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…

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…