MCU: Avengers: Endgame (2019) Best Line: “I…am Iron Man.”Funniest Line: “So he’s an idiot?” (Rhodey to Nebula, about Quill)Worst Line: N/AVillain: ThanosVillain Grade: A+Film Grade: A+Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%My Opinion (after latest viewing): UnchangedBest Relationship: The AvengersWorst Relationship: N/ABest Casting: N/AWorst Casting: N/ABest Fight: Cap, The Avengers, Guardians, Wakandans, etc. vs. Thanos et. Read More

MCU: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Best Line: “If you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” (Tony to Peter)Funniest Line: “Do you lay eggs?” (Ned to Peter, peppering him with questions about being Spider-Man)Worst Line: “What are you wearing? Something skimpy, I hope.” (Tony flirting on video with Aunt May)Villain: VultureVillain Grade: Read More

MCU: Captain America: Civil War Best Line: “I don’t know if you’ve been in a fight before, but there’s usually not this much talking.” (Sam, to Peter)Funniest Line: “So, you like cats?” (Sam, to T’Challa)Worst Line: N/AVillain: Helmut Zemo/HydraVillain Grade: B+Film Grade: ARotten Tomatoes Score: 91%My Opinion (after latest viewing): UnchangedBest Relationship: Steve and Read More

MCU: Ant-Man Best Line: “Scott, I need you to be the Ant-Man.” (Hank to Scott)Funniest Line: “Is that a camera on an ant? Sure, why not?” (Scott)Worst Line: “Would it kill ya to call me ‘Dad?’” (Hank to Hope)Villain: Yellowjacket/DarrenVillain Grade: B-Film Grade: B+Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%My Opinion (after latest viewing): Read More

MCU: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Best Line: “You didn’t see that coming?”Funniest Line: “The guy’s multiplying faster than a Catholic rabbit.”Worst Line: “Language.”Villain: UltronVillain Grade: B+Film Grade: A-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%My Opinion (after latest viewing)Best Relationship: Thor and his hammerWorst Relationship: N/ABest Casting: James SpaderWorst Casting: N/ABest Crying: N/AWorst Accent: Elizabeth OlsenSaddest Death: QuiksilverBest Read More

MCU: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Best Line: “On your left.” Funniest Line: “Hey, fellas, either one of you know where the Smithsonian is? I’m here to pick up a fossil.” (Nat, to Steve and Sam) Worst Line: “I owe you.” (Nat, to Steve) Villain: Alexander Pierce/Hydra Villain Grade: A Film Grade: A Rotten Tomatoes Score: Read More

MCU: The Avengers (2011)

Best Line: “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.” (Tony, when Steve asks what he is without the suit) Funniest line: “I understood that reference.” (Steve, about flying monkeys) Worst line: “I’ll persuade you.” (Nat to Bruce) Villain: Loki Villain Grade: A Film Grade: A Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92% My Opinion (after latest Read More

MCU: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Best line: “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.”  Funniest line: “I’m not kissing’ ya.” (Sergeant to Steve) Worst line: “Pick on someone your own size.” (Bucky to bullies) Villain: Red Skull/Hydra Villain Grade: B Film Grade: B+ Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80% My opinion (after latest viewing): Lowered Best relationship: Steve and Read More

Review: Snowpiercer (2013)

I had originally seen Snowpiercer, Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho’s first English-language film, a few years ago. But, perhaps I wasn’t paying that much attention before, as I forgot much of what had transpired the second time I watched it (with nearly 100% attention). I’d forgotten how violent and bizarre it was; but, also, I think I appreciated the impressive scope of the filmmaking more this time, especially after having seen Ho’s Oscar-winning masterpiece Parasite.

Review: Knives Out (2019)

From the moment I viewed the trailer for Knives Out, I knew it would be a blast; with such a pedigreed cast including Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, former Captain of America Chris Evans, and James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, how could it NOT be gloriously fun? Luckily, my instincts and hopes were correct. Not only is director-writer Rian Johnson’s who-dun-it hilarious and entertaining, it’s also inventive, clever, and at times poignant.