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  1. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    I saw it this afternoon. Very enjoyable; Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan blew me away and Awkwafina was a laugh riot. I was surprised to find out that Henry Golding wasn't an actor prior to the film, but upon reflection he did very little of the heavy lifting acting-wise; the character just needed to be exceedingly charming (mission accomplished!). I thought it was nice that love triangles and exes as a current threat were rom-com tropes that didn't raise their ugly heads for the main couple. Amanda Ling's antagonism was just her being petty; there was never any sign that she would have had another chance with Nick if Rachel weren't in the picture. Araminta Lee seemed like a walking contradiction to me. When she and Colin welcomed the main couple she seemed very down-to-earth; her resort bachelorette party with its shopping sprees and spa full of vicious social climbers didn't suit that initial impression of the character AT ALL.
  2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

    Plus her connection to the Mind Stone made it vulnerable to her in a way it wouldn't be to almost anything else. (I'm also not entirely convinced it wouldn't have reassembled itself a few minutes later the way the Aether/Reality Stone did when Thor blew it up.)
  3. To be fair, some of the posters and props in the background look to be of the mainstream variety. I was thinking of a different Flaunt photo shoot, the one with the Rock the Vote insert where he posed wearing a sleeveless vest and long underwear pulled down so low he would have flashed the camera if he'd hiccupped.
  4. Didn't Chris Evans' agent tell him to stop doing shirtless scenes after that Anna Faris movie that he was basically naked for 90% of?
  5. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    Well, this guy is interested in seeing it. I have fond memories of The Joy Luck Club and The Wedding Banquet, and love the chance to get a glimpse into present-day Asian culture. Michelle Yeoh is an automatic must-see for me, and I'm glad to see Constance Wu getting a star turn in a studio movie.
  6. The Meg (2018): It Will Eat Bruce For a Snack

    I wouldn't say LL Cool J elevates the material, though he was definitely enjoyable. As for this movie, I suppose they're ahead of the game if the megalodon isn't leaping out of the water to catch commercial airplanes.
  7. Justice League (2017)

    I thought Miller was decent in his first scene with Affleck and in the gravedigging scene with Fisher, but at other points they leaned his character way too hard into the nerdy awkwardness and made me cringe.
  8. Annihilation (2018)

    Pretty much in total agreement with you here. I really liked most of the movie, thought the mystery and weirdness of the Shimmer was intriguing and Lena's personal issues compelling. I'd have much preferred it if Lena never found the crevasse in the lighthouse and what came after. Just finding Kane's remains and the videotape and never anything more tangible to offer even a partial explanation of the cause of it all would have been better.
  9. REWATCH: Fall to Pieces

    Yep. I think that's the climax of the most powerful season arc on the show, but Rm w/a Vu remains my favorite individual episode. It had just about everything I liked most about Angel in one hour.
  10. Steel Magnolias (1989)

    To be fair, he apparently only succeeded in breaking down Matthau, not Dame Maggie. I don't think Hitchcock would have been up to the task of managing the latter.
  11. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (2018)

    That I could see based on her characterization. I was just scratching my head about how old Fernando was supposed to be in 1959. Is he supposed to be Ruby's age and just really well-preserved, or did she have an affair with a teenager?
  12. Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)

    For some weird reason entertainment media all seem to regard nursing as an intermediate step to becoming a doctor rather than a separate career in its own right. I don't get it, don't writers have friends and family who are nurses? It's not some rare, mysterious profession that keeps its nature secret. And it's not as if humanitarian relief efforts like Doctors Without Borders exclusively send doctors to foreign clinics and have them take over duties for absent nurses who aren't sent; there's no reason Julia couldn't have remained in her original profession and ended up right where she was in the movie. I guess he had no idea Walker was actually the boss he was standing in for. Would have been funny if he had killed them and then the whole conspiracy just fell apart.
  13. Black Panther (2018)

    I suppose that's the trouble with keeping the traditions that were set down by an Egyptian panther goddess thousands of years ago when absolute monarchs ruled by divine right. About the heart-shaped herb, would burning the above-ground garden necessarily prevent it from growing back next year? I know farmers sometimes burn off fields after a harvest to return nutrients to the soil; do some of the roots survive and send up new shoots without replanting being necessary?
  14. Yeah, personally I think of Gibson as walking garbage and am not thrilled his star seems to be on the rise again, but I can't fault RDJ for continuing to show gratitude and loyalty to him.
  15. They already have the Margot Robbie BootyCam to use for all the upskirt shots conforming to that series would require.