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  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

    Weekly Film Club Vol. 8

    This is the one. The first adult themed animated movie I ever watched. The first Ghibli movie I ever watched. And it is still the best. Sure I have not seen them all, but even with all the ones I watched during our movie day, Princess Mononoke stands in a league of its own. The animation quality is pretty similar in most Ghibli movies, so I won't stay on that topic. Instead I want to…

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I really try to never go into a film with a negative attitude. I went into Hellboy (2019) with a positive attitude, I went into Pirates of the Caribbean 5 with a positive attitude, and I went into Detective Pikachu with a positive attitude. Sure I thought the trailers looked bad and Ryan Reynolds was a poor choice for the voice role. But I went in with a positive attitude and hoping the film would wow me. I guess in…

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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

    Weekly Film Club Vol. 9

    My second Satoshi Kon film, after the masterpiece that was Paprika. I can say I don't think Perfect Blue is quite as good as that film, but it is still absolutely incredible. I am in love with a lot of the animation and art of the film, and it definitely handles dark scenes very well.

    I know a lot of people say this movie will blow your mind or that it can be really difficult…

  • The Death of

    The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

    ★★★

    Journey To The Cage

    The documentary sheds so much light on the production of "Superman Lives" and the interesting to terrible ideas that were there each step of the way. There are some really great questions posed to the interviewees and I learned quite a bit I had no idea of.

    But the film is also extremely self gratifying. The vast majority of the film has you feeling a strong presence sitting on your shoulder whispering in your ear "look…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    Will do a full review when I eventually rematch the film but as it stands it is the best MCU film.

    I didn't think Infinity War was particularly great, but I think Endgame is a fantastic ending to Phase 3.

    Captain America has a great arc. Thor has a great arc. Even Tony Stark has a great arc. The film deals with depression, anxiety, failure, and loss much more efficiently than anything else in the MCU while also having truly…

  • Tolkien

    Tolkien

    ★★½

    2019 Ranked

    Here's a weird movie I didn't really even know was being made until like 4 months ago. Nicholas Hoult plays our title character, while he has a number of great actors supporting him such as Lily Collins. I guess Lily Collins is really going for a year full of mediocre biopics. That is my main thought about Tolkien overall: mediocre. And that stems for a number of reasons.

    The storytelling roadmap they lay out for the film I…