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Logan (2017)
7 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I can't think of the last film I loved this much as it totally wrecked me. It's emotional, exciting, violent, depressing, funny, and painful... with just a dash of hope. I expected Old Man Logan meets Unforgiven, and it a lot of ways I felt like that's what I got, but there is much more buried in there. About halfway through I thought to myself, "this might be the best non-Marvel Studios comic film since Dark Knight." And it easily is. It's a nice segue from the fun, and yet perhaps now too comfortable and formulaic Marvel films. This is the direction Warner should have been taking their films in, compared to the mixed tone mush they've been handing out. It will never ever ever happen, but you could hand out 3 Oscar nominations on the acting alone. Practically perfect.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
11 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Otherwise known as "Redundant Craziness and the Nebulous (Somewhat Nostalgic) Narrative." Ok forgive my being dramatic... there is a lot of good in this movie.. it's cast and several of it's concepts were awesome, but there was enough that didn't work for me and a lot of the cool ideas are just barely touched upon, and the movie manages to waste a lot of time in areas that are meant to be comedic rather than flushing out what could have been a truly compelling plot.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
19 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Often we are comfortable with the thought: "it's good for what it is" and if this can be viewed as an individual piece of artwork I might give it a bit of a pass on it's compromised quality because I did find myself enjoying several of it's parts... however, this film is a sequel and it's meant to be a prelude for the Justice League and it's a bad way to build a cinematic universe. It has many strong individual scenes-- which are often carelessly arranged--and don't add up to make a very good film. It's really too bad because I really believe there is a pretty good movie somewhere in there (even if I have majors problems with the films decisions and tone.) The cast is great. The performances are really strong. The action is really exciting and super hard hitting. The story itself is adequate (although the script itself could have used Geoff Johns doing a final pass.) It earns 3 stars for it's popcorn value, but it's probably not even that good.

Inside Out
Inside Out (2015)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Wow. Amazing film. Favorite Pixar movie since Wall-E and I think it might edge out out UP and Toy Story 3 in overall quality.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A huge step in the right direction from the first installment (sorry, still not as good as the trilogy.) Mostly, the improvements were found in the pacing and tone of the film, delivering on almost everything I wanted to see (story wise). Martin Freeman was still amazing, but unlike the previous film where his was the standout performance, he is joined by Benedict Cumberbatch. Smaug is the greatest cinematic dragon I've ever seen (containing design elements that would even make Mike Fantastic happy.)