• The New Mutants

    The New Mutants

    ★★★½

    I am a fan of the old X-Men movies (even the bad ones) and animated show (even the bad episodes), so The New Mutants already had a head start of interest for me. However, with it being made before, but released after the Disney acquisition of Fox, I didn't want to get my hopes up for something really awesome that will eventually never pay off down the line. I can't say I was disappointed nor elated because it felt a…

  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★★

    I had not seen Mulan before this, so I had no preconceived notions at all. In fact, the only thing I knew about this movie was from trailers for the live-action version coming soon to theaters--which looks DOPE! But to be honest, this left me with, maybe incorrect expectations for Mulan, circa 1998.

    The bottom line here is that this movie is simply a product of its time. I don't feel like this movie ages well due to the kind…

  • Pitch Perfect 3

    Pitch Perfect 3

    ★★★★★

    From the Quarantine Theater: I have this bad habit of watching TV and movie series in reverse series order. It may not be the purest way to enjoy a trilogy of movies, but it does have its advantages. In Pitch Perfect 3, the cast members and writers know themselves and their world so well that even the quickest spoken joke or barb lands with amazing hilarity. This repeat watching (I'll admit, this definitely was not my second time through) I…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    This movie was EFFING awesome. I laughed harder, grinned wider, and shouted "what the F___" more times than I've ever done watching a movie. It was so well balanced and really focused on the friendship the two main characters had above all the events and plot points of the movie. And along with what director Olivia Wilde said in an interview, I love how one of the best, freshest twists of the movie (at least for me) is that every…

  • Walking on Sunshine

    Walking on Sunshine

    ★★

    No doubt that this movie was bad. It was a bad story with poor singing through stilted acting. But, I think the "homage" to Grease at the beginning on the beach through the moment she says "Holiday!" In the airport should tell the viewer EVERYTHING they need to know going in as to what they should expect out of this movie. I laughed through the entire movie (for all the right reasons?) and will likely watch this again just when I need a "holiday" from all the serious stuff out there.