Movie Reelz: Stardust (2007)

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆☆ Overall: 19/20  –  A   Director: Matthew Vaughn Actors: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Mark Strong, Michelle Pfeiffer   I’m a sucker for a good fairytale. Always have been. Probably always will. The best kinds have kings, princes, princesses, magic, and pirates. Or maybe that’s just…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

  Plot:       ☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆ Overall: 9/20  –  C   Director: Luc Besson Cast: Dane Dehaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna   First Impressions: I wanted to like this. I really did. I loved Fifth Element and I really hoped that this would turn into another cult classic. (Which reminds me,…

War for the Planet of the Apes

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 18/20  –  A   Director: Matt Reeves Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller **Cave-sized spoilers ahead** Not so long ago, I realized that War for the Planet of the Apes was coming to theaters and I got excited. Then I became sad when…

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 17/20  –  A   Director: Jon Watts Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau   **Spider’s web of spoilers**   Do you ever look at a word you’ve spelled a hundred times correctly and go “that’s not right?” and yet it…

Baby Driver (2017)

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆☆ Overall: 19/20  –  A **No Spoilers** Talk fast. Drive fast. Live fast. Die fast. That’s the theme for writer/director Edgar Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver. Most known for his work on Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Wright has made an…

Transformers: The Last Knight

Plot:       ☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 13/20  –  B   **An Optimus-Prime sized spoiler alert** I am so confused. I did good with the first Transformers movie. I even liked it once I got past the fact that the most used word in the movie was “no.” Usually screamed at various robots….

Wonder Woman

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆☆ Overall: 20/20  –  A **Minimum of spoilers* I’m not going to lie. I’ve been putting off writing up this particular movie even though I saw it on opening night. The fact is, I’m not sure I can’t say anything that hasn’t been said before. For the last…

Baywatch

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆ Overall: 12/20  –  B   Do you ever walk out of a theater completely bemused? Not really sure what it was you just watched? Something that’s not so horrible you can’t vow never to see it again, but it’s not exactly the height of cinema achievement? Baywatch….

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆☆ Overall: 14/20  –  B **Ship in a bottle-sized spoilers** This has been the year of sequels and remakes. And more remakes. And more sequels. Why on earth should the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise be any different? What started off as a simple ride at Disney World…

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆☆ Overall: 19/20 =  A **Not even a Baby Groot sized spoilers** I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot! I am Groot. I am Groot? I am Groot! I am Groot!!! I. am. Groot. You have no idea how tempting it was to just make that…