Category: Movies Watched

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Directed by Michael Dougherty. With Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe. The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Absolutely fantastic followup to the 2014 Godzilla film, I enjoyed nearly ever moment of the film. There’s a couple plot points that they follow that don’t really interest me, but in the spirit of not spoiling it: man this was a great film. Buy On Amazon!

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On the Basis of Sex

Directed by Mimi Leder. With Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston. The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Felicity Jones is great but that mouth prosthetic is distracting as hell. I really did enjoy the movie, just wish they hadn’t made the bionics so apparent. Buy On Amazon!

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Rim of the World

Directed by McG. With Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr., Alessio Scalzotto. Four misfit teenagers join forces to save the world when an alien invasion interrupts their summer camp. Fantastically low budget in all the right ways. We’ve all seen this type of movie before, and this is a great example of the genre. Buy On Amazon!

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World War Z

Directed by Marc Forster. With Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale. Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. I’m not sure if I can ever forgive them for changing the entire premise of the franchise, but the movie, that shares nothing with the book, ended up being an ok thing to watch. Buy On Amazon!

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The Lost Boys

Directed by Joel Schumacher. With Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes. After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. No clue how I missed this the first time around, it was a fun movie. Buy On Amazon!

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Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Directed by Jake Castorena. With Troy Baker, Eric Bauza, Darren Criss, Kyle Mooney. Batman, Batgirl and Robin forge an alliance with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to fight against the Turtles’ sworn enemy, The Shredder, who has teamed up with Ra’s Al Ghul and The League Of Assassins. This ended up being a much better film than I was expecting it to be. This style of TMNT animation is new to me, but the characterizations and animations were spot on. They got bonus points for using one of Batgirl’s best costumes and for having the two villains team up in...

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Wine Country

Directed by Amy Poehler. With Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph. When a group of longtime girlfriends goes to Napa for the weekend to celebrate their friend’s 50th birthday, tensions from the past boil over. some of the funniest women in america go take a vacation and get drunk. Buy On Amazon!

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John Carter

Directed by Andrew Stanton. With Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton. Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior. watched while napping while recovering from Megacon 2019 in Orlando. This is still an awesome movie that never got it’s due. Buy On Amazon!

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Directed by Chad Stahelski. With Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne. Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. I rewatched the first two movies before going to this one, I feel like that might have been a mistake though. Perhaps it was because I had a couple $10 beers in the movie theater’s bar beforehand, but I wasn’t especially impressed with this film. It wasn’t as great as...

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John Wick: Chapter 2

Directed by Chad Stahelski. With Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose. After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. 99% of this movie is great, I still cringe a little bit with the ending where nearly every single person in the entire city is acting like they’re members of the hitman association. Buy On Amazon!