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  • Terrified

    Terrified

    ★★★½

    This came highly recommended, and I'm glad I gave it a watch. There is some really solid stuff in here. The scary scenes are pretty inventive and chilling. It's a surprisingly good-looking movie, and the acting is mostly solid. There are a couple of amateurish scenes earlier in the film -- particularly with regard to a character's lack of reaction to an event -- that could have used some tighter editing and/or different take. However, that's mostly nitpicking.

    The story…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★

    I had super low expectations for this since I hated the book, and overall, my expectations were sort of met? I mean, I guess it was a little better in that many of the flaws of the book were excised from the film, but it had plenty of its own issues. Most of these issues can be laid at the feet of Zak Penn -- a horrible, hacky writer.

    Nothing in the movie felt propulsive besides Spielberg's kinetic camera. The…

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  • Gaga: Five Foot Two

    Gaga: Five Foot Two

    What a brat. She spends the entire movie being pampered by a bunch of sycophants or complaining about fame -- all while trying to fight against the fame with some shallow edginess. What an obnoxious movie.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

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

    I didn't hate it and I didn't love it. Honestly, I liked The Force Awakens better.

    The humor didn't bother me. The unique "look" didn't bother me. What bothered me was the pointless subplots, the disjointed and tonally inconsistent storytelling, the dropping of damn near any of the important mysteries from the last movie, Leia's magic space flight, Luke being far less present than I had hoped, and the lack of any compelling villain left for the episode XI. Lastly,…