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  • The African Queen

    The African Queen

    Let's be real for a second: modern rom-coms SUCK. Menstruation jokes, self involved ninnies, predictable plot lines and flat-as-a-pancake writing have all but ruined the genre for me. Remember back when rom-coms were fun, funny, action packed and entertaining? Yeah, me neither.

    Enter John Huston's "The African Queen" starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. Holy shit, this movie is awesome. Beautifully shot, written and acted, I couldn't tear my weary eyes away from the screen. Get this: the characters are…

  • Gung Ho!

    Gung Ho!

    Part War Propaganda film, part action-packed battle spectacle and part, I dunno, comedy (?), 1943's "Gung Ho!" is a blast to watch. A rag-tag group of marines signs up for a special "Raider" squadron, hell-bent on killing some Japanese in the wake of Pearl Harbor. You have an honest-to-goodness murderer, a couple of bickering step brothers who both love the same woman, a violent preacher, a hard-nosed boxer named "Pig Iron" and a Hillbilly who works out his feelings of…

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  • Joker

    Joker

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

    The parking lot was full of police cruisers. Two fat, serious looking cops were posted up on bar stools in the lobby, eyeing every person that entered the theater with suspicion. The tension was thick.

    I have never felt less safe watching a movie in theaters. This, of course, had nothing to do with the hype around this film, and everything to do with the heavy, visual police presence at the theater in my little upper-middle class suburb. Before the…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

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

    I was determined to hate this movie going in. I'll be honest, I was determined to hate this movie as soon as the credits rolled on Avengers: Infinity War. "There is no way" I thought "that they can end this in a satisfying way for me."

    I was right.

    I waited a long month to see Endgame, telling myself and others that it was to avoid the crowds. It's not entirely untrue - I do hate a packed, sweaty-filled theater…