Rating: 3.5 of 5  

Passengers is the sort of movie that, though it’s a big sci-fi spectacle, is ok if you wait to catch on tv. Not because the visual effects aren’t pretty, they totally are. But because, as enjoyable as it is, it’s a small story that isn’t compelling enough to need to see . . . → more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

rogue one

Rating: 3.75 of 5  

The best thing about Rogue one is the expansion of the Star Wars universe.

For those who read the novels, it’s been expanded for some time. But for those of us who only watched the films, this is new territory. And it’s the perfect intersection of audience desire and Hollywood mechanics. . . . → more

Dr. Strange

Rating: 4 of 5  

tldr: It’s Inception meets The Matrix in super hero form. Which, how has no one done Inception meets The Matrix before? They fit too perfectly together. I actually review the movie with the rest of my reviews.

On this side, I kind of don’t want to talk about the casting and I . . . → more

Captain America: Civil War

Rating: 4 of 5  

I rather feel like I said most everything I needed to in my review of Captain America: Civil War. Because with good movies, words don’t really capture everything that’s done well. It’s the sort of thing you go watch again instead of write about.

I guess the most interesting thing is . . . → more

Huntsman: Winter’s War

Rating: 3.5 of 5  

You can read my review for Huntsman: Winter’s War to see what I liked and didn’t like. Suffice it to say, I liked it enough to say all the rest of this…

The fantastic thing about this movie is that it features a lot of interesting, powerful women. That the story is . . . → more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Rating: 3.75 of 5  

Star Wars is once again delighting audiences, though I don’t know that it deserves quite the box office records its setting. Definitely better than the prequels, The Force Awakens introduces delightful new characters, leverages nostalgia to reinvent this universe and does it well.

The bombastic score overwhelms at times. And reinventing the . . . → more

Avengers Age of Ultron

Rating: 3.25 of 5  

The Marvel cinematic universe continues to unfold. And I have to give them credit that it’s becoming more seamless and more entwined.

I happened to watch Agents of SHIELD, the Dirty Half Dozen before I went to see Avengers Age of Ultron and it was pretty impressive how one picked up right . . . → more

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Rating: 3 of 5  

There’s a part of me that wanted this to end up with a 2.75 star rating, just so it fell into the 2s, just out of spite. But as disappointed as I was, it wasn’t awful enough to honestly deserve that kind of a rating. And the performances were so very good . . . → more


Rating: 3.5 of 5  

A Christopher Nolan film is never an easy thing to review. It’s full of layers and complications and philosophy. They’re always well executed. And there’s always a darkness to them. Though I almost laughed since this one basically had a Steven Soderbergh cast. Which is not to say it wasn’t well cast. . . . → more

X-men Days of Future Past

Rating: 4 of 5  

Since my review of Days of Future Past takes the time to explain the good and the bad of this film, I’ve decided to use this space to highlight what’s not in the movie.

– Rogue I’ve never thought Anna Paquin was well cast as Rogue. She got the role because . . . → more