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I, Tonya trailer review

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Did I just watch a trailer for what looks like a bad-ass figure skating movie?.. It would appear so. I, Tonya follows the story of Tonya Harding, and American Figure Skater and at one time, one of the best figure skaters in the world. It follows her whole story from a kid but I assume from the trailer mainly focuses mainly on her issues towards the end of her career. Margot Robbie plays Tonya and they could not have gotten anyone better. Allison Janney is also in this movie as her crotchy old instructor, and I am looking forward to seeing her in the role like you can not believe! Overall the most I can say of this is that it looks fun but seems to run on the same formula as the eight thousand other biopics released recently. I’m not complaining though, thats my sweet spot.

Suicide Squad movie review

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How could I NOT see this on the first day? If I’m going to see any movie on the first day it comes out, it is gonna be Suicide Squad!.. This movie is complicated, because, without a doubt in my mind it is a very good movie. Yet for some reason I still find myself to be a little disappointed. The only reasoning I can come up with is that the anticipation and hype of this movie had gotten to a point where literally nothing could live up to it. It’s a classic Jurassic World scenario… I don’t feel like an introduction or synopsis is really needed for this, but, for this few that aren’t obsessed with everything Marvel and DC yet… A secret government agency assembles a task force of the most dangerous super villains in the world that they have imprisoned. Shit goes down, and these bad guys that have been in prison are let out, on a leash… And that’s actually pretty much it. It’s a very straight forward plot! Awesome though!.. The movie starts out with half hour of origin stories for everyone, which, normally I wouldn’t like, but, it actually brought a lot more to the movie after learning about their backgrounds. The best origin story of all though was for one Dr. Harleen Quinzel AKA Harley Quinn. Her and Jokers story span the entire movie with flashbacks, and seeing her go from doctor to the crazy queen of Gotham city is spectacular… Speaking of Joker, lets talk about the one thing everyone has been talking about since this movie was announced. The Joker, with Jared Leto. There is a lot to this Joker, and if I am being one hundred percent honest, I am still making up my mind completely! But, one thing I do know was that it was a phenomenal performance by Jared Leto. This Joker is many things, crazy, scary, psycho, king, boss, lover, but, what he also is is believable as every last one of them at the same time, and that is hard to do. Making someone an utter psychopath but also mafia boss of sorts and in love… That is skill and I am glad we got to see those sides of him! HOWEVER… The Joker was barely in this and was not who carried this movie. Will Smith and Margot Robbie carried this movie on their shoulders. Will Smith as Deadshot was an easy role for him, no doubt. He is bad-ass and charismatic. That does not take away from the fact that every moment he was on screen I either got goose bumps or laughed! Margot Robbie however stretched her acting chops to places I don’t even think SHE knew they could go for this, and her role was an emotional roller coaster!.. Jai Courtney finally found something he isn’t shit in too! So good for him! Killer Croc was probably the only character that I never had a good time with, but, it is hard to make that character and not have him be stupid… As for our villain… The real villain of the movie was Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis, the woman who assembled them and makes them fight under threat of death…However the villain they go after is very well put together. They give her a great origin and not just a bad guy for the purpose of being a bad guy. Cara Delevingne plays the witch known as Enchantress that is attempting to wipe out all technology in the world. Giving her this role was risky, as she is a newer actor and most commonly known for her hated role in Paper Towns. But, it payed off as she made Enchantress incredibly seductive and intimidating, rounding out the villain perfectly… Last but not least I want to talk about the soundtrack. When 21 Pilots came out with Heathens for this movie it got me more excited for a movie I was very scared about the idea of. Many times this soundtrack made this movie ten times better and brought it to life… I will definitely go see this again in theaters!

 

The Big Short movie review

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I saw this movie on a whim, I had little to no clue what it was about, and did not expect much. I was very surprised and I am very happy I went to see this! The Big Short is the true story of the housing market crash, followed by the economic crash of 2007. Filmed in a strangely cut, amateur looking, fourth wall-breaking, in your face style that could have failed EASILY. This is a numbers movie. I didn’t understand half the things the people were saying yet I was still enjoying myself. And much more than enjoying myself, I cared. That is the real feat of this movie, the fact that it made me care about something that I had little to no interest in. After watching this movie I needed to take a minute and think, process what I just saw… Movies that do that are rare, and are a must see. Now, not every time they broke the fourth wall did it work, sometimes it took you out of the movie, and sometimes it was strange. An addition I did like however was bringing in stars to literally talk to us directly to explain these boring as hell banking terms… Speaking of stars, this movie is star studded! Whether they have huge roles or tiny, this movie is at no shortage of talent. Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Karen Gillian, Finn Wittrock,  Max Greenfield, Mila Kunis, Margot Robbie… This list goes on! Each person gave an exceptional performance, clearly giving this their everything! Christian Bale shows just how much of a chameleon he is, hardly being recognizable as himself. Ryan Gosling serves as a narration and more or less plays Ryan Gosling, but it fits! Brad Pitt serves as an essential side character that brought a lot to this movie… But, the stand out of this movie is Steve Carell. Carell proves once again in this movie just what an amazing serious actor he is, stretching his range to places few thought he could go. Even if this movie is not your general type, go see it, if not just for the film making style. It will affect you, and it will make you think about the world we live in.

Suicide Squad trailer review

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Releasing a full length trailer for a movie a year before it comes out is mean, making it 3 minutes long yet somehow still not tell anything is outright cruel! During Comicon the trailer for the highly anticipated Suicide Squad was released, OBVIOUSLY I had to pounce on it immediately! I am going to be 100% honest, I am stoked for this movie, but I was extremely disappointed in this trailer! Yes it had pretty music, yes we got to see all of the people, but what do we really know from this trailer? What did we really get out of it? We got to see glimpses of all of the members, some more than others (I’ll touch on that in a moment) . We got to see that they are bad but we are rooting for them, and we saw the Joker, who has a ridiculous grill and tattoos. Now, I am very very happy with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, she is the shit, and she looks like she pulls her off! But, I don’t need the trailer shoving it in my face! “Hey look, we have Harley Quinn. Hey, here she is again. Holy shit, it’s Harley Quinn! Did I mention we have Harley Quinn? I know you like Harley Quinn, she just happens to be in this!” I get it! You have Harley Quinn, we are all ecstatic! For those of us that don’t follow comics or suicide squad as much, please touch on other people so we know who the hell they are before we watch the movie! The Joker now… I am very confident Jared Letto will NAIL the Joker, so I am willing to have an open mind, but why does he have to have a grill? Those are all my problems with the trailer. I am confident this will be one fucking awesome movie, and I’m so excited! Next time, just tell us something about it in the trailer.

The Wolf of Wall Street movie review

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To anyone that pays close attention to my reviews, you know that I don’t review anything that is my favorite, it’d be too biased. The Wolf of Wall Street is my second favorite movie, so I am just biased enough to review it! The Wolf of Wall Street is loosely based on the true story of Jordan Belfort. Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, cheated and used the stock market to get him and his buddies rich off their asses. I just want to state that this is a movie that you will not want to watch with your parents under any circumstances. The opening scene is Leo snorting coke out of a girls ass crack, then having sex with her. He also drives a awesome car while receiving road head, and talks about the variety of drugs he does and why… This is all in the first ten minutes of the movie. It also holds the record of most times “fuck” is spoken a minute at 2.8. If this isn’t enough to convince you it is a good time let me try more. The movie is meant to show the rapid rise and fall of Jordan through all the poor decisions he has made to get there, yet all you want to do is BE HIM. The movie’s second in command is none other than Jonah Hill, playing the weird but awesome Donnie Azoff. The film rounds out its stellar cast with Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, and Rob Reiner. The movie is a quite exceptional 3 hours long, but you are certainly never bored from it.