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  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★½

    Is it good?
    It's... entertaining.

    But is it good?
    Hmmm...

    So, it's not good?
    It's not bad. Well... maybe it is. I mean, sure, some parts are pretty bad. Like, awful, cringeworthy bad. The dialogue, for example, approaches Venom levels of shit. Aquaman is a very hit-or-miss film, but it's also pretty freaking ridiculous (and by ridiculous, I mean RI-DIC-U-LOUS), and that ridiculousness makes it oddly... enchanting. It's hard to not enjoy and admire this movie for what it is.…

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★

    That opening scene at Cybertron is better than anything in Bayformers and everything Transformers fans have ever wanted.

    It's just too bad that Bumblebee never quite finds its rhythm nor does it escape the shadow of The Iron Giant.

    Nonetheless, Bumblebee has all the right parts, and its heart is in the right place, and that alone makes it an improvement over the rest in the franchise. It's not perfect, but it's a start. Worth checking out.

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  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four

    Dear Fox,

    Now can you please return the Fantastic Four back to Marvel?

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Everyone

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    Part of jvince's Top 200 Films of All-Time

    Part of jvince's Top Ten Films of 2014

    What's It About?: Growing up.

    Who's In it?: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, and Lorelei Linklater.

    The Good: The kids. The cast. The characters. The direction. The idea. The writing. The music. The 35mm. The laughs. The pathos. The holy-shit-that's-my-life moments. Everything.

    The Bad: It's a 3-hour film, but I wish it went on forever.

    What Did I Learn?: I learned to feel…