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  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    It seemed like I was watching two very different movies (though they were often, admittedly, intertwined). The issue is that, for me, I was "incredibly" more interested in one of them than the other.

    The story surrounding the balance and sacrifice of maintaining family was wholly interesting and I wanted more of it. I cared little for the bad-guy-of-the-week and am still not totally on board with the motives so it was hard to invest there. This lead to not…

  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★½

    Maybe my own problem with this one is that everyone is telling me this film is "fun" and I just went to see Solo two weeks ago, and in comparison, this film does not feel that "fun."

    My only other real complaint is that in an attempt to prove that the ladies can be as clever as the fellas (which they obviously are), the filmmakers forgot to actually take the time to make me care about, or even like, any…

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  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★

    Yeah, it's not a great movie if you stop and think about it, but considering some of the negative critical consensus, I didn't expect to be as thoroughly entertained as I was for the entire duration of this film. Jupiter Ascending isn't an example of some of the conceptually deep sci-fi we have loved over the past few years, but it is a lot of the low-explanation sci-fi fun that genre fans can enjoy.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    Despite liking him (a lot) as an actor, my enjoyment of Solo: A Star Wars Story (mostly) stemmed from being able to put to the back of my mind the fact that Alden Ehrenreich didn't look, talk, act, or remind me of Han Solo (see also Harrison Ford) in any real way. Once that was the case, however...

    I really enjoyed this film. I thought all the callbacks and nods to other films were done so in a way that…