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Rating Title/Year Author
3.75/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Mark Ellis I liked a lot of this movie, and there's so much potential...the writing was the weakest part of the movie, but especially by the second half, things smooth out. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.75/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Kristian Harloff A fun, adventurous space romp. I had some popcorn, I dug it. Would I want to see another one? Yes, but I have a lot of questions...good questions. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Mark Ellis You just can't help but root for both of them. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4.25/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Kristian Harloff Consistent to the entire theme of the franchise. It had a great ending. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.3/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Mark Ellis Jessica Rothe is really good in this. So good at hitting the tiny comedic moments but also playing genuinely scared. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
4.2/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Kristian Harloff I really enjoyed the humor, and the future of the WWE is in the women's division...I loved this movie, I really did. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Mark Ellis You're gonna get a lot out of Fighting With My Family. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.9/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Mark Ellis This one is almost as good as the first. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Kristian Harloff There are some very fun voice talents that pop in here. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Kristian Harloff Rodriguez does a very capable job throughout the entire thing...you feel the influence of his past movies in it too. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 Glass (2019) Mark Ellis Glass feels the most like Unbreakable. It's such a well-made thing, and Shyamalan didn't disappoint me. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3.5/5 Glass (2019) Kristian Harloff A very well-done movie, it comes down to whether or not you like the ending...a good movie, with a bit disappointing payoff. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
4.5/5 Vice (2018) Kristian Harloff You learn a lot about what this guy accomplished, whether you agree or not...it's a great movie, and Adam McKay is proving that he has the goods. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
4.25/5 Vice (2018) Mark Ellis You might walk out never wanting to touch politics again, but you will marvel at the performances and Adam McKay's direction. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 Bumblebee (2018) Mark Ellis I could launch a whole shared universe out of this. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 Bumblebee (2018) Kristian Harloff This is a movie to watch for Steinfeld. The classic Transformers feel and look is here. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
2.3/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Kristian Harloff It just was so boring, and dull, and it turned one of my favorite actors into a one-note blah. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Mark Ellis Given the script they were working with, I didn't hate the movie and I didn't think it was an awful watch. You can get through it ok. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.75/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mark Ellis A good movie, well-done...but would I leave my children with this person for any amount of time, no! EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
4.4/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Kristian Harloff It did everything that I think it intended. It's one of Emily Blunt's best performances. She can do anything. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.7/5 Aquaman (2018) Mark Ellis It's 2018, and I bought an Aquaman movie...it's Momoa or bust...the more I think about it, the more I like it. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Kristian Harloff There are a lot of things that work. The writing isn't the best, though and there are a lot of repetitive shots...just barely, it works. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.4/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Kristian Harloff The performances are worth it. The first half is amazing, the second half takes it away from me...it's just two different movies. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3.8/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Kristian Harloff A little slow at times, but scenes were then able to perk me right back up. For these two performances, this is something you should see. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
3.75/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Mark Ellis It's not a flat movie, by any stretch of the imagination but it's not bubbly...they all work together well... EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
4.25 Green Book (2018) Mark Ellis This movie, if you go for the right reasons, it's certainly a winner. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
4.5/5 Green Book (2018) Kristian Harloff It works, all the way around, and I absolutely loved it. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Mark Ellis It might be the best Spider-Man movie I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/5 Outlaw King (2018) Mark Ellis A solid effort. I want to see David Mackenzie do a lot more stuff. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.25/5 Outlaw King (2018) Kristian Harloff Because I wasn't so locked into the story, I'm glad it wasn't sitting there for two hours...but this is a Netflix watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.75/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Kristian Harloff A lot of references beat you over the head, but I think that's the point, because the Internet beats you over the head...the end didn't blow me away, though. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Mark Ellis The more you are engaged and invested in the Internet, the more you'll get out of the references in this movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 Instant Family (2018) Kristian Harloff The kids are great...there are moments that are real, but meant for comedic purposes. I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
4.25/5 Creed II (2018) Mark Ellis I loved this movie, for so many different reasons...it could have gone so wrong, so cheesy, but instead it turned into something that's a franchise. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.75/5 Creed II (2018) Kristian Harloff A very capable sequel to a very popular movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.8/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Mark Ellis I don't know what I saw. I didn't have the Rosetta Stone to understand this movie... EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Kristian Harloff It ties into the Harry Potter lore, and I think that's why I really enjoyed it. It's trying to tie the canon together...once again, I think it's confusing, but I liked the character of Newt... EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 Widows (2018) Kristian Harloff I liked the performances, I thought they were great. But the script they were working with was lackluster. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.75/5 Widows (2018) Mark Ellis A lot of this is due to the acting prowess... EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
4.25/5 Overlord (2018) Mark Ellis I love it when films genuinely surprise me...this is something different, and it's a fun time at the movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
4.25/5 Overlord (2018) Kristian Harloff The arcs of all the characters were done well...it was a nice blend of horror and action, and I loved this movie, I really did. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.75/5 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Kristian Harloff If you want to give kids an updated version of this story, this works. It's fine, one of those movies that I understood why they made it, but nothing groundbreaking. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Mark Ellis I think we're back on the Good Grinch train. It did what I wanted it to do... EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
4.25/5 Mid90s (2018) Kristian Harloff I loved this movie. I think we're going to be seeing Sunny Suljic for a long time. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 Mid90s (2018) Mark Ellis I want to see more from Jonah Hill, and certainly, from this kid Sunny Suljic. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.25/5 Leave No Trace (2018) Kristian Harloff Very, very good acting. I do wish some more happened, though. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.3/5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Mark Ellis I think the less invested you are in Nutcracker lore, the more you can glom onto this movie...I had a breezy, good time with it. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 What They Had (2018) Kristian Harloff It didn't hit quite the way they wanted it to...overall, still a well-made film and the performances are worth watching. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
4.5/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Kristian Harloff It delivered. I love this. Probably one of my favorite movies of the year, thus far. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Mark Ellis They don't get below the skin, per say, but it's a hell of a ride watching it...one of the more impressive performances I've seen on celluloid. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018