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  • Hellboy

    Hellboy

    ½

    I can't believe del Toro and Perlman died for this shit.

    This is the work of the devil. Avoid like the plague.

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★½

    The real superhero here is Zachary Levi for carrying this movie by sheer charisma. Without him, this wouldn't have worked.

    Moments like the convenience store scene or the villain's monologue during the final showdown show the elements of a great small-scale superhero movie are there, but they never quite come together in the end.

    And while the whole kid-discovering-his-superpowers bit is fun and refreshing at first, it gets old fast. No amount of self-awareness and humor can mask the tired…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    I like this one.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    ▶ Marvel Cinematic Universe Rankings

    Who needs Superman when we have Carol Danvers?

    Brie Larson + Samuel L. Jackson = gold. Their buddy comedy chemistry is ON. POINT.

    And as a Skrull fan, I'm ecstatic for what the MCU has done and excited for what's to come.

    Don't listen to the naysayers. If you love the MCU, you'll enjoy this.

  • Swing Girls

    Swing Girls

    ★★★★★

    > Goes to "Lists."

    > Sees "feel-good films to watch when you’re depressed, lonely, or have a general feeling of worthlessness."

    > Opens list.

    > Doesn't see Swing Girls.

    > Goes into deep depression.

  • Paddington 2
  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★½

    Is it good?
    It's... entertaining.

    But is it good?
    Hmmm...

    So, it's not good?
    It's not bad. Well... maybe it is. I mean, sure, some parts are pretty bad. Like, awful, cringeworthy bad. The dialogue, for example, approaches Venom levels of shit. Aquaman is a very hit-or-miss film, but it's also pretty freaking ridiculous (and by ridiculous, I mean RI-DIC-U-LOUS), and that ridiculousness makes it oddly... enchanting. It's hard to not enjoy and admire this movie for what it is.…

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★

    That opening scene at Cybertron is better than anything in Bayformers and everything Transformers fans have ever wanted.

    It's just too bad that Bumblebee never quite finds its rhythm nor does it escape the shadow of The Iron Giant.

    Nonetheless, Bumblebee has all the right parts, and its heart is in the right place, and that alone makes it an improvement over the rest in the franchise. It's not perfect, but it's a start. Worth checking out.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    BEST.

    SPIDER-MAN.

    MOVIE.

    EVER.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★★

    Needs more Disney Princesses and less Slaughter Race.

    Watching this only made me want a DPCU (Disney Princess Cinematic Universe) in my life. Like, really bad. Hey, Disney, here's another multi-billion dollar idea for you. We're all waiting. Take our money.

    Also, missed opportunity not having the post-credits scene be about some random person finding out his/her steering wheel from some old arcade game just sold for a whopping $27,000 on eBay.

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    ★ Gonzo's Top 10 Movies of 2018: #8

    "Good night, Mr. Pocket!"

    Tom Waits is such a fucking legend.

    In terms of style and tone, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs plays like a Coen Brothers greatest hits collection. One wishes, though, that the six vignettes played more like a Coen Brothers greatest hits collection in every single way.

    Being a Netflix offering, one wonders if The Ballad of Buster Scruggs would've worked even better as an anthology series than an…