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  • The Monster Squad

    ★★★

  • Collision Course

    ★½

  • Ron's Gone Wrong

    ★★★

  • Titane

    ★½

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  • The Monster Squad

    The Monster Squad

    ★★★

    First time watch, so no nostalgia factor. Given that, the movie feels very simplistic, it does have its charm but also low (wooden) stakes and I never really got a sense the kids were in danger as opposed to something like The Lost Boys. 

    The famous Universal monsters versus a band of misfit kids should have been a can’t-miss premise, and I can see for a lot of users here it is. This film is another good lesson to me…

  • Collision Course

    Collision Course

    ★½

    Incredibly cheap looking production, with one offensive Asian stereotype after another, none of them funny, it makes me realize what an incredible job The Karate Kid franchise did by never falling into that trap despite existing around the same time this was made. 

    It’s pretty obvious the producers or whoever expected Pat Morita to recreate the Mr. Miyagi magic but this was a terribly misguided attempt to transplant that character into a generic buddy cop action movie about conspiracy in…

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★½

    I was enjoying this for the first 20 or so minutes when I thought I knew where it was going, and then it became…perplexingly dumb and frustrating. I’m sure that makes me sound like an out of touch simpleton who isn’t woke enough to appreciate the themes the film presents, and if that’s the case, I guess then so be it. I’m all for films that push boundaries, but I at least want to be entertained also and there was…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★½

    “Let it burn!” 
    This entry does certainly register a pulse whereas the first (second?) film was nearly flatline 

    I already felt like the 2018 version was faded from my mind and stale, even having rewatched it less than a week ago. 

    I love Michael Myers the character but trying to keep this fully realistic in the linear timeline doesn’t really work. 
    Something about a balding and grey haired Myers just feels off. If you do the math on his age,…