The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is growing on me. It’s still a strange movie that has way too much going on and one that never quite gets a handle on all of its various story elements. But it’s made with imagination and flair, and as a purely visual exercise much of it truly is delightful.
I like The Meg. I enjoy watching Jason Statham and his ragtag team of charming eccentrics battle their megalodon to the death. An unabashedly silly movie, Jon Turteltaub’s crazy little giant shark action spectacular almost can’t help but make me smile.
In many ways Ocean’s Eight is slowly climbing up my list of 2018 favorites. I just really love watching it, the joy it makes me feel when it comes to an end almost indescribable.
Marrowbone is a spellbinding gothic drama overflowing in suspense, dread, pathos, romance and honest to goodness human sentiment. It is a sensational piece of genre subterfuge, the narrative an increasingly byzantine maze overflowing in deft twists and turns.
Having now re-watched all five of the Mission: Impossible films, I can say definitively that Ghost Protocol is my favorite in the series up to this point.
Even with some wonderfully memorable set pieces and a terrific villainous turn by the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman, 2006’s Mission: Impossible III is my least favorite entry in the long-running Tom Cruise international espionage franchise.
I’ve seen Tomb Raider four times now, which is the most I’ve watched any single 2018 release so far this year. That probably says it all.
Wonder Woman is amazing. It is filled with hope. It is filled with compassion. It is filled with kindness and love…Jenkins deserves to be applauded for bringing this hero to the screen right at the very time we needed her most, and as such creates a motion picture deserving of every single box office dollar, plaudit and award that has come its way.