Archive for the J Category

JOJO RABBIT

Taika Waititi is definitely one of the more interesting filmmakers working today. On the surface, his movies seem pretty standard, but he has a certain wit and sarcasm to his material that he competently melds with drama and characterization. The Hunt for the Wilderpeople was one of my favorite films […]

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JOKER

I’ve commented before about how while a majority of comic book films are decent, they all feel exactly the same. Just superheroes going up against a big bad and punching each other. The only time I’ve ever felt the comic book film genre be transcended was The Dark Knight, which isn’t a […]

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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

I honestly believe Jurassic World is one of the worst blockbuster films of this decade. The plot and premise are amazingly stupid. The characters are bland and poorly developed. The effects and action sequences are mediocre and unimaginative. The amount of fan service and meta commentary is unbearable. Worst of […]

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JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

There seems to be this bizarre train of thought amongst my age demographic (millennials who grew up in the 1990’s) that the film Jumanji is a “classic”. It’s a perfectly fine adventure film with good performances, fun action setpieces, and visual effects that have aged as well as a glass of iced […]

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JUSTICE LEAGUE

Every year has a box office and critical surprise success story, and Wonder Woman happened to be both. Coming hot off the heels of three poorly received DC comics films, nobody expected it to be one of the best reviewed and highest grossing films of the year. It wasn’t just a solid film, but one of those […]

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JIGSAW

Not all good films are the same, nor do they all strive for the same goals. That’s why genres exist. A good horror film is not the same as a good drama film. You don’t go into a horror film expecting developed characters, great acting, or thematic depth. You go into one to hopefully be […]

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2

It’s not a little known fact that sequels are rarely better, or even nearly as good, as the original. Original films are so fresh, exciting, and take you to new worlds you’ve never seen before. Sequels usually just tread old ground, sometimes even shamelessly remaking the first […]

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JOHN WICK

John Wick was the sleeper hit nobody saw coming. Some random, no-name action movie headlined by Keanu Reeves? Isn’t he washed up, or something? Oh, how foolish we were. Who knew this would end being one of the best action films of the 21st century? With John […]

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JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

I love Tom Cruise. I think he’s an absolute crazy person, but as an actor and movie star, he’s always a treat to watch. Sure, he may be somewhat typecast as “Tom Cruise action man”, but the guy oozes so much charisma and charm, you can’t take […]

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