For a movie about people who get turned into frogs, the part where the people are frogs are the least interesting parts.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 2023
An incredible technical achievement that just happens to also have an exceptionally compelling funny exciting story. Enjoy your Oscar in 8 months!
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Oof, I'm ready for the blow back. Guys, gals, I really did not enjoy "Close Encounters." It was way too long, kind of boring, and the story is nearly nonexistent. What's going on here? Richard Dreyfuss is visited by aliens, goes crazy, and abandons his family to party with outer space little people. This is a timeless family classic?
There is some stuff I enjoyed, like the scene in Dreyfuss's car when he first is visited by the aliens, the…
The Monster Squad 1987
"What the fucking fuck!" That's all I could think while I was watching "Monster Squad" today. How did a movie this awesome, a movie seemingly written for me as a twelve year old, elude me for over 25 years? For fans of "Ghostbusters," "Gremlins," and "The Goonies," this movie combines all three with a script co-written by Shane Black. Plus, the effects were by Stan Winston and are crazy amazing. If I'd have seen this as a kid, I'd have…