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  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    The Gay Allegory is strong with this one!
    But putting that aside for a separate topic of discussion....

    The newest (and 2nd shortest) film from Pixar obviously takes some strong stylistic and visual inspiration from "Call me by your name", and plot ideas straight out of "The Little Mermaid", but still manages to mostly have a voice all it's own.

    In some senses, it's actually hard to believe this is a Pixar film, as it's surprisingly low-key and laid-back, and…

  • Death of Me

    Death of Me

    ★★★

    Interesting premise, and I normally really enjoy both Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth.

    But there's little to no chemistry between the characters, and this helps deflate any dramatic tension created.

    The script also seems needlessly complex and muddled, and not a driving force as is needed for a film like this.

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  • Sam & Mattie Make A Zombie Movie

    Sam & Mattie Make A Zombie Movie

    ★★★★½

    I'm not sure what to make of this film. It had no right to come out of nowhere and hit me like a ton of bricks...

    But it sure as hell did!

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Pre-Release Comments (06/18/21):
    Mixed feelings about this one. I've been a fan of the Shang Chi character and mythos since I first read "Master of Kung Fu" as a child but there's been precious little of him in the Marvel Comic Universe since his title ended. (A Marvel Max mini-series, a few miscellaneous mini-series, and some cameos.)

    As news broke of the film, I was at first excited for people to discover the character (even if it seems they swapped…