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  • Love and Monsters

    Love and Monsters


    I've generally only been reviewing "new" movies on here, i.e. stuff in current release or wide re-release, and this is the first thing I've seen to fit that description since March!

    I don't have a ton to say about this movie, but I did enjoy it. The monsters are not really the focus here, but they are pretty neat, and very well-designed. I was surprised I hadn't previously heard of what appeared to be a pretty big production until very…

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog


    This was pretty fun! Probably the best possible outcome for a big-budget Sonic movie in the year 2020. It doesn’t try too hard to do a realistic take on the material, but it does at least ease you into how genuinely weird that material is. Given that approach, it was definitely a good idea to limit the talking animal characters in this film to Sonic and save the rest for the sequels they’re clearly planning on making.

    The thing that…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters


    EDIT: After about a week and a half's time and a third viewing, I think I've come to a somewhat more objective take on the film. I stand by my existing review and rating, but it's probably worth noting that if I weren't a big Godzilla fan this would more likely be a three-star movie for me.

    This movie ostensibly comes out in two days, it actually hits theaters tomorrow, in any case I'm going to try and be as…

  • Monster Island

    Monster Island

    Monster Island is one of the most stunningly lazy movies I’ve ever seen.

    For about five years after they figured out the mockbuster formula, The Asylum turned out serviceable attempts at simple, entertaining low-budget genre films, with more than a couple possessing some genuine charm or having a bit of real talent behind them. Even after 2010, they occasionally produced something worthwhile — Nazis at the Center of the Earth, of all things, had some genuine passion put into it…