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…

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….

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,…

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….

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…

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….

Movie Reelz: Cowboys & Aliens

One morning, not long ago, I woke up wanting to watch a Western movie. For most, that would mean something classic like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Maybe something a little more recent such as the recent release of the Magnificent Seven. Definitely something with Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, or even Roy Rogers….

Star Trek Beyond

~Written In Loving Memory of Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin~ **Not even an escape pod’s worth of spoilers** If memory serves, despite reaching that advanced age known as the 30s, I believe that Star Trek was the first true science fiction television show to which I was ever exposed. Or rather, Star Trek: Voyager was,…

Movie Reelz: Apollo 13

Back in the days when summer school was more than just for struggling learners, where you got learn about different topics not necessarily taught during the school year, I was lucky enough to take Astronaut Class. This was not it’s real name, I’m sure it was suitably named for it’s theme, but it dealt primarily…