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Alien: Covenant
3 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The biggest challenge for this movie is that it comes with the expectations of the other movies and it is just a bit different. It doesn't have the same heart pounding intensity of the other movies. It feels a but more like an action movie than a thriller. There are still a number of scenes where I literally jumped in my seat. But there was just never that period of adrenaline pumping, on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.

Overall good, but not great.

On a side note, who knew that Katherine Patterson was not Maura Tierney. She looks identical! I totally thought that it was Maura Tierney.

Beauty and the Beast
2 months ago via Flixster

4/5 stars

Very well done. Sweet. Nostalgic. Emma Watson did a great job as Belle and they did a very good job at making Belle a strong, smart character. She is no flower waiting for her Prince Charming to save her. She's a strong woman who takes care of herself and her family.

And for a movie that is ultimately about judging people by what is on the inside it was delightful to see multiple elements of celebrating diversity (not just what has been in the news).

Overall a very good musical. I could imagine it being a Best Picture nominee.

Note: I would not take very young kids. There are multiple scary scenes. But would be perfect for teenagers and above.

John Wick: Chapter 2
2 months ago via Flixster
½

2.5/5 stars

Meh. Here we are, 20 years later, and Keanu Reeves still can't act. At least with Arnie, they knew he couldn't act so they just gave him funny one liners. But Keanu wasn't even funny.

I hadn't seen the original movie, so I don't know how much more I would have enjoyed this if I had. Some of the fight scenes were reasonably good. But overall, just found the movie to be meh.

Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2 months ago via Flixster

3/5 stars

As a historical movie this is reasonably good. The story is interesting. The war scenes are amazing -- of the level of Saving Private Ryan. The overall arc does a good job of conveying the magnitude of the number of people being killed every day.

But outside of the war scenes (which really are just maybe 15-20% of the movie) the rest of the movie is so ham-handed that it is almost laughable at times. It is SO in your face that it just doesn't come across as believable. There were certain lines in the movie that i literally laughed at.

The Lego Batman Movie
2 months ago via Flixster
½

It was pretty fun, kept a good pace, had lots of funny/irreverent cultural references/in jokes, and overall kept to the same spirit as the original Lego Movie. But I don't think it was able to hit the same magic as the first one. Good popcorn movie. Overall fun.