My journey to and from the US was long. So I watched a TON of movies. Some on the way to San Jose, some on the way back, some in the hotel.
Here is mrbrown’s Inflight Movie mini-reviews:
Blacklight: Liam Neeson should just stop making movies.
The Outfit: Slow burn but so satisfying. A cut above the rest.
Clean: Almost zero story and filled with caricatures, but Adrien Brody is great as an avenging garbage man. The violence is almost poetic.
The Lost City: A surprisingly not-lame rework of Romancing the Stone. Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum are hilarious together.
The Contractor: I’m a Chris Pine fan but the ending disappointed. Some nice action here and there though.
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Everything Dr Strange 2 tried to be. This is the real Multiverse movie this year. Mind-screwing sci-fi with heart. Michelle Yeoh shows you what a massive star she is.
mrbrown’s Inflight Movie mini-reviews, Japanese edition:
First Gentleman 総理の夫: Cute movie about a guy whose wife becomes the first female PM of Japan. Could have done more with the subject matter. But this is patriarchal Japan so don’t expect feminist ideas.
Time Trip App 幕末高校生: It had Satomi Ishihara in it. That’s it. Teacher and her students time travel to Edo-period Japan and try not to change history.
Masquerade Night: A somewhat convoluted murder mystery movie. Sequel to Masquerade Hotel. Takuya Kimura and Masami Nagasawa reprise their role as detective and concierge in yet another mystery in Hotel Cortesia Tokyo. The two actors are a pleasure to watch.