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You People Review

This was a great rom-com plain and simple so I’ll keep this review short and sweet. I was laughing at every joke and cringing from secondhand embarrassment from every awkward moment and it was fantastic. While the comedy was great the romance half of this movie was even more so. There’s not much that can beat the classic “it’s what’s inside that counts” and You People excelled at that. And I loved Jonah Hill and Lauren London as the main characters, they both were perfect in their roles. All of the different parts came together to create a super fun movie to watch that I’d give a 7 out of 10.

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Teen Wolf The Movie Review

This is going to be a short review to try and avoid too many spoilers but I will probably mention some just to warn you. I had a lot of fun watching this movie, it felt like classic Teen Wolf which brought out all the nostalgia feels. Before I talk about what I loved about the movie I’m going to get the bad stuff out of the way first. Obviously, Stiles isn’t in it, even though we knew that was going to happen I still hoped that they were lying but hey at least he wasn’t dead. I also felt like everything was very rushed, everything happened so fast and a lot was skimmed over. I would have loved it if we got more time before the shit hit the fan to see how everyone was living and more specifically how they got where they were. It would have been nice to get a little explanation on how Liam met Hikari. There were also some cheesy moments but in hindsight that’s classic Teen Wolf so I actually love those parts.

But everything that could be considered “bad” in this movie was overshadowed by my pure joy at having Scallison back!!!! Of all my ships in all my fandoms, Scallison is my all-time favorite and nothing makes me happier than seeing my ships sail. I’m just so so so so happy that baby boy Scott finally gets to be happy with the one he loves. Oh yeah, I almost forgot I also loved seeing Scott being classic Scott, you know what I mean, saving the day with the power of friendship(or should I say pack).

I know this movie isn’t perfect but it’s a super fun Teen Wolf movie that I’m very happy it exists and I would give it a solid 7 out of 10.

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Plane Review

I knew going in I was probably going to like this movie but damn, this movie was great! It was one of the most intense and stressful movies I’ve watched in a long time. Every second I was on edge just wondering who would survive, and it was amazing. I’m also willingly admitting that I became emotionally attached to most of the passengers and all of the crew right away, so fearing for their lives was tough. This movie also had the perfect ratio of fast-paced to chill scenes for an action thriller(3:1) so you always felt involved but were also given a moment to breathe after a rough scene.

I truly had so much fun watching this movie and the only thing I wish was different was that I wish there was a scene at the end showing all the passengers and crew reconnecting with their families. It would have been so sweet and emotional. But I guess we can’t get everything we want so I’ll settle for an extremely fun movie to watch that I’d give a 9 out of 10.

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical Review

I finally got around to watching the new Matilda movie and first things first I’ve seen both the 1996 movie and the Broadway show so I assumed going in that I was going to like the new movie but I think I underestimated how much I would actually like it. I especially didn’t I was going to cry. I will fully admit that when Matilda was imagining herself as the Escapologist’s daughter I started crying out of nowhere. I obviously understood why it was sad but it was just so sudden I was actually impressed with the movie for getting to me that easily. I also enjoyed watching the movie musical more than the actual musical, probably due to the fact that the movie could do things they can’t do on a stage.

The only thing I wished they added was more scenes with Matilda’s telekinesis. Now, I know this was Roald Dahls Matilda and not the 90’s movie but I would have loved to see a few more scenes with the telekinesis. I especially would have been ecstatic if they somehow included the scene from the 90’s movie where Matilda is dancing and making everything move in her house to music. I know that this is the musical and not the movie so hardcore musical fans don’t hate me but I still think that would have been fun to add. All in all, I’d give this movie a 7.5 out of 10.

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody Review

With the amount of musician biopics coming out you’d think I would try and learn a little bit more about the singers but I enjoy learning things about them for the first time during the movie. Which is what I’d consider the best part about these types of movies, learning about their crazy lives on the big screen.

On another note, this music biopic(along with Bohemian Rhapsody) succeeded where all of the others kind of dropped the ball. They succeeded because they created a good balance of switching the focus between the music and the singers’ lives. Other movies seemed to lean more one way or the other which always left me wanting more. The best part of I Wanna Dance was that I felt like I got the whole story, I was never left wondering what happened. Altogether it was a really good movie and I would give it an 8 out of 10.

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A Man Called Otto Review

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, I thought it was going to be boring but I was wrong. The best way to describe this movie is that it is an emotionally cute movie. There’s just something really great about the character that acts all grumpy but everyone knows they are just a big softy underneath. And that’s exactly the type of person Otto is. This movie has 2 things that make it a good movie, number one is the variety of characters. Each character is not only unique in their own special way, but collectively they are also unique in this genre of movie. I feel like in this type of movie you don’t get to see a group like this together often which makes it pretty entertaining.

The second thing I thought was great in this movie was how they handled the flashbacks. The way they decided to have Otto actually relive/remember the flashbacks instead of just going to a flashback was really cool. Doing it that way made the importance of the flashbacks 10 times more impactful. So I’d give this movie a 7 out of 10.

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Glass Onion Review

I really enjoyed this one, I think I even liked it better than Knives Out. Besides the great cast and characters, two more highlights stood out for me. The first of course is the perfect blending of the ridiculous and the serious. You get to enjoy the seriousness of a murder mystery(and the fun of trying to solve it before the characters do) all while laughing at the crazy antics the characters get up to. And there was never a moment where one feeling overshadowed the other, they seesawed back and forth perfectly.

The other highlight for me was the progression of the narrative, specifically how the movie went back in time halfway and then focused on another character. Doing it like that made me first feel like one of the confused suspects then after the switch, I felt like I was also a detective who was one clue away from solving the case. Basically, it made me feel immersed in the story and made the movie even more entertaining to watch, so I would give it a 9 out of 10.

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Violent Night Review

I know it’s not Christmas anymore but I still wanted to do a review for Violent Night albeit a short one but still one. This movie was really fun to watch first off, but I think the best part was how it was super violent(obviously) but not in the horror/evil Santa way. Usually when there’s a bloody Christmas movie the bloody part comes from some super evil Santa monster so I really enjoy Santa being a badass hero taking out the bad guys. It was also a really cool idea to have Santa be a Viking in his past, it was a clever bit of lore to add to the Santa story.

The one thing though that kept this from being my new favorite Christmas movie was that it was a little too real for me. I was hoping there was going to be a bunch more magic in it. I wanted Santa to absolutely denominate the bad guys. I wanted them to have zero hope! But instead, they had like a 40/60 chance of winning. Santa’s humanness made a good movie but I would have really loved it if he was even more magical than he was. So, because of the lack of magic used in the fighting, I’d give this movie a 7 out of 10.

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Avatar The Way of Water Review

100% worth every second of the 13 long year wait! I still love the first one and this one is just as great. It was absolutely stunning, beautiful, extraordinary, and every other word you can think of. There is no other movie that can enthrall me with nothing but random plants and animals like Avatar can. The first movie set such a high bar for amazing flora and fauna and Way of Water very easily matched and maybe even surpassed that bar. I was impressed with how much the first Avatar made me care about the natural world, and Way of Water made me care even more(I didn’t know that was possible). That’s one of the best things about this series, its ability to make you care so much about plants and animals(let alone people) that aren’t real. I feel confident in saying that no other movie has me rooting for the deaths of humans as much as Way of Water did. Whenever they burn a tree or kill an animal, I eagerly wait for karma to get them.

Another one of my favorite parts of Way of Water was the massive attention to detail in this movie, both plot-wise and character-wise. I loved seeing all the differences between the forest Navi and the water Navi. I also weirdly felt vindicated when they finally mentioned that Jake and his kids had 5 fingers while full Navi have 4. I noticed it a little while ago during one of my rewatch of the first one and ever since then I’ve been waiting for someone to mention it. Plot-wise I was freaking out every time the Sully kid’s story mirrored Jake’s story from the first one, it was the perfect way to connect the stories. That was also probably my favorite detail from Way of Water.

I of course give this movie a 10 out of 10 and I am ecstatic that I don’t have to wait another 13 years for the next one.

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Who killed Santa? A Murderville mystery Review

It’s a Christmas miracle! I’ve been wishing for more Murderville and now I got it! The show was hilarious and so was the Christmas special, especially the ending. I don’t want to spoil anything but I was crying laughing. This special had everything that made the show great a crazy plot, a fun mystery, and of course the best part the clueless guests. But besides for the classic Murderville craziness(which is the best part), I was also impressed by the mystery part. This one actually stumped me.

I would say more but there’s just no need, all you need to know is that the special is just as great as the show and it was super fun to watch. So I give it a 9 out of 10.