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  • Trailer War

    Trailer War

    ★★★★★

    My Prime Video Watchlist and Amazon Wishlist got considerably larger after watching this wonderful insanity.

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    ★★

    Might have to bump up my star ratings for II and III by 0.5 stars. Unremarkable and derivative. Best thing going for it is the Midwest Halloween imagery, but you can get that watching the original.

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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★½

    Technically superior, but in doing so eradicates the quaintness and just feels like another superhero tentpole, albeit a dirtier, bloodier one. If you told me that this would have more callbacks to its predecessor than SUPER TROOPERS 2 did, I would have said you’re crazy. But they are in abundance, and mostly irritating. 

    Still some good stuff in here. The Bond-esque opening credits, a joke about THE PROPOSITION, Zazie Beetz, a riff on an infamous scene from a Paul Verhoeven…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    I felt almost nothing while watching this. Not in the way that something like TRANSFORMERS beats you into submission until you’re numb, but in that the movie has no blood pumping through its veins. Feels like LucasFilm’s only goal after firing Phil Lord and Chris Miller was to not make a good movie, but a merely competent one that manages to avoid that dreadful green splat on Rotten Tomatoes. And it may barely succeed. 

    The reshoots are felt. Not in…