By The Collectress

I will do my best to keep this review spoiler-free. All potential spoilers will be marked with **.

This past weekend, after a particularly long and grueling week, the Mutineer and I had the opportunity to see Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle at an advanced screening for Amazon Prime members. We chanted “Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji” all the way to the theater, and it turns out that watching Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black run screaming through the jungle is an instant cure to a bad day. The film is a sequel to Jumanji (1995), and it embodies its predecessor’s light-hearted comedic action-packed tone.

If you’re in the millennial generation, you’ll recognize this film as welcome journey back to your childhood. 

We saw Murder on the Orient Express this past weekend, and since I (the Collectress) went in knowing nothing about the book or previous films, the Collected Mutineer suggested that we do a dual review from both perspectives: mine as a first-time experiencer, and hers as a longtime Agatha Christie fan. Enjoy our rambling. 🙂 

By The Collectress

Did I just title this film review with song lyrics from The Bodyguard soundtrack?

Yes, yes I did.

In fact, The Hitman’s Bodyguard isn’t so different from that 90s film starring Kevin Costner and the late Whitney Houston, barring the absence of Ms Houston’s beautiful vocals (you’re still missed, Whitney). The Hitman’s Bodyguard takes the idea of a bodyguard providing protection to a reluctant well-known figure and pairs it with an irreverent humor that only Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds could deliver with a straight face.

By The Collectress

I have done my best to keep this review spoiler-free and will tag any potential spoilers with **. 

When Spider-man: Homecoming was announced a few years ago, I remember groaning. Did we really need another film about the webbed hero? After Spider-man 3 and the Amazing Spider-man films, I was a little Parkered out. And then Spidey swung into Captain America: Civil War last year, and I fell in love with Tom Holland’s wide-eyed and eager portrayal of Peter.

Did we need another Spider-man film? Yes, as it turns out, we really did.