Ten Year Plan (2015)

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Enjoy a somewhat drunk review from me as apology for not writing my reviews this weekend yet! TOMORROW FOR SURE! YELL AT ME ON TWITTER IF YOU HAVE TO!

  • Directed by J. C. Calciano
  • Starring Jack Turner, Michael Adam Hamilton
  • Written by J. C. Calciano
  • Romance
  • PG-13
  • 90 mins
  • 2 June 2015

Synopsis

Best friends agree that if they’re still both single in 10 years they’ll get together, one of which is obsessed with finding prince charming and getting married and the other who is a giant slut who doesn’t do the same dude twice unless its in the same night.

How’s the Story?

It’s Made of Honor but gay basically and without Scotland and Patrick Dempsey.

How’s the Acting?

It’s pretty shit, I think I could do a better job and I’m a stage actor, but whatever, it has tons of basic white dudes being super gay so yay!

How’s the Writing/Directing?

Also not so great, but it’s super adorable and for gay films it’s decent.

How’s the Cinematography?

Also pretty horrible but still, tons of adorable gayness which is super rare so who cares if it sucks?

Is It Worth Watching?

ABSOLUTELY! So here’s the thing: Happy gay films are rarely good quality. This movie had kinda good chemistry between the actors and the script wasn’t atrocious and it was SO HAPPY AND GAY! Happy gay stuff is super rare, okay, so happy gay romcom is WONDERFUL!

Listen, sixths movie had a gay cop whose straight partner was 100% cool with him talking about dudes he hooked up with on Grindr and taking him to gay bars and shit. Do you know how MONUMENTALLY RARE that is in basically ANTYHING???

Happy gay things with happy endings and sweet stories that treat the gayness like just normal life not a plot device is so rare and this was 100% something that works with a guy and a girl not two guys. It’s literally a less good version of Made of Honor with two dudes and I loved it and I hope you all watch it cause it’s amazing.

You have to compare gay movies to other gay movies not other movies in general, so compared to most gay movies this movie is SO GOOD and it’s on Netflix so go watch it you won’t regret that at all!

My Rating: 8/10

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The House (2017)

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  • Directed by Andrew Jay Cohel
  • Starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas
  • Written by Brendan O’Brien
  • Comedy
  • Rated R
  • 88 mins.
  • 30 June 2017

Synopsis

After the town’s usual college scholarship fund runs out of money, parents Scott and Kate must pay for their daughter Alex’s college education out of pocket… only they have no money. Inspired by a vacation with a friend going through hard times, Scott and Kate turn their friend’s house into an illegal casino in order to make the money they need to send Alex to college.

How’s the Story?

I was honestly surprised how much more STORY to this there was than I expected. I figured it was going to be pretty cold, with little connection to the family, and just a bunch of fun. While it was still pretty fun, this movie had more of a story than that, and I really enjoyed that. It was still pretty short and simple of a story, but it took it from ‘random slapstick comedy’ to ‘I am invested in their success’, which is definitely a step up from my expectations.

How’s the Acting?

It’s nothing too bad. Generally I think, while SUPER funny, Will Ferrell is a pretty bad actor, so for him to do a pretty okay job, I call that a success. I find myself wondering where the hell Jeremy Renner came from, because this is not the caliber movie I generally associate him with, and his performance was kinda crap because he’s a good actor in a far different film than his usual. Amy Poehler is great here, but she’s rarely anything less than great, even in shitty movies, so I’m not surprised.

How’s the Writing/Directing?

The writing here is good. It’s not the funniest movie I’ve ever seen, and I really expected it to be funnier, but since it has an actual story to more of an extent than I also expected, it balances out. The jokes are pretty good, if not great, so it’s got its worth.

Most importantly, however, I think where this movie falls down is the directing. I feel like the direction isn’t as consistent as it needed to be. There are a few choices that are kind of odd to me. However, overall, the direction is serviceable and does what it needs to do to keep the movie from going too far to the ‘wtf’ side of inconsistent.

How’s the Cinematography?

It isn’t much of a ‘visual’ type of movie, so I don’t have too much to say here, but I will say, the boxing scenes were really fun how they were filmed. There were some fun ways that the camera was used to make it feel more like you’re actually watching your drunk friends kick each other’s ass.

Is It Worth Watching?

While The House won’t be making too many Top 10 lists this year, it’s a perfectly enjoyable comedy. If you don’t like simple, un-serious comedy, you probably won’t like it, but if you do like just some good laughs with a decent story, this film will totally be worth seeing. I don’t at all regret the money I spent to sit in the movie theater, have a diet coke and some popcorn, and have a good laugh.

Most of all, if you’re into comedians, this film will have some very familiar faces that will probably make you smile no matter what you think about the movie as a whole. Some of my favorite ‘not-movie-star’ comics were in this movie and they all entertained me in their parts.

Though my review hasn’t exactly been glowing, I still have to reiterate that I enjoyed this movie and will definitely see it again when it inevitably plays on rotation at Comedy Central some day.

My Rating: 6/10

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Baby Driver (2017)

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  • Directed by Edgar Wright
  • Starring Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Lily James
  • Written by Edgar Wright
  • Action, Crime
  • Rated R
  • 113 mins.
  • 28 June 2017

Synopsis

A young man, Baby (Ansel Elgort), caught up in the world of a crime boss is a getaway driver in various heists until one heist goes wrong, putting him and his lady friend Debora (Lily James), in danger.

How’s the Story?

The story is far better than I expected. I was expecting a straight up ‘by-the-book’ action movie with gun fights and fast cars. I was never expecting to find such a cute love story and such a straight up endearing main character. I expected Baby to be a hard, cold, ‘don’t look back at the explosion’ badass, and instead he came across as such an innocent soul. Also, though the actor looks young, I didn’t expect the character to be such a young guy. He’s basically a kid in the grand scheme of things, which really ads to how the story is so much more than what I expected. It wasn’t just a fun action movie, it was a fun action movie with heart.

How’s the Acting?

I have to praise the acting in this film for one thing that a lot of people probably won’t even have noticed, and I bring it up because it’s such a common thing to get so badly wrong and they didn’t: Baby Driver had good, solid, believable southern accents!

It’s set in Atlanta, a place I’m familiar with as a Georgian, and I was so sure the accents would either not exist (understandable since Atlanta people often don’t have southern accents, those hoity toity bitches) or they would be the horrible, over the top, “Oh Mr. Beauregard, I do declaya!” southern belle accents that nobody actually has but most movies have. Instead, holy crap, they sounded GOOD! I admit, Debora had a little trouble, I suspect that actress is British because of the way she said some of her words (Her ‘Mary’ in particular sounds British), but other than a few of her words sounding wrong, the southern accents work so well and sound pretty natural and subtle.

The guy who plays Baby in particular NAILS the Georgian accent. I don’t know where he is from, but if you told me he’s from Atlanta, I’d believe you in a minute.

The rest of the acting was all great, too, but the real success here is those Southern accents, so I don’t feel the need to say any more here.

How’s the Writing/Directing

I didn’t actually know who had written or directed this movie until I saw the credits roll after the movie and realized, “Wait, I know that name!” and I knew it was going to be good then. Edgar Wright is better known as the man behind Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead. Knowing that now, I absolutely can see. That explains all the hilarious moments that had the whole theater rolling laughing at parts.

This movie has some great scenes that really celebrate the actors, which isn’t super common in action movies. Also, since it’s a movie specifically about car chases, I have to celebrate how smart and fun so many of these chase scenes were! It actually had some things that you don’t often see in these types of movies, and it was so well done.

Bonus Category: Sound!

This is the second movie to get this bonus category I created for the first (Moonlight) because this whole movie is basically like someone took an awesome mix tape and made a movie for it. This movie has the most diverse and awesome soundtrack and it really gives it the extra ‘oomph’. The best thing of all is that, like Guardians of the Galaxy, this movie ties the music into the plot. It’s there for a reason It’s not just like ‘oh, know what would be cool?’, it ends up being a very emotional part of the character’s backstory.

I just really love the way they did what they did with this awesome soundtrack and the reasoning behind it. So many great songs and so many unexpected songs, and it’s all just so enjoyable.

How’s the Cinematography?

The cinematography of this movie is dope! I mean, most chase movies have fun, well done cinematography in that aspect, but there are a lot of little things that just work really well here. This will sound weird, but I love the color palate of this movie. I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s not over-saturated but it’s still warmer than most action movies have. This had the color-feel of a romantic comedy but it was an action movie, and I don’t know why that works, but it does.

Also, this is a tiny thing, but I loved the scene at the beginning of the film where he’s just walking along with the camera tracking him. I don’t know if it was a long take, I didn’t pay that much attention, but it had that long take feel that just gives anything a little ‘oomph’. Also, even tinier detail, but I loved how they worked with the reflective surfaces in that scene. It felt fun and more light-hearted for some reason to have so much going on like that.

Is It Worth Watching?

Baby Driver is the type of movie that most anybody could enjoy. I mean, it’s R-Rated so obviously most people aren’t gonna watch it with the kids, especially since it isn’t just rated R for the f-bombs, there’s some seriously graphic violence in there (I did NOT expect so much blood, holy crap), but this movie will appeal to even those who aren’t big action-movie-lovers like I am.

It has so much heart, and Baby and Debora are such a sweet romance in this weirdly innocent way for a bloody violent crime movie, and you just want them to go on their ‘leave this life behind’ road trip and escape all this ugliness and be happy! I never expected to have so many heartstrings tugged watching this movie. Even beyond Baby and Debora’s sweet romance, the dynamic Baby has with his foster-dad Joe is so adorable and it really amplifies that ‘sweet, innocent kid caught up in a bad situation’ thing Baby has going on.

I just really loved this film. I love basic, badass action movies with blood and guns and cars and crashes, all that good stuff. However, that’s not what this is. This is not your basic, badass action flick, this is a movie that also has some badass action.

(Also, in parting, I’m gonna ask anybody willing to research this to comment and tell me, how bad did they piss off Atlanta drivers by closing I-75 going STRAIGHT through downtown Atlanta just to film car chases? Cause lemme tell you guys something: Atlanta traffic, especially on I-75 in the afternoon, is like Paris traffic and LA traffic had a demon baby from hell. Seriously, a drive that takes 15 minutes at 8pm will take you an hour and a half between 4 and 6pm.)

It may seem like I’m over-praising this movie, but I genuinely expected ‘mindless fun’ and what I got was characters, and heart, and comedy, and action, and all the good things about movies all rolled into one.

My Rating: 9/10

 

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Rough Night (2017)

(I was going to review Pitch Perfect 2 after last week, but I decided to wait and do this today since I was seeing this and it’s new.)

  • Directed by Lucia Aniello
  • Starring Scarlet Johansson, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, Ilana Glazer
  • Written by Lucia Aniello, Paul Downs
  • Comedy
  • Rated R
  • 101 mins
  • 16 June 2017

Synopsis

A woman named Jess, who has been busy with work as she is running for office, gets the bachelorette weekend from hell when the weekend full of fun planned by her college roommate goes horribly wrong when an accident kills their stripper.

How’s the Story?

It’s a good story. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, because it’s honestly kind of a Weekend at Bernie’s with a raunchier type of comedy. At its heart, the story is about friendship and growing up and I think they did that really well without sacrificing the comedy. Very balanced even if it isn’t anything new or revolutionary.

How’s the Acting?

I really liked the acting in this movie. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Scarlet Johansson in a comedy like this before, and she’s great! This movie has characters that are believable and the actors really nail the comedic timing. I genuinely was impressed by the cast of this film. Even the pervy neighbors Ty Burrell and Demi Moore were excellent performances.

(Side note, did anybody else notice and LOVE how the pervy neighbors were really into consent? That’s well done detail, my friends.)

How’s the Writing/Directing?

Honest to God, I have not enjoyed the writing of a comedy so much in a very long time. All the gags had me ROLLING. Even the tiniest jokes made me giggle until I couldn’t breathe. I loved all the things that made this very much a movie for women. I’m not saying men won’t enjoy it and that women don’t enjoy regular comedy, but there were so many jokes and references in this movie that I feel like women probably will appreciate more. I also loved all of the jokes about Florida and the jokes about America in there, too. Also, I loved all the real things this movie referenced like the Sad Astronaut or the woman who got 20 years for a warning shot at her violent husband. It made the comedy feel more grounded and less canned humor.

I just loved the witty writing and the hilarious gags in this movie as well as the friendship and stuff. This was one of very few comedies in recent years that I never felt even slightly uncomfortable because of one of the jokes.

And as for direction, the only thing that needs be said is that you can tell this movie was directed by a woman because FINALLY there is a movie where the women in it are realistic. Very few movies have women doing things and saying things in ways that actual women would do them. You have no idea how often I see something and go, “That’s so unrealistic!” and this was one that was absolutely realistic.

How’s the Cinematography?

I mean, it’s not the most beautifully shot movie ever, but it has its moments. The shots from outside the house into the living room were interesting choices. I would say that this isn’t a movie where the cinematography matters. Nothing was glaringly terrible which is all I really needed from this movie.

Is It Worth Watching?

This is the best pure comedy I’ve seen since The Nice Guys and I like this better than I did that one. I’ve seen people call this “The Hangover for women” and no. Those movies weren’t even very funny. This movie is ‘laugh until you cry’ funny. Even the tiniest things, like the cashier with the adult diapers bit, it was so good.

Also, because I know you are probably tired of me saying it so much, I feel like I need to really annoy you by once again saying that this movie was an excellent comedy for women. I loved how this felt like conversations that I would have with my friends. Obviously not about killing a stripper, but talking about creepy guys being scared away by the word ‘tampon’ so you use it as a code word, the jokes about pubic hair grooming, jokes about how if Alice masturbated more she wouldn’t be so horny that she caused the accident, and most of all, making fun of hipsters! All these things that just sound like things women joke about made me feel like I really identified with the comedy here.

Is this what men always feel like watching comedy?

Another thing I loved about this movie is all the casual queerness. Even with he meth dealing trucker and the suburban meth seeker, the queerness was never a joke or a punchline. I mean, there were jokes made involving it, like Frankie and Blair fighting and Frankie staring at Blair’s boobs the entire time, and like I said, the meth dealing trucker and the suburban meth seeker, but it was never making fun of their queerness, it was all just part of the jokes, and nobody had a serious reaction to any of it. Peter even played match-maker for the dudes looking for blowjobs!

Shit guys, even the sex-workers were respected. Prior to seeing this movie I was kinda worried because someone tweeted about how ‘we’re still joking about killing sex workers’ but when you see the movie you find that it’s really not like that. It’s not like ‘oh he’s just a hooker, nobody will care’, there’s even a line Frankie says about not belittling sex workers or something to that affect.

So to sum it up, this is a comedy that isn’t sexist, isn’t racist, isn’t homophobic, doesn’t belittle sex-workers, drags Florida and America’s gun problem, isn’t offensive in really any way, and is still a hilarious raunchy comedy.

I didn’t even think that was possible, and yet this movie exists. If you can’t tell, I loved this movie and I recommend it to anybody. Even if you don’t normally like comedy, give it a shot. It might just change your mind.

My Rating: 8/10

 

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Pitch Perfect (2012)

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  • Directed by Jason Moore
  • Starring Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp
  • Written by Kay Cannon
  • Comedy
  • Rated PG-13
  • 112 mins.
  • 5 October 2012

Synopsis

Becca, a college freshman, joins her college girls’ a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, in a deal with her father that, should she make friends and enjoy the college experience, he’ll let her drop out and move to LA to start her career as a DJ.

How’s the Story?

It’s a pretty classic basic tale of a girl learning the importance of friendship in building one’s personality, but the way it’s presented is absolutely unique and interesting in the best way. I like these talent competition movies like this. When I was little it was Bring It On with the cheer leading, then when I was a teen it was dance movies, and here we have a singing movie when I was in college. I actually didn’t see this movie when it first came out, I saw it for the first time LAST year, and I liked it, but every time I see it, I like it more.

How’s the Acting?

The acting is pretty good. This is a pretty ‘insert tab a into slot b’ type of caricature acting more than ACTING, but it’s all good. Everybody fills their roles well and some of the comedic timing is just perfect, which is a big plus. All in all it’s nothing to write home about but in a good way because nobody sucks.

How’s the Writing/Directing?

I love the way this film is written, because it doesn’t play into the catty stereotypes about girls Becca’s age. The whole point of the story and her character progression is to take her from the “I’m not like other girls” type of girl into a girl who embraces other women. To sound like a total weeb, it’s basically the movie version of the deconstruction of the tsundere, where the character that seems to not care turns out to care a LOT. This is one of my favorite ‘good feminist film’ movies because the whole thing is about girls working together and unlearning all the stuff society corals us into about how other women are always your competition for everything. The way this movie is written just highlights all of that stuff and shows it being broken down.

How’s the Cinematography?

The cinematography is really simple, and maybe not the best, but it’s okay. This isn’t a visual masterpiece, it’s a fun movie with good themes. There are some scenes that are pretty lazily edited where shot-reverse-shot is used in a really easy cop out kind of way, but otherwise there’s nothing offensive about it.

Is It Worth Watching?

Pitch Perfect is the kind of movie that you can just put on and enjoy. It’s a great ‘weekend afternoon’ type of movie, because it’s light and simple but thoroughly entertaining (and fun to sing along to if you’re the type and you’re watching it alone). It’s hilarious, it’s smart with its intentions, and it’s a great movie for women. It’s on my list of favorite feminist films because it’s just a great film to remind girls that girls are awesome that everybody can appreciate.

Also, on a selfish note, I have to say the fact the main character is an alto makes me soooo happy because I get really sick of all the main characters in movies with singing in them being damn sopranos. ALTOS ARE IMPORTANT, TOO!

My Rating: 7/10

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Wonder Woman (2017)

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  • Directed by Patty Jenkins
  • Starring Gal Gaddot, Chris Pine
  • Written by Allan Heinberg
  • Action, Fantasy
  • Rated PG-13
  • 141 mins.
  • 2 June 2017

Synopsis

Diana, princess of the Amazons, has always learned of war and the outside world, though she has lived in the paradise home island of the Amazons. When a pilot stumbles upon their hidden island when his plane crashes into the sea, Diana learns of the ‘war to end all wars’ that is taking place in the outside world, and she is determined to carry out the fated duty of the Amazon and kill the god of war, Ares, once and for all, so that his poisonous influence over mankind can end and peace everlasting can begin.

How’s the Story?

This story is really good. I don’t know shit about Wonder Woman and yet I really enjoyed this story. I loved Diana’s background and I loved the steps through which this film goes to reaching its end. It’s a very balanced story that does not feel nearly as long as this movie actually is. I was stunned to see the run time on this film because the story never lulled!

How’s the Acting?

This is a very well acted film. I wasn’t expecting too much, but Gal Gadot is really good here. There are some moments where she’s not the greatest (very few but once or twice she over-acts), but she’s really good. I’ve never seen her before, but this was a great introduction to her.

Chris Pine was incredible in this! I didn’t expect that much of him either. I know he’s a good actor, I’ve seen him in a few things where he was mind-blowing, but for a superhero movie I expected ‘showy’ Chris Pine, not ‘natural’ Chris Pine. This was a top 5 performance for him, definitely.

I really dug the rest of the cast, to! I didn’t expect to like the supporting cast members as much as I did, but this was a great one.

How’s the Writing/Directing?

This movie’s writing and direction is so good. There are so many little moments (won’t bother to list them) where I expected the direction to go a different way than it did, and the way it DID go is way better than what I expected.

I like the writing in this film because this movie does what so many don’t bother doing, and that’s focusing on the humanity of it all. It’s part direction as well, but it’s a very writing-centric thing to have the film touch on all these issues of human nature. I adore that it talks about things from the perspective of someone who doesn’t understand them to do so as well. There’s a part where, minor spoiler, a character who is proclaimed to be a crack shot can’t do it, and when she says, “For someone who said he could shoot, he didn’t seem that good,” (paraphrasing) and we know that she doesn’t know what PTSD is. The same as when that character is shown having a nightmare. We’re getting a look at PTSD through the eyes of someone who has no concept of these things, and it makes it even more powerful.

Similarly there are two parts that touch on racism and she doesn’t understand it. Once, a character talks about how his dream was to be an actor but he’s the wrong color, and another time, a Native American character comments on how over in Europe, even though there’s a horrible war, he can be free, because the last war took everything fro his people, and when she asks who took it, he nods to his friend and says ‘his people’. It manages to talk about the complexities of racism since obviously not every individual is to blame for what their people did, but you can’t pretend just because of that it doesn’t matter.

This even gets talked about regarding the Germans through Diana’s lack of understanding about humans. She thinks that the only reason the Germans could possibly want to hurt people is because of Ares poisoning their minds. She doesn’t understand how it’s possible for people to be anything besides good without some outside influence. This movie has so many scenes that are nuanced in the way that humans work and seeing that from Diana’s point of view could have been done in such a preachy way, but it manages to never do that. It’s written with such care that this delicate balance holds.

And though I haven’t talked as much about gender because I’ve chosen to not bother since so many other people have probably said it far better than me, I will point out one thing that has to be said: I didn’t expect to be as deeply affected by the fact that this film has a woman who can’t be hurt. Most superheroes, not just women, can still be harmed, and we know she can because the other Amazons died at the beginning, but by having her deflecting bullets with her armor it struck me really hard that I live in a world where women are murdered all the time just because we exist. All the time you hear stories about women being murdered by their partners, women being murdered for refusing to give a stranger at a bar their phone number, honor killings for rape victims, honor killings for adultery, you even see news stories about women being murdered by men for being pretty and a ‘temptation’.

And when I saw Diana running across No Man’s Land deflecting bullets the words, “a woman who can’t be hurt by men” popped into my head and I almost cried. I never expected to be so deeply affected by a female superhero, because though I’m a feminist, I didn’t expect to feel any real difference in her than in male superheroes. But I was.

How’s the Cinematography?

The cinematography is good. It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s good. There are some moments where the CGI is a bit shit, and some could say there’s too much slow-motion going on, but I didn’t mind those things. I like the color palate used, the gritty ‘war film’ look is a favorite of mine, but it’s nothing special.

All in all, this is a good looking film, but there’s nothing super special other than some REALLY badass fight sequences.

The best part of this film visually is the part where this woman is like the lovechild of Legolas and Black Widow doing this super badass aerial maneuver with a bow and three arrows that drop three bodies. That scene is genuinely when I went ‘oh shit, this is gonna be GOOD’.

Is It Worth Watching?

Wonder Woman is one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever seen. Full stop. I didn’t care much about seeing this movie because I don’t tend to watch DC films (I haven’t watched a DC movie since Batman Begins and I hate that movie, which is WHY I haven’t seen one since really), but it looked pretty good in the little clips shown on late-night talk shows, so I thought, ‘okay, this sounds fun’. Also, I liked the whole ‘feminist film’ thing a lot obviously, though I worried they wouldn’t actually succeed at doing it right (instead, we got a film that finally gets badass female character RIGHT).

So as you can see, this isn’t a movie I’ve been anticipating, the success or failure of this movie didn’t matter much to me, and I expected a good time after all the positive reviews, but nothing on the level of my favorite superhero movies.

And instead, like I said, this is one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever seen. This film balances action with story, character with plot, high points with low points, in a way that so many superhero movies fail to do. Everybody has seen a superhero movie that has too-long fight sequences, not enough character development, not enough of a story to warrant all the people in it (looking at you, Civil War), and just doesn’t work as a MOVIE as much as a superhero movie.

This is a good movie. It isn’t good for a superhero movie, it’s good for movies in general. Wonder Woman is a good movie that’s about a superhero. And I loved it.

The only reason this movie doesn’t get a 10/10 is because I would have liked to know more about the Madame Poison lady. I wanted to learn what happened to her face, where she came from, where she disappeared to, ect. Honestly, if we had gotten more information on her, this film might have made my third 10/10 ever. I loved it that much.

My Rating: 9/10

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Little Update On Some Coming Changes

Nothing major is going to change around here at Chelsea Loves Movies, but recently I have decided that I need to go back and try to standardize my ratings.

As you have probably seen, there are movies I utterly disliked that I have given higher ratings because of their ‘value’ or ‘artistry’ or some shit, and yet movies I really enjoyed have lower ratings just because they aren’t as good. I’m not saying this is WRONG, but my ratings have no standardization. Looking back, there are so many movies I would have given a different rating now.

So… I’ve decided to go through and alter some ratings. I need to be harsher anyways. The only ratings I tend to give are 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. So 5 means I utterly disliked something and 9 means I loved it. Which is kind of dumb. I need to go lower when I dislike things and stop giving almost every movie I find ‘good but not great’ a 7. MOST of my reviews are 7/10 and that needs some variety, don’t you think?

While no major changes are coming, I’m going to start rating more things 6/10 when they would normally fall under 7/10 just because I have things that should be 4 or 5’s under 6 currently.

You may not even notice the rating changes unless you’re used to digging through my backlogs, I’m going to implement these changes so slowly.

I just REALLY spend too much time rating everything 7/10 or 8/10 so far.

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