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  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★

    This is a tough movie for me to grade. It clearly started as a more serious, darker movie that was reworked into more of an action comedy at some point.

    There's whispers of a theme or two early on. It hooked me in a bit, and I was ready to chew on it. Then chunks of the movie started going missing. Then Venom started talking. Then I was just laughing. This movie is consumed from the inside by its humor.…

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    ★★½

    There a nice message in this movie about positivity and questioning/introspection in the face of adversity, but it's hard to find among the nonsensically broad strokes and odd (if not baffling) character choices.

    I'm fairly certain I read the book as a child, but I remember nothing about it. I'd like to pick it up again and gain some perspective on what happened here. It's clear that there was passion behind this, but I think somewhere along the way it was misguide and/or meddled with.

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  • Sandy Wexler

    Sandy Wexler

    ★★★½

    It's a silly-ass movie with just enough heart. There's plenty of cynical cinephile Sandler-hate circejerk around here for this flick, but I genuinely enjoyed it. I feel like it's the closest he's come to a return to form in a long while.

  • Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

    Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

    ★★★½

    I put this movie in the same category as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; they're both big piles of dumb fun for fans of the characters.

    I am definitely a fan of Tenacious D (and J&SB) and offer no apologies for that.