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. Directed by Michael Bay. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel. About two and half hours long.
My favorite movies are the ones that trigger emotions, that make me feel elation, sadness, or joy. Transformers: The Last Knight made me feel nothing.
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Details: Released in 2017. A little under two hours long. Stars Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. Written and directed by Edgar Wright.
Up until a few weeks ago, I had never even heard of this movie. Which is surprising given just how many big names are in the cast. The title sounds like the name of an Adam Sandler comedy. Anyways, when the film was released, a wave of reviews came out and this movie is seemingly one of the best reviewed films of the year. Without knowing much about what this film was about, I decided to give this film a watch and found a highly stylized film that I greatly enjoyed.
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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: Started airing in 2009. There are currently two seasons, two OVA’s (original video animation) and a movie. The first season is thirteen episodes and the second season is about twenty-six episodes long. Episodes are about twenty-four minutes long and the movie is under two hours long.
K-On! is a slice of life anime with an emphasis on music. In reality, the emphasis on music is minor and the show focuses more on being a slice of life show with little drama, but a lot of comedy.
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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 1965. Over two hours long. Directed by Sergio Leone. Stars Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè.
My favorite movie of all time is The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, which is another spaghetti western from Sergio Leone. For a movie so old, I was blown away by how contemporary it was… and how much it was like shounen anime. There’s this constant question about whose the strongest and hyper-machismo and other common anime themes. For a Few Dollars More is another film from the Sergio Leone spaghetti western trilogy and I finally decided to sit down and watch it in its entirety.
For a Few Dollars More is a story about two bounty hunter who are trying to catch a gang of killers and thieves. It’s not as good as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, but it’s okay. It’s got the same tone and two of the same actors. There’s also your genre familiar gun fights, machismo, and standoffs.
Overall, I enjoyed it, but I think it could be skipped. It didn’t keep my attention too well.