Details: Released in 2017. Under two hours and a half long. Stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Rated R.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the sequel to the action packed, often ridiculous Kingsman: The Secret Service. The prior film was a movie that wanted to modernize and give a more comedic, R rated take on the spy genre that movies like the James Bond franchise familiarized to audiences. The Golden Circle continues what the first film started by adding more action, more well-known names to the cast, and more jokes. If you like the first Kingsman movie, you will enjoy this. Minor spoilers ahead, but nothing that wasn’t in the trailer above or on a promotional movie poster.
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Details: Released in 2017. Around two hours long.
I first watched the anime Sword Art Online as it was airing a very long time ago. I really liked as there were no other shows at the time quite like it. Since then, countless animes hoping to profit off the success of Sword Art Online have copied the general plot aspects of this show and turned it into a whole genre, drowning anime watchers in a sea of shows where the protagonist is transported/reborn into a fantasy world where they can level up as if in a video game. As someone watching this movie in this context, I can say that the movie was not great, with the best part of the movie being the after credits scene.
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Details: Released in 2017. Stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis. Under two hours long.
I read a lot of bad reviews before watching this movie so I was expecting something pretty shit. Instead, I think The Mummy is a fun film that achieves exactly what it sets out to do.
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Details: Released in 2017. Over two hours long. Stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man returns and we finally get a look at the kind of Spider-Man movie the Marvel movie machine would make. Before getting into specifics, I’m going to say that Spider-Man: Homecoming is a good movie that takes a very slightly different take on the character as compared to the prior Spider-Man movies.
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Details: Released in 2017. About two hours and twenty minutes long. Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright.
I didn’t read any reviews before watching this movie in order to avoid spoilers. After seeing the movie, I went and scavenged over all the reviews on the internet to see what other people thought. Generally, people love this movie. I’ve even heard it called a perfect superhero movie. Personally, I enjoyed the movie, but I think it is far, far away from a masterpiece. I also think there are many existing comic book movies that are easily superior to this one. No spoilers except a brief summary of the premise.
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Details: Released in 2017. Over two hours long. Stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem.
One of my deepest, darkest secrets is that I have enjoyed, perhaps even loved, every single movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Every. Single. One. I’ve enjoyed the predictable plot twists, the jokes, the action, the special effects, the pirates, and I’ve enjoyed Depp’s performances. You’d be hard pressed to find another franchise that so blatantly shows how an entire billion dollar franchise can rest upon one man, in this case Johnny Depp. It’s a fun franchise and if you walk into the theater looking for some lighthearted fun, that’s what you usually get with these movies.
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Details: Released in 2017. Over two hours long. Stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans.
There is a lot working in this movie and at the same time, there is a lot in this movie that doesn’t work. One of the biggest mistakes made here was similar to that of La La Land; they forsook musical talent in exchange for a name brand actress whose musical talents were insufficient.
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Details: Released in 1964. About an hour and forty minutes long. Directed by Sergio Leone. Stars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch.
Of the three Sergio Leone westerns, I’d say The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is the best, For A Few Dollars More is the worst, and A Fistful of Dollars is in the middle. This is a good movie and has a lot of what I enjoyed from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, except they fit it into an hour and forty minute run-time versus a three hour run-time.
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Details: Released in 1952. About an hour and forty minutes long. Stars Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds.
What a satisfying movie. I love musicals and Singin’ in the Rain is as classic a musical as they come. Singin’ in the Rain is the kind of movie that La La Land hoped and fell short of becoming. It’s a great musical that easily holds up today.
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Details: Released in 1994. About two hours long. Directed by Luc Besson. Stars Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman.
Leon: The Professional is another one of those classic movies that I’ve often seen mentioned on the internet but I’d never seen. Going into it, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. What I found was a movie that made me uncomfortable and cringe a lot. I think that’s the generally accepted response to statutory rape.
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