• Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    Luca possesses wonderful animation, great characters, and a delightful score to tie it all together. The small number of locations in this film work to its advantage, as they make for immersive environments you can't help but get lost in.

    8/10

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★½

    So much gunfire over 2 and 1/2 hours gets pretty mindnumbing to be honest. While I appreciated the sets, props, and designs of the aliens, I didn't find myself taking this nearly as seriously as the first one. James Cameron's scripts typically call for a more exaggerated performance, but this might've jumped the gun a bit for me with how much intensity each actor was spewing non-stop. Hell of an ending sequence though.

    7/10

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★½

    Sigourney Weaver and Ian Holm are standout performances for sure, adding an undeniable sense of tension and realism. This film had amazing set design, practical effects that still hold up, and moments that genuinely made me jump! While I don't think I'll have the heebie jeebies trying to sleep tonight after watching this, I loved the suspense and watching the ungodly amount of sweat roll off of everybody's faces.

    9/10

  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    ★★★★

    Definitely watch season one prior if you decide to watch this! This movie is full of lovely visuals, compelling voice acting, and awesome fights! While it does run for a bit longer than some might be prepared for, the story stays engaging throughout.

    8/10

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★½

    A meme-filled romp with that classic Lord/Miller sense of humor. Of course it's fantastic! Does a really interesting thing intergrating Snapchat filteresque stickers into the animation. And the musical choices, while a little over the place, fit the chaotic energy of this film quite nicely.

    8.5/10

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    ★★★½

    Despite the somewhat contrived, corny dialogue and my initially hard time to take the premise seriously, I liked this movie. The music and environments are beautiful. There's also a mythology and language to Pandora and its people, which I'd like to see more of. I'd gladly watch this movie again, as well as any sequels to follow.

    7.5/10

  • Synchronic

    Synchronic

    Gigantic brain tumor out of 10

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★½

    What's to say about monster vs. monster flicks that hasn't been said? The humans are mostly flat and unlikeable, and we get about 20 minutes of actual kino (monsters duking it out). But hey, the fights were actually pretty good.

    5/10

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★

    So different from any other Iron Man movie. It takes so many twists and turns, you really don't know what to expect after Tony doxxes himself. Pretty darn funny too.

    8/10

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★½

    Who says you can't have a mid-day rager?

    9/10

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★★★

    Gorgeous visuals, decently funny, and a predictable plot that STILL gets me to tear up? Oh yeah, it's Disney time.

    8/10

  • Space Jam

    Space Jam

    ★★★

    Fever dream. Meme tier editing. Wayne Knight is there through it all.

    6/10