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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★

    Albeit better than the first one, it's the same formulaic content you expect from Marvel at this point in the game. Barring that fact, the amount of forced exposition was surprisingly bad, and the amount of times Spider-Man ended up holding large falling things using his feet was excessive, but, MJ was a significantly better character this time around, and the jokes weren't nearly as predictable, so it all kind of balances out.

  • Five Feet Apart

    Five Feet Apart

    ★★★

    Listen, I know that this is a cliche young adult romance movie, but my tear ducts really ain't got the memo somehow.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    Effortlessly funny and immensely thoughtful, this is how to do a coming of age comedy right. It's not particularly innovative in anyway, but it implements the formula in a way that never feels blatantly formulaic. Surprisingly well shot, and with a soundtrack that slaps, this was an unexpectedly great movie.

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★½

    Really good world building without smacking you over the head with exposition for the entire movie. It builds on top of Pokemon's success and fame without completely hanging out to dry people who aren't fanatics. The story wasn't the strongest, but it's good enough to not drag the entire movie down with it. The bottom line is: Pikachu was adorable, and that's worth at least 3 stars alone.

  • Ride

    Ride

    ★★½

    Does this get ranked above or below Midnight Sun in the Bella Thorne-iverse?

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★

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

    Someone explain to me why I teared up when her mom said "we gotta help her Ron" and ya boi Ron did it no questions asked.

  • Happy Death Day 2U

    Happy Death Day 2U

    ★★★

    If it gets us more Jessica Rothe, sign me up for Happy Death Day 3, baby.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★

    Unapologetically fun but felt rushed in ways that a movie this long shouldn't. Maybe it was a consequence of it being an adaptation, but it felt like there were a lot of plot elements that weren't fully fleshed out. With that in mind, they managed to tie the whole thing up in a tiny 80s nostalgia filled bow, complete with a main character voice over that would have disappointed me had it been missing. Checks all the boxes you want in a movie like this (just don't think about it too hard or you might ruin it).

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★

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

    The Good
    - The world was beautifully built, the way they mixed the traditional African culture with the advanced technology was seamless.
    - It was as fun as I've come to expect from a Marvel movie.
    - Killmonger was a great villain. His motives are near impossible to read until it all clicks into place, and even then they make sense. He broke the mold of evil for evil's sake and became a character you can kind of feel sympathetic…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★½

    The ALF remake I didn't know I needed.

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★★

    this movie has a louisiana state cop driving a crown vic with a blue light bar, no prisoner cage, and leather seats in the back. c'mon movie what kind of fool do you take me for?

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    "oh my god it was so long! I was like, 'when is it going to get anywhere!?'" -the lady who walked up to me in the parking lot after the movie