Iron Man 2 (2010)

The a-story is about Tony's alcoholism and depression and father issues, and the b-story is about some guy who is angry. The a-story's big action sequence (the best of the film) is against his best friend. Then Tony cures all his psychological problems and flies off because he remembers there's still a b-story to wrap up. The b-story action sequence is very long, and poorly filmed, and darkly lit, and with a lot of bad CGI. It is boring and takes forever and, because it is the b-story, you know it's not very important. It deflates what was otherwise a decent movie.

Also notable is that Terrence Howard is replaced by Don Cheadle. Imagine being in a huge superhero franchise only to find out that not only have you been replaced by a Golden Girl, but not even one of the more well-known Golden Girls.



Third Rock From The Sun - Season One

They're all good, even the odd reoccurring characters, but Jane Curtain is an understated comedic genius. Skip the first few episodes and it starts to get really funny. Skip the last episode, as well. It is the start of a painfully bad story arc.



Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019)

Silly comedy short staring the Stranger Things guy and Kate Berlant. Nothing special but a few good laughs.



The New Cambridge Medieval History III - Ed. Timothy Reuter


Avengers: Endgame (2019)





The Dark Knight Rises (2012)




Batman Begins (2005)

I liked it the first time. The second time, the new car smell had faded and it felt like it was hitting me over the head with the courage thing.



Memento (2000)

Fun idea for a movie, and a good ending, but, man, a lot of this movie is just the guy pacing around, walking across rooms, walking down hallways, walking outside. Basically a short film needing an editor.



Lost in Translation (2003)

The visuals are great, music is great, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson are always fun to watch, but there's not much to the story or characters and there's a lot more style than substance.