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  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★★

    I think reviewing and logging TV is lame on here but I had some thoughts I wanted to untangle. Thoughts I understand nobody will (understandably) care about/find riveting. I think this is Marvel’s biggest blunder at serialization since Ultron which isn’t ironic considering the connection between the two. At most 60 minutes of actual material padded out over 9 episodes for no other reason than to produce content for Disney+. The initial fun novelty of the sitcom is immediately undone…

  • Coming 2 America

    Coming 2 America

    ★½

    Colin Jost/ Kenya Barris is a lethal combo. Snipes is having fun but this is less a sequel or even a celebration of original than a reunion filmed in front of overlit Marvel-esque studio green screens with already dated and sterile jokes straining for cultural relevance (Eddie says "fleek" 4 minutes in). The jarring whiplash cutting between clips from the original (that 80s John Landis nighttime gloom)

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  • Mother Schmuckers

    Mother Schmuckers

    ★★★½

    Absolute spontaneous evil. Pure mania. I'm completely on board for whatever these guys do next

  • Roald Dahl's The Witches

    Roald Dahl's The Witches

    ★½

    It was never going to be good with a screenplay written by Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris, but it’s stupefying how much of an exercise in CGI tedium this is. The first act finds Zemeckis in his comfort zone, manipulating the geography of scenes with the flicker of a camera movement, capturing the essence and imaginative heart of history as storytelling. Then, Anne Hathaway arrives and the entire film self-implodes under the crushing animated weight that made his last…