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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…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★½

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

    Another Summer 2018 blockbuster, another disappointment, even with low expectations.

    I didn't hate Jurassic World, and I've liked Bayona's other movies, so I had some hope for this.

    The direction definitely feels like an improvement over the last movie, but the script is awful. I don't know if I was more annoyed by how stupid the twists were, or how predictable they were.

    A lot of the plot revolves around Pratt's special connection with a Velociraptor called Blue. Admittedly I…

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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★

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

    Hmm. I kind of liked it, except for all the Deadpool stuff.

    Pros:
    - The new cast are all great. I was worried they would make Cable too jokey, but he works.
    - Julian Tennison is great as the only character in the movie to have any depth to them.
    - Negasonic Teenage Warhead has a girlfriend! It's good to finally see a non-straight X-Men character, though it's ridiculous that it took this long and that it happened here rather…

  • Book Club

    Book Club

    ★★★

    I enjoyed this movie so much I was barely even furious when they played Charlie Puth's "Marvin Gaye," the worst song ever recorded.