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Alien: Covenant
36 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Love it or hate it, Prometheus raised interesting and exciting questions, setting up the next film to explore the answers to those questions with our new main characters, the curious and mischievous robot, David, and the last survivor of the Prometheus, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw. As for me, despite its flaws, I mostly enjoyed Prometheus and was very much looking forward to following David and Shaw on route to the home planet of the Engineers. I was even happy to patiently wait several years to see a sequel to Prometheus, especially if it meant seeing the Engineer's home planet, David be more creepy and mischievous, and Shaw trying to get some answers from the Engineers. Five years later, instead of a sequel to Prometheus, we get Alien: Covenant; a movie that's obviously a direct result to the mixed reviews and fan hate of Prometheus. Alien: Covenant tries to be a mash-up of Alien, Aliens, and Prometheus, which sounds good and exciting... on paper, but it comes off more like a semi-shitty cover band doing the greatest hits of different types of songs from different types of bands. The result is an Alien remake/reboot that contradicts all of the previous movies all the while being frustratingly predictable and boring, with very poorly written throw away characters making annoyingly stupid choices, servicing a plot that's way too familiar, and ends the exact fucking way Alien, Aliens, and Alien 4 ended. Yep, by shooting the alien out of a fucking airlock. It's the fucking Death Star in Star Wars all over again. WHAT. THE. FUCK. Alien: Covenant not only bombs any hope of answering the questions left by Prometheus, but it also shits on the characters of Elizabeth Shaw and David, but more Shaw than David in this entry. Alien: Covenant exemplifies what happens when you write & direct yourself into a hole. This is what happens when there's a lack of intelligence and imagination, and an obligation to make sequel before another director volunteers to come in to direct a better sequel (from all the Alien fans, we are so very sorry Neill Blomkamp). Ridley Scott obviously had good and inspired intentions with Prometheus. He made a bold, suspenseful, and visually masterful movie asking interesting and important questions and teasing great and exciting ideas, and that is despite the shitty script he had to work with. He made an effort to make the best of that script. Here, with Covenant though, the script is worse than shitty, and it feels like Scott either stopped making an effort, or no longer is the right man to continue this series. Either way, whatever the reasons are, Alien: Covenant is deeply disappointing, painfully frustrating, and just about a complete waste of time. I give Alien: Covenant a D+.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
49 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Of course it's not as good as the first one, but it's still good, and if you're going to see it, then see it in IMAX or XD. Obviously. I give Guardians of the Galaxy a B+.

Gifted
Gifted (2017)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Marc Webb directed one of my favorite movies, 500 Days of Summer, but he also directed two of my most hated movies, The Amazing Spider-Man and it's shitty sequel. Now, it seems, he has returned to his roots with Gifted. And it's obvious that this film is some kind of apology and means to seek forgiveness for the awful Spider-Man movies. Though it's unnecessary (since many people know it's actually Sony and the writers who are to blame), it's still very much welcomed and appreciated, especially by me. Gifted will remind you that Marc Webb is a director full of potential. He just needs the right material and the freedom to make that material his own. I highly recommend this film and I hope you give it a chance. I give Gifted a B+.

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

One of the best films ever made is currently playing in theaters, and it's Your Name. Where 99% of movies fail (in directing, writing, characters/character development, score, cinematography, editing, etc.), this anime film succeeds with such beautiful ease it's embarrassing that most American movies don't come close to the brilliance, beauty, and magic Your Name touches. Your Name is a must-see-in-theater film. Also, if you can, see the subtitled version first, then watch the English dubbed version soon after. Trust me, you're going to want and need to see this film twice to fully appreciate it. Suffice it to say, Your Name is a masterpiece, and has officially become one of my favorite movies of all time. See it, ASAP! I give Your Name an A+.

Ghost in the Shell
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

What a disappointing, boring, uninteresting mess. This movie is a complete waste of your time and money. Skip it. Avoid it if you can. I give Ghost in the Shell a D+.