• Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    ★★★½

    Netflix

    Mysterio is such a great character and it made for some awesome action scenes. A bit long due to all the plot points that had to be touched on, though.

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★

    Netflix

    I'm sure people during WWII didn't want to watch WWII films. Similarly, I want nothing to do with anything related to the pandemic.

    With the political and social commentary being as heavy handed as it was in the script, it's basically just replacing the pandemic with a comet.

    I was going to give it a 3 until that after credits scene rolled, because up until that point it was an ok film. As mediocre as the film was, the…

  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    ★★★

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

    Apple TV

    "I'm just disappointed he wasn't cheating." - my wife

    Pretty funny quote, but there is some truth to it, mainly that the story seemed to fizzle out and leave the viewer disappointed. Definitely my least favorite of hers, although it was still enjoyable and worth a watch.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    One last film to end off 2021, and a Wes Anderson anthology was just what I was looking for. I loved the 3 more easily digestible stories (although there was still a ton of stuff happening the entire time).

    As always this will require multiple viewings but this one is definitely my fave since Grand Budapest Hotel.

  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★★½

    Weird as hell. I've never seen another film I could describe as "cute and violent". I did hope for a more impactful story, but unfortunately it came off as more of a vehicle for the amazing CGI stuff. The beautiful setting also helped set the mood, and I'm giving it an extra half star just for that very brief dream sequence with the glowing eyes. Very cool stuff.

  • Coven

    Coven

    ★★★★

    Netflix

    This still shows up under "Coven of Sisters" on Netflix, for anyone wondering.

    I'm always down for a movie about witches, however the ones about actual witch trials are always way more depressing than the supernatural horror type.

    They really manage to tell the story without making the experience completely miserable and crushing, choosing to focus quite a bit on the bond between the women. It really exceeded my expectations and was impeccably shot to top it all off.

    Still not an easy film to sit through by any means, but a rewarding one for those willing to watch.

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    Christmas Marathon 2021

    I was a fool for thinking this would be anything like John Wick.

    Nic Cage can either give a super subtle and beautiful performance in one of the best films of the year, or he can be losing his shit in a shitty B-movie, but somehow you never stop loving him.

  • Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

    Christmas Marathon 2021

    I wanted this to be over about 20 minutes in, it was way too much. What an absolute nightmare hellscape they've built here.

    Watching this was like being on one of those spinny teacup rides at a theme park and feeling sick about halfway through.

  • Streets of Fire

    Streets of Fire

    ★★★★

    Christmas Marathon 2021

    This is pretty cool, it's got a retrowave concept in that it was throwing back to a previous era and using that neon aesthetic, except the 80s soundtrack was current.

    I'll take this over West Side Story any day.

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★★½

    Christmas Marathon 2021

    You know, this is actually a great video game adaptation. What more could anyone have wanted out of this kind of thing in 1995?

    Look at those goddamn sets, they're actually unreal. The soundtrack is an absolute classic, they didn't bog down the story with unneccesary details, and the fight choreography was not bad at all.

    Most of the CGI is pretty dated, sure, but that animatronic Goro was pretty awesome. No one can convince me that…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    Christmas Marathon 2021

    I have literally no idea what to say about this.

  • Steel

    Steel

    ★½

    Christmas Marathon 2021

    We always love to start our yearly Christmas movie marathon with a real piece of junk (get it?)

    There were like 3 foul shot jokes in this, and the last thing Shaq needs while fighting crime is a 100 pound suit. Awful all around and absolutely glorious.