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  • Fist Fight

    Fist Fight

    ★★

    Mean-spirited and excessively profane for no reason (that seems to be a modern formula for comedies these days), this had potential to succeed in a way that Blockers did, with a premise that could’ve allowed for some really funny moments.  However, that is not the case, and what we are left with is a very run-of-the-mill movie with a few laughs here and there, but nothing very memorable.  This is like AP Bio-lite, throwing similar bits at the screen but…

  • The Birds

    The Birds

    ★★★★½

    Damn near a masterpiece (there are some slower scenes toward the end that start to get tiresome), this is still a brilliantly devised exploitation flick.  It’s interesting to watch Hitch experiment with style in this, leading us down one path only to surprise us with a different tone than expected.  Once the film settles in, and the Birds become the true star of the show, all hell breaks loose and the visual effects alone elevate it to classic status.  
            There…

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★★

    Second time around, I still had a blast, the opening 45 minutes to an hour are pure dynamite for the senses.  It’s hard not to be in awe of Spielberg’s craftsmanship, especially during that first race scene.  It’s so phenomenally filmed and edited, it makes you wonder what our future will hold in the entertainment department. 
            It was fun re-watching, knowing what was coming, because it freed up the viewer to find the Easter Eggs we’d missed the first time…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    Epic spectacle on the grandest scale imaginable.  Effortlessly interweaves from location to location, and from hero to hero, slowing down a bit here and there with overlong expositional scenes, but filled with eye-popping art direction (there were 15 art directors who worked on this film) and staggering special effects.  
           This was the most effective of the three Avengers movies at incorporating humor into the narrative, never seeming superfluous, but more naturally occurring in the moment due to the flow of…