Atomic Blonde

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Atomic Blonde

Directed by: David Leitch

Grade: C+

Charlize Theron is taking this action heroine stuff super seriously. She plays an MI6 agent sent to Berlin right before the Wall comes down in order to find a missing dossier full of super secret confidential information that will expose all the spies in the field and put their lives in danger.

I feel like that was a James Bond thing once. Why does this stuff keep getting written down in one place?

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Colossal

Anne Hathaway in Colossal

Colossal

Directed By: Nacho Vigalondo

Grade: A

Anne Hathaway is a down on her luck party girl forced to move back to her childhood home. While there she comes to learn that she may be intimately connected to the giant monster ravaging Seoul.

This movie was one of the most interesting I’ve seen in a while. It totally wasn’t what I expected though but it’s nice to see a movie where I genuinely am surprised and don’t know where the story is going.

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Dunkirk

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Dunkirk

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Grade: B+

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors around so I had to see Dunkirk. It’s also not a story I’m very familiar with although I knew what it was about- the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk as France falls to the Nazi’s. A lot of the evacuation tended to fall on civilian boats and people as the situation became more and more desperate.

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Thoughts on Comic-Con Trailers

Stranger Things 2

Stranger Things Season 2 may very well be my favorite trailer out of comic-con. I love those kids. The use of Thriller was just awesome. I’m in love with the Halloween atmosphere. I mean I was super-psyched after the Super Bowl Tease. I just can’t decide whether I’m going to binge this one or try to spread it out and savor it when it finally drops.

Halloween in Hawkins

I am so ready for Fall.

My number two would have to be:

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Spiderman Homecoming: Spoilers!!!

 

Spiderman Homecoming

Spiderman Homecoming

Directed by: Jon Watts

Grade: B

Spiderman Homecoming opens right after the events of the first Avengers movie and then jumps to Peter’s adventures during Civil War. Even though this is a Peter Parker movie through and through the Marvel Universe definitely looms large and I think is an added benefit and one of my favorite parts of the movie.

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2017 Mid-Year Wrap-Up!

Hela Breaks the Hammer

Prediction for the end of the year: I will own an embarrassing amount of Hela merchandise!

I’m going to keep this round-up of the first part of 2017 super simple and try not to cry about the fact that we’re halfway through because while 2017 might be halfway over, at least entertainment wise, I think the fun stuff is still to come.

Favorites and Recommendations Below:

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Ms. Marvel & a Bit of a Ramble

Ms. Marvel Volume 6

Ms. Marvel Civil War II

Grade: A

I’ve always enjoyed the Ms. Marvel books but after the last one I think I was ready for a break. Yet I jumped into this easily without really being caught up on Civil War (you don’t really need to be) and totally enjoyed it.

Kamala deals with a lot of issues here but I really liked the underlying theme of what happens when it’s your hero whose stepped on the other side of the line and can’t even see it.

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The Mummy (1999): Old Favorites

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The Mummy

Directed By: Stephen Sommers

Grade: A

So the current Mummy had one personal benefit. It got me to finally go through the boxes of DVD’s I’d been keeping in my mothers garage (she’s happy to) to find my copy of the 1999 version. I enjoyed the hell out of this movie when it was released but haven’t watched it in years.

Honestly, it still stands up. I definitely enjoyed it more than the current version.

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Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, etc.

Grade: A

Wonder Woman has been in my top three most anticipated movies of the year probably since the comic-con trailer dropped last summer. But as much as I loved her in Batman v. Superman I had been burned before with those Suicide Squad trailers. However my anticipation only went up after the reviews started coming in early this week.

Did they do her justice?

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Alien Covenant: Spoilery Review

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Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katharine Waterston, Billy Crudup

Grade: B-

Okay, first thing I have to get off my chest. I liked Prometheus. I didn’t think it was a flawless movie it had some real problems but I liked the questions that it asked. I liked that it tried to be bigger and deeper even if it didn’t really make it. I appreciated it for that.

While I found Covenant entertaining it was also a bit disappointing in that regard.

Spoilers below! Although I try to keep it vague 🙂

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