Moonrise Kingdom (2012)- Wes Anderson's take of a quasi-scandalous young romance set in 1960s New England, the visuals are brilliantly captured a truly retro time bubble intertwined with the music of Alexandre Desplat, Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo fame) and Benjamin Britten.
The movie is a must for any willing to open their horizons to visual storytelling. - 9/10
The Book of Eli - 8/10: A pretty good action-packed film, and the ending has a nice twist.
Maleficient 2 - 2/10: It lacked the charm of the first, not only that, but the acting felt really stiff at moments. Overall the plot is pointless - I feel like we didn't need this movie, it doesn't expand on the first film in any worthwhile way, and that sort of sours the previous film, really. All it has going for it is visuals, the CGI is decent and the wardrobes are extravagant, but they aren't worth suffering through a roughly 2 hour movie to see.
Onward - 9/10: I loved it. It's a nice animated film about a rocky relationship between brothers, the quest they go on solidifies their bond, it also helps the protagonist to overcome his insecurities. It's very heart warming.
Re-watched Smokin' Aces last night - what a movie, though it could have been developed a bit better, I really appreciated it much more this time around than when I watched it ~14 years ago. The ending even though I understood it first watch had a lot more power on rewatching it.
Recently watched Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and was very pleasantly surprised. I had very little expectations going in, but knew that it starred Karen Black, Mark Patton, Cher and Kathy Bates. It was a film about a group of friends making good on a pledge to meet up 20 years in the future and you slowly learn of the strange events that both brought and held this group together over the years. A very solid 8.5/10.
9 - 7/10: It was an interesting animated film with a pretty great cast of voice actors. The plot progression is a little messy, by time the movie is halfway completed the characters reason out that they need go back to "where it all began", but end up doing a bunch of things that contradict this plan. That aside, it's definitely worth a watch at least once.