Friday, May 24, 2013

Action Flicks RULE, Fast and Furiously

Romantic Comedy

Plot:  Average guy wants to marry a pretty privilege daughter.

                Craig Robinson (Wade Walker) is in love with beautiful Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington) and wants to marry her and to do that he needs her father’s approval.  The father is Virgil Peeples (David Alan Grier).  It is the black version of Meet the Parents.  It is not as funny with all the stars in the film but it is not bad. 

The good stuff is they show black people upscale.  In movies they show blacks folks either super rich or super poor. A good father figure, a judge who works his way up.  The bad like I said not as funny with the cast such as S Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles and Diahann Carroll.  You know they have stereotypes and spoiler- happy ending.  It is a good entertainment if you are tired of superheroes.


Plot:  Agent Luke Hobbs needs Dominic and his team to take down and terrorist and save his girlfriend.

                Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) enlists Dominic (Vin Diesel) and his team to stop a terrorist and save his ex-girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).  Plot is really not the strong point of this film but the action is!!  If you seen all the movies before this one you know what to expect, hot cars, hot girls and hot men tough as hell!!  Vin Diesel is not a great actor but he is so cool!!! This is a POPCORN movie !!  Also stay for the credits, a special guest shows up!!

Plot: The further adventures of the new Enterprise and its crew.

                This is a good movie but confusing too for you need to know classic Star Trek and the reboot Star Trek and they are trying to please both audiences.  The villain in the film is named John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) but that is not who he really is.  The actor is just creepy.  He does a good job as being bad and the rest of the cast is excellent.  If you are not a fan of the franchise it is good and if you are a fan you may object to some things.  It is worth a look.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Summer 2013 Launches With Iron


PLOT:  Tony Stark has problems after saving New York in the Avengers.

                The summer movies are final here and it starts out with IM3!!!  Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) has anxiety attacks after New York.  He ignores his girlfriend and CEO of his company Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and all he does is invent things.  He wants revenge when his friend Happy (Jon Favreau) is indirectly hurt by the Mandarin and threatens him with terrible results.  A fellow scientist also wants revenge.  I liked the movie but I can see why many comic book fans do not.  HINT:  Find out the origin of The Mandarin and you too will find out why. Also stay after the credits!!


PLOT:  In 2077 Jack (Tom Cruise) is a drone repairman assigned to Earth and finds out everything he was told is not true.

Actor Tom Cruise is getting older and takes more interesting projects that may or not be profitable.  The special effects and the music by M83 are amazing but it is not all about action but has action in it.  If you really like sci-fi and the actor go see this movie on the big screen.  It is a sci-fi fix until Star Trek 2: Into Darkness.


PLOT:  Die Hard in the White House

                Mike Banning (Gerard Butler 300) is a disgraced bodyguard and he is the sole survivor who can save the President Benjamin Asher and his son.  It is got a lot of action and humor and the villain is a Korean terrorist, Kang (Rick Yune).  I am happy that Mr. Butler is doing action again.  He is better as an action star than a romantic lead.   Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is a good director especially with action films as well.  Good movie if you like the story.


PLOT:  Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in major league.

                Newcomer Chadwick Boseman is amazing as Jackie Robinson and equally good is Harrison Ford (yes that one who plays Indiana Jones) as Branch Rickey to integrate baseball.  All the actors are good Nichole Behaire (American Violet) as Robinson’s understanding and devoted  wife, Christopher Meloni (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) as Leo Durocher and Alan Tudyk ( Wash in Firefly) as the racist Ben Chapman.  It is a great movie but you have seen it before but it is very inspiring.

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