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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★

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

    Not as enjoyable as Ghost Protocol or Rogue Nation. Dream sequences are an unnecessary crutch that borders on adding supernatural elements of premonitions to the franchise. Particularly the opening dream sequence and the inclusion of Julia, who I would have much rather seen appear later because anyone in the audience is going to spend the rest of the movie waiting for her to show up. The villain was a formidable and calculating opponent in the last movie, but he is…

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★½

    This lacks a little of the humor of Ghost Protocol, and AGAIN we find our team working on their own (seriously is there going to be one movie where we see a fully functioning IMF? Maybe Alec Baldwin was right! Shut it down!) Rebecca Ferguson is also the first woman in the series who is a match for Ethan, which makes their scenes far more interesting since there is a wonderful back and forth tension. The movie also toys with…

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  • The Predator

    The Predator

    How bout, “No?”

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★

    It’s not perfect, but no Toy Story Movie is. A lot of conversation prior to the release of this movie was about how this movie didn’t need to exist - a conversation that’s happened prior to the release of every other Toy Story sequel. Is the existence of this movie justified? Yes. Does it neuter or undercut the emotional impact of the previous films? Absolutely not. It’s not Incredibles 2.

    People looking for a movie that upends expectations of an…