Yeah, I know. Been a while.
The irony, of course, is that I only started this weekly feature to give my poor, neglected personal site something resembling regular updates, and I’ve managed to fuck that up by missing the last two weeks. I resolve to do better, of course, but in the meantime, maybe subscribe to Ready, Steady, Cut!, where I publish these reviews. That way you won’t miss any when I inevitably forget to write next week’s entry.
Anyway. Big update, this, given it’s covering everything from the fourteenth of April, so let’s get on with it.
First up, Rings, which is shit.
Similar, but much, much better, is The Autopsy of Jane Doe, which is a small-scale, low-budget affair that you should definitely check out if you’re genre-savvy.
Speaking of genre, Sleepless is the latest entry in what I like to call “dad to the rescue” movies. It’s a so-so vehicle for Jamie Foxx, who’s aging gracefully, but nothing more than that.
Also so-so is Life, a flagrant Alien knock-off set aboard the International Space Station and starring Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and some other people. Wait for Alien: Covenant later this month.
While you’re waiting, watch Get Out. I know I came to this one a little bit late and I’m mostly preaching to the choir, but seriously – this is a modern genre classic, and will almost certainly feature in my top ten of the year.
Fate of the Furious is… mostly okay. It’s still perfectly enjoyable, but it’s certainly overlong, and something is lost without the presence of the late Paul Walker. Worth watching if you’re into the franchise, but I wouldn’t go out of your way.
It’s certainly a better time than Sandy Wexler, though. Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix-exclusive abomination is a slight step up from his previous two, which means it’s still terrible.
Surprisingly not-terrible is Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie and I think you might be, too.
Less surprising: The Boss Baby. I didn’t care for it.
Luckily, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 mostly lived up to my (admittedly high) expectations. It’s about as good as the first one, just in a slightly different way.
And, finally, Colossal. It’s fantastic.
In other news: I’ve transferred my series on the DC animated originals from here, where it originated, to Ready, Steady, Cut!, where it will continue. Here’s a link to the contents page.
See you next week. Maybe.