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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Not a bad movie, but it certainly didn't make feel that I cared about any of the characters in the film or seeing them again. The movie felt long and through there was a lot of action it felt very tedious and by halfway through the movies I was ready for it to end. I imagine that fans of these series will disagree, but for me this film lacked any magic of the original.

The Lobster
The Lobster (2016)
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

One of the strangest films that I have seen in a long time. I wanted to like this film but is very dark and extremely slow. I also didn't feel that it had anything worthwhile to show us, or to say. Too bad, as the premise is so out there, I found myself hoping that there would be some decent story wrapped within all the weirdness, but in the end, there was only weirdness. One start for daring, one for originality, and that is it.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017)
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

One of the worst films I have seen in the theater possibly ever. I was not expecting much, only hoping for a watchable film (my wife loves Wonder Woman), but this film was terrible. A dumb plot which may be just the screen play, or part of the problem with the Wonder Woman world, I am not sure which, bad special effects, and wooden dialog. This movie hurt. I found myself having a hard time sitting through the whole move and in fact several people in the screening I attended got up and left during the movie and never came back.
The main character was easy on the eyes, but there was no connection to the other characters and it simply was not enough to make me want to sit through this film. Truly, one of those WTF experiences that make me thing that the movie audience consists mainly of prepubescent teenagers who will shell out for every comic book based movie that comes out.
I understand the movie going audience for this film, but I just don't understand the professional critics who seem to believe that this is a good film. Something is grossly wrong in movie land.

Passengers (2016)
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

If an argument can be made for critical mal-practice this is it. I saw this move in its initial first week of release and I was astounded by the poor critical reviews. I almost didn't go see it, but I was glad I did. This is an excellent film with top notch acting, an interesting story, and great special effects. The main problem with the professional critics seems to be an element of the plot which many find distasteful. The moral issue which prompted all the critical hate, is an interesting and understandable plot device, and while it might make some people uncomfortable, even angry, that is what goods movies are all about. It is truly disheartening to see some of the same critics who cry out in outrage give good reviews to movies who use wonton destruction and murder as plot without any social or moral considerations.
It would be hard to review this film without ruining a lot of the experience, but this is one that you should see for yourself and make your own decision about. This is a movie that will be around long after other critical darlings have come and gone.

Manchester by the Sea
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I was on the fence about seeing this one in the theaters, and finally caught it on NetFlix. Disappointing film, and I don't see the reason for all the critical love. The movie goes nowhere, answers no questions, and despite the acting reviews, felt shallow as if it were written for the critics and not from real-life. The move is by no means terrible, but I found myself sitting through the entire thing waiting for something to happen to make the movie worthwhile and not just two hours of an annoying main character who can't get his act together and has nothing to say. Alas I made it to the very end only to be disappointed with my main impression that this was a 2-hour waste of time.