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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

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

    The Disney movie model:
    Step 1: hire exciting directors.
    Step 2: fire exciting directors.
    Step 3: take the bare bones of their vision and twist it into a paint-by-numbers, cliché-ridden, entirely forgettable shell of a blockbuster that audiences won't even exert the energy to hate.

    Which isn't to say that I didn't enjoy parts of Solo. Alden Ehrenreich would have been a solid Han if he'd had more of an opportunity to develop his own version of the character. Plus,…

  • Dirty Grandpa

    Dirty Grandpa

    ★★

    This film is terrible but it's got Jason Mantzoukas and Zac Efron's abs so I guess it's not all bad.

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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

    Who knew that the most perfect film ever made would be a Paddington sequel featuring Hugh Grant as a nun?

  • Blockers

    Blockers

    ★★★★

    Hannibal Buress and June Diane Raphael are criminally underused and John Cena's too-beige shorts are criminally overused but on the flip side it's nice to see Ike Barinholtz get a surprisingly sweet central role. It's also refreshing to see a comedy with so much goodwill that's open minded and respectful without a trace of cynicism or judgement.