• Moon Knight

    Moon Knight

    ★★★★½

    Been waiting for this to happen for years. And ultimately I was not disappointed. The whole thing feels like it was made by people who have a tremendous amount of appreciation for the source material, even down to how silly and batshit insane it can get at times. Glad to see the more nonsensical side of the character wasn't lost.

    Much to its credit, this series feels like it's pretty far removed from the greater MCU, and as such it's…

  • Milk Money

    Milk Money

    ★★½

    Nothing like spending your Saturday night watching a VHS copy of this that was recorded from a network broadcast of this movie from the late 90s to convince you that every decision you've ever made in life has been the right one.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

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

    AYYYY MORE LIKE SCARLET BITCH AM I RIGHT???

    Loved how Raimi this one felt, and it goes even deeper than the usual things like Bruce Campbell and Delta 88 cameos. It had very Sam Raimi camerawork and style, and at times felt like it was venturing more into horror territory than into superhero fare.

    The humor and lightheartedness that usually accompany these MCU movies dissipates for large chunks of this movie, and it can get overly serious and almost melodramatic…

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★★★★

    It's nice to occasionally revisit a childhood favorite and see it still holds up incredibly well. The older I get the more I find myself growing hard and cynical, and I often wonder if I subconsciously try to find faults in things that I (or others) love and put on a pedestal. Occasionally to the point that I feel like a bit of a contrarian.

    But goddamn, Aladdin is a fucking masterpiece. Everything about this movie is iconic: the performances, the songs, the animation. This is animated Disney at its apex.

  • Studio 666

    Studio 666

    ★★★★

    I went into this expecting a self-aware comedy starring the Foo Fighters and that's exactly what I got. It's fun and silly, and we get some great cameos.

    Ironically, much like the song in the movie, the movie itself doesn't seem to know how it wants to end, and the result ends up being a series of climactic scenes, one after another, each of them capable as serving as the movie's ending.

    Still though, if you're a fan of the…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

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

    There are a lot of examples of comic book/superhero movies out there where it's apparent that the filmmakers like the source material well enough, but don't really appear to understand it. Most notably, the Snyder movies come to mind, though there are certainly others. Movies that really lean into all the flash and action of the superheroes, but lose the essence of what makes a certain character beneath the suit and abilities. What drives them, what motivates them, who they…

  • CKY

    CKY

    ★★★

    Late 90s Pennsylvania looks a lot like modern day Saskatchewan. Or at least what I know of it.

    I've seen CKY2K before, but it's been over 20 years and I don't remember much. I've seen parts of CKY 3, although I don't really remember it. But I don't think I've ever watched the first one until now.

    Some bits definitely don't age well; especially things like chucking a full drink back into a drive-thru window and running down grocery store…

  • Cut-Throats Nine

    Cut-Throats Nine

    ★★★

    2022 Cult Movie Challenge Week 6: Spaghetti Western

    Easily the goriest fettucine western I've ever seen, which is ultimately the only thing saving this from being completely forgettable. It's got a decent premise, I like the snowy mountain setting as opposed to the more common desert setting in a lot of westerns, and I can't help but feel like parts of this movie served as influence on later (and much better) movies, so for that I can acknowledge its worth.…

  • Full Circle

    Full Circle

    ★★★

    2022 Cult Movie Challenge Week 8: Canuxploitation

    A handful of mildly interesting ideas and an unsettling tone all half-heartedly strung together by a story that feels like it wants to be something bigger than it is but doesn't want to commit to it.

    Also, though technically a Canadian movie (hence, Canuxploitation week), this is incredibly Bri'ish, and as a result, is incredibly dry in its presentation, although there's some levity to be had in hearing the almost cartoonish sounding accents of some of the old British women in the movie.

  • Jackass 3.5

    Jackass 3.5

    ★★★½

    Overall better than 2.5, but not quite up to par with the main series. This one comes with the added emotional weight of knowing this was the last we'd see of Ryan Dunn.

  • Jackass 2.5

    Jackass 2.5

    ★★★½

    I expected this to be more potent than it was. Feels more like deleted scenes rather than anything extreme enough to warrant a separate release. Honestly probably would have worked better if they had just released a Jackass Part Two Director's Cut with these scenes spliced in. Still fun though.

  • Jackass 3D

    Jackass 3D

    ★★★★

    Not as big of a step up as it was from the first to the second movie, but the crew still does a decent job at finding new ways to injure themselves and each other.