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War for the Planet of the Apes
5 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Movies are so bad this summer that I don't even bother commenting on them. This 'Apes' sequel is not one of them. In fact, in a sea of mindless superhero universes, Transformers and Tom Cruise, this may be the only wannabe blockbuster worth seeing this summer. It's well-shot, the apes convey more emotion with their eyes and sign language than the whole cast of [insert name of any superhero flick here], and in a world with never-ending cinematic universes and postcredits teasers for "what's next" to get fanboys all antsy, this film has closure and a satisfying ending.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
34 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I'm not sure why this is getting poor reviews, but I'd like to toss a few cranky blogger "critics" overboard. I enjoyed this 'Pirates' entry more than most. Depp is funny and not as aggressively cartoonish, the effects to make Javier Bardem and his crew look half decimated are phenomenal, and the young newcomers are likable. It's an engaging adventure that is never boring, and this one is an acceptable two hours instead of closer to three. It's great to see Orlando Bloom and, well, Keira Knightley again, too. If you were ever a fan of the series, this will be one of your favorites. If you never were, move on.

Alien: Covenant
51 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

If you want to make a great 'Alien,' movie, call the master. Ridley Scott is back at the helm in this sequel to 'Prometheus' that finds a new ship of colonists who investigate a strange signal on a seemingly habitable planet. The action sequences are kick-ass and the philosophical chats between the synthetics are wonderful. This is bloody, freaky and gorgeously shot as only Scott can. My nitpicks are minor and I'm not going to be one of THOSE fanboys. I want this on Blu-ray now, but must see again on an IMAX screen.

Catfight (2017)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This crazy, pitch-black satire revolves around the ongoing catfights between Sandra Oh and Anne Heche and how their irrational anger affects their lives. Who knew that watching Heche and Oh beat the stuffing out of each other could be such a hoot, but it is!

Get Out
Get Out (2017)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Whoa. This is like "The Stepford Wives" meets "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" meets "You're Next" meets "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." Horror films have really delivered lately.