Tuesday, August 29

Death Note

Director: Adam Wingard

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1241317

Review: Lacks a clearly focused throughline but brings enough visual fun and interesting character work to carry itself through.

Watch it if: You can get past the inexcusable whitewashing in the casting.

And if you liked: Final Destination 5, The Guest

Check this out: Death Note

Saturday, August 26

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Director: Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3960412

Review: A few duds and predictable as hell but still plenty of great, irreverent laughs along the way.

Watch it if: You enjoy The Lonely Island.

And if you liked: This is Spinal Tap, Hot Rod

Monday, August 14

The Dark Tower

Director: Nikolaj Arcel

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648190

Review: Some great pieces of design and a gorgeous score doesn't save a rushed and clearly over-noted plot and an approach that simply does not work.

Watch it if: You're curious about how this turned out.

And if you liked: Dune, Stargate, Warcraft: The Beginning

Saturday, August 12

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Director: Jon Watts

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2250912

Review: Disjointed in its plotting but novel enough and charming enough to carry it past its flaws.

Watch it if: You want to see a refreshing take on Spider-Man.

And if you liked: Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War