Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

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It: Chapter 2

October 22, 2019

Okay, so let me work this out. First, maybe things are inherently less scary because its adults now, not kids? Also, what was with them not being able to remember even living in the town until they’re together again? (except for Stanley apparently). That was kinda pointless, and pretty tough to buy. The scare scenes […]

Toy Story 4

October 12, 2019

In the second movie this year to involve Jordan Peele and a lost child at a carnival, the very existence of a fourth Toy Story seemed to baffle many moviegoers, as the third film seemed to wrap up the series so well. As far as a conclusion to the series goes, Toy Story 4 does […]

Scary Movie Month Returns

October 1, 2019

I’m posting my second annual scary movie month post, hoping to give some recommendations (and anti-recommendations) for everyone as they plan out their October movie line-up.  What I have done is gone back to this time last year, looking at the movies I watched for October and posting my thoughts here for you for you […]

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

September 27, 2019

Watching what is probably Tarantino’s most straightforward of his ten films, I do wonder how much knowing its a Tarantino film affects my viewing of it. And if that’s okay. Because if I was expecting a lot of the Tarantino flare, this movie would be underwhelming. There are also certain ticks he has which can […]

Avengers: Endgame

June 16, 2019

Yikes, that was crazy. They really brought in all of the previous movies, didn’t they? I went into Endgame avoiding pretty much everything about it, apart from the first trailer. So the whole basic plot was unknown to me, and I quite enjoyed where they took it. It provided for some great look backs and […]

Aquaman

April 6, 2019

So, that was interesting. They really decided to go all out with DC’s lamest superhero, didn’t they? It was visually arresting in moments, like the introduction of Atlantis and going into the trench, and did have its moments of fun. But it was also a wet mess. First lets get the dialogue out of the […]

Captain Marvel

March 10, 2019

The thing with Marvel movies at this point is that they’ve got it down to the point where they aren’t going to make a bad film. Now, you can rant and rave about “formula” and how much you don’t like it, but the movies are enjoyable. However, the flip side of that is that this […]

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

March 9, 2019

I was really disappointed watching the first act of the Lego Movie sequel. It suffered heavily from sequelitis and didn’t seem to have a whole lot going on. The visuals were still fun, the characters were still there, and yes there was some good humour. But everything was just passable. I didn’t really expect something different. […]

A Star is Born

February 19, 2019

If this was the 90s, A Star is Born would be winning the Oscar on Sunday. It is both very popular among the masses and dedicated moviegoers alike, and is highly respected critically. It is very well-made and has a lot of emotional weight to it. A couple of decades ago, this would be a […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

January 27, 2019

Another year, another potential crop of movies.   Will it be a better year for film than 2018?  One can hope. 5. The Lego Movie 2 I loved the Lego Movie in 2014.  I thought it captured the spirit of Lego and told a funny, impacting story among a creative background.  That said, I do not […]

My Top 10 Movies of 2018

January 2, 2019

Another year, another list!  2018 wasn’t an outstanding year for movies, but mostly because the majority were under average.  That doesn’t mean there weren’t still some awesome films, and here are some examples of great movies that came from the year.  I don’t know if any are going to end up becoming beloved favourites of […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

December 30, 2018

This seems like an odd choice as a theatrical release at this time. Live action Marvel superhero films are more popular than ever, while DC dominates the at-home animated superhero market, but all of the sudden we get a full studio theatrical release of Spider-man. I And not only that, but one which includes multiple […]

Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald

December 15, 2018

I have wondered what Harry Potter movies must be like for those who are uninitiated into the world, either through the previous films or through the books. After seeing this film, I now think I have some idea. Yes, I saw the first Fantastic Beasts film, but it didn’t exactly draw my attention, never mind […]

First Man

November 21, 2018

Almost great. Pretty close. There is some really great stuff in First Man. First off, there are the flight scenes, which really aim to put you in the driver’s seat, so to speak. Chazelle does this by lots of first person views and pulling the camera in tight. it really gives you a sense of […]

Halloween 2018

October 31, 2018

This movie turned out to be quite a worthy sequel to its predecessor (despite the choice to give it the SAME EXACT TITLE!). It really played on the idea of Michael as this soulless human being, and shows Laurie going all Sarah Conner on us. The idea of Michael as an old man is intriguing, […]