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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    It's really fun. I buy into Tom Holland as Spider-Man, but to be fair, I've like all of the Spider-Mans in the recent years for various reasons. Tom Holland could end up being my favorite.

    This is the first time Tony Stark has felt a bit stale, but it wasn't the worst.

    I didn't buy into Favreau's character at all. I felt like he was acting the entire time.

    There were a few other over-the-top things about it, but overall, I'm in.

    I would like to direct the sequel, in case anyone is reading this right now with any sway at Marvel or Sony (Columbia).

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts

    ★★★★

    First of all - I have not read the book. I listened to the first several chapters on a car ride once, and it was interesting, but the 2nd disc was scratched, so I never continued.

    That being said, I really liked this film. Sennia Nanua, the girl who plays Melanie, was just fantastic. The whole cast really sold me.

    I'm a fan of zombie films, when they're done right, and this one was done right. Cool premise. Well executed. And a hero worth routing for.

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★½

    Technical. Beautiful. So well done. The acting was great at times. The times it wasn't, I believe it wasn't supposed to be, so that's interesting. I really want to love this film. But I don't. But I really, really appreciate it. In my heart it's a solid 3 stars, but I want to give it 5 stars, because BRAVO.

    This is the same way I felt after I watched The Master, Gravity, and to a lesser extent, Tinker Tailor Soldier…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    First of all, I saw this on a plane on a tiny screen. I didn't want to watch it for the first time on a plane flying over an ocean, but I did. Even on a tiny screen with the sounds of jet engines blasting beside me, it was pretty spectacular.

    A couple of the scenes made the lead character, Andrew, less likable, and if those scenes were different, I think this movie could have been even better for me. A well crafted film with an incredible performance by JK Simmons.