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  • Creed



    Part of October Scavenger Hunt: Task 10, a film about sports or a film featuring a nail biting sporting comeback.

    I have a neutral opinion towards boxing movies. They're not my favorite but I love this movie. It's filled with heart, and grit. It's kind of a movie about fathers and sons and the legacy we carry on, but it's also about making a name for ourselves along the way. It's about the family we choose as well as the…

  • What Happened to Monday

    What Happened to Monday


    A dystopian film that feels like it belongs in the early 2000s, like Children of Men or Minority Report, but with all the hamfisted scripting of Aeon Flux or something like that.

    Rapace tries but I was never fully able to differentiate the seven different characters she plays, and it just felt like I was watching the same person arguing with themselves a la Gollum. And even Gollum and Smeagol felt like two sides of the same character instead of…

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  • Absolutely Anything

    Absolutely Anything


    October Scavenger Hunt 31:

    Task 12: A film featuring friendly aliens

    Okay so the aliens aren't that friendly, except to each other, but it's a comedy and the aliens are funny so I'll let it pass.

    Absolutely Anything is like Bruce Almighty except that God is replaced by aliens, Simon Pegg is the man with ultimate powers, and the movie is British. Or even better, what if Bruce Almighty had been a script written by a drunk Douglas Adams


  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049


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

    Processing this movie may take some time, there's things I loved about this film and things I liked and things that bothered me.

    Things I loved: everyone is right, this is a visually striking, beautiful movie. So many amazing shots, and moments of awe inspiring beauty. Design, costuming, special effects, all of it is mind blowing.

    The script as well is very good, and Villeneuve's directing. Just a great job. This is a movie that will be around for a…