Category Archives: movies

Movies I Watched in 2022

Film has largely lost its lustre for me over the past three years. I used to regularly review all the movies and series I watched, but lately, the effort hasn’t seemed worthwhile. Since I’m off for the holidays, I’m going … Continue reading

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The Oscars are Dead to Me

The last time I saw an Oscar best picture was the 2010 film “The King’s Speech”, which was an OK film. Shutter Island and Inception were both far, far better. Since The King’s Speech, the only Oscar best picture that’s … Continue reading

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Review of “The King’s Man”

* D The King’s Man is a prequel to the Kingsman movies, the first of which was good fun, and the sequel entertaining, but mediocre. Unfortunately, the prequel is terrible. It serves as an origin for the Kingsman organization, and … Continue reading

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Review of “The Eternals” (spoilers)

* D Marvel’s third film of 2021, The Eternals, has just been released on Disney+. I went into it with low expectations, and it managed to fail spectacularly to meet them. This is certainly the worst Marvel film in the … Continue reading

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Review of “The Suicide Squad”

* * * B The Suicide Squad is a sequel to “Suicide Squad”. Rick Flag (Joel “Takashi” Kinnaman) and Harley Quinn (Margo Robbie) return with an all new crew of crooks under the lethal control of spook Amanda Waller (Viola … Continue reading

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Review of “Wildcat”

* D Wildcat is the story of the capture and torture of a woman who claims to be a reporter and a US marine who was escorting her in Iran by a terrorist bomber. The entire film takes place in … Continue reading

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Review of “Black Widow” (some spoilers)

* * C Black Widow is another Marvel movie that, like Black Panther, was almost good, but had a terrible “messy spectacle” ending. Scarlett Johansson was solid in the title roll, and Florence Pugh was a stand out as Yolena, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Worst Remakes

Hollywood loves to remake classic films, but often the results are less that stellar. I tend to avoid watching them unless I hear they are good, but I’ve still managed to see a few that either sucked or were significantly … Continue reading

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Review of “Major Grom: Plague Doctor”

* * C This Netflix film, dubbed from Russian, is based on a Russian comic book. It follows a renegade overachieving Saint Petersburg police man, his rookie partner, and a plucky reporter as they battle the mysterious Plague Doctor, a … Continue reading

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Review of “The Tomorrow War” (minimal spoilers)

* * * * A The Tomorrow War, available on Prime with your basic membership, is an excellent time travel story. After a wormhole is opened from 50 years in the future and the people of that time ask for … Continue reading

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