Thor: Ragnarok

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆ Overall: 14/20  – B Director: Taika Waititi Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum There were few movies I was looking forward to more than Thor: Ragnarok. I became slightly disenchanted with Marvel when Captain America: Civil War came out so I’ve been…

Black Panther (2017)

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆ Overall: 18/20  – A Director: Ryan Coogler Actors: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira This is one of, if not my absolute favorite origin story to date that MCU has created. It is vibrant, exciting, and amazing in just about every aspect. While unfortunately,…

Justice League

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 16/20  –  A Director: Zack Snyder Actors: Gal Gadot, Ben Afleck, Jason Mamoa, Ezra Miller   Yes, yes. I know. This was released AGES ago.  Between real life and the holidays, I don’t know where the time has gone. But the important thing now, is to…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆ Overall: 16/20  –  A Director: Rian Johnson Cast: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher   **Millenium Falcon sized spoilers ahead** Okay, I’m going to admit it. I got lazy. That and the holidays are always an insane time with people coming and going and eating….

IT (2017)

Introducing guest blogger Movie Buddy (MB)! He was kind enough to write up a review for a movie I refused to see for reasons expressed here. (So yes, apparently, I am a chicken.) Enjoy! -Miss Movies _________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello there, everybody! This is Movie Buddy (MB) stepping in to help Miss Movies this week. It seems…

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 16/20  –  A   Director: Patrick Hughes Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Elodie Yung, Gary Oldman   Since this has been a year largely of remakes and sequels it’s refreshing to find movies that can still surprise you. Baby Driver was a movie that I…

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…