TAG (***) Gets everyone eventually

Playing right up to his level of talent is Ed Helms. He's Mr. Average Comedy of our time, if one considers the comedy of our time to be slightly below average. I do like and appreciate that someone has to play the straight guy. He is definitely filling that niche. 

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Adams and Jefferson on Movies: Hereditary, etc…I Feel Possessed

In which two old friends discuss Hereditary, The VVitch and Rosemary's Baby, among other things.

Hotel Artimis (***1/2) well-crafted and stays within its range

Hotel Artemis – 2018 Written and Directed by Drew Pearce Starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Kenneth Choi There is something to be said about doing something well, even if you’re not shooting for the stars. Drew Pearce has turned in … Continue reading Hotel Artimis (***1/2) well-crafted and stays within its range

Upgrade (***) Brings energy to an interesting premise

This film made me realize how likable Marshall-Green actually can be as an action hero. One hopes to see him extend the series at least to see him get something better.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (*1/2) is a bad bet

The trick about #Solo is that there are no tricks. There are no moments where you say "Wow, how'd they think of that?" because you know the writers and director never really thought of it, they just incorporated the thoughts of Lucas and company 41 years ago.

Fifty Shades Freed (**) These kids are like rabbits

When they're not working the conjugal railroad, they are showing they haven't had even the most basic conversations that couples might have had on even a second date. Things that most people talk about in casual conversation hit these two like a third act surprise.

Den of Thieves (***) is a long slog with a decent payoff

The end result with the viewer depends on if you can accept the twists as entertaining enough to get through the slower parts of the film. It's not Sicario in any capacity. So I am not sure I look forward to a second film, since it feels like they played their best card already.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (***) is late on purpose

Even if I never watch it again, this wasn't a waste of my time. It's not enough to make me see the next one in theaters, but it's definitely not the overwrought mess we saw the first time.

Champion (***1/2) a good film inspired by a film I never liked

#KDrama #Champion #DonLee #Dongseokma "When, one of the bad guy bosses of Champion describes his body as "efficient," my lack of understanding of Korean culture makes me hesitate to assume it's a mistaken translation. If by efficient, they mean "he's likely to win in a fight, but would rather avoid the fight," I would have to agree."