JD Cook

Film, Comics, and Video Game nut...

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Fight Club
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Fire and Ice

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  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

  • The Wandering Earth

    ★★★

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★½

  • Rocky IV

    ★★★★

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★

    I am a massive 007 fan and it pains me to say this film is a huge disappointment. Wasted villains, convoluted plot, and about 30mins too long. 

    As would be expected every action sequence is exciting and beautifully shot, the best of these is probably the 30min pre-credits opener, closely followed by the Cuban set piece with the criminally underused Ana de Armas. 

    Sadly, they cannot save the whole. Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) is wasted (yet again), Rami Malek’s Saffin, while…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★½

    The diversity in this cast is amazing and long overdue. Everyone is likely to have a favourite by the end (mine is Gilgamesh) and some huge steps have been taken towards the arc of phase 4 however, the film as a whole is average at best. Richard Madden and Kit Harrington continue to be two of the most beige and boring actors working today. Although the latter has a mysterious future planned ahead in the MCU. Other cast members fare better, Gemma Chan, Salma and Angelina among them. Watch it only so you don’t miss part of the phase 4 setup.

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★½

    Well it took "them" 3 movies to get it right but finally we have this masterpiece. Hugh has never been better. I rolled a tear. 😢

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★★

    Not since Christopher Reeve first played Superman has an actor truly embodied a superhero, until now. Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is earnest and believable. Is the film perfect? no, but it's few flaws are easily forgotten by the obvious heart and soul poured into this movie. Long live DC. 
    PS: The world needs a prequel/spin off movie focused on the Amazons and starring Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen.