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Do average scores make movies unwatchable? A review of Hotel Artemis

Let me get this out of the way. I am not an avid advocate or opponent to review sites like www.imdb.com and Rotten Tomatoes. I admit, the score does influence me slightly, but it’s not often I will refuse to see a film based on it. However, movies with a rating of 60% or a 2.5 on 5 intrigue me. With a little push in either direction, they can be works of art to absolute failures. What does it take to take a movie out of mediocrity?

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Spoiler-Free Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Did you know I am an avid comic book fan and cinephile? Oh you did… okay. So then you should understand how blessed I am to see Avengers: Infinity War movie come to fruition. A decade long journey has come finally exploded its way to the big screen and right into my fanboy heart. Though the movie is obviously flawed, I cannot help not enjoy it. I am beyond satisfied. I was honest to Thanos moved.

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My Journey from « Iron Man » to « Avengers: Infinity War »

A lot has happened in the last decade. For starters, I had way more hair, Facebook was in the news for less nefarious reasons, and I was just still living with my parents. Let’s see….What else…. Oh yes. A trenchcoat clad Samuel L. Jackson said two simple words: “Avenger’s Initiative”. Does anyone remember how they felt when they heard those two words? I do, and they were magical and promising. My young brain couldn’t imagine the effect they would have.

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Spoiler-Free Review: Ready Player One

I’m finding it very hard to dislike Steven Spielberg. It seems that enjoying his repertoire is the equivalent to liking ice cream and laughing. It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t like either. His newest movie to come out is Ready Player One, based on Ernest Kline’s novel of the same name. It could have been a glorified computer graphic nightmare, full of nostalgia lacking any kind of substance. But in the hands of the man who made some of the most memorable and stunning movies, it turned out to be a heartfelt love letter for gamers and geeks alike. Insert credit for Ready Player One.

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Spoiler-Free Review: The Greatest Showman

Once again, Hugh Jackman is sent into the past, sports a set of sideburns, and faces obstacles affecting his family, his finance, and his freedom.  Only with a troupe of outcasts can he finally achieve the sense of excitement he truly craves. As Wolverine, he has an admantium skeleton, a berserker rage, and flurry of claws. This time, he portrays  P.T Barnum, of the Barnum & Bailey Circus fame, he sports a top hat, a golden voice, and throws around flourishes in choreographed dances.

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Spoiler-Free Reviews: The Shape of Water

On the surface, Guillermo del Toro’s movies all have a similar feel, his trademarks are monsters, machines, and bucketlaods of slime.  His fascination for the weird and supernatural is ever-present in all of his works. Deeper down, for the most part, his movies are far kinder.

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