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  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Solid action but like with most sequels, the writers missed an opportunity to expand the story. Then again, the John Wick story to begin with was pretty thin.

    I have to give Keanu Reeves credit. For someone who started the business as "Ted", he has carved out a nice career. He manages to reinvent himself every few years (Speed, The Matrix, and now Wick).

    JW CH2 remains me in a way of "The Matrix: Reloaded with its ending. You know…

  • Split

    Split

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not as good as I had hoped, but definitely interesting and arguably Shymalan's best since Signs. McAvoy has fun playing with the different personalities by altering the tone of his voice, or changing clothes. I am interested to see where Shmaylan takes this with the obvious link (and music cues) to Unbreakable.

    I am hopeful that we see more of the late 90's/early 00's Shymaylan versus the one from the last 10 years. There was something about M. Night in his first movies that were unique and interesting and lost with movies like "The Happening:, "After Earth" and "The Last Airbender".

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  • The Accountant

    The Accountant

    ★½

    Totally predictable movie that once again proves my theory that Ben Affleck acts better in movies he directs. Not to say he was horrible in "The Accountant", but the character he plays, having autistic/Asperger's Syndrome (the movie doesn't really clarify which), is one that would be hard to pull off even for Al Pacino in his heyday. It is not a role I would have picked for Affleck. Got to give him credit for trying.

    That being said, this movie…

  • Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2

    ½

    This is how you kill a franchise. By making people say I miss Nic Cage