Movies: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Souvenir, Booksmart

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

“Godzilla and Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah, oh my!” We couldn’t believe the massive IMAX theater was sold out, especially after watching 2 hours and 12 minutes of screeching and hacking on screen. Not to mention the hordes of teens and twenty somethings annoying their fellow movie goers with constant texting on their telephones.

That said, the film fails miserably. The monsters are poorly conceived and executed. The human characters aren’t any better. The script might have been written by a third grader and most of the adult characters wouldn’t make it 10 minutes on a soap opera. Save your money and frustration and skip this one.

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The Souvenir

Oye Vey! The acting isn’t half bad in this film. That’s about the best element. That said, here are some of the tags we found describing the movie: “Pretentious”, “Depressing”, and our favorite “intellectual claptrap”!

That said, how any highly intelligent feminist filmmaker could submit to the domination of her heroine addicted boyfriend is beyond comprehension.

It’s a shame really given some of the A-list actors. Parents should reconsider before allowing children and teens to view this production.

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Booksmart

If you are in the mood for a quick paced reminder of what high school kids are thinking and doing these days, this is your movie. That said, the script and the acting toggles between slapstick and stupid. It quickly becomes tedious and annoying. Considering these are all Seniors in their final days in High School, it should be concerning that all the parents are missing in action.

We found this film mildly entertaining and a minimal improvement over the other films this week. It makes one wonder what is going on in the movie industry these days. Where are all the foreign films?

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