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  • Skyscraper

    Skyscraper

    ★★★½

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

    Though I’m among the few that enjoyed Live Free or Die Hard, this is probably the best Die Hard sequel I’ve seen. Largely because Dwayne Johnson can do more with one leg than Bruce Willis can with two. And with no guns. And his name is The Rock. 

    Seriously though, this was pretty fun and had a couple unexpected feels related to the family that peaked above some standard “fighting for my family” tropes. We were also spared the standard…

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★

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

    A really fun movie with a lot of laughs. I liked that the opportunity was taken to explore the repercussions of rogue actions, both good and bad. The relationship between Scott and his daughter was strengthened and that may be one of my favorite aspects of this movie. 

    The villain had a nice backstory and she was fairly empathetic, however the way the film wrapped her up was rushed and entirely unfulfilling. A real opportunity lost there. 

    With the heavy…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I was so completely mesmerized by this movie that I didn't even realize I had finished my popcorn until my hand reach for the bottom of the bag. Villenueve creates such intrigue with every aspect of this movie; the reveal, the language barrier breaking, the twist, the political and international disagreements, etc. Amy Adams most definitely deserves an Oscar nod for this performance.

    The most clear theme is that of the importance of language, but the thing which impressed me…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    Took me a day or so to wrestle between a 4 or 4.5, the latter being a spot in the upper-echelon of superhero films. In the end any problems I had (which are very few) felt minuscule in light of the overall film. A satisfactory tone is finally reached with a DC film that fully embraces the darkness of reality, while also exalting the hope inherent in heroes like Wonder Woman or Superman. BvS, and to a lesser degree Man…