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  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★

    So good that I forget Shane Black wrote it! I love diving into Tony's humanity via his PTSD from the Battle of New York and having to deal with the consequences of his actions without his armor, and the father/son bonding that takes place between he and the Tennessee boy is very moving. I'm also a big fan of the villainous twists and turns, as well as the progression of Tony and Pepper's beautiful relationship. And that third act climax? Cinematic action awesomeness.

  • Hunter Killer

    Hunter Killer

    ★★★

    There is nothing impressive about this, or particularly memorable. In fact, it's by all measurable standards not very good. But the sub is the USS ARKANSAS so it immediately gained a special place in my heart, and despite the terrible script I actually did care about a few characters for one or two brief moments. I can't help but enjoy these films no matter how bad they are. As a Navy guy, it's just cool seeing my branch go to…

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    I almost clapped.

    Solo: A Star Wars Story is one of the best origin stories ever told. It fills in details for so much of a beloved character that you may be shocked they could cover it all. The action and adventurous tone make for one heck of an enjoyable movie experience and Ehrenreich importantly embodies young Han, growing into the character over the course of the film. Though some may find parts to be cheesy or unnecessarily connected to…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★

    The most shocking takeaway for me was that even in 1937 Hollywood was very self-aware of the culture it was forming and its cost on the identities and lives of those who dreamed to be a part of it.