I’m very happy that this was a good movie because I feel like I’ve been watching quite a bit of shit lately. For those of you that are not familiar with Kingsman, it is about a young man Eggsy who gets recruited by Colin Firth to join a spy organization. This is actually a great movie, its like Cody Banks but more violence, swearing, and nudity! Colin Firth is spectacular in this, I even got my grandmother to see this telling her that he was in it, she was a little surprised. And not to ruin too much, but i would pay ticket price just to watch the action scene in the middle of this movie. All in all, this is a spectacular movie. I could go on and on about the acting diversity of Samuel L, or the stacked cast. But just watch it.
Her is a movie set slightly in the future about a man that falls in love and ends up having a relationship with his operating system. I saw the preview for this months ago and heard how good it was, but I avoided it because it sounded too strange to me. I wish I would have watched it sooner. Her is an amazing movie on so many levels. It’s dreadfully sad at times, but others makes you smile ear to ear. It’s deep in so many ways, and plays with the line of being comfortable. Scarlett Johansonn is a brilliant voice actor in this, truly making you believe that this computer has feelings, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. It is an absolutely beautiful love story, and THAT is where it gets even deeper. With how beautiful the love story is, you always find yourself thinking “but it’s a computer”. Even now it is what I’m thinking. Yet in the movie, people are accepting, like it’s no big deal. It makes you wonder if one day this will truly be what it is like. If that will be some generations interracial or same-sex couple that the people that just see it as strange because its not their norm will have to overcome. All in all this is one of the most beautiful, and deepest movies I have ever seen.
The Gambler stars Mark Wahlberg as a college professor that has worked himself into tremendous debt and owes a lot of people a lot of money. The only way to pay them off is, you guessed it, gamble more! I am a big Mark Wahlberg fan, so despite this not being the best movie ever I still had a good time. But, I try to remain unbiased. Gambling movies are difficult, it’s not always exciting just to watch someone sit at a table and play a game of chance. Generally movies like this involve some sort of hustle. This one doesn’t, it’s JUST gambling. Luckily though, the single layered, boring plot is saved by the stellar performances by the cast. John Goodman, who has been killing all his rolls lately, is absolutely amazing in this! I love seeing John Goodman as a bad-ass man of power, he nails it. Wahlberg plays the Wahlberg character of a cocky guy who doesn’t really care. There are a few moments I zoned out, I will be honest, but all in all it’s a watchable movie. A good movie if you are really into this genre.
Whenever I talk to people about this movie they always say, “Ya that’s a great movie!” But I disagree, and this is my review. I think what they mean to say is that this is a great ZOMBIE movie. This is a good scary movie, but it’s only an OK movie. This is not a great movie. Great movies are movies you talk about until it annoys your friends and they either tell you to shut up, or watch it themselves and become annoying. 28 Days was loaded with cliches, and dark shaky cam scenes that were hard to watch. Yes, it is loads better than the massive spree of other zombie movies we got around that time, but that’s what it is, a cash-grabbing zombie movie that was above the rest of the cash-grabbing zombie movies. I won’t watch it again unless I’m feeling up to watching a zombie movie.
Yes, I watched THIS movie. No, I really didn’t want to. Last night I was preparing to watch a supposedly really good movie I was very excited to see. Sadly, it was unavailable so almost against my will I watched this shit-storm. I didn’t want to go into it with a bad mind set though, so I opened my mind. This is what I refer to as a while knuckle movie, not because I was really turned on though. It was a white knuckle movie because it was SO awkward and uncomfortable. As all of you probably knows it follows a young woman who is top of her college class, very smart, and also a virgin. That woman then gets involved with Christian Grey, who doesn’t want romance, he wants to fuck the shit out of her and beat, whip, and torture her. Solely for his pleasure. Now, I have nothing against BDSM, if you are into that, power to you! But some of the ways he words these things are just uncomfortable. I honestly laughed a lot through this movie because of these lines, so at least that is good! The only scene I enjoyed in this was the “business meeting”. I didn’t enjoy this, I laughed a lot, but only out of awkwardness. Don’t watch it.
Yes, it is a chick flick. No, I don’t care, I laughed my ass off. The DUFF is about this girl that finds out she is the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend“ in her group. Which lets be honest, it’s Hollywood, she is still gorgeous and hot. It’s your stereotypical high school movie, dealing with high school things, in high school. You predict what will happen from the start, and you are 100% right about everything. But, that’s OK cause it‘s hilarious and we are well over due for another good one of these. There is one scene though that you will feel awkward in if you feel other people’s embarrassment through screen. Trust me, you will know it. All in all, I’d watch it again, probably will. Soon.
I watched this 2 weeks ago and I am still angry! And if you aren’t angry after watching this something is wrong with you! You will be angry at the male protagonist for being such a dick, and you will be angry at the female protagonist for so many things. Mainly putting up with him being such a dick. This movie should be called “The Spectacular Way Miles Teller Will Fuck Up Your Really Good Life With His Really Shitty Life”. But anyway, to the movie review. The acting was good, Shailene Woodly killed it, obviously. And I’m a big fan of Miles Teller, and obviously he was good in this because I didn’t hate him I hated his character. This movie is nothing special though. It’s your average love story between a well rounded girl going places, and a screwed up guy that peaked in high school who ultimately round each other out. I’ve seen it a thousand times, you have seen it a thousand times. Just watch one where you don’t want to slap half of the main cast.
Gravity, but with a story. Interstellar was one of the most hyped movies of the year. Going in to this I was worried it would be over-hyped. Everybody has seen the damage that can happen when a studio gives a director a seemingly bottomless pit of money and tells them to go nuts. I’m looking at a certain “twist-ending” director. But, as always Nolan brings his all and delivers us a phenomenal movie with few faults. McConaughey, although still playing himself, delivers a performance that I certainly did not expect. With a stellar cast and a surprise small role this movie is of no shortage of good actors.The only large fault I can find is a left field ending that felt out of place. Though I will not watch it again for a long time, it has a first watch you will remember.
There is not a whole lot to say about Charlie Bartlett before I give too much away. It’s a great movie. But, that’s not all I can say so I will give it a shot. I went in to this movie expecting a good time, a lot of laughs and then to be done with it. I watched it a few days ago though and I am still thinking about it. This movie has so much emotion to it i can hardly believe it. There are moments when you are on the edge of your seat, rooting for these characters that are going through turmoil and in the end are left with a smile. The best part or parts of this movie the are Downey and Dennings. Their story as father and daughter and individual stories are amazing, the kinds you would find in a drama yet still make you laugh. I would watch it again any day.
I find it difficult to be too harsh with this movie knowing the struggles they went through after the untimely death of one of their lead roles, Paul Walker. But, I will do my best to keep that out of it. Furious is the 7th installment in The Fast and The Furious franchise, and 3rd since they switched over to heist movies. Since fast 4 they have been becoming more like expendables in their all star cast, riding off of the wow factor of the big names and faces. At first it was just cool to see all of your favorite people from the past movies in one, now its normal and they can’t ride on that anymore. I’ll be honest i was not excited to see Jason Statham in this as i am far from a fan of his, but now a days he fits this series well. What i was excited to see was Dwayne Johnson and awesome, over the top car scenes. Pretty much all of which for both we saw in the preview. Now again, i know the troubles this went through so i cant blame them too bad for the plot being all over the place, but at the end of the day you still have to watch the movie and its noticeable. Will i watch Furious 7 again? Yes, i love this series. Will i watch almost any other Fast and Furious movie before this one? Also yes.