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Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad (2016)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

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
5 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.

Captain America: Civil War
5 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

obviously, the film's a lot of fun. it's a nice cap (pun intended) to the trilogy in that it combines some of the heart of the first (in this case the pain of a rift between friends) with the brains of the second (here the moral quandary of power and governance). downey delivers as usual and the members of the supporting cast shine unexpectedly (especially the new spider-man that i wanted to keep at arms length yet won me over in capturing the childlike wonder and awkwardness that has made peter parker so enduring) but I found evan's rodgers, who is supposed to be the principle character, unconvincing and emotionally one-dimensional.

McFarland USA
McFarland USA (2015)
5 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

a great film based on a true story. it's like hoosiers...but with a mexican-american town in central california. an interesting flip on the American Dream but also unexpected fodder for incarnational living.

Dope (2015)
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

dope. geeks in the hood with a great 90s hip-hop soundtrack. it's dope on many levels...and deep.