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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★½

    Rewatching it because I have a kid who thinks it’s awesome because it obviously is in many ways awesome. You get to watch Gundam and the Iron Giant fight Mechagodzilla while the Delorean drives around blowing up T-Rex’s and stuff. 

    But I still have fundamental issues with this whole story. It’s kind of like Breaking Bad, except Vince Gilligan consciously intended everything Walter White fought for to be self-destructive and unhealthy. In Ready Player One no one anywhere is stopping…

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★½

    The rare time when I can give the criticism, “all the substance, none of the style.”

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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ½

    This and SOLO have confirmed two things for me:
    1. We’re in the age of mainstream fanfic, and
    2. I don’t love that. 


    Watching this movie, I kept thinking about how Spielberg once wanted to direct a Bond film, but Cubby Broccoli wouldn’t let him, so instead he and George Lucas made their own version of James Bond called Indiana Jones. 

    I hope more directors will start making their own versions of their favorite franchises soon.

  • BALLiSTIC

    BALLiSTIC

    ★★★★★

    There has never been a more perfect film made. Full disclosure Ryan Connolly and I are in an eternal romantic relationship.