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…

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…

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…

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…

Movie Reelz: The Princess Bride

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆ Overall: 14/20 – B It’s been far too long since I’ve written an edition of Movie Reelz. In truth, RL destroyed much of my time and/or made me too tired to actually watch anything other than tv shows. (Though I did finally made it through all six…

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…

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…

Doctor Strange

**Several spell books worth of Spoilers** It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about a movie, I know. October and I never get along when it comes to the real world and unfortunately, time (and money) ran out faster than I would have liked. While there were several movies that passed through the theaters that I…