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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

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

    Okay, three things first:

    1. Yes, the "we are Americans" line is corny and unnecessary.
    2. I guessed the final twist right at the beginning of the movie, which isn't great.
    3. I don't think the twist holds up at all. It doesn't feel like the rest of the movie was written with the twist in mind. There's obviously no need for Red to explain anything at all about the Tethered to Adelaide. Those scenes simply make no sense in…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    I've outgrown most of these superhero movies. Nowadays, it has to be something special for me to connect with, and in my opinion, "Captain Marvel" just wasn't it. An hour into this, I realized I didn't care about any of these characters or what they were doing. The humor seemed like a tv show. The action was forgettable. I gave it the hook, so... no stars for this one.

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

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

    Sorry, friends and neighbors. I really hated "Hereditary." It genuinely puzzles me as to why this film is getting such great reviews and why it seemed so awful to me on multiple levels. My taste meter must be way off kilter. I don't even know how such a film got made in the first place. I promise that I'm not trying to be contrarian, but it seems like, once again, I'm far, far outside the critical consensus when it comes…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ½

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

    The worst movie I've seen in years and the worst summer blockbuster I've seen since 2002's "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones". At least "Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull" had the killer ant sequence. I can't think of a single standout scene in "The Amazing Spider-Man".

    I thought it was dreadfully dull, if I had been a kid I would have been bored out of my skull. It's some of the laziest plotting I've ever seen.…