• After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★

    After Westworld

  • Ms. Marvel

    Ms. Marvel

    ★★★

    While I do enjoy Marvel's inclusiveness and the potential Bollywood MCU crossover, It felt very predictable and the plot slightly weak. I liked the comic panel overlay and the fanboy shout-outs in the beginning, but I wish it was more Bollywood maybe? Or was it trying to define itself as more of a Pakistani-American thing? Either way, aside from the lovable characters and great performance by Iman Vellani, it all seemed very throw-away, almost Netflix Marvel series forgettable.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

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

    I did enjoy the cosmic aspect with tie-ins to Guardians characters, Ronan and finally more Krill action; the 90s nostalgic Nick Fury origins were fun too. I still have a hard time with CM's superior powers and effortless defeat of her foes, not to mention (woops) Bri Larson never sold me on the superhero gig. Hopefully, the Disney+'s Ms.Marvel brings the needed identity and love to the arc.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★½

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

    The tone never hardened enough to really appreciate Bale's Gorr the Butcher. However, with Thor's comedic MCU evolution, I felt Taika did HIM justice. The movie didn't come off as very romantic, but the Cancer stuff was a necessary conflict that matched the comics and the unconformability of real life. Taika thrives on his ability to direct children with such comical brilliance, and hopefully highlights Love and Axl Heimdallson more in the next.

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★★½

    Every Loki everywhere all at once

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★½

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

    Ragnarok is basically a planet hulk movie that's disjointed into a quick wrap-up defeat of Hela Goddess of Death. Taika did a great comedic Synth pop alien planet adventure here, and although the word is, not all his jokes land in Love and Thunder; I'm finally getting a chance to see it in theaters, where I'm sure it'll be decent.

  • Magnum Opus

    Magnum Opus

    ★★★½

    I won't log them all individually, but these shorts are absolutely delightful. They may be short, but so is Groot, and the attention span of my children. It wasn't short on heart or excitement, and made the kids proud to have seen their first "big kids Marvel Movie", as they put it.

  • Sing 2

    Sing 2

    ★★★

    The welcomed return of Garth Jennings' rag tag group of animal vocalists should maybe have been a bit more music centric, or the song choices were weaker this time, something a killer cast almost couldn't make up for, but they did.

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

    Minions: The Rise of Gru

    ★★★

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

    Minions 3 better explain where that little chickinion went or I'm pissed.

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    ★★★½

    A big budget sequel with a mediocre story, now this really resembles Star Wars.

  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Star Trek Into Darkness

    ★★★½

    I'm sure Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto had other plans for their careers, but at least now they'll have conventions.

  • Star Trek

    Star Trek

    ★★★★½

    JJ Abram's resuscitation of the franchise created a great jumping in point for any new fans, or Star Wars fanboys who enjoy big budget sci-fi and are sick of the old beef. I'm still a poser who could never get into the series, but goddamn this movie is great!