🔹It is hard to have high expectation on the films that capitalize high school experiences because most of them are dramatized to the point that it loses its core. Yet, a lot of the productions incessantly produce films that have this community. 🔹It is almost like they receive a demographic survey and try to squeeze the last cent out of the box office. Maybe it is really a memorable and nostalgic time that script writers cannot stop talking about it. Everyone lived through that experience to some extent, so they have their own version of the memory and the sweet and bitterness imbedded. 🔹Booksmart however really live past all those quintessential elements. It has the power to invoke nostalgia in a pleasurable and discreet way. The conversations flow decently well to the point that no comedies are particularly forced. The power of that is to smuggle in values without people knowing it. All the blunts and irrationalities are realistic because everyone knows that one stupid teenager and his or her tendency to overcompensate the pendulum. That turns potentially cringeworthy contents to actual ironies. Good comedy is when people do the unexpected, it makes sense somehow.
🔹Even though I think people who are book smart in real life usually are not that conscious of the choices and sacrifices, it still makes sense that it might shake the whole reality a bit. It is just that if party and have fun are not always the pursuits, then it would not possibly change the whole orientation of their lives all the sudden. 🔹They still receive badges of honor and have a clear alignment of their personas and people’s perception. That means they are safe in their understanding of themselves.
I can still see how it makes sense to most people because when they look back, they see part of them in those dramatizations. When one enlarges those elements, that provokes responses.
🔹The sequence of the girls being drugged are audacious. It makes solid commentary on its effect and smuggles in the fact that how it can open different venues of experiences. Being drugged is one way to live and being smart is one way to live, then why can’t people try out more
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Stuber (2019) review: I’m gonna stick my neck out for this one and it’s 43% critic rating. This is a rare, well written action comedy with two really funny leads. The title comes from the nickname given by Stu the Uber drivers douche bag boss at the sporting goods store, played with maximum douche baggery by YouTube’s @jimmy. Bautista plays a gruff, tough as nails cop, who in the opening witnesses his partner killed in a bust gone wrong. Six months later he gets a lead on the location of the killer right after having Lasik surgery. He tries to drive himself (which doesn’t go so well) so he enlists the help of a mild mannered Uber driver, played by Nanjiani. Funny setup, right Stuber is a familiar odd couple story, but it’s well written and a satisfying and fun watch. Bautista was arguably the funniest part of Guardians 2, and he proves here his comedic chops aren’t just the whizbang writing/directing of James Gunn. He’s a bit out of touch with technology. Stu teaches him about Uber pools, which he’s not too fond of until he needs to use the term to transport a suspect. The movie has a lot of fun with Nanjianis streak of low Uber ratings which Bautista of course only makes worse. The characters are given emotional arcs, Bautista learning to lighten up, and Nanjiani learning to toughen up. Sometimes the script is a little predictable. An early discussion of a classic rock song ensures we’ll hear aforementioned song at a pivotal moment later on. There’s a funny discussion about movie cop cliches - slo mo diving in front of bullets, shooting out tires on oncoming vehicles, which also serve as setups for later payoffs. And of all the license plates in California, Stu somehow nabbed “fivestar.” Okay, it’s definitely a movie. But it’s smartly written, the arcs are believable and satisfying and most importantly the leads are really funny. I encourage fans of movies like #therundown or #lethalweapon to check this one out. Ignore the critics. I saw it twice and both times the audiences were having a great time and laughing throughout. starring: @davebautista @kumailn directed by: #michaeldowse #kumailnanjiani
I was going to skip posting about Thomas Stuber's In den Gängen (In the Aisles), not because I do not have anything nice to say but because I can not find the words to say much of anything.
What is there to say about a movie that takes place entirely in a generic, drab supermarket. A mundane telling of coworkers quietly moving in and out, their lives intertwining, going through the motions day in and day out How meaningful could something like this be Strong enough to leave an inexplicable, lingering feeling inside for days after.
There are few standouts moments or heroes, but there are many moments of nothing but quiet longing for something more. In many ways this is the most honest movie I have seen in a long time. It's a movie that simply exists the way the characters confined in its walls do.
So what is it A collection of the moments and people that make up the day to day grind. Is it worth it Absolutely.
Score: 🌕🌕🌕🌕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🚨The F8 of the Furious🚨was directed by F. Gary Gray who brought us 'Straight Outta Compton' and still written by Chris Morgan.
When Dom turns to the dark side, the team must walk through the same plot points to save the day before cartoons start on Sunday morning at 11am.
Discussing 'Fast and Furious' is beginning to get exhausting. It's the same thing every time; forty percent schlocky action and sixty percent boring melodrama with Vin Diesel still believing this is an emotional heart-plucker.
These films would benefit greatly with an hour forty-five maximum runtime. That would lend to more efficient screenwriting. Perhaps being forced to deliver exposition during an action scene or the drama being cut in half. Due to a long runtime and no sense of urgency, the pacing goes from scenes of "zombie cars" (great!) to "family." This is a franchise that feels like it was tailor-made for eight year-olds. It's very blunt, it's very repetitive, and they announce the theme of the film four times in one scene. This time the film is about deciding your own fate. But also family. Until it's not.
Everyone but Vin Diesel seems to get it. These movies are dumb. The Rock, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham really get that. Which is why 'Hobbs and Shaw' looks like the best movie ever made.
Scene after scene of boring melodrama became utterly unbearable until the Rock is hand-guiding a submarine's torpedo into a truck. That's what I want. That's what people want. In a great film, like 'Spider-Man 2', you take out the action scenes and the film would still work. You take the action out of 'Fast and Furious' and you have a soap opera that plays at 10am every Tuesday.
The action is the license for these films to exist. So, get away from the boring melodrama, and create insane action scenes.
The best scene in the film is with Jason Statham who I now want to star in a remake of 'Adventures in Babysitting.' It was fantastic.
At one point, the film tries to reference 'Jaws' and that's when I stopped watching. And to top it all off, the film ends with a barbecue. Get your cereal ready kids when 'Fast and Furious' continues next Sunday with another villain of the week!
The society: a town full of kids gets sent on a trip but mysteriously end up back in their town with everyone gone and have to figure out how to run and survive on their own with limited resources and no way out.
Idk if I could watch it over and over but the story line was interesting and I’ll watch season 2 once it comes out.
Movie Review - Horton Hears A Who (2008)
PG , 86 Minutes
Horton the Elephant (Jim Carrey) finds a speck of dust floating in the Jungle of Nool. Upon investigation of the speck, Horton discovers the tiny city of Who-ville and its residents, the Whos, which he can hear but cannot see. Horton forms a friendship with the mayor of Who-ville, Ned McDodd (Steve Carell), and promises to transport Who-ville to safety. However, Horton encounters opposition from his jungle neighbors, who don't want to believe in the existence of Who-ville.
Horton Hears A Who is a movie that I like more than I probably should, but I won’t deny the fact that I find it very entertaining. The way visual humor is incorporated and accompanied by a terrific voice cast is impressive. Disney has done it better with such films as Aladdin or The Emperor’s New Groove, but this Dr. Seuss adaptation is a worthy addition to that group. I could quote this movie daily if I tried, and many of the jokes not only hit but stick with me after the credits stop rolling. Jim Carrey and Steve Carell are also the comedic duo I never knew I needed. Their line delivery is one of the best things about the movie, since they play drastically different characters who both have an eccentric vibe. The interpretation of Whoville is great and perfectly captures whatever Seuss had concocted in his imagination. I find this a difficult movie to criticize, but I’m not saying it’s great. Just that each element is good, but could certainly be improved upon. We’ll go with pacing issues since that seems to be the default nitpick. Horton Hears A Who isn’t a fantastic movie, but it is one I thoroughly enjoy and always find humor in.
3 Words : Great Great Great...
Rotten Tomatoes : 79%
Audience Score :
My Rating : 7.7 / 10
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Specter (2015) Re-Review Rating: 7.9/10 For me, this is one of the more underrated bonds. Coming off Skyfall, the expectations here were almost impossible to meet. However, this movie is very frustrating because you can see the interworkings of a film that actually could’ve surpassed expectations. The one and only thing holding this movie back from doing that is it’s writing and story. The issue her is the villain. Christoph Waltz as Blofeld is fantastic but the problem is he’s barely in the film. I feel like they were so confident in the fact that they had the ultimate Bond villain that they were trying to build up anticipation for this reveal that never pays off well. There’s a scene in the film where his entire plan and all of his connections to Bond in other films are revealed and it comes off as cheap and somewhat lazy writing. It’s just that this whole film revolves around the mystery of who this villain is and then the result is rather lackluster and underwhelming. On the other hand, this movie has some of the best Bond movie elements. The opening scene in Mexico City is a thrilling opener and easily one of the best. Léa Seydoux is fantastic as Madeline. She’s a cool sidekick to Bond and has one of the most compelling stories of any Bond girl. Daniel Craig once again hits it out of the park with this movie. You can tell he understands the type of movie they’re trying to make. Since Casino Royale, each film has gotten closer to the classic Bond feel and tone and he nails it. My favorite aspect of the film though is the direction. In my opinion, this is one of the, if not the, best directed and shot Bond films. Every shot looks so so good and the action has never been captured better. Spectre has more good than it has bad in my opinion. It’s no Skyfall or Casino Royale but it sure is a good and very fun Bond film. ➡️ #spectre #jamesbond #instamovies #danielcraig #christophwaltz #leaseydoux #england #british #007 #bond25 #ilovemovies #movielover #movie #movies #review #moviereview #moviereviews #filmreview #filmreview #filmreviews #film #films #filmmaking #screenwriting #screenwriter #cinematography #cinema #cinephile #cinephiles #cinephilecommunity
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2018 “Space Lords”
Genre: #indie #sci-fi #anime #fantasy 🎬
Plot: “The Kingdom of the Seven Galaxies is once again on the precipice of oblivion. The evil prince ADORASTIUS has escaped his icy incarceration and threatens the universe with the most fantastical yet calamitous power imaginable. The GALACTIC COMMANDER HELIOS must forge a crew of old friends and new allies to defend the sanctity of the cosmos. From the tranquil glades of KELVADOR to the perilous crags of GRINDLEBAR, the fate of the history of all existence rests upon the shoulders of the GALAXY LORDS.” - source IMDb.com
This steaming pile of sci-fi/anime inspired fanboy garbage is pretty unbearable. As a proud nerd I actually feel really bad for hating on something that is obviously a passion project by a group of friends with a limited budget. That being said, this movie is terrible. Think sci-fi Power Rangers but with a smaller budget. The acting though spirited is bad, the costumes, hair, and make-up are laughable and the plot is forgettable. This might have flown as an actual anime but as a live action film it never gets of the ground. This movie could have been good as a spoof if it wouldn’t have taken itself so seriously.
On a more positive note, the soundtrack and special effects are actually pretty great. I do admire the tenacity and grit of the people involved in this project. It takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there and pull off something like this. Hopefully their next project will be a better watch. 💩 out 5. - Karen 👨🏻🎤⚔️
Chuỗi kế hoạch trộm cắp của nhà Ocean này nổi tiếng đình đám là thế, đỉnh cao là thế, mà giờ tui mới biết, thôi thì chậm còn hơn ko bao giờ, nhỉ 😁
Đáng ra phải bắt đầu với các phi vụ trộm cắp của Danny Ocean trước, nhưng vì nữ quyền, tui ưu tiên các chị đại nha. Đây là nhóm của 8 quý cô xinh đẹp, sành điệu, và đều có quá khứ lừng lẫy cũng như "tài năng" xuất chúng, do Debbie Ocean - em gái ông trùm Danny Ocean dẫn đầu . Phải nói là mánh khoé của cô em gái này chả thua kém gì người anh trai xảo quyệt và lắm mưu nhiều kế hơn 10 năm trước. Phim có những góc quay khá vi diệu, giúp cho kế hoạch trộm cắp hiện ra ngọt xớt, 8 cô gái hợp tác với nhau thật trơn tru và mượt mà, khiến người xem chỉ còn mỗi việc tập trung vào từng động tác, từng kế hoạch thật tinh vi và thú vị.
Cũng hiếm khi nào có thể thấy được nhiều ngôi sao Hollywood đến vậy, thật là một rừng hoa khoe sắc. Mà khi các chị đại đi trộm kim cương thì vẫn phải đẹp và kiêu sa lộng lẫy đấy nhé, nhìn các chị mà cảm thấy không khác gì đang xem trình diễn thời trang, thật là xuất sắc. Phim vừa kịch tính, vừa hài hước, xem xong là mood tăng liền đó 👌
Spider-Man: Far From Home is a movie so close to perfect! Part superhero movie, part high school comedy, part travel movie, it combines some of my favorite genres! This is a fun, light-hearted action flick. Full review link in the bio. #moviereviews #anygoodmoviesout #spidermanfarfromhome #marvel
Spider-Man: Far From Home is a movie so close to perfect! Part superhero movie, part high school comedy, part travel movie, it combines some of my favorite genres! This is a fun, light-hearted action flick. Full review link in the bio. #moviereviews #anygoodmoviesout #spidermanfarfromhome #marvel
I went to see the new Annabelle movie today.
As far as horror movies go, it wasn't my favorite. The end felt really sudden, and I left the theater feeling calm and relaxed.
I am a firm believer that horror movies should leave me up until 3am with the lights on, but the movie just felt more like a bad trailer for itself. -
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The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974): A delightfully campy horror meets martial arts flick that, while fun, isn’t substantive enough to be something truly special. Hammer Films and Shaw Brothers combined their efforts here to bring something unique to audiences and, to their credit, they do a solid job with this “East-meets-West” narrative. First and foremost, the threat—and screen time—of Dracula is greatly diminished here. He really only appears at the beginning and the end and doesn’t serve much overall purpose—other than to terrorize the Chinese countryside from 1804-1904. The real threat here is the titular group of “Golden Vampires” (who, in fairness, are being controlled by Dracula in someone else’s body—a plot point that doesn’t really go anywhere), an assembly of monstrous vampire martial artists whose purpose seems to be random violence at the behest of Count Dracula. Our heroes are played by greats #petercushing and #davidchiang (both A-listers in their respective studios) who are both solid here. Cushing seems a bit tired, though, as he had been playing similar roles for Hammer for many years now but soldiers on, nonetheless. Chiang, on the other hand, is his usual wink-and-smile self who—at a moment’s notice—can erupt into the supreme ass-kicker when needed. He’s great here and, as usual, steals the show (check out his films with the Shaw Brothers for further proof of his greatness!). The film follows a predictable path from creepy setting to fight sequence and so on, but the setting stands out from the usual Hammer repertoire and the fight scenes are great bloody fun. This isn’t your modern martial arts film, however, so things aren’t as overdone and flashy as one might expect (the martial arts are still extraordinary). This isn’t to diminish the skills of the performers in any way, just a way of setting expectations. All in all, this is a silly, good time at the movies. It won’t blow anyone’s mind, but it’s good, easy fun all the way through. It never overstays its welcome and gives us plenty of the horror and action you might be craving. #movie_mattinee @shoutfactory
My review of #TheFarewell (2019): As an Asian-American, it's always great to see people of my ethnicity on the big screen, but rest assured, I'll judge this movie objectively and having watched it, I can say that I objectively loved it.
This film tells a very emotional story that I think was beautifully told. As the story plays out, you truly get to care about these characters and what happens to them.
It has a very interesting conflict and all of the characters feel real. It really feels like we're watching a family go through this situation and we sympathize with them, and a lot of that comes from the great screenplay written by Wang.
Now, I don't want to talk too much about my own personal experience, but I really connected with this movie and how it illustrates the conflicts and disagreements between Western and Eastern customs.
The main character, Billi, is Asian-American like me, and I was really able to connect with her and how her Mandarin wasn't perfect and how she didn't always agree with the beliefs of her family, and how she kind of feels distant from them as a result.
Let's talk about Awkwafina's performance in this movie; she is nothing short of amazing in this movie. Many know her as a rapper and the comic relief character from Crazy Rich Asians, but she was able to really nail her dramatic role.
Everyone in this movie gives a truly believable performance in their roles, and they all do a great job of illustrating their sadness over the situation. I also liked how there are good reasons to support both sides, for why they should and shouldn't tell her.
The film is also perfect in terms of its tone. Because it's a comedy-drama, and though it is mainly a drama, the comedic moments are still funny and never over-the-top to the point where they distract from the actual sad story.
Overall, this is a very emotional story that I think will resonate with many.
FINAL GRADE: 9/10 (A-)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald gets a 5.5/10 from The Cinema-Fan! This is an incredibly strange movie. On one hand there are some really good things about this film, and on the other hand some really bad things. The idea of the movie is really cool and neat, but the execution is disjointed, odd, and unimpressive. The plot is almost the exact same as the first movie where everyone is looking for this Credence guy while people get annoyed with Newt’s progressive views on animals. The best thing about this film are the characters of Dumbledore and Leta Lestrange, who unfortunately take a back seat. The plot is unnecessarily convoluted because it feels like the film does an awful job at explaining what in the world everyone is up to. Both Newt and Goldstein have zero character development despite being the main focus of the movie. On top of it all, the whole movie alludes to this big dramatic ending that regrettably turns into an incredibly lack-luster and an inconsequential finish. Easter eggs are cheaply thrown at you for no reason, the movie is FILLED with completely pointless new characters, and the story is told very poorly. It does have incredible visuals with some neat scenes here and there. It’s ultimately just okay. How’d you enjoy the newest Fantastic Beasts Comment below! .
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The Lion King movie is one of the best remake from #disney lately.
The movie will not fail to entertain you no matter what, but if you watched the original one then you might be a little disappointed since you already know the story. Since I didn’t watch the original #lionking
I really enjoyed this remake.
#jonfavreau direction is amazing especially in the fight scenes. #donaldglover essays the role of #simba with ease, #beyonce is wonderful as #nala
And the rest of the supporting cast did a wonderful job in the respective roles.
My review: 3.5/5 ⭐️
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Avengers: Endgame (2019)
0-100 rating: My score 97%
I’m a huge Marvel fan, I’m just short of a full on comic book nerd. Endgame does not disappoint in an epic conclusion to the infinity wars series. This movie is engaging, has spectacular visual effects, and will give you chills at least 3 times! One of the movies, I can not wait to see again! Thor steals the show. The movie has laughs and cries. The only reason why it’s not 100% is because it’s the end! Go see it! #avengersendgame #marvel #movies #moviereviews
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
0-100 score: My rating 83%
This installment of Spider-Man brings a shot of joy into the Avengers series. Light hearted and cheesy comedy. This movie focused on the awkward phase of teenage love. Enjoyable, but not a must see movie. The major downfall of this movie has to be the use of Jake Gyllenhaal as a villain. Gyllenhaal was tied down as a typical Disney villain and not allowed to really shine.
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Not Will Ferrell’s best movie, but definitely underrated. It’s not perfect, but it makes up for it with great laughs that only Will Ferrell can produce with his style of acting and physical comedy. This movie does get a little higher score because of nostalgia. I give this movie a solid 7/10! #Comedy #Family #Romance #Sport #MovieReviews #Underrated
The Lion King (2019) by. Jon Favreau
The original is a classic, no need for a do-over but we got it anyways. So meet the 2019 adaptation of the -94 Disney animation. Helmed by the same director as the 2016 version of The Jungle Book which i enjoyed a lot. Starring Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyonce, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner.
As the film started with the iconic ”Circle of Life” i was ready for a shot-to-shot remake and that’s basically what i got. Not so sure how it would have worked out if they had decided to change a bunch of things, but it’d be interesting to see. I genuinely hoped they would have come up with more new dialogue, the few included were some of the best things about the film. Crucial events in the story pass so fast, they fail to create the same amount of emotional response as it’s predecessor, even though this is a half an hour longer film.
The voice acting is mostly fine, though Scar was imo misscast when Ejiofor took the part and Mufasa even though he is voiced by the same guy sounds just lazy. Like he took the gig for a paycheck over anything. I like Donald Glover and his entrance as the grown-up Simba during Hakuna Matata was ace. Some of the songs didn’t work for me including Can You Feel The Love Tonight which didn’t feel like a duet, just a solo Beyonce song, rolled my eyes there. Glad they stayed with the Zimmer score which is phenomenal. Timon and Pumbaa were easily the best characters in the new Lion King, though they could have cut down on the fart jokes.
What confused me the most was the reasoning in making overly photo realistic lions. Can’t wrap my head around on why exactly that choice was made.
Visually the movie is gorgeous. From the animal designs to the scenery, everything is quite beautiful to look at. -
I decided to rate this without thinking about the 90’s version and came to a conclusion that i dug it, it’s a fun film and an interesting story after all. Imagine a world where this would have been the first Lion King-film. Would it gain a classic status Probably not but surely it’d be remembered as a visual wonder, a film with wonderful songs and a child-friendly Hamlet.
Excited to expand my journey soon! But for now...finally getting a chance to see @yesterdaymovie!
WARNING: this review contains spoilers
so,,, I don’t even know where to start with this one. I watched this on a whim because my brother had put it on, and it was... something else.
I’m gonna start with the positives:
The acting was great.
Michael B Jordan looked strange without all the facial hair and muscle he had as Killmonger in Black Panther lmao. His character was an interesting one, a guy that everyone liked who just wanted to help people, but that cost him his life.
Alex Russel was also great, buttt I want to talk about Dane DeHaan so we’re gonna have to leave it at that lmao.
Anyways, Dane is really great at playing this troubled characters, another one he does is in “The Place Beyond The Pines” which was the first thing I saw him in. He’s just really good at making things seem genuine and believable, and amazing at showing raw emotion, whether it be anxiety or hardcore trauma.
The cinematography was beautiful, there’s a lot of pretty shots in the film.
The story was acceptable, I found some parts rather empty and the ending was just an utter shit storm.
I get that it’s supposed to be about how Dane’s character turns on the others and wants to show that despite what everyone says, he is strong. There were a lot of moments that felt lighthearted and were funny/fun to watch, but the ending just completely swallows it all and it’s almost like it never happened. The end felt rushed and unfinished, and me and my brother both agreed that at the end of the day the movie could’ve done a better job as a tv show. It’s have more time to redeem itself and really give us more rounded characters.
This review talks about some major plot points and if you don’t want to know anything about the new season do not read this review. I love the 80s and I also love movies and shows about kid adventures like the Goonies and ET. So I was really excited for the new season of Stranger Things and when I heard that this season was based in the summer I was even more excited. The first episode in this season is amazing and I feel like it sets up the rest of the season perfectly by showing how much all of the characters have changed in the past years and also set up the new monster of the season. One of my favourite parts of this season is the characters and how they interact with each other because they all have a mystery to them and develop throughout the story. During the events of season 2 Billy was one of my least favourite characters but by the end of season 3 the audience knew so much more about the character and understands why he acts the way that he does. This season is also the funniest of the 3 seasons with Steve, Dustin and Robin cracking jokes left and right but at the same time having serious and meaningful moments. During the events of season 1 and 2 Jonathan and Nancy were characters that I liked they were the monster killing teens but in this season I hated how they were restricted to being in their office and complaining about their jobs with only a few scenes of action. Also the main group of kids in this season Mike, Elle, Max, Lucas and Will were great with going through relationship problems at the same time as dealing with monsters and Russians. And I can’t forget about Hopper and Joyce every time they came on screen it was great weather it was fighting against a Russian Assassin or yelling at each other it always seemed to hook the audience. The Duffer Brothers created an amazing 3rd season with mystery comedy and action with amazing visual affects and a tear jerking conclusion. Stewie Reviews Stranger Things 3 96/100
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It sometimes feels shallow to simply refer to a movie as "cool." It oftentimes is a quick way of saying a film has some sharp wit, good action, or slick photography. But then there is Drive, a film that oozes cool from its metaphorical fingertips, and it is with movies like this that the adjective is best and most literally used. Drive is cool.
To start, it is worth noting that Drive does, in fact, feature sharp wit, good action, and slick photography (super slick, if I may say), but there is also depth, romance, brilliant performances, near perfect direction, and one of the best soundtracks in recent memory.
Ryan Gosling stars as the Driver, a stoic man who says very little, has a decent heart, but also a darkness boiling under the surface that can be frightening when it bubbles over. Such a character could have been a cheesey, forgettable misfire if handled wrong, but Gosling delivers nuance and subtlety so well here that one can't help but feel that an Oscar nomination would've been warranted. There is one scene in particular with him and Carey Mulligan in an elevator that features no dialogue whatsoever, just eyes and movement, and it is one of the most effective and tragic character moments I have watched in years. It may be Gosling's best performance. He isn't alone, either. Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Ron Pearlman, Bryan Cranston, everyone really, are absolutely superb, disappearing into their various roles.
I also have to mention the direction. Nicolas Winding Refn has work that may not be for all tastes, but here he is in his element and has material that is perfect for his style. Newton Thomas Sigel must also be credited for his incredible cinematography.
And one more thing, I have to mention Drive's soundtrack again. Oh. My. Gourd. This soundtrack is amazing! And it truly elevates the film.
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The Lion King - The Lion King don't need a introduction. I think every human on this planet knows about The Lion King. The number one drawed/animated movie ever made. When TLK came out in 1994 it was so beautiful created: the animals, nature & everything else: (almost) perfection! It is 2019 and Disney is rebuilding/reshooting all of there old classics to "real life" versions. Can the 2019 Lion King version shake the earth again In some ways yes. The CGI effects are completely off the charts. Never ever saw this kind of computer animated shots. 99% of the movie you are looking at a episode of Planet Earth! So detailed and so beautiful! But there is a drawback unfortunately... And that is the emotions in the animals. I know what Favreau wanted to do: Animals have a minimum of emotions in there face so you can't play with that but there some scenes that you want to see the emotion in there face. Like the scene with Scar/Mufasa and the stampede. Sometimes they do a small emotion in there faces but then I think: well do it all or do nothing.. Don't get me wrong: TLK is beautiful created and it follows the 1994 version scene by scene but the 1994 version has a a lot more emotion in it. And that's a big pitty.. - Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ // #thelionking #lionking #disney #pathe #haarlem #comedy #drama #adventure #animation #movie #review #cinema #cinemania #cinematic #movies #instamovie #movie #moviereviews #instamovie #instacinema #instamoment #good #goodtimes #fun #instadaily #instamoment #beyonce
First of all, whoever gave this 4 stars is hilarious and I want to be their friend. This movie was watchable and oddly fun, with an ok shootout. Modine does his best, Sly is understated and kinda not bad in this. The reason to watch it Shooter McGavin gets shot up big time! #backtracemovie #wineandamoviewithty
Today is Wong Kar-Wai’s birthday so I thought I’d share some bits from my favorite film of his, In The Mood For Love. This is basically entry-level asian cinema but it’s notoriety is well deserved. It’s one of the most beautifully shot and romantic films ever made. It follows two people who fall in love outside of their marriages but they can’t act upon it because they’re stuck in the confines of the rigid social structure of China in the mid 20th Century. Maggie Cheung and Tony Chui-Wai Leung have so much chemistry together it makes their struggle even more gripping because you want to see them together. The costume and production design are bold, colorful, and beautiful. All of the floral dresses that Maggie Cheung wears are pretty great indicators of her emotional state from scene to scene. I hated the ending when I first saw it because I didn’t get it but after seeing it multiple times it really fits the story. Also the score that you’re listening to right now is beautiful and memorable (because it’s played like 7 or 8 times in the movie). If you haven’t seen it don’t expect a plot-driven movie because that’s not what this movie is at all. It’s called In The MOOD For Love for a reason. 9/10.
If you like movies, Ya Oughta Watch Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” (1986)
This film set a standard for modern war films. After watching it again recently, I was struck by how intensely personal, intimate, and candid it is in the way it captures daily life within a platoon. War films have been made for almost as long as the history of cinema, but Oliver Stone set out to do it a bit differently by attempting to capture what it had truly felt like to be there. He wanted to show the serious, action packed moments as well as the more mundane, emotional moments during day to day operations. Stone himself fought in Vietnam and proceeded to write a first draft of the script for Platoon as soon as he returned home in 1969. It changed and evolved over the next 8 years and by 1976, Stone began seriously trying to push it into production. At the time, however, the Vietnam war was still fresh in people’s minds and studios were reluctant to make the film. Then, a few years later, they were even more reluctant after the successes of Apocalypse Now and The Deer Hunter, essentially saying to Stone, “why bother making this one when we already did those two” Stone persevered though and finally went into production, shooting in the Philippines in 1985. It was Stone’s third directorial venture and after his first two films (The Hand in 1981 and Salvador in early 1986) had been flops, he was very surprised by the adoration Platoon went on to earn from audiences and critics. It eventually won the 1986 Oscar for Best Picture and Stone took home the award for Best Director. While I would not call this a perfect film, it most certainly rests in the pantheon of great war films and is one that any cinephile ought to see.
Available to watch with Netflix in USA as of 7/17/19.
Links to Watch:
Making of Platoon: “A Tour of the Inferno”
The Reality of War Movies - Video Essay
Platoon - Willem Dafoe Interview
Platoon - John C. McGinley Interview
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X2 is straight up one of the best X-Men films. Just like its predecessor it has aged pretty poorly, but instead of being primarily a steppingstone to the future, it has its own story that is interesting, unique and actually offers an X-MEN movie, instead of a Wolverine and Co. It may carry over the bland, uninspired style of the last film but instead offers a wide range of entertaining scenes that are funny, dramatic, exciting and emotional. Except for the love triangle thing with Wolvie and Jean. That shit hella dumb and makes as much sense as yo mamma.
This X-Men sequel carries on from the text crawl original film and starts to develop characters and the world they are set properly this time. Most of the main characters are given some attention and are somewhat developed past their prior superpowered gimp selves. Both mutant teams have to adapt and work together to fight a common enemy who threatens to destroy mutant kind in this, yet again, a metaphor for racism and homophobia. This human vs mutant story is much stronger than the last film as instead of the mutant baddies unimpressively overpowering the humans, the humans instead have the intelligence to fuck them all as hard as possible. It’s dealing with mutant genocide, which is extremely dark and the villain, wonderfully performed by Brian Cox, is awfully menacing both mentally and physically.
The film also does a lot of building up. It builds up the two teams, the team members and their morals, their relationships with multiple different people, and the whole world the story is set. X2 is a jam-packed film honestly, it contains so much meat and somehow doesn’t ever drag as the action is always different, and the narrative never repeats itself. Visually it isn’t very appealing as it keeps to a dark colour palette that only ages the film, but even then, the visual effects, both practical and CGI, are quite impressive. It also feels like they attempted some cool shit, evident through the opening scene with Nightcrawler. Although not as iconic and striking as X-Men’s opening, it’s a fucking impressive, violent and exhilarating scene that I won’t ever forget. I love it. (continued->)