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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is the perfect Hollywood blockbuster popcorn big monster movie. The tone, the pace, and the action is all perfect. I love the Mecha G design and the use of color. The sound design is fantastic. I could listen to Godzilla charging up his Atomic blast all day.

    The monster-verse reminds me of the Fast franchise in a way. They both started with fairly grounded in reality movies and gradually crept their way into completely silly territory. But it's that…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★

    GvK is a perfectly paced script that ups the ante with every story beat. Each scene seems to refresh the film and build momentum towards a fun, if not wholly predictable, finale.

    GvK plays out like a Kong sequel that features Godzilla which totally works for the film's benefit. It's not bloated or trying to do too much. It perfectly integrates the two characters with one another that doesn't feel forced. This might be the perfect "kaiju adapted into superheroes"…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars is Pizza Hut.

    Now hear me out on this one.

    Pizza Hut was once the gold standard in fast casual pizza dining. You needed to look no further to find the best combination of quality and convenience with this one specific type of pizza. However, it’s popularity waned over the years and after some questionable decisions it saw its competition catch up and surpass them. Now Pizza Hut itself is playing catch up. The franchise that had once…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    Wow. I loved this movie.

    It's creative, original, and resonant in a way I was not expecting. It's engaging and captivating. This worked better for me than other recent, similar movies. A person's purpose in life, pizza to cure hanger, jokes at the Knicks' expense, and arguments on how to pronounce gyro all work on a personal level for me.

    It's hard not to compare it with WW84 since they're both huge studio releases around the same time and I…