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Logan
Logan (2017)
20 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

it is no surprise that this r-rated final wolverine outing is violent. what is surprising is that it is probably the most emotional comic book film i've ever seen, demonstrating the paradoxical love/hate relationship and heaviness we may feel with folks that we have become responsible for like family. this film, out of all the x-men films, captures the soul of what makes wolverine such a compelling character; a person who struggles between his beast-like nature and his better nature...much like all of us.

Arrival
Arrival (2016)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

brilliant. warning: the film is suspenseful but it is NOT an action movie (like what independence day could have been if we thought with our heads and not with our guns). an amazing story, from a chinese-american sci-fi writer, that explores language, intention, time, and the ramifications of how we interact with strangers we don't understand.

Kubo and the Two Strings
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

a breath taking and endlessly creative offering (and surely a painstaking labor of love) from laika entertainment. yet, there was something melancholy in the mood of the film or off tone wise that I couldn't quite put my finger on - maybe due to editing or scoring. nevertheless, still an engaging story about story telling, family, and the power of memory.

Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad (2016)
7 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

now i'm convinced there is some sort of hate conspiracy for dc movies. this was a thoroughly entertaining movie...plenty of action, a colorful cast, misfits with mixed motives up against a seemingly insurmountable task, and unexpected emotional moments. of course, it wasn't as straight forward as marvel stuff nor as masterful as nolan's stuff but a 40 metascore? c'mon!

X-Men: Apocalypse
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

the most suspenseful part was to see if the asian would get to speak in a big budget hollywood blockbuster! ok, all kidding aside it was an enjoyable film that captures the struggle of whether we will use power to dominate or to protect those who don't have it. ultimately, what makes this 3rd installment shine for me is that it's true to the spirit of what makes the x-men stand apart from all the other superhero flicks - the characters need one another in a world that doesn't understand their kind...they need to be a team.