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  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★

    They did it. They overcame the odds, and they made a bad Tom Cruise movie. That's a *really* difficult thing to do... but they worked really hard and did it.

    It goes wrong-- and gets unintentional laughter from audiences-- in a dozen different ways, and while there are a couple of pretty fun action sequences, the majority of the film looks and sounds like a TV show. It's like if Once Upon a Time did a season about movie monsters.

    A shame, as Cruise, Boutella, and the genre of mummy movies deserve better.

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    ★★★½

    THIS MOVIE OWNS.

    If you liked Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and The Lego Movie, this has the same style of rapid-fire absurd humor and, while it's not quite on par with either of those films, it's really goddamn funny, has fantastic voice work (guys like Hart and Kroll were *born* to do goofy animated fare like this), and far more stylish with its animation than you may suspect.

    Amazing how this movie looks a zillion times better than…

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  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ½

    In this theater, no one could hear me scream.

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch

    ½

    In case you were wondering, this is still one the ugliest, most brainless, most unpleasant, and most fucking terrible movies made in your lifetime.