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  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★

    VALERIAN opens with beauty and wonder. And then we meet our title character. I can't remember the last time poor casting so negatively affected a film.

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★★½

    The film is bumpy and I couldn't stop looking at Superman's CGI lips, but Justice League is a surprisingly fun time at the movies. 2nd best behind Wonder Woman in the DC film universe.

    That villain sucked, though. Seriously, what is it with the modern comic book movie's troubles crafting memorable villains? It shouldn't be this hard.

    Still, I enjoyed the movie. Ezra Miller is great as the Flash. Batman actually plays like Batman as compared to a murderer in…

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★½

    HOOPTOBER 4.0: WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
    FILM #7 OF 33: THE INVISIBLE MAN

    "He's invisible, that's what's the matter with him."

    Why oh why did I sit on this movie for so long before watching it? This was sublime.

    Claude Rains commands the screen largely via voice alone in a truly wonderful, utterly deranged performance as the Invisible Man. The title's madman is just sitting there, excitedly chatting about ideas to murder and sabotage for his own enjoyment. I love…

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★½

    HOOPTOBER 4.0: WHAT’S ON THE MENU?– FILM #2 of 33: CHILD’S PLAY

    ”Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play?”

    I never saw any of the Chucky films before. As a kid, I thought they sounded too scary. And then when I became a horror fan in my teens, I thought they sounded too childish. Funny how that goes. And while I try not to prejudge movies as much anymore, for some reason Chucky just kept getting left behind. So, I decided this…