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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★½

    Let's just put this out there, you should see this movie. There's so much to applaud with what Matt Reeves did with this film, it's hard to narrow it down to only 5, but since that's our MO here, we shall try.

    1) The Visuals – If for no other reason than for the CG effects on the apes and the sprawling tracking shots, this is a movie worth seeing. Watching War for the Planet of the Apes kept reminding…

  • Power Rangers

    Power Rangers

    ½

    Top 5 Things About Power Rangers

    1. Nothing
    2. Don't Watch It
    3. Seriously, It's Awful
    4. Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
    5. Gross

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  • Moana

    Moana

    ★★★★

    Top 5 Things About Moana:

    1. The Animation - It should come as no surprise that Disney Animation Studio, the half-twin-brother of Pixar, makes gorgeous movies. Moana takes it a step up with their focus on island landscapes and their beautiful rendering of water. It's a visual feast.

    2. The Family Dynamic - Let's all take a moment to pause and relish in the fact that Disney not only made a movie where the main princess' parents are BOTH STILL…

  • Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed

    ★★

    Top 5 Things About Assassin's Creed:

    1. The Allusions - As fans of the game series, we were excited to see what would/could be done with the title. Even though many things were handled poorly (the Animus, historical conspiracies, etc), there were a lot of nods to the game, which became the main source of enjoyment in trying to pick them out. Between the direct allusions (the Apple of Eden, genetic memories, etc), they placed a lot of hidden queues…