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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…