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  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    ★½

    So much about this movie is wrong: the fact that the humans aren’t wiped out even more quickly than they are, the ham-fisted backstory for the temple, the inconsistencies with how Aliens and Predators are portrayed in their previous films and the special effects. All that aside, there is a schlocky aspect to it all that makes it a fun viewing. And the lead human character winds up being someone who I feel deserved to be in the sequel. If…

  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ★½

    Impressive cast but the production comes off so amateur that it makes you wonder what blackmail the director has on these actors. Save yourself time and watch a couple random episodes of Black Mirror instead.

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  • The Angry Birds Movie

    The Angry Birds Movie

    ★★★

    As good as a movie about Angry Birds is going to be. Moderately clever in how they formed a story around the game and worked in pieces from the game, but the story drags in the middle and gets bogged down in unsuccessful character development. There’s a big moral lesson set up for the villagers that never pays off. Lots of missed opportunities but not worth getting worked up about considering what it is.

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★★

    The fifth entry in the "DCEU" is a narrative sequel to movies with a darker and despondent tone. This film has a tonal shift away from those films and finds itself more in line with Wonder Woman than Man of Steel or Batman v Superman. The shift in mood towards a more hopeful world is welcome, but the story baggage this movie has going into it weighs it down.

    In the end, it is a fun movie if you don't…