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  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★

    Me: "Yeah, I'm really looking forward to the new Bong Joon-ho and Sofia Coppola. It's hard to find good cinema in this town."

    *Sees the new Transformers is out.*

    Also me: "Take my money."

    I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. There's a scene where the characters discover a huge alien ship. The camera pans across it for a good 15-20 seconds. It's clear the CGI cost millions. Then, a character says this: "It's a huge alien…

  • Garden State

    Garden State

    ★★★½

    Huh, it mostly held up. Imagine that.

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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    ★★★½

    A *vast* improvement over Into Darkness. Where Into Darkness was overly serious and too-densely plotted, Beyond is good, zippy fun and easy to follow. But I do wish that one of these movies would foreground the characters rather than the plot, especially with this cast. There are a couple half-hearted attempts at character building, but it's just lip service. Oh, and can we cut it out with the MacGuffins already? I'm tired of Tesseracts and God's Eyes and whatever the hell an Abronath is. Also, bring back Bruce Greenwood, please and thank you.

    R.I.P. Anton Yelchin.

  • A Bigger Splash

    A Bigger Splash

    ★★★★

    Surprised there wasn't more awards buzz for the two leads -- Fiennes and Swinton were outstanding.