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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★½

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

    The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has had an interesting life cycle. The first film, The Curse of the Black Pearl, is almost universally regarded as the best of them and is widely loved. Critic support for the subsequent films has declined with each iteration but even without the love from critics, all the films thus far have still been financial successes. This leaves Dead Men Tell No Tales in an interesting position: can it be a financial success while…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★½

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a film I have been putting off viewing for a while now as I figured the pacing and runtime might try my patience. The film did take a while to build my interest/investment, but in the end I understand why this film has stood the test of time and is highly regarded. Science fiction is my favorite genre so I’ve long had this film on my mind and I'm definitely glad I broke down and…

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  • Forbidden Planet

    Forbidden Planet

    ★★★★

    Altair IV, or the “Forbidden Planet”, is the destination of an investigative mission to determine what happened to a spaceship her previous who had been sent to the planet earlier. Upon a foreboding arrival, the crew members meets two survivors and their robot companion. From there, the mystery unfolds.

    In the end, I found the film to be ultimately “just good” as there was nothing inherently wrong with it, but also nothing that made me love or REALLY enjoy it.…

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    ★★★★½

    The Adventures of Robin Hood is the complete package. Excellent cast and performances, great music, et cetera, et cetera. Errol Flynn was especially charming as Robin Hood and Olivia de Havilland was regal as Marrion. Others actors were great in their roles too! I had previously seen Olivia in Gone with the Wind, but I had to look that up to be sure. Somewhat related sidenote: I kept thinking “Hey it’s Robin Williams” when I was watching Rod Taylor in…