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  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    ★★½

    I really wanted to like this. I really did. I just love crazy action films. With the talents of Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson, and even Armie Hammer, I expected an entertaining romp. Instead, what I saw was just decent. Just OK. For starters, the characters were just fine. No one really stood out. Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley had some funny moments though I was a bit disappointed with Brie Larson. Second, it was already a bit crazy to stretch…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★½

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

    Alien: Covenant pulled off something miraculous. It made Prometheus better in comparison. Alien: Covenant tries to be thought provoking sci-fi akin to the flawed Prometheus while trying to be a basic Alien slasher flick. It ultimately fails to do both.

    First off, the characters in this film were pretty forgettable and pointless with the surprise exception of Danny McBride. Katherine Waterston who plays the Ripley rip-off never stands apart and the rest of the crew should have been eaten by…

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  • Empire of the Sun

    Empire of the Sun

    ★★★

    As a fan of Spielberg's films, I felt obligated to see this film. While this is certainly a good film, this is not a great one or even one of Spielberg's best. Christian Bale does give a great performance, the visuals are spectacular, and John Williams gives a haunting score. This film though is very unfocused and aloof which can make the experience a bit of a chore to sit through. I have no issues with slow dramas as long…

  • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

    I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

    ★★½

    This is a very, very slow take on the haunted house story which I fear will only bother and frustrate viewers. This tale is not meant to frighten, thrill, or sicken you, but instill in you a sense of dread. There are no jump scares or excitement of any kind and relies only on its atmosphere. There are no answers to be found and many will be left wanting. So unfortunately the film is neither memorable nor inventive, but I did experience uneasiness all the way through.