• Speed

    Speed

    ★★★★★

    In spite of knowing what was coming, this was almost as gripping as it was the first time I saw it in the theater as a senior in high school. I don’t know if any movie has ever evoked the level of frenzied emotion that this film instills in it viewers. One of the best action movies of ever made.

  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★½

    Cgi animals: not awesome
    Literally everything else: awesome


    Watched with @TheRabbidCow, @ChadHaynes, @Zippyzap95 and Darius

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    “Why do we dig? Because paleontology is science, and science is about the truth.”

    I had the lowest possible expectations going into this movie and it did not disappoint. 

    One star for the dinosaurs, many of which looked cool, and for the unintentional humor…oh and one Jeff Goldblum joke that landed, though I can’t remember what it was. 

    Watched with @ChadHaynes

  • Rambo: First Blood Part II

    Rambo: First Blood Part II

    ★★★

    Mixed bag here. There are so many places you could’ve gone after First Blood, but the correct direction should’ve been nowhere. First Blood, as it was, told a complete story and clearly ended its hero’s journey. The iteration of Rambo presented in this movie is an altogether different character that mimics the original for sure, but lacks the depth of emotion and the darkness that consumed him. This is Rambo the action hero. I’m glad we got him, because he’s…

  • First Blood

    First Blood

    ★★★★★

    This movie rules. Script, acting, stunts, editing, cinematography…everything is executed flawlessly. I simply cannot get over how incredible this script is…every single line is memorable…the kind that sticks with you for the rest of your life. I’m pretty sure I could recite the bulk of this script using only scene stills to prompt me; partly because I’ve seen this thing so many times, but also because the lines just stick with you so readily. And the acting is so on…

  • The Legend of Drunken Master

    The Legend of Drunken Master

    ★★★★★

    Had wings with @Bryce and Riley and figured I’d chase it down by introducing them to some of the best kung fu action they’re likely to see. Jackie is the 🐐

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

    Came home late Tuesday night and was in the mood for some nice comfort food when I saw the thumbnail for this pop up on HBO Max. Man…what a masterpiece this is.

  • The Mummy Returns

    The Mummy Returns

    ★★½

    Actually enjoyed this in spite of some of the worst cgi I’ve ever seen. Not a good movie, but fun enough.

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★★½

    Hated this the first time I saw it in the theater and was never really interested in revisiting until recently. So much better than I remember it being. Camp was just not in my wheel house in the nineties, so this was just destined to feel silly to my 23 year old self. Now it’s the cgi that I find to be my biggest problem with the film, which I probably loved back then tbh.

  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    ★★★

    “We must not expect happiness, Sayuri. It is not something we deserve. When life goes well, it is a sudden gift; it cannot last forever...”

    Really enjoyed most of this movie and would’ve loved it if it hadn’t been for the central love story. A story that begins with…”when I was 8 years old, a married man with a daughter my age bought be a snow cone…” just is not going to sit well with me.

  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    ★★★★

    “call each thing by its right name”

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi