'Avengers: Endgame' directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo

The experience of seeing this movie is like Church. This is the big sequel to last summer's box office destroyer Infinity War and the conclusion of a 22 movie series. It delivers the power fantasy eucharist. And that's great but it leaves me feeling like I am in a pickle because the movie as a product is exactly what I wanted when I was a 13-year-old comic book kid, so they have me hooked. I don't need it anymore I am so much less interested in this type of hype machine movie. It really makes me realize that I don't really need this church I don't feel the excitement and I feel like I have seen it again and again and it makes me miss smarter shit, fucked up politically incorrect indie film. So it's appropriate that this movie feels like a big ending because it's also an ending for me I don't think I am going to see this type of movie in cinemas anymore.  This is the end of hype for me. I've made a decision and I am killing it dead. I'm old now a…

'Captain Marvel' directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Its the worst most boring and dull Marvel movie ever and Brie Larson gives a terrible emotionally flat acting performance. Even her look of defiance is boring. Brie Larson had one job.

It had decent action and effects in the opening sequence which legit drew me in. I liked the Mentor-Mentee thing happening with Jude Law. We get to see a cool cast of alien (Kree) Commandos getting sent out on a mission. It was all interesting as all the players were introduced even well into our hero falling to earth.
But then they tried to flip the script on the audience and only managed to pull the rug out from under themselves as writers and they didn't pay anything off! meanwhile, they force NEW mentor mentee relationships NEW old friendships they just happen to remember after weak ass amnesia story points. Relationships that don't work and the actors don't earn.
Brie Larson has a blank smug look on her face throughout the entire movie she sort of reminds me of porn legend Sasha Grey bu…

'Alita: Battle Angel' directed by Robert Rodriguez

While I can't really describe Alita; Battle Angel as a good movie. I still enjoyed the hell out of it.
I never read the comics but I remember seeing them in the comics store. Its Manga, and if you go to see a Manga story come to life then your going to love the shit out of this. I have already griped about the issues this movie has in reviews for other recent movies. The same old same old issues that a lot of movies have in the sci-fi action genre.
CG people still do not do it for me, but like "Ready Player One" the world and characters are so designed and stylised that it doesn't break the reality of the world for me. It makes it feel more like a Manga and it's not hiding that. Its glorying in it.
The acting is cheesed, but grounded so somehow it keeps what is kind of a stupid mess of a movie together gives it a heart and makes it work. The stand out being the actress playing Alita, Rosa Salazar, her and her boyfriend's dumb teenage love story is somewhat wa…

'Incredibles 2' directed by Brad Bird

A great movie about a family. a great family movie about superheroes. As far as animation goes its not just the state of the art eye candy, the amount of thought and attention that shows up on screen is awe inspiring. The lighting, the sound, the set design, the character movement the camera movement and cinematography are next level. And the characters are well developed, the situations are relevant. This movie is an A plus.

It is a cartoon, so I guess you do need to be up for that.

Baby Jack Jack steals the movie,

'Alpha' directed by Albert Hughes

I liked this movie.

Its a cave man movie about a boy and his dog. Man and dog vs. Nature. I can imagine this movie  doing well in countries that don't speak English. Kodi Smit-Mcphee plays Keda, a young member of a primitive tribe who gets gored and flung off a cliff only to be left for dead by his tribe on his first hunt. He wakes up from a coma alone and bonds with a wolf and together they struggle to get back to his tribal home.

Its good. I love a good cave man movie. This would be a good movie to watch highly medicated. Its shot well, its simple enough to understand whats happening and its compelling. Stories about resourceful young people who learn to survive in the woods have a special place in my heart.

'Kin' directed by Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker

I thought I finished my movie review dump last night but I remembered I saw a few other movies in August that I forgot to review.

Kin is a weird one. Its a movie about a kid named Eli from Detroit played by Miles Truitt who finds a weapon from the future. Then he and his older criminal brother Jimmy go on a road trip to run away from gangster James Franco. They have a very predictable road adventure, they meet and befriend a stereotype stripper played by Zoe Kravitz. They get where they are heading and then impossible shit that doesn't make sense and is never explained happens.

The kid is ok. The future tech gun is slightly interesting. Not enough to carry the movie. Seemed like the older brother went to the Jensen Ackles Acting Academy. Zoe Kravitz plays a stripper in a PG-13 movie. James Franco can't save it. Michael B Jordan showing up at the end doesn't make up for the two hours you just spent watching it.

I couldn't recommend it in theaters, but as something on TV…

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' directed by Phil Johnston, Rich Moore

Wreck it Ralph was totally delightful. I didn't actually see the original movie in the theater or even the proper way streaming I watched a playlist on youtube that strung together clips of the movie in various languages and with a lot of overlap I basically put together in my mind. Who doesn't love Vanelope Von Schweet? its just a cute name. Its concept is a lot like the old cartoons where all the toys in the toy store come alive at night and play when the owner is away. Well in this its all the videogame characters have a secret life while the arcade owner is away.

Ralph is a Donkey Kongesque videogame bad guy who is actually good.  Vanelope is the glitchy secret spunky character in a cutesy candy kart racer game. The first one was all cohesive and made sense within its story it had all the fun old school arcade game references. IT was just a lot of fun.

This one is okay. but in this one they travel to the internet to buy a part for Vanelope's videogame. and all the ref…