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I’m Still Not Clear What They’re Avenging: Review of “The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron”

You know you've arrived when you even have to put the name of your movie on your poster.

You know you’ve arrived when you even have to put the name of your movie on your poster; half of a letter will do!

Rated PG-13, 141 minutes (watched 5/8/15)

There’s a moment of capital-T Truth in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Allow me to set the scene:  Two of our heroes are trapped in a crumbling church in a city that is levitating miles above the ground (yes, the entire city). A newcomer to the Avengers’ ranks is Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson), and she is nervous. But hey, a swarm of homicidal, Pinocchio-quoting robots generally has that effect on me too. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) pauses from taking out said killer robots with Robin Hood kit,looks down at her, and grins:

“The whole city is flying. I have a bow-and-arrow. None of this makes any sense!”

Truer words have never been spoken, Hawkeye. He may as well have finished his thought: “Don’t think too much. Just go with it!” Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes, 4/5

Rated PG-13. Click here to view the trailer.

Man Crush Alert: I love Robert Downey, Jr.

Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes is a muddy, muddled mess, but RDJ is infinitely watchable as any character, so it’s no surprise that he’s a winner as the English super sleuth. Jude Law turns in his least annoying performance in years, Watson and together their repartee and rapport cover a multitude of cinematic sins. Continue reading