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  • Movie 43

    Movie 43

    ½

    I was sure I watched the wrong movie. Where were Quaid and Kinnear? Apparently I watched the International Cut. I have no intention of subjecting myself to this a second time to discover the alternative “story”.


    On the positive side it makes The Emoji Movie seem like Citizen Kane.

  • Step Brothers

    Step Brothers

    ★★½

    It’s an awful movie, but I can’t seem to stop myself from watching if it comes on.

  • The Emoji Movie

    The Emoji Movie

    ★½

    💩

  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★½

    “Whatever you imagine your life is going to be like, know your life is not going to be anything like that.”

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★★½

    I’ve come to the conclusion that I prefer the MCU titles that don’t take themselves too seriously. The more I think about Infinity War, the more po-faced and boring it becomes.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★★½

    4/5 for the predictable villain
    5/5 for the interior design

  • Walking Out

    Walking Out

    ★★★½

    Accidentally appropriate Fathers Day weekend viewing.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    “I hate you.”
    “I know.”

    I went in prepared to hate on Solo, but I can’t. Certainly, Ehrenreich is no Ford, some references a bit too on-the-nose, half of it is far too dark and there is some awful editing and continuity, but it entertained me a hell of a lot more than Infinity War.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    I made the mistake of watching the movie thirty minutes after finishing Jeff Vandermeer's book, so I'm probably rating it a little lower than if my imagination wasn't still wild on its own ideas.

    Many of my favourite parts of the novel don't even see the light of day (or, phosphorescent glow of mutated human cells) but as I can't begin to imagine how the majority of those scenes would have been shot I'll give Garland a free pass.

    It really is too bad that this didn't make it to the cinema in the UK. That audio would have been over the top.

  • Mute

    Mute

    ★★★

    Very nearly gave up on this early on but ended up sticking around and enjoying the rest of the ride. Maybe it was because my brain recalibrated to circumvent the Blade Runner fanfic, or that the worst of the characters had reduced screen time as the film progressed, or simply because I was happy to watch anything that wasn't The Cloverfield Paradox again.

    No idea what was going on with the endless Moon Cinematic Universe (Mooniverse?) nods. I half expected Jones himself to pop up and do a wink to the camera every time Lunar Industries appeared in a shot.

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★

    In a parallel universe I guess they *could* have gravity in space…?

  • Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

    Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

    ★★★½

    The only bit of unwatched Twin Peaks after finishing The Return. I guess I wasn't ready to let go just yet!

    All pretty non-essential viewing, except for maybe the extended Philip Jeffries stuff because it pads out his character a bit more, even if it poses more questions than it answers. More Bowie is never a bad thing, either!

    The additional scene in the back room of Hap's Diner also added to the absurdity of the Double R doppelganger.