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Thor: Ragnarok
6 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

3.75/5 stars

For anyone who follows my reviews, you know that I am so "over" the superhero movies and the entourage cast movies (Avengers, X-Men, Justice League, etc.). So, I went into this pretty skeptical. It was getting good reviews, but I knew I wasn't going to like it.

But it really won me over. It has this campy, silly, fun flavor to it that was pretty refreshing. There are tons of really good cameos throughout (including a funny appearance by Matt Damon). Kate Blanchett plays a total badass -- I've never thought of her in a role like this before.

Even thought the movie is > 2 hours, it never really slows down or gets boring.

It was a lot of fun and enjoyable. The only reason I didn't go with a 4/5 is because i reserve that for Best Picture quality movies and, while this is fun, there's nothing that makes me think Best Picture here.

Murder On The Orient Express
6 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

2.5/5 stars

Overall an OK but not great movie. The plot never really gets engrossing. The last 15 minutes as they do the reveal is interesting in the twists and turns. But the rest of the movie never reaches that level. Despite the all star cast, none of the characters really stand out.

Overall... just OK.

Blade Runner 2049
41 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

2.5/5 stars

(Note: I didn't love the original Blade Runner. I thought it was OK, but never thought it was amazing.)

The movie is pretty long and slow and really comes across like that abstract piece of art that thinks it is important and meaningful, but comes across as a little full of itself.

There were definitely a few interesting threads in the movie and the best parts were the homages back to the original movie. Like the original, it is really visually interesting -- though I am not sure how innovative they were compared to the original.

But in the end I wasn't really sure whether what I saw mattered or really what the overarching point of the movie was.

Battle of the Sexes
48 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

3.5/5 stars

The movie was somewhere between good and very good, but I don't think got past that.

Of course the story itself is interesting, and I definitely learned a ton about the background leading up to the event.

But it felt a bit thin. There were few really compelling moments or performances. At times it was hard to not see Emma Stone as Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Steve Carell. I didn't feel totally immersed in Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

It also felt like the film might have over focused on Billy Jean King's sexuality and that almost overshadowed the event itself. I totally get that they were trying to show how much was at stake for her, but it felt like maybe they overplayed it.

One thing I thought was interesting is that Riggs doesn't really come across as a villain -- he seems more like a showman who has a character who is the chauvinist pig. But there is little in the movie to make you think he *actually* is a chauvinist pig. The person who *did* come across badly was Howard Cosell. They included what I think were actual clips from him announcing the match and several of them really came across pretty badly through today's lens.

Overall I enjoyed it and found it educational, but didn't find it to be great

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
55 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

2/5 stars

Relatively boring, not very gripping, didn't really get into the characters or really believe the emotional connections.