mynameisnora has written 21 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    I can't say I loved this movie that much, it got drawn out and boring after a while. I was on board with the topics of girlhood and sexuality vs the pressure to produce an heir, but the pacing in the movie is off. It's nice to look at but after a while even Versaille can get boring. I would've preferred to see more of Marie Antoinette as an adult and a queen who wasn't frugal, but instead we just kind of glossed over that. I felt like a lot of the movie was filler to look at pretty dresses, not much substance to be found.

  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★½

    I saw this classic when I was like 8 in 2001, so I didn't really remember the plot. I just remember it being a phenomenon, and that I didn't like seeing the gore cause i was a lil girl. But now, as a big girl, I was... not that entertained, it was okay at best, very removed from reality and the performances are pretty flat.

  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    ★★½

    Is it dumb? Yes.
    Is it fun? Pretty fun.
    Is Tom Holland yet another variation of Spiderman? Definitely.
    Are 500 year old ships just kinda dangling in the air without breaking? Don't ask questions you don't want the answers to.
    Is it just me or did Mark Wahlberg kinda do a Ryan Reynolds impression in this entire movie?

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    ★★½

    There are some weird takes in here, some things about sex and women that made me uncomfortable. The imagery is lovely in some places, it offers a dreamlike feeling to some of the memories, but some of the scenes feel like cliches. Italian Timothy Chalamet is really good, I wish we would've spent more time exploring his grief and less time using sex as a metaphor for the future. We were inching close to incel lands with these views on copulation.

  • Belle

    Belle

    ★★½

    I'm sorry to say, but parts of the plot got real weird, the ending was rushed, the VR aspect was stupidly unrealistic at times, a huge massive crazy plot point was introduced in the third act and we spent minutes just singing instead of solving it. There was a very strong monologue from the Beast person, but other than that it was just uncomfortable after a while.

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★½

    Tom Hardy is fun, but the rest is kinda meh. Also why does Michelle Williams have the most obnoxiously fake looking wig?

  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World

    ★★½

    This movie feels way too long, with a lot of exposition, the dark elves look like weird storm troopers, the villain is completely forgettable. But at least Thor’s eyebrows aren’t bleached. We could've spent more time figuring out Loki and less time with earth mumbo jumbo science

  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★★½

    This just didn't hit the spot with me. It's slick and neat and pretty cool, but it just doesn't carry itself to where it is supposed to go. If it's supposed to be a dig at capitalism and how to cheat your way into success, it doesn't do it justice. Catchphrases and cool quotes aside, it's just not enough. I understand that we were supposed to hate all of the characters, but still, it just left me unsatisfied and appalled.

  • The Mask

    The Mask

    ★★½

    I just never really enjoy Jim Carrey's over the top faces, this film at least supports the goofiness but I just don't enjoy it that much. Also, Milo outperformed most humans here.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★½

    No matter how much I love Harry Potter and its magical universe, this mess of a prequel is butchering the universe. I am not a diehard fan, I read the books and saw the films, I have a good idea about the plot and the characters, which means that even I can sniff out bullshit. Suddenly everyone is alive and an adult in the 1920s, everyone knows Dumbledore, there's so many political undertones that I want to scrape my eyes…

  • Kurt & Courtney

    Kurt & Courtney

    ★★½

    I am very lukewarm about this documentary, it missed the mark and ended up being kind of about nothing. I love Kurt Cobain, I don't really believe in the conspiracies, but I feel like this documentary served no purpose.

  • On the Road

    On the Road

    ★★½

    Too dull and simplistic, it doesn't capture much of the beat generation's characteristics, and compared to Kerouac's lively and captivating style, this adaptation leaves me shrugging my shoulders. It's too barebones and focuses on all the wrong things. The cast would be good, but the direction is not.