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  • Juliet, Naked

    Juliet, Naked

    ★★★★

    Ethan Hawke. Even in a supporting role he is the star of the movie. Though, don’t get me wrong, Rose Byrne is definitely a catch for the film too.

    Does nothing in particular wrong, but, it could be said that it doesn’t do much. But I had a pleasant time watching it and that says a lot.

  • Hotel Artemis

    Hotel Artemis

    ★★½

    It’s entertaining until things get sloppy in the generic third act.

    Jodie Foster stars in her first screen performance since 2013’s "Elysium", and the film also features strong work from Sterling K Brown, Dave Bautista (a quality actor!), and Sofia Boutella. On the other hand, Charlie Day was a questionable casting choice and Jenny Slate’s character serves no meaningful purpose other then provide Foster’s character some background that we could’ve been offered in some other way.

    I like the idea…

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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ★★½

    'Advanced' (by a day) screening of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is over. I'm very disappointed - and not because it's over.

    The writing isn't nearly as sharp or successful as the predecessor.

    Colin Firth's return is lackluster and unnesesary - his was the most worthless writing in this sequel. From pointless (the first half of this film sees Firth and his character stranded with amnesia) to unlikable (Won't spoil why - but it'll be clear). He isn't the character we…

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★½

    "Prometheus" is a flawed cinematic experience - that is an easy observation. Another easy observation is all the quality on display here. From the extraordinary visual effects to the breathtaking cinematography. From the excellent acting (Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Sean Harris are the standouts) to the thrilling and powerful score from frequent Ridley Scott collaborator Marc Streitenfeld... I find that though there is a fair share of flawed features (such as pacing problems and plot holes), there is so…