• The In-Laws

    The In-Laws

    Funny, fun. Could do without all of the racist anti communist stuff but I guess that just makes it a product of its time. Better than the remake?

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    The first half is a mess of origin story nonsense. The last half is fun and kind of compelling. If lucasarts knew what they were doing we could have had three of these fun little adventure movies. Danny Glover’s Lando feels too much like an impression of that makes sense. 

    Canonically Chewbacca has eaten at least one human being. I don’t know how I feel about that.

  • D2: The Mighty Ducks

    D2: The Mighty Ducks

    Update: I guess I’m watching all of these.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★½

    Canonically this movie introduces the idea that Chewbacca has man fingers. Minus 1.5 stars.

  • A New Leaf

    A New Leaf

    One of the darkest movies about the sobering realities of what it means to be in a committed romantic relationship that I've ever seen, bar-none. May didn't get final cut, but that didn't stop her voice and point of view from singing right through. A genuine classic. I could have done without that ONE GAG but otherwise nearly flawless.

  • The China Syndrome

    The China Syndrome

    I didn't know what to expect from this going in, I guess I thought that it was some kind of THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR type deal, which I guess it kind of is, but it hews closer to ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN type thing which it does very well. It feels adult in a way that I think we've lost in modern filmmaking. Great acting all around, especially from Jack Lemmon who kind of takes over for a long…

  • The Mighty Ducks

    The Mighty Ducks

    In the process of watching this my wife and I found out that Disney+ is putting out a 3rd sequel / soft-reboot and that means I'm probably going to run the series, doesn't it?

    I want to say that a slightly better hand in the editing booth would have turned this from, "good nostalgia watch" to "genuinely enjoyable."

  • The Last Blockbuster

    The Last Blockbuster

    Maybe you don’t miss Blockbuster you just miss the communal aspects of watching movies.

  • Indie Game: The Movie

    Indie Game: The Movie

    Interesting, but never really interrogates the notion that video games are an emotional/intellectual extension of the people that make them the same way that other art forms can be (but also often are not).

    I mean...this is basically an intentional fallacy. Instead of assuming what the creator meant we're instead told point-blank that these goopy, weird little goblins are extensions of their very selves but isn't that really only on reflection? Are games really art or just very complicated Rube…

  • Murder Among the Mormons

    Murder Among the Mormons

    Severely buried the lede. These things need to start being 90mins or I’m tapping out.

  • Dredd

    Dredd

    Just give Karl Urban another $45million and let him make a sequel please.

  • The Gambler

    The Gambler

    It’ll be a cold day on hell before a 1970s-era gambling movie surpasses California Split.