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Love Hard (2021)

Medium: Movie (Netflix)

Rating: 4 / 5 yippee ki yay motherfucker

Reviewer: n00bz

Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer

This rom-com is EXACTLY what you expect it is from the trailer. Everything about it is predictable. That is what makes it so wonderful. It took a formula and even though we all know the playbook, they executed it perfectly. I ended the movie with a smile on my face reserved for Ted lasso wholesomeness. It was a tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Die Hard is the best Christmas movie.

Spencer (2021)

Medium: Movie (Multiple)

Rating: 5 / 5 KStew hits it way, wayyyy out of the park

Reviewer: martums

Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer

While this isn't the first time I've swooned over a performance by Stewart, if for no other reason than Oscar-caliber dialect coaching, make sure to see this one. (Counsel will stipulate that North-Americans have been virtually-obsessed with Princess Diana longer than I can recall). This is a well-made film that's worthy of our attention. It touches on a variety of meaningful topics, including Diana's relationship with the royal fam, her passion for her children, bulimia, and mental health stigma. Drop everything.

Foundation S1 (2021)

Medium: TV (Apple)

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Great adaptation with some creative liberty

Reviewer: jericho

Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer || Apple

This series is based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation series of books. It's been too long so I don't know how creative they got, but the Internet seems to think it took some liberty with many aspects of the books. That's fine with me because the show was enjoyable. It takes a couple episodes to build the characters and worlds but it's worth the wait. Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey stand out with nuanced and emotional roles. This is contrasted well by 'Empire', played by several actors, to give antithesis to Llobell and Harvey. The first season answers some of the questions they set up while giving us many worlds and players, but a general cliffhanger of "OK what happens next?!" Fortunately for us, season 2 is already greenlit.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Medium: Movie (Multiple)

Rating: 1 / 5 Let there be better movies in the future

Reviewer: jericho

Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer

While generally a fan of the MCU, especially the offbeat movies (e.g. Deadpool), Venom and this sequel just weren't enjoyable. I like Tom Hardy and appreciate the role he has to play; a fast-talking schizophrenic essentially. But the monster within him isn't as funny as the writers think it is. Suspending disbelief on the whole alien symbiotic relationship with Hardy is easy, but then several parts that are used to advance the plot simply aren't. What a shame.

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