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  • Long Shot

    Long Shot

    ★★★★

    This is maybe the closest a comedy has come to recapturing that Apatow magic in quite some time. It has a lot of the same rom-com tropes we've seen time and time again, but the political bent it has gives it some edge. Seth Rogen is pretty charming and makes the pairing with Charlize Theron believable enough that I was invested in them getting together by the end. I knew Rogen was talented, but Theron is a fantastic as I…

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    ★★★

    Even though it's the movie that you pretty much expected it to be, it still feels so standard and by the numbers in terms of its presentation. Even the most absurd parts of the story are played mostly straight even though Idris Elba as Black Superman is doing his most with the material. It doesn't seem to want to embrace the insanity like the main Fast and Furious movies. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are good doing their usual thing.…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    Very surprised with how much I enjoyed this movie as a lot of animated movies are hard to really win me over. A lot are okay but most are mediocre and more than happy to play to the cheap seats. This work on so many levels. It's intense, action packed, funny, suspenseful, exciting, unique, and a lot of other words that could be used to describe how good it is. I love how much it's willing to play with the…

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★½

    I really liked it. The animation is well done and I enjoyed a lot of the actors doing the voice work. It doesn't have the emotional depth that I feel like a lot of Wes Anderson's other movies have but that doesn't make it any less entertaining. It was something different from him, which I appreciated. The story is very simple but it works very well for what the movie is trying to accomplish. In a way, it feels very soothing thanks to the pacing and the tone despite the very serious tone. Not my favorite of Anderson's movies but still worth seeing.