Dunkirk

DunkirkDirector: Christopher Nolan
Run Time: 1h 46m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 2.0

In an unforeseen turn of events, I have found a Christopher Nolan movie I hated worse than Interstellar. You are M. Night’ing all over your résumé, Sir! Continue reading

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It Comes at Night

It Comes At NightDirector: Trey Edward Shults
Run Time: 1h 31m
MPAA: R
Stars: 4.0

Which is worse: Trusting the wrong person? Or not trusting the right one? Continue reading

Life

LifeDirector: Daniel Espinosa
Run Time: 1h 44m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.0

Our fascination with Mars continues when we stupidly discover Life on the Red Planet. Mark Watney is even luckier than we thought. And that’s saying something. Continue reading

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek BeyondDirector: Justin Lin
Run Time: 2h 2m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

A tell-tale sign that I was not fond of a movie is the fact that I will forget almost everything about it soon after seeing it. It’s like my brain funnels out the crap movie to make room for remembering great ones. Both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness were among those who didn’t make the cut to be stored in my mental movie bank. Having a score of 0-2 for the reboot series didn’t get me excited for Star Trek Beyond. I’m glad to say I was wrong. Continue reading

Independence Day

Independence DayDirector: Roland Emmerich
Run Time: 2h 25m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.0

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. “Mankind.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution…but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

Pres. Thomas Whitmore

Perhaps my most favorite speech in cinematic history. Continue reading