Review: The Replacements (2000)

Sure, it’s not a perfect film, and clearly critics disliked it enough to give it a disappointingly low Rotten Tomatoes score of 44%; but, I’d have to say I disagree with the critics, for the most part. The plot is fairly basic and not all that original, but the characters, dialogue, and actors are so entertaining and charming that it is nearly impossible to dislike.

MCU: Thor: Ragnarok

Best Line: “He’s a friend from work.” Funniest Line: “We are not doing ‘Get Help!’” (Loki to Thor, when planning their escape) Worst Line: N/A Villain: Hela Villain Grade: A- Film Grade: A- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92% My Opinion (after latest viewing): Improved Best Relationship: Thor and Loki Worst Relationship: Read More

MCU: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017)

Best Line: “I’m Marry Poppins, y’all.” Funniest Line: “You need to find someone who is pathetic, like you.” (Drax, to Quill) Worst Line: “I know that sounds bad.” Villain: Ego Villain Grade: A- Film Grade: A- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83% My Opinion (after latest viewing): Improved Best Relationship: The Guardians Read More

MCU: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Best Line: “We are Groot.”Funniest Line: “There’s a little pee comin’ out of me right now.” (Peter, when the Collector talks about the Infinity Stones)Worst Line: “You must be joking.”Villain: RonanVillain Grade: BFilm Grade: A-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%My Opinion (after latest viewing): UnchangedBest Relationship: Rocket and GrootWorst Relationship: N/ABest Read More

MCU: Iron Man 3

Best Line: “I’m the best.” (Tony, when he does something really cool as Iron Man) Funniest line: “Please don’t tell me there’s a 12-year-old kid in the car I don’t know about.” (Tony, to his former one-night stand, Maya) Worst line: “I’m gonna sleep downstairs. Tinker with that.” (Pepper to Read More

MCU: Iron Man 2

Best line: “She did quite the spread on Tony last year.” (Pepper, about the reporter who Tony slept with) Funniest line: “Sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to exit the donut.” (Fury, to Tony) Worst line: “Is this dirty enough for you?” (Nat to Tony) Villain: Whiplash/Hammer Villain Grade: Read More

Review: Sophie’s Choice (1982)

Sophie’s Choice is primarily known for Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning performance, deemed by many to be one of the best performances by any actor (male or female) of all time. I believed critics and viewers, but I was skeptical that it could top who I’d currently ranked as my #1 Best Actress Oscar winner of all time (that I’d seen): Charlize Theron in Monster. I was wrong, and after finishing Sophie’s Choice, I immediately knew that I’d just witnessed one of the best acting performances of all time.

Review: The English Patient (1996)

The English Patient is the kind of romantic, sweeping epic that, were it made by or starring anyone less talented than those involved in the film, would’ve come across as overly cliche and laughable, even when it’s not supposed to be funny. Fortunately, this multiple Oscar winner is excellently done, and can be considered to be deserving of its numerous awards.

Review: Julia (1977)

Julia is a movie about which I knew very little, aside from the fact that it had won Oscars — and, being that I’m a movie snob who wants/needs to see as many Oscar-winning (and nominated) films as possible, this was on my seemingly never-ending queue. Also, I’d seen very little of Jane Fonda’s earlier, more dramatic work, and had only seen her in things like Grace and Frankie (a few episodes here and there) and the disappointing Book Club.