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  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Ryan Reynolds scenes lost it an entire star.

  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Good:

    - I like the Magneto stuff. I don't for a second buy that the US government would give him land for an all-mutant colony, but it's a nice place to leave him.

    - Some of the Phoenix stuff is well done, if rushed. Sophie Turner does as well as she can.

    - I like the acknowledgement that Xavier acts like a dick a lot of the time.

    - The effects are pretty good.


    The Bad:

    - Everything with…

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  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★★

    Delightful! I’ve been all-in for Paul Feig ever since I saw Freaks and Geeks a decade ago, and I’m not stopping now. Anna Kendrick’s best role since the first Pitch Perfect, and Blake Lively is the best I’ve ever seen her.

    The plot is obviously preposterous and filled with loads of the usual tropes of the thriller genre, but I was onboard all the way. I only had some small problems: occasionally the comedy/thriller balance feels a bit off, and…

  • Missing Link

    Missing Link

    ★★★½

    Feels much more like a standard animated movie than most of Laika's films, but still enjoyable. It's very predictable though, with almost no plot, and there was only one real laugh-out-loud moment for me.

    The stop-motion animation is obviously nice, but there's nothing in there that comes anywhere close to the stand-out set-pieces in Kubo or Coraline.

    The voice cast is mostly good, though Jackman doesn't feel that engaged in the lead role. Stephen Fry is great hamming it up…