Ben has written 41 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Annette



    At the VERY least I counted two Kylo Ren / Star Wars references...!

    I dunno about this one...muddled thoughts from a muddled execution. Despite an amazing performance, felt like there was too much Driver. Everything was so tilted towards his raging spiral.

    A haunting look into Bo Burnham's future??

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Those Who Wish Me Dead


    Little Finger stop your finging! After 30 min of indecision (waffling between Venom and In The Mood for Love), I decided to split the difference and pick THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD. Like everybody else is saying, a solid action with throwbacky sensibilities. This would pair nicely with the one wher The Rock has to climb a burning building to save his fam.

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat


    "That dudes about to get his dick soul sucked" Bane in mortal kombat 2021

    This movie ruled.

  • X-Men



    Fondly remembering the Toad action figure I had which came with a large sticky glob of slime, springy legs, and two different tongues!

  • The X from Outer Space

    The X from Outer Space


    Fun, campy, and charming! A wacky (yet great) monster suit and enjoyanke special effects.

    Lots of great tunes too. Has a 60's Disney vibe going on.

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla

    King Kong vs. Godzilla


    Electro-grip Kong powered by lightning better be in the new one!!!

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


    Dragon and bear man cool. The dwarves...rude af.

    The barrel season proves there is no god.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League


    It's cool that the future mad max justice league was able to have their final battle with superman over zoom with their virtual backgrounds turned on

  • Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

    Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle


    Why yes, I DO like this mechagodzilla concept 👀 Better than Part 1, but still a bit of a expositional slog. The main guy really needs some hobbies other than "cursing the existence of godzilla". Like the mothra cult!

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


    The whole time I was watching this, I kept asking myself: "have I seen this? That goblin nutsack neck seems familiar...but not the mountain rock men going to smash town?"

  • 30 Minutes or Less

    30 Minutes or Less


    A heist!

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace


    A Chronological Watch/Re-Watch of the Star Wars Cinematic/Television Universe: Part 1*

    YUHS! (👍)
    - Major points for hitting the raw nostalgia nerve centers. This was MY star wars as a kid.
    - Sebulba, the mean ass podracer. Loved him as a kid, and still really like his design.
    - Space NASCAR
    - Darth Maul (cool!!!)
    - The Queen's wardrobe
    - The high saturation of background creatures and fauna world-building
    - Naboo looks like Dinotopia

    HUHS? (🤔)
    - As an adult...still…