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."

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Deadpool 2 (****1/2): He who laughs first, didn’t get the joke

#deadpool2 so many reasons to avoid this movie contained herein.

Breaking In (**1/2) is maturing in front of the camera…and behind it

#breakingin is the kind of film you watch to see how cool the house is, and how cool Union can stay even if the script is bad.

Blockers (**1/2) tries to be everything

#blockers "This is not a bad film. It's definitely not a great one. In total, I laughed maybe twice. But I smiled a few more times. If you see it, don't look at it as any sort of guide to life, because no one should use comedy films as a guide to life. Except for Bill Murray movies.  "

Avengers: Infinity War (****) doesn’t need our opinions (spoiler free review)

#avengers #infinitywar You know what you're getting when you walk in to the theater. This is less a (spoiler free) review than a complaint about the inevitability of it all. Still, the only way you can be disappointed is if you know how meaningless it all is...or if you think they're never making another movie. 

Isle of Dogs (*****) is one of the best

I love dogs but #isleofdogs is better than any film this year. "See this if you can. You shouldn't regret it if you have a sense of vision and a sense of humor."

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare: It Follows rules, blandly (***)

"Truth or Dare is an example of what having a good producer can do for an average film. "

Chappaquiddick (*****) – cold hard reality of a strong and murky current

#chappaquiddick "Curran and writers Allen and Logan have crafted a strong and clear portrayal of one of the dark moments of the lives of many people. Ultimately we see the true form of a man who saw himself as a victim of expectation as he thought nothing of those he victimized."

Rampage (***1/2) shouldn’t be this good

#rampage "Can you do without this film? Surely. In the age of Moviepass, why should you?  It's really a fun waste of time with effects that make it worth your time, up until they start blowing stuff up and tearing it down. If you're not worn out by the senseless and consequence-less destruction of major metropolitan areas, and you like Johnson, give this a shot. You definitely could do worse."

The Miracle Season (****) Live Like Line

#livelikeline "Sure, the acting is a little goofy. It stops on the border of maudlin. It's as accurate a recreation as I've seen. Most important, never loses touch with the true feeling a small city can feel about something seemingly as inane as a sports game. It's more than that, though. It's about a kid who had heart and her sisters on the court who loved her. "