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…

Kong: Skull Island

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 14/20 =  B I don’t typically make it a habit of going to the theater mid-week. My days are long enough that by the time I get home, I don’t usually want to go out again. I make rare exceptions for Retro Movie Night and an…

Beauty and the Beast

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 18/20  –  A Let’s face it. It is a world of sequels, repeats, and endless superhero movies (though Logan is totally worth it). Yes, remakes are everywhere these days, particularly with the debut of the new Power Rangers movie, hints at Mary Poppins Returns, and yet…

Logan

**Apocalypse sized spoilers* If Willow was the first DVD I can ever remember buying, then X-Men was the first PG-13 movie I ever truly coveted. I wanted nothing more than to go to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and have Professor Xavier be one of my professors. I wanted to train with the X-Men and…

Hidden Figures

**Spoilers from here to the moon** You know it’s a good movie when a blog writes itself. When you sit there in the audience and can already see the words streaming past you. There are no embellishments needed. No searching for words or meanings or “how can I say this another way and still be…

Star Wars: Rogue One

**Death Star Sized Spoilers ahead** It doesn’t seem possible that this time last year, I was sitting in a darkened theater, eagerly waiting for the first lines of the epic crawl to descend into the vastness that makes up the Star Wars Empire. Yes, I chose my wording carefully. It truly has become an empire….

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

**Just a smidge worth of spoilers** As humans, it’s second nature to make snap judgments and decisions every day. Do I want that coffee? Did I like that one dish that restaurant served me once upon a time? Should I go work out or watch tv? Unfortunately, as humans, we tend to be a tenacious…