I'm not really sure that in 2019 the world was clamoring for another CHARLIE'S ANGELS reboot, but we got one anyway. Thankfully, it isn't terrible. This reboot is more "women power" than the previous iterations, but it still feels like it spends a lot of time objectifying women. Apparently the only way to fight crime is while wearing skin tight booty shorts. The plot is one we've seen a thousand times in spy flicks. There is nothing new or special to make this movie worth your time. The acting is okay, but nothing special,...
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You would think that a film about the fastest cars in the world would be fast-paced. Well, not in this case. FORD V. FERRARI clocks in at nearly 2 1/2 hours, and I am not exaggerating when I say that they could have easily cut 50 minutes out of it. The first 90 minutes was so slow. I was thoroughly bored. Thankfully the last hour picked up the pace and gave us some excitement and entertainment. If it hadn't been for that this film would have been a complete disaster. The acting is good,...
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This film is the perfect example of what a dark comedy should be. It is a fascinating story that starts off funny and quirky then goes dark incredibly fast. Not only is the story great, but the acting is wonderful, too. Each member of the cast brings a powerful element to the film. Even the secondary characters have important roles in the way the story plays out. From the opening scenes of the game all the way through to the wild ending, the whole film feels very Shakespearean. It is a crazy ride filled...
Yes, Emilia Clarke is adorable. Yes, Henry Golding is dreamy. Yes, they are a perfect match for a Rom-com couple. No, this movie isn't very good. Oh, how I wish that these two could have starred in a movie with a better plot. The two of them made this film way better than it should be just because they are both so lovable. Without them this movie would be a terrible waste of time. The story follows most of the Rom-com formula, but it has a twist that...
Last Christmas New
John Cena has quickly become one of Hollywood's top choices for comedies. And rightfully so. He is outstanding as the straight guy that finds himself in ridiculous situations. What is surprising is how well he pulls off the heartwarming and lovable acting requirements. He made this movie much better than it would have been with someone less talented. The film isn't great, but it is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and it is entertaining for the whole family. My seven year old laughed hard several times and one time she laughed for three minutes straight. I thought she...
If you are a fan of the 1980 horror classic THE SHINING then you will want to see DOCTOR SLEEP. If for no other reason than to see what psychological damage was done to little Danny boy at the Overlook Hotel. Aside from the curiosity factor though, this is a good movie. It is a horror flick, but it is more creepy than scary, just like the original. It does a good job of standing on its own while paying homage to its predecessor. There are several great call backs and Easter eggs for fans of THE...
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I'm a history buff. I love watching war flicks...especially movies about World War II. I find them fascinating because it was a time when bravery ruled the day. The stories of the heroes are many and compelling. With MIDWAY the stories of the heroes were just about the only thing I found worthy of my time. And it was only in the last 3 minutes that we found out the real stories of the people in this film. The rest of the movie was pretty close to a total waste of time. The effects...
While I'm sure we all have something in us that says it will always be too soon for a comedy with Adolf Hitler, there is the reality that this is a spectacular film in every way, and may end up being my favorite movie of the year. Be warned now, that if you run into me on the streets and we start talking movies, I will tell you that you absolutely HAVE to see this film. This movie is one of the funniest I have seen in a long time, but it is also heartwarming, heartbreaking, and...
Jojo Rabbit New
Somebody needs to check on the health and well-being of all of the actors that worked on this flick. The only reason I can figure out why they would agree to do this movie after reading the screenplay, is that they are either being blackmailed or held captive somewhere. (Okay, probably not, but still this movie is THAT bad). This is the dictionary definition of a Hollywood cash grab. The studio decided they could put out an animated flick, no matter what the story was about, and make a couple of million bucks. There is no passion...
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When it comes to police dramas it is all about the action and suspense. This movie has plenty of both. Plus it also has great acting by Naomie Harris. The film is filled with interesting twists and turns. It's impossible to know who s on who's side, so it really feels like Harris's character is all alone. She does a wonderful job of straddling the line between staying under control and completely freaking out. Perhaps the best aspect of this movie is how real it is. It shows the struggle between the police...
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