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  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★

    shoulda taken charlie hunnam and made a one punch mickey prequel instead

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★★★½

    Charlize Theron is my favorite action star right now.

    I expected a stunt-centric John-Wick-esque movie and got it, but with a spy story & strong 80s vibes—neon lights, synth tones, etc.—to enhance.

    Could you argue these enhancements were heavy-handed & contrived? Possibly.

    Do I give a shit? Naw.

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  • Super 8

    Super 8

    ★★★★½

    This movie ranks among some of the greatest kid gang movies of all time: Goonies, Sandlot, Stand By Me, etc.

    The paranormal MacGuffin is really well done, but the feel-good storyline driven by smart ass kids who know how to save the day is what’ll make me want to see this again.

    Super 8 is pretty much all I want a movie to be… Fun to watch.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★½

    Suicide Squad is 20 trailers interspersed with misplaced flashback sequences that fail to compensate for the lack of a story, vision, or theme.

    Boom! We’re doing something! Cue the Black Sabbath, AC/DC, White Stripes, Creedence, etc. song—then show everybody walking together in slow motion. Repeat. Over. And over.

    I suppose this is what you get for hiring a trailer house to edit your film (HT Tony Zhou)…

    So while Ayer pursued his original vision, Warners set about working on a…