax in 2018 when they could come to a carriage agreement. Now that WarnerMedia is part of Discovery Networks, they were able to negotiate an agreement. I don't actually subscribe to HBO/Cinemax, but this return is kind of a big deal, so Dish has a week of free previews. And…

  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★

    Great commentary on the power of television.

    Now, If only she would stop talking about work...

  • The Tomorrow War

    The Tomorrow War

    ★★½

    Sarah Walker is back in action.

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Bill & Ted Face the Music

    ★★★

    Entertaining, with some nice callbacks to the previous two movies.

  • Alien from L.A.

    Alien from L.A.

    MST3K Presentation

    I think it's only fair to warn you that Kathy Ireland talks like Mr. Bill in this movie. Whether this fact is a plus or minus to the charm of this film is up to you. In any case, it's probably the most accurate Kathy Ireland biopic of its time.

    This episode may have the one and only reference to Howard Stern.

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    By the time you get to the end of the film, you realize why he does what he does.

  • Infinite

    Infinite

    ★★

    No sequel for you.

  • Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    ★★★½

    When I was a kid, I saw a version of Treasure Island on television, but I can't remember which one it was. I watched this version, and I don't think this was it. It's entertaining, for what it is, even though it may encourage young boys to carry a loaded gun. Sure, he was around pirates, but guns are dangerous. You'll take your eye out, kid!

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★

    This was my first movie back in a movie theater, and I have to say, the theater experience was (is) pretty amazing. It was at AMC, in their Dolby Cinema theater, so the picture and sound were really good, especially after streaming movies for so long.

    As for the movie itself, I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the first part. The ending kind of left things open for a third part, which we might just get, if the box office receipts are any indication.