• Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    Whenever vehicles are captured doing their thing in a cinematic fashion, that really does it for me. Recent examples include Ambulance, more common examples include the Fast & Furious franchise. But when you bring fighter jets into the mix, you introduce a whole other altitude.

    And I have no idea how they made this movie. In fact in this very rare case, I DON'T want to know how they got it done and made it look this good. But it pays…

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★½

    A product of its time, but still one I enjoy for the most part.

    But I am so ready for Maverick to one up everything.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★½

    Also watched while doing homework.

    It just feels a little lifeless. Be Our Guest is the one true highlight of the film and the rest is just missing energy. Luke Evans does a perfect Gaston and French McGregor is always a joy, but for the life of me, even though she's my end all be all celebrity crush, Emma Watson just didn't seem to fully be there. It's a bit odd.

    If the original didn't exist, I think we'd think higher of this, but of course, such is not the case.

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    ★★★★

    Watched while doing homework, a most vibey film, just like the original. Perhaps even better.

    Still don't think we appreciate just how incredible this film looks and how it pushed CGI forward.

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★½

    That was a lot of movie.

    A powerhouse crime film of most epic proportions, fuelled by performances from 2 of the greatest to ever do it.

    Tom Hiddleston was almost as good on the Graham Norton show.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    This is the most original, funny, creative, beautifully absurd thing I have seen in a very long time. Maybe ever if we're talking about absurd specifically.

    Never knowing where it's going, meshing genres, not letting it's foot off the gas, it's a blast from start to finish.

    Just when you think every story's been told, the Daniels come in and literally shake your brain with all the insanity that ensues in this film. Hitting both the emotional beats and the action set pieces with expert precision in every scene, there's something here for everyone.

    Just so incredibly bizarre.

  • Cars

    Cars

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes life just gets a little too much to handle.

    This movie is always there.

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    Kung Fu Panda 3

    ★★★½

    The conclusion is quite amazing, unfortunately the rest of it doesn't quite live up to the rest of the trilogy.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    "I showed an AI 1000 hours of MCU movies and asked it to write a script of its own."

    Sigh, this was a disappointing one. Feige sold us a dream and we believed him, I mean why wouldn't we. With a title like Multiverse of Madness, who wouldn't be excited. But my general consensus would be that this film is not that. Very little multiverse, very little madness. And that is a true shame.

    If you get Sam Raimi, you…

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★½

    Ouuuu, not good. Very repetitive and lessens the scare factor each time. Cool practical effect though.

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    ★★★★½

    The power animation holds is really something. These are certainly not just films for parents to endure with their kids, the right movies can do so much and I will continue to watch them, because they just never get old.

  • Sunshine

    Sunshine

    ★★★½

    Shit goes wrong in space gotta be my favourite genre out there, but this is on another level. Enjoyed most of it though.

    You get the feeling Andy Weir saw this movie at some point.