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  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider

    ★★★

    Tomb Raider is a pleasant surprise. It’s consistently enjoyable and adapts it’s source material properly. I’m by no means a big Tomb Raider fan- I played the original games on PlayStation as a kid and thought the two Angelina Jolie films were pretty terrible. Just this week I played through the 2013 reboot that this movie is based on after having it in my backlog for years. The game is fantastic and makes Lara Croft into a character you actually…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★½

    Ever since I saw Black Panther again three days ago I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. As much as I loved it the first time, my feelings were amplified after the second. Leading up to release I never doubted Ryan Coogler's ability to deliver. Fruitvale Station & Creed are two of the most impressive debuts for any filmmaker in recent memory. That said, I was still somehow able to underestimate how blown away I'd be. Black Panther is…

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  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★★

    I had no intention on writing about this but considering I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since I saw it figure I might as well.

    Beautiful Boy is a heartbreaking, devastating film that I was not prepared for at all. However the powerful effect it had on me is unfortunately muddled by puzzling approaches in filmmaking that severely hold it back. What shines the most by far is in the father-son relationship between David & Nic,…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    40 years later, we finally get the sequel we deserve. My smile grew bigger and bigger with every kill. 

    Welcome home, Michael.

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  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★★

    HOLY CRAP.

    I went into The LEGO Movie insanely hyped, knowing how amazing it was supposed to be and to be filled with all sorts of nostalgia from my childhood, and it did not disappoint me at all. This is a modern day Toy Story. Yes that's right, I went there.

    Everything about it can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone, which is something you can't say about a lot of animated films nowadays. I...I can't really describe it too well, you just need to see it for yourself.

    It's going to be hard for any other animated movie this year to top this one.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★

    Let's be honest- a lot of people want this movie to fail. Ever since it was announced at Comic-Con 2013, people have been bitching and moaning about how it was too soon for a new Batman, with The Dark Knight Rises having only come out the summer before. Not to mention the fact that Man of Steel turned out to be a divisive film among fans.

    Then came the announcement of Ben Affleck as our next Batman the following August.…