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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★

    Captain Marvel is a blast. Brie Larson is fantastic and her dry wit and delivery really gives Carol a unique style. I appreciate that the movie didn't lean into the fish out of water humor that the original Thor did. Instead, the fun is directly tied to the plot and mythos of the Kree and Skrull war and the MCU itself.

    The de-aging CGI has come such a long way since Civil War and Ant-Man. It looks impeccable, though Coulson…

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★½

    Enjoyed Alita a lot more than I thought I would. The world building is really solid and the setpieces are very well done and thrilling. There is a ton of expository dialogue that drags the movie down a bit, but it's not too bad.

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  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★

    Quite enjoyed it. Zachary Levi is an absolutely delight in this movie. It's such a good concept for a super hero, too. I have no connection or history with the comics, but what kids find appealing about super hero stories and comics is the wish-fulfillment it provides. And I feel like Shazam captures that wish-fulfillment feeling very well.

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    ★★★★

    Total Recall always delivers on some good, campy fun. The Mars sequences look cool as hell, the violence is over the top and occasionally gruesome. It also includes the brilliant "Consider that a divorce" one-liner. Always a good time.

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  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★

    David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin make an incredible team. Fincher's keen eye to detail and his dark, digital looking color pallette complements Sorkin's signature fast paced dialogue spectacularly well in this story about internet billionaires. But this isn't just the story of Facebook. It's the story of Zuckerberg and what can happen when someone tries to overwrite human emotion with creative outlets.

    To be clear, I've always viewed The Social Network as a highly fictionalized and stylized account of the…

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★★½

    This adaptation of one of my absolute favorite Stephen King novels is a lot more gruesome than I remembered from my last watch of it a year or two ago. That's not a complaint, however. Pet Sematary is a worthy adaptation to the painful and horrific novel that Stephen King had to set aside after her finished writing.

    Mary Lambert adapts the novel with the help of a script penned by King himself. As he tends to do, his script…