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Kingsman: The Golden Circle
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The first movie was five stars to me, so this one was never going to live up to it. It's fun to be back in the Kingsman world, but it seems a lot sillier this time and with CGI overkill that makes everything look too much like a video game. Still, it's great to have Colin Firth back, Julianne Moore chews into her she-villain role, and Channing Tatum hams it up as a Statesman. Does anyone know if Jeff Bridges has permanent peanut butter in his mouth? He can only talk like his character from 'True Grit' now. This is big dumb fun, but the first one seemed much smarter and, at 2 hours and 21 minutes, this sequel stretches its ludicrous story way too thin.

It (2017)
19 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It rarely happens, but sometimes someone does Stephen King right. This is 'It.' Freaking freaky and true to the book (well, half of it). Can't wait to see chapter two when the kids are all grown up and must face it again. This is like 'Stranger Things' meets 'A Nightmare on Elm Street,' and even though there are kids on-screen this is not a soft horror movie... R rated all the way. Who doesn't love clowns?

Atomic Blonde
Atomic Blonde (2017)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well, that was just perfection: Charlize Theron, her look, the movie's look, the action, the music (Siouxsie and the Banshees, New Order, Depeche Mode, 'Til Tuesday, Ministry)... everything. Someone understands my specific needs this year. Thank you, universe! Charlize is my wonder woman... you can all keep your kiddie version.

Ghost in the Shell
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Not sure why blogger fanboys hated on this. I love the anime movie, and this is a visually arresting live-action adaptation. It screams for a 3D presentation, so if you have the setup, enjoy the eye candy!

War for the Planet of the Apes
3 months 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.