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  • Baywatch

    Baywatch

    The Baywatch trailer sold us: Efron, The Rock, and Daddario in tight bathing suits, saving the day, with quick one liners and shiny jet skis. The film appeared (from the previews) to be a hyped up Fast film, with an ample amount of nostalgia thrown towards the original TV franchise.

    Instead what we get is a chubby and horribly uncomedic Jon Bass, who in the first few minutes, chokes on a carrot, gets a boner from Kelly Rohrbach's hiemlich maneuver…

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★★½

    King Arthur, The Legend of the Sword is wonderfully stylized. Guy Ritchie's direction is fantastic: with a particularly bleak setting, excellent close up shots, fight scenes, and dramatic music. 

    Unfortunately, I'm sure this film will quickly be forgotten; or at least it seems unlikely anyone will remember the plot, as the pacing is fast, unorthodox, and particularly jumbled.

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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★½

    Ghost In The Shell's strengths are its visuals and acting. I felt an emotiknal tug as well, as Scar Jo's character asked where do I belong? (A question crucial to our humanity) However, it is no secret that the script and direction are seriously lacking. As are the fight scenes. Simply from a psychological aspect Ghost In The Shell is interesting; otherwise avoid it.

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    "The nun's taught us there were two ways through life, the way of nature and the way of grace". Tree of Life explores existence. It explores life spirituality, and meaning. It' doesn't boast any explanations, but rather ideas to ponder and wrestle with. Malick attempts to capture the beauty and darkness of the world. He does so in one of the most beautifully visually appealing films ever. If you can spend 2 hours pondering life and existence, then this film is a must see. If you're just here to be entertained stay away. Watching this movie is a religious experience.