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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

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

    Top 5 Things About Wonder Woman

    1. We Can Do It! – It's about damn time a superhero movie accurately portrayed badass women without sexualizing them or making them badasses by emasculating the men around them. Wonder Woman provided a much-needed breath of fresh air by showing powerful warriors, who just also happened to be women. Take note, Hollywood, this is how it should be done as this is easily the strongest aspect of this film.
    2. Chris Pine –…

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★★½

    Top 5 Things About The Lego Batman Movie

    1. The Jokes – The jokes, the jokes, our God, the jokes. If there's one thing that can be said for the Lego movies so far it's that they take their genre-hopping, multi-universe abilities to heart and wring as much as they can from them. For a character that has spanned over 70 years and at least a dozen variations, Batman is the perfect fodder for such sensibilities, and this movie does…

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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…