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  • Predator

    Predator

    ★★★

    The quintessential movie that I feel like I should enjoy more than I do.

    Watched the 3D blu ray. As far as post-conversions go it looks fine, but the 3D doesn't really add a lot, only popping in a few isolated sequences and, as often as not, not really being noticeable at all.

    B-

  • The Kissing Booth

    The Kissing Booth

    ★½

    Apparently based on a book written by a 15-year-old, which probably explains a lot.

    Mostly just an especially asinine teen movie, although there are some details that push it into memorably bad territory. The romantic interest is stiff and charmless and seems like he can barely act. The tone of the humor is exaggerated and satirical (sort of in the vein of Mean Girls), which clashes horribly with the very earnest, very cringeworthy melodrama that pops up throughout. There are some…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    There's a special type of movie, I've never really come up with a term for it, that's a perfect balance of being entertaining for both genuine and ironic reasons. I love these movies, and that is why I love "Batman v Superman: Donna Justice," a movie that is stupid and awesome in equal measure.

    (As a quick note, I've only ever seen the 3-hour cut of this film. I'm not sure I'd call it coherent, but it does seem like…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★½

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

    I'm not sure I liked that the first act is basically a big fake-out; it wastes a bunch of time establishing characters and events that aren't important to the story, and the since the family turn out to not even be red herrings, you're left with 1/3rd of the film focusing on a bunch of fitfully amusing, broadly drawn comic stereotypes distracting from the central story.

    On the other hand, the central story is good fun: a comedic thriller about…