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Rating Title/Year Author
B Ad Astra (2019) Kirsten Acuna "Ad Astra" isn't for everyone. But it is beautiful, thought-provoking, and may make you want to reach out to loved ones you haven't spoken to in a while. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
B Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Kirsten Acuna For as ludicrous as some of the film's plot becomes, family is always at the heart of the spin-off. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
A- The Lion King (2019) Kirsten Acuna If you grew up loving the animated movie, the remake will transport you back to the '90s and make you feel like a kid again. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
A Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Kirsten Acuna 'Rogue One' kicks it into hyperdrive a little over halfway through and it never really slows down after that. In fact, it continuously manages to get better as the movie progresses. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
A Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Kirsten Acuna Part rom-com, part "Avengers: Endgame" sequel, and completely action-packed, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" will make you laugh, tear up, and cheer all the way through. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
B Toy Story 4 (2019) Kirsten Acuna "Toy Story 4" isn't better than the original trilogy, but it is undeniably funny, sweet, and it will probably make you reach for a tissue or two by the film's very end. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
C Dark Phoenix (2019) Kirsten Acuna "'Dark Phoenix' delivers underdeveloped villains and a reshot ending that will leave you wondering what the original one could've been... Fassbender steals every scene he's in as a young Magneto." EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
A- Brightburn (2019) Kirsten Acuna An R-rated supervillain movie that doesn't hold back, this is it. Original. Grisly. Unrelenting. "Brightburn" is an excellent flip on the superhero genre. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
C+ Aladdin (2019) Kirsten Acuna Despite stellar casting for its two lead roles, the remake of the 1992 Oscar-winning animated movie suffers from the lack of a superb villain who can equally carry the film. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
B- John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Kirsten Acuna "'Parabellum' is an immensely enjoyable watch with a small lull in the middle that should keep fans excited and ready to come back for a fourth film." EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
A- Avengers: Endgame (2019) Kirsten Acuna If you think you know where this movie is going based off of the over-abundance of teasers and trailers, I assure you, you don't. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
B- Pet Sematary (2019) Kirsten Acuna The movie, while definitely creepier than the book, somehow managed to be both better and worse than the novel. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
A+ Us (2019) Kirsten Acuna "'Us' is going to keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. By the film's very end, you're going to have one thought on your mind: I need to watch this again. Immediately." EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
B+ Captain Marvel (2019) Kirsten Acuna A delightful entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe filled with action-packed fight sequences and chases, as well as a reminder to never let anyone hold you back from your full potential. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
C+ Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Kirsten Acuna Albeit a slightly underwhelming answer to the first movie's biggest mystery, you have to give credit to director Christopher B. Landon for making an original sequel to a horror slasher that flips the movie's genre a bit. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
A- The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Kirsten Acuna Miller and Lord return to help write a clever movie that captures the essence of what it's like growing up with - and having to share your toys with - a younger sibling. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
B Glass (2019) Kirsten Acuna As much as I enjoyed "Glass," I don't think it's better than "Unbreakable" or "Split." EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
A Bumblebee (2018) Kirsten Acuna Six movies into this franchise, I expected to write "Bumblebee" off as another "Transformers" cash grab. But it's one of the most unexpectedly heartwarming and fun movies you'll watch this holiday. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
B- Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Kirsten Acuna Blunt and the many cameos are excellent in an otherwise fine "Mary Poppins" sequel. But the Mouse House's fifth sequel of the year proves that maybe you don't need a followup to every Disney movie ever made. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
B- Aquaman (2018) Kirsten Acuna Jason Momoa is an excellent Aquaman and the world of Atlantis looks like something out of "Avatar." But there are some things that feel too cartoonish, some jokes don't quite land, and the film continues to make some mistakes of past DC entries. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
A Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Kirsten Acuna "Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse," feels like a comic book come to life. Sony's vibrant, hilarious holiday movie is gorgeous to look at, is incredibly self-aware, and delivers the big screen debut of a few new Spideys that will become household names. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
B- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Kirsten Acuna It's not a terrible film and it's definitely not a boring one. There are a few laughs, gorgeous creatures to look at, and if you've been looking for something darker in the wizarding world, this is it. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
A- Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Kirsten Acuna While it may not make you as emotional as the first film, it's a must-see for the amount of cameos it includes, two fun end-credits scenes, and plenty of well-earned laughs for both kids and adults. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
B Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Kirsten Acuna While it may not be completely necessary, it does give the 1966 Chuck Jones cartoon a much-needed update. And it may just scare away any nightmares you have of Jim Carrey's 2000 movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
B Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Kirsten Acuna As good as "Age of Ultron" is, it just leaves something to be desired. Still, you'll get the action you crave, you'll get some witty one-liners, and you'll have a really good time. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
A The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Kirsten Acuna After 2016's underwhelming duo of "Batman v Superman" and "Suicide Squad," "The LEGO Batman Movie" is the Batman film fans have been desperately longing to see. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- Cars 3 (2017) Kirsten Acuna "Cars 3"... is no "Wall-E" or "Up," but it's not "The Good Dinosaur" either. Pixar delivers a pretty straight-forward, predictable, and safe followup that brings the franchise back to its racing roots. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
C- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Kirsten Acuna [Orlando] Bloom is undoubtedly the best part of "Pirates 5," but there's not nearly enough of him in the movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Kirsten Acuna The dialogue from the Transformers can be a bit insufferable at times, but you're not here for the dialogue, right? You're here for the explosions and the non-stop action, and Bumblebee. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
D Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kirsten Acuna The biggest misstep of "The Golden Circle" is under-utilizing and wasting its spectacular talent. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- The Fate of the Furious (2017) Kirsten Acuna The final half hour or so of the film makes "Fate" worth it. But even when the gang's all working together, the franchise loses some of its sparkle without the franchise's other lead, Paul Walker. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
A Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Kirsten Acuna Tom Holland has been prepping for this role all his life and he absolutely nailed it in his first outing as the new webslinger. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Kirsten Acuna Diehard fans who have watched the classic over and over again growing up will take issue with some of the most classic shots, moments, and even dialogue from the original not making it into the film. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Kirsten Acuna Beyond Groot, "Guardians 2" is a satisfying sequel to 2014's breakout hit full of '80s pop culture references to Pac-Man, Knight Rider, "Cheers," and even David Hasselhoff. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
A Logan (2017) Kirsten Acuna 17 years after his introduction into the "X-Men" franchise, Fox has finally made a Wolverine movie that will truly satisfy fans of the character. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
C+ Justice League (2017) Kirsten Acuna I cannot in good conscience tell you to spend money on this film, which feels inferior to anything Marvel has put out this year and like a step backward from the surprisingly excellent "Wonder Woman." EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
A- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Kirsten Acuna It's safe to say "The Last Jedi" is one of the best "Star Wars" movies ever made. It's right up there with "Empire Strikes Back." EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- Happy Death Day (2017) Kirsten Acuna What if "Groundhog Day" was a horror thriller? That's the question poised by slasher "Happy Death Day," and for the most part, it's a concept that works quite effectively. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
C+ Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Kirsten Acuna This isn't top-tier horror, but if you're looking for a teen thriller to enjoy on Friday the 13th with friends, you may have a fun time. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
C- Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Kirsten Acuna It plays more like a big-budget Lifetime movie than the climax of a huge blockbuster franchise. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B Ready Player One (2018) Kirsten Acuna It delivers on every level fans have been hoping. It may even be better than its sometimes problematic source material. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Kirsten Acuna If you're just going to this movie to see Chris Pratt try and save some dinosaurs while other dinosaurs eat the bad guys (what usually happens in these movies), then you'll be satisfied. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B Deadpool 2 (2018) Kirsten Acuna The highlight of the entire film may be its final end-credits scene that must have been especially satisfying for Reynolds to make. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
C Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Kirsten Acuna Solo may have the look and feel of a Star Wars movie along with some iconic characters, but it's missing the heart of one. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
A Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Kirsten Acuna The culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first 10 years will wreck you emotionally. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Kirsten Acuna It's not better than or funnier than "Thor: Ragnarok. But it has some great laughs and Lang's relationship with his daughter may be the most meaningful father-daughter relationship in the MCU outside Hank and Hope Van Dyne. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
A- Halloween (2018) Kirsten Acuna Jamie Lee Curtis owns Halloween as a rightfully paranoid, but prepared badass grandma awaiting the inevitable return of serial killer Michael Myers. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
C- Venom (2018) Kirsten Acuna Venom may not be a great superhero movie, but it's definitely going to make you laugh. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
B+ Incredibles 2 (2018) Kirsten Acuna Young girls will be inspired by seeing so much focus on a female superhero with Mrs. Incredible in the spotlight. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2018