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  • Split

    Split

    ★★★★

    I watched this a day after watching Unbreakable with my 12 y/o son. It’s a bit unfortunate that there was no way to recreate the viewing experience of not knowing this was a sequel to Unbreakable. In my movie collection, it’s listed as part of the Eastrail 177 trilogy.  It’s too bad because getting that surprise really elevated my enjoyment of the movie—particularly on first watch. I really love when a movie resonates in such a way that I can…

  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★½

    My 12 y/o son is just absolutely churning through Comic Book / Super hero movies lately. X-Men, MCU, DC, etc. He was looking for another series to start watching so I suggested this. 
    I love this movie, but I don’t think it was quite what he was looking for.....at first. I think his first reaction was that, “it could have used more action.” I could tell that as he went to bed he was still thinking about it. 
    Quentin Tarantino…

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  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Bill & Ted Face the Music

    ★★★★

    Bill & Ted Face the Music is another excellent adventure. I laughed way more than I ever thought I would....mostly at really stupid things. Dennis Caleb McCoy.  But this brand of simple-minded humor pairs really well for a movie with a really kind-hearted positive message. 
    Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are both great as the various versions of Bill and Ted. The additions of Samara Weaving and Bridgette Lundy-Pain as their daughters Billie and Thea are pitch perfect - particularly Lundy-Pain. …

  • Emperor

    Emperor

    ★★

    Though admirable for its attempt give Shields Green his due, I came away feeling like the significance of his story is undercut by the clear liberties taken for the purpose of action scenes and a Hollywood ending. 
    The filmmaking on display isn’t particularly good either. If nothing else, it did pique my interest into reading more about Shields Green and the raid at Harper’s Ferry. So maybe, mission accomplished?