Laika movies

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Here are all the movies that Laika has made — so far they’re all stop-motion animation. Two out of five are masterpieces, which is a pretty good ratio. Coraline 2009 -> 2.5/5 ParaNorman 2012 -> 4/5 The Boxtrolls 2014 -> 5/5 Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 -> 5/5 Missing Link 2019 -> 4/5

DC Extended Universe

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Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 Shazam! 2019 -> 4.5/5 Birds of Prey 2020 Wonder Woman 1984 2020 […]

The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Here’s an updated version of this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. Future movies may or may not include Spider-Man, Black Widow, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, and Thor. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 […]

Star Trek movies

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Here’s an update to this list. The original series Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 -> 3.5/5 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 -> 5/5 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 -> 5/5 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 -> 5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 -> 4/5 […]

Pixar movies

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Here’s an update to this list. Toy Story movies Toy Story 1995 -> 5/5 Toy Story 2 1999 -> 5/5 Toy Story 3 2010 -> 4.5/5 Toy Story 4 2019 -> 5/5 Monsters, Inc. movies Monsters, Inc. 2001 -> 5/5 Monsters University 2013 -> 4.5/5 Finding Nemo movies Finding Nemo 2003 -> 4.5/5 Finding Dory […]

Mediocre movies with scenes worth watching

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These movies might not be worth watching from start to finish, but they have some terrific scenes within them. Austin Powers in Goldmember The opening scene is about a movie based on Austin Powers — starring a very famous actor as Powers.  D.E.B.S. In a scene at 0:09 the main characters are spying on someone […]

Alien

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Here’s an update to this list. Now that Disney has bought Fox, who knows what will happen — they say they’ll make more movies but that’s just vague talk at the moment. The quadrilogy Alien 1979 -> 3/5 (+) Aliens 1986 -> 4.5/5 (+) Alien3 1992 -> 3.5/5 Alien Resurrection 1997 -> 4.5/5 The crossovers […]

DC Extended Universe

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Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 Shazam! 2019 Birds of Prey 2020 Wonder Woman 1984 2020 The Batman […]

Jason Bourne

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Here are all of the movies in this series, which stars Matt Damon as the title character. Except for The Bourne Legacy, which features Jeremy Renner as a different character similar to Bourne. I’ve seen the first 3 more than once. They’re loosely based on books by Robert Ludlum, and there was a mini-series version […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 12

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This list continues from part 11. Jon Amiel Amiel directed movies like Tune in Tomorrow… and Creation. He also directed episodes of TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Outsiders. Masterpiece Sommersby Great movie Copycat Bad movie Entrapment David Frankel Frankel directed the movies Marley & Me and One Chance. He created the TV […]