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  • Fast & Furious 6

    Fast & Furious 6

    ★★★★★

    While I maintain Fast Five is the apex of this series, Fast & Furious 6 is totally on-par, and probably has the highest highs in terms of action setpieces (the tank on the highway, the plane on the runway: either would be the ultimate sequence in any other movie and it is BUCKwild that this movie not only has both of them, but that Chris Morgan wrote not just this movie, but every single one of these since Tokyo Drift!!!!! He…

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★½

    Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? This is something I kinda asked myself amidst the nearly-overwhelming action on display in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. But the answer is no. We need as many good things as we can get right now, and Parabellum is really, really good.

    The commitment and passion of everyone who made this film is something special.

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  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    ★½

    I’m giving this a higher rating than it deserves just* for the church scene where Milla Jovovich rides a motorcycle through the stained glass window, then sends the motorcycle at a Licker which somehow raises them both vertically into the air, at which she then shoots two bullets, which explode both upon impact. Unlike every other action beat in this movie, the camera holds on something (the bullets) for longer than half a second.


    *and also Mike Epps’ “shit is custom” Golden Guns and his GTA line.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★½

    I’d never seen this before, despite having a innate, primal affection to the mere idea of Godzilla as a kid. I’ve only even seen the Emmerich Godzilla on TV, then Godzilla (2014) and Shin Godzilla more recently as an adult. Going into this, going back to the premiere, I didn’t know what to expect aside from the historic and intrinsic post-WWII themes.

    It rules! The first time Godzilla Attacks it’s in the night, and we hardly see any of it;…