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  • Game Night

    Game Night


    Exactly the kind of thought-out, well-spirited mainstream entertainment I needed after a long day. If you get on board with this totally ridiculous and twisty plotline you will have a blast. The film is absolutely hilarious with many continuous running gags, subversion of tropes, and a host of colorful characters played by wonderful actors. And not only is it truly funny, the action is remarkably well done. Something you don't easily expect from a comedy. There are some truly creative…

  • Animal House

    Animal House


    It might be because the film is dated, or because this type of humor is not really my thing, but I personally found John Landis' Animal House terribly unfunny and not entertaining in the slightest for very, very long stretches: the two most important things for any kind of comedy. Moreover, pretty much every character in the film is a total douche which makes it hard to be invested in their shenanigans. I totally realize how influential this film is…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    Let the unfollows and disagreement comments commence...

    What a massive, painful, crushing disappointment. I don't want to write a review so I'm just going to keep this short. Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi is more original and daring than J.J Abrams' previous Star Wars entry, Mark Hamill is great and there are some truly solid moments I won't spoil. But that's about where the positives end for me, and the myriad of disjointed, contrived and utterly stupid plot-holes and story-developments…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War


    No concrete spoilers, if you want to go in blind, don't read.

    It's filled with great moments, it's entertaining as hell, it moves at a quicksilver pace and the fact that such a massive cross-over exists without being that much of a mess is a remarkable achievement alone, but overall I didn't like it. It's a 2.5 hour second act of a movie riddled with contrivances, plot-holes, clumsily handled scenes, tons of players forcibly shoved into place to fit the…