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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★½

    I dunno—it’s beautiful to look at, but the lack of anthropomorphism for the facial expressiveness of the cast leaves such a disconnect. Stone-faced CGI characters aren’t as hilarious, moving, heroic, etc. as they need to be.

    *edit*
    Saw this fan-made teaser w/ expressive eyes and think somewhere in the middle would have been good

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    ★★★½

    Today on Daniel Tiger, Hobbs & Shaw learn the value of teamwork.

    For F1 fans: pretty sure the evil lab is the McLaren headquarters

  • Ernest Goes to Camp

    Ernest Goes to Camp

    ★★½

    “My motto is, I never met a bad kid.”

    It’s hard to rate this objectively. My brother and I had this on VHS and watched it all the time growing up. One thing I do know, that surprise ballad montage is waaay better than it has any business being.

  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin

    ★★★★

    A+ action with that nostalgic and magical Spielberg + Williams combo firmly and place

    I’m sorry I wrote it off when it came off. I knew nothing about it—heck, I even thought they called the dog Tintin.

  • The Head Hunter

    The Head Hunter

    ★★½

    Amazing what was done in 30 days for $30k

  • Prospect

    Prospect

    ★★★★

    Gosh I love ~90-minute low-budget science fiction like Prospectit began as a Kickstarter for a short film.

    A+ ingenuity for set/spacecraft/gadget design

    Space western vibes w/ strong characters

    More of this, plz

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★

    Full-on franchise escalation: Epic action moments complete with The-Raid-esque sequences and The-Raid actual cast members! Pat yourself on the back if you recognized John’s most worthy adversary as Iron Chef America.

    I love Keanu and the whole Stahelski evolution, but if they make another movie about trading fancy-ass coins I don’t know

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★★½

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

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

    America’s Ass

  • The Kid Who Would Be King

    The Kid Who Would Be King

    ★★★

    A solid option for kiddos who want some action, but aren’t quite ready for the MCU

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

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

    Find yourself.

    Kubrick-level detail here—rabbits, scripture, mirrors, dancing, gloves, scissors, us=U.S.?… “oh wow, everything is here for a reason, and it’s my job to find the symbolism and put the puzzle pieces together!”

    I could have gone for a more ambiguous ending/twist though. The switcheroo was essential (and seemed remotely possible pretty early on), but I didn't need to be clearly shown. It deflated the air of mystery—my desire to finish the puzzle.

    I’m picking nits though. Jordan Peele is making great movies, and the performances alone make it worth a rewatch.

    * My Us Halloween costume is going to be great

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    ★★★

    seems like the second should have been the third and vice versa