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  • Murder Mystery

    Murder Mystery

    ★★★★

    Netflix’s Murder Mystery was a surprise! It’s utterly ridiculous, but also very funny and enjoyable. Both Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler were great as a couple who unwittingly becomes intwined in a real life murder mystery. It reminded me a lot of the boardgame Clue(do).

  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    ★★★★

    MIB: International was a fun time at the movies. It actually felt very episodic for a franchise restarter, but the chemistry between its leads Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson shines through. It doesn’t quite stand out, but it’s still a funny action comedy.

  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★★½

    X-Men: Dark Phoenix was entertaining. Particularly, the acting and score were great. I really liked Sophie Turner in this one, and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are fantastic as always. The story really needed more work though. The plot progressed too fast that the characters got lost in the shuffle, and a lot of the choices really didn’t make sense for who the characters were. A much longer runtime would have really benefited the film because this wasn’t even 2 hours long. I still enjoyed myself though.

  • The Secret Life of Pets 2

    The Secret Life of Pets 2

    ★★★★

    ‪The Secret Life of Pets 2 was funny and cute. The original was a movie I enjoyed, but not something I ever thought would have a sequel. I had fun seeing it nonetheless. The story itself is not very cinematic with its multiple unrelated side stories and some pretty obvious fillers to pad the runtime, but the adorableness and humor actually make up for it. This movie is certainly made for kids, but adults won’t hate it.

  • Pegasus

    Pegasus

    ★★

    ‪Something must have been lost in translation because after seeing Pegasus on Netflix, I just found it more corny than funny. The comedy just did not land at all possibly as a consequence of a different culture? There were definitely some great camera work and graphics, but the humor was totally lost on me and borderline cringy. The acting and story were pretty lackluster too for one of China’s big movies this year. This just did not work at all for me.

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★★

    ‪Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the popcorn blockbuster you expect it to be. It is visually stunning with magnificent cinematography, and the monster fights are honestly epic. Come for the titans (not for the story) and you will leave the theater satisfied. 👍🏻‬

  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    ★★★½

    Brightburn has a great concept & premise with fantastically terrifying build-up of tension and dread, but the pay-off is slightly disappointing with its predictable story and pretty standard plotline. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★★★½

    Aladdin was great! Honestly, the trailers really had me skeptical, but the very small glimpses it gave actually did the film a disservice. It may start out rough, but the film really won me over and I was thoroughly charmed. I think Guy Ritchie was a strange choice for a director of a movie musical, and his signature tendencies of quick rapid cuts and sped-up/slo-mo techniques did not fit the movie well. Will Smith brought out his natural charisma and…

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    ★★★★★

    The Hunger Games was completely awesome. It lived up to all of my expectations. I loved the way it only made slight changes but stayed completely true to the spirit and story of the book. Everyone must watch this movie!

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★★★★

    The Amazing Spider-Man was AWESOME. It completely lives up to its title. I can't even articulate how great it was. In my opinion (although some of you may disagree), it was better than all the previous Spider-Man movies combined. It was even better than The Avengers, incomparably so. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were perfection, and a better cast could not have been chosen. Helmed by the director of (500) Days of Summer, Marc Webb brought a certain feel and…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★★

    The Dark Knight Rises was excellent. It was really dark though, and it was sometimes hard to understand what Bane was saying sometimes. I know it's supposed to be Christopher Nolan's last movie of the trilogy, but I want more sequels, especially after they set it up like that in the end.

  • Rise of the Guardians

    Rise of the Guardians

    ★★★★★

    Rise of the Guardians was great! I can't even decide if this is better than Wreck It Ralph or not, because I really liked both these animated movies. I liked the grand scope and scale of the movie as well as the epic feel you get when watching it. Despite just being a voice actor here, Chris Pine was awesome as Jack Frost. The ending may have been a bit cheesy, but this is after all essentially a kid's movie. I hope that despite the modest showing of the movie in the US, this potential franchise will still continue on.