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Star Trek Beyond
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

4 stars for the fun of watching the modern idealized look-a-like (except Uhura) Star Trek crew that we all fell in love with in the 1960s, with notably better acting ability than the crew from the 60s could offer. Big points for the re-created depiction of the intimacy in relationships between the crew -- knowing looks and not needing to say everything but still communicating perfectly; beautiful. Points for the sly nod to George Takei with the walk-on by Sulu's husband and daughter on the space station. A bit weird that the entire movie takes place on a very fake, cheap looking planet with fake, cheap looking monsters -- making one wonder if this was the director's intention -- perhaps a nod to the campy 60s episodes -- or if he just wasn't given enough budget for this movie and had to raid the studio's basement for props. I have to say the photography was kind of sub-standard -- at one point the actor playing Kirk apparently got a bead of sweat on the camera during the final fight sequence that stayed on the screen for about 7 seconds. Weird. But again, overall a fun film and a great night out.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Just OK. If I want movie nostalgia, I'd prefer to see the original on DVD rather than a movie featuring old talent doing nothing remarkable or new. This movie reminds me of those bands from 30 years ago taking the stage at the local casino to play their one hit one last time, just a little bit slow and off-key. The new female character is the best part of the film. Needed a lot more than that to move me more than 2 stars... but giving one half star extra just because at least Hans Solo isn't coming back.

Deadpool (2016)
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Impossible not to have some affection for this film, even if you find this fact too embarrassing to admit. An irreverent, painfully adolescent and vain Bugs Bunny-like man child, Deadpool uses his superpowers -- a capacity for lifelong love, impossible strength and regeneration to such a degree that he can not die -- to pursue facial plastic surgery, revenge and reclaiming the life and love he once knew with his fiance and soulmate. You'll roll your eyes and shake your head several times, but there are just barely enough laugh-out-loud moments to make this film and its inevitable sequel a must-see.

Our Brand is Crisis
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I have to say, I am one of the few who loved this movie. Bullock and Thornton were amazing, and the truth palpable. I think Trump used this movie as his campaign strategy platform.