Ranking the Harry Potter “Films”

As previously discussed: Okay, so these movies are mostly ass. In fact, calling them “movies” is pretty much a stretch. For the most part, it just feels like the books were plugged into Google Translate to go from “book” to “movie” and they were just spit out. There was no real vision and the differing early styles, and the whole thing was clearly just a quick cash-in. Whatever! These books were not designed well for adaptation for the screen (big or small). But I ranked them. Why? I don’t know. I was bored. 

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Ranking the Fast & Furious Movies

[COLUMN UPDATED AS OF 6/29/2021]

I am VERY late to looking at this whole series. I never felt a strong emotional connection to the flicks so I kinda missed about half of them? I am finally catching up and enjoying them though. They are dumb but in a very earnest way that makes them very sweet and easy to watch. 

11. The Fate of the Furious

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The Top 5 Ben Affleck Performances

Ben Affleck has had one of the strangest and most noteworthy careers as an actor and celebrity in the last few decades. While a lot could be said about the latter, I am more concerned with the former for the purposes of this writeup.

Affleck starred and played a prominent role in a number of films from my youth that created a soft spot in my heart for this gloriously imperfect performer. That same emotion though caused me to never closely examine him though. It felt like my fondness for him was more nostalgia than anything else.

In the last few years though, it has become obvious that there is more there than meets the eye with Affleck. He has had his share of creative DUDs and financial misfires, but that journey has also led to some genuinely great stuff. Here are the best ones. Continue reading The Top 5 Ben Affleck Performances

Search for Justice – 4 Takeaways from Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

I will be checking out these Justice League animated movies as much as possible. I will be using the same four questions I use here to assess each film. Continue reading Search for Justice – 4 Takeaways from Justice League Dark: Apokolips War