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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★

    The LEGO Movie for #Gamergate.

    Ready Player One is set in a dystopian future where the semen and Dorito dust-covered armchairs of white guys playing Fortnite have enveloped the entire world like a cacoon. everyone escapes into a virtual reality called The Oasis bc the world is so shitty, and the world is so shitty bc everyone escapes into said virtual reality. in The Oasis players can do anything and be anyone that WB Pictures was able to attain the…

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Pacific Rim: Uprising

    ★★

    UGH. a ginormous disappointment.

    i was ecstatic to return to the Guilmero Del Toro-imagined, anime and Saturday morning cartoon-inspired world of Pacific Rim.

    unfortunately, this film suffers from poor character development and, frankly, uninspiring action.

    if Pacific Rim was Star Wars, Pacific Rim: Uprising is the pilot episode of a terrible TV spin-off.

    Steven Deknight's direction is, at best, bland and, at worst, totally destitute of vision.

    some obvious references, including a shoe-horned Gundam statue, cannot hide the fact that Pacific Rim: Uprising is clearly more adoring of Michael Bay than it is kaiju.

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  • Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

    ★★★★

    Gojra director, Iroshi Honda, sums it up perfectly,

    "By the time the movie ends, Godzilla is like a hero whose departure we regret. It's like part of us leaving. That's what makes it so hard. The monster the child knows best is the monster he feels himself to be."

    Despite all of the imprudence and campiness, Godzilla has stayed relevant. It doesn't take a whole lot of analysis to realize he represents something just as big as he is.

  • Rich Hill

    Rich Hill

    ★★★★★

    Rich Hill is a doc that should be seen by all for it's unwavering empathy. It's a portrait of America's invisible people; the kids in terrible situations beyond their control.