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  • Creed II

    Creed II

    ★★★★

    Eliminate 80% of Max Kellerman's dialog/narration and this movie gains a heart and probably half a star.

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So Blake Lively ends the movie doing 20 years for murder, attempted murder, insurance fraud, etc. but somehow TOTALLY skates on the charge of Stealing The Entire Damn Movie from Anna Kendrick and Crazy Rich Prince Charming.

    I suppose I can live with that.

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched as part of a forthcoming project. A small taste of that project is below...

    In its best forms, science fiction grants audiences a glimpse of what humanity could be. In the most optimistic view, it shows how collaboration and imagination can lead us to greatness. Conversely, it can also paint a picture where humanity’s baser instincts take hold and strip away any inclination toward fellowship. It’s the difference between Gene Roddenberry’s vision of Star Trek and the wastelands of…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★★★

    Autumn Rewatch Challenge: Rewatch a film starring one of your favorite actors or actresses. (Jessica Chastain). See my list here.

    The hardest part about rewatching this one was deciding which category it would fall under. Ridley Scott is one of my favorite directors (see also: the Blade Runner rewatch). I've been meaning to rewatch since...about 30 minutes after I left the theater on opening night two years ago. And then picking which of my favorite actors or actresses to highlight?…