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Star Trek Beyond
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

No need for a lengthy review here.  Star Trek Beyond is action packed from beginning to end, and simply "fun". A factor that many blockbusters these days seem to lack.

Ip Man 3
Ip Man 3 (2016)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Well this was pretty disappointing, and definitely the weakest of the trilogy.  Ip Man is one of the greatest martial arts films of all time in my opinion, part 2 was okay but weak in comparison, and now I have to say this 3rd installment was the most disappointing.  The acting is of course good, and the action is kind of entertaining, albeit repetitive and predictable this time.  Mike Tyson's subplot ended anticlimactically, and I felt no emotional investment for the "big" duel between the 2 masters at the end.  Ip Man 3 wasn't terrible, but it wasn't THAT good either.

The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep (1946)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Humphrey Bogart oozes with confidence and wit, so that's a plus, and his chemistry with Lauren Bacall helps a lot.  The dialogue in general is snappy, and the performances are all around good.  Seriously though, I've yet to see a classic noir film that blows me away.  I'm not a fan of the typically convoluted plots these types of flicks contain, which usually adds to me feeling bored most of the time.  I didn't hate The Big Sleep, it just didn't engross me, so I'll keep waiting for that noir classic that fires on all cylinders for me, subjectively.

The Magnificent Seven
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Go into Magnificent 7 expecting a groundbreaker for the Western genre, and you'll be disappointed.  Go in expecting a simple, popcorn fun shoot-em-up, you'll more than likely be satisfied.  None of the characters have extensive development, the humor only sometimes misfires, and the runtime could've been trimmed down a little.  In return, Magnificent 7 works very well as a love letter to Cowboy cinema, has solid performances, good cinematography, an authentic Wild West feel, likable characters and smooth interplay among its cast.