• 4 stars Ready Player One
    Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg

    I was prepared to dislike this because so much had been changed from the book, but it was really fun and entertaining.

  • 5 stars Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, & Rodney Rothman

    WOW. This movie completely nails everything. The animation style is beautiful, unique, and groundbreaking.

  • 5 stars Game Night
    Game Night by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein

    Hilarious, with a great cast, rich story, and unexpected twists and turns

  • 3 stars Pacific Rim: Uprising
    Pacific Rim: Uprising by Steven S. DeKnight

    Fun story, great action, and more of the robots on kaiju action from the original

  • 3 stars Downsizing
    Downsizing by Alexander Payne

    Funny at times, thoughtful at times, with a kind of weird take on futurism

  • 4 stars Deadpool 2
    Deadpool 2 by David Leitch

    Funny, profane, and violent in all the best ways that only Deadpool can be

  • 4 stars Ocean’s 8
    Ocean’s 8 by Gary Ross

    A fun heist movie with a fantastic cast

  • 3 stars Tomb Raider (2018)
    Tomb Raider (2018) by Roar Uthaug

    It wasn't awful and mildly entertained me for a couple hours.

  • 5 stars The Greatest Showman
    The Greatest Showman by Michael Gracey

    Loved the visuals, the music, and the story

  • 5 stars Incredibles 2
    Incredibles 2 by Brad Bird

    A really great sequel to one of my favorite Pixar movies.

  • 4 stars Solo
    Solo by Ron Howard

    On rewatching, I enjoyed this quite a bit more. I still wish I could have seen what the original directors envisioned.

  • 5 stars Avengers: Infinity War
    Avengers: Infinity War by Anthony & Joe Russo

    This movie was WAY better than it should have been with the number of characters in it. Sucks you in and keeps going.

  • 2 stars Justice League
    Justice League by Zack Snyder

    I really do not understand why DC continues to trust their characters with Zack Snyder. Not a good movie.

  • 5 stars Black Panther
    Black Panther by Ryan Coogler

    Marvel movies feel like they are continuously getting better overall, and this was no exception.

  • 5 stars Coco
    Coco by Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina

    Pixar was firing on all cylinders for this movie. Beautiful, inspiring, emotional.

  • 4 stars Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle by Jake Kasdan

    Way more entertaining than it had a right to be. Very different from the original, but so much fun.

  • 4 stars Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Rian Johnson

    While the pacing and story were a bit odd at times, Rian Johnson opened up a new world of possibilities in Star Wars.

  • 5 stars Thor: Ragnarok
    Thor: Ragnarok by Taika Waititi

    I loved the spectacle of this movie. Everything felt bigger, from the sets and story to the action and humor.

  • 3 stars The House
    The House by Andrew Jay Cohen

    A great cast, an okay plot, and some over-the-top shenanigans. Worth renting for a cheap laugh.

  • 5 stars Baby Driver
    Baby Driver by Edgar Wright

    Though different from Wright's other movies, I loved the unique story, amazing music, and awesome action.

  • 5 stars The Big Sick
    The Big Sick by Michael Showalter

    This was so funny, sweet, and heartfelt. I felt like I understood Kumail Nanjiani a bit more after watching.

  • 5 stars Arrival
    Arrival by Denis Villeneuve

    I really love that this was more story-driven than action-packed. The mystery hooked me.

  • 4 stars Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman by Patty Jenkins

    By far the best DC movie since the Christopher Nolan Batman era, it was amazing to see such a great female heroine.

  • 4 stars Pitch Perfect
    Pitch Perfect by Jason Moore

    I don't know why I avoided this movie for so long, because it was a ton of fun.

  • 4 stars Kong: Skull Island
    Kong: Skull Island by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

    Way better than the Peter Jackson Kong movie. Great cast, fun story, and entertaining throughout.

  • 4 stars La La Land
    La La Land by Damien Chazelle

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was surprisingly lovely and sweet with beautiful cinematography.

  • 5 stars Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Spider-Man: Homecoming by Jon Watts

    Instead of yet another needless Spider-Man reboot, this fit seamlessly into the MCU in a fun, hilarious way.

  • 4 stars The Founder
    The Founder by John Lee Hancock

    Powerfully told, funny and enraging, fascinating story.

  • 5 stars Moana
    Moana by Ron Clements & Don Hall

    Wonderful music, an original story, with great characters, beautifully rendered.

  • 4 stars Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by James Gunn

    Though not quite as good as the original, Vol. 2 was still a complete blast.

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