Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2017 Summer WrapUp Pt1


PLOT:  Five college women get together after ten years with zany results.

                You know the story college people get together after years apart and try to relive the old days.  The five are Jess (Scarlett Johansson), Alice (Jillian Bell), Blair (Zoe Kravitz), Frankie (Ilana Glazer) and Pippa (Kate McKinnon).  Alice tries to make a fantastic bachelorette weekend for her best friend Jess but everything goes terrible wrong.  It is like Hangover and Weekend at Bernie’s only it is female.  It is vulgar too but some of it is funny and very funny but not often.  If you like these kind of raunchy comedies you should see this –if not you can wait a couple of months until video. 


PLOT:  Gru is back!

                Gru is now a good guy who works for AVL (Anti Villain League) who can’t defeat child star Balthazar Bratt who never got out of the 80’s.  He cracked and now he decides to destroy Hollywood after he got to be a grown man.  Gru also finds out he is not an only child but has a twin brother with hair and his yellow minions leave him. It sounds very dramatic but it is very funny.  It is so imaginative how they use the music of the 80s to tell the story.  A few raunchy parts but mostly good.  For kids and grown-ups! 


PLOT:  Another reimaging of Spiderman

                People who love comics and superhero movies know the story of Spiderman but this one a little different.  Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is smart but also a superhero by night.  Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is his mentor and gives him an amazing suit and he uses it to stop the Vulture (Michael Keaton) so he won’t sell hi-tech weapons to gangsters. The little differences are no origin how he got his powers, no mention of his Uncle Ben and the villain is not his nemesis. It has what a summer movie should have lots of humor, lots of action and an exciting ending.  Robert Downey Jr. was born to be Iron Man, Tom Holland was born to be Spiderman.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sleight of Rap Last Knight


PLOT:  Young black man trying to support younger sister sells drugs.

                OMG, this is not your typical superhero movie.  It is about Bo (Jacob Latimore, Maze Runner, Ride Along) a smart student who takes cares for his sister.  He does magic tricks on the streets but sells drugs to make a living.  He wants to get out of the business especially when he has a steady girlfriend but his boss Angelo (Dule Hill West Wing, Psych) won’t let him. 

Actor Hill is vicious as his employer who always wants to be obeyed and respected. Bo is moving up but he has to do worst than sell.  He really does have superpowers but you don’t see that until the end. It is a strange but delightful mix of drug drama and science fiction.  The shocking part they didn’t advertise this film very much which is strange since WWE Studios the wrestling company produced it. It is low-budget and the hero is African American.  It gives you a taste until the big budget movie Black Panther comes along.  It is worth watching.


PLOT:  Optimus Prime turns evil to bring Cypertron back with a mystical object.

                Humans and robots are at war and Optimus turns bad and must retrieve an ancient relic to bring back his planet even if earth is destroyed in the process.  Story not the important part in the fifth film of the series. The action and the special effects are.  The ending is amazing.  I enjoy the franchise but not like I used to.  Optimus is not the movie most of the time. The most is of course the ending.  He is the leader of the Autobots and he is good.  Small spoiler he does let loose when he is bad.  They need to really let him have an evil opponent to he can go full destruction!  If you enjoy this series you like this one.


PLOT:  The incredible short life of rapper, actor, poet Tupac Shakur.

                Tupac (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) wanted to be more than a rapper; he wanted to change the world with his music.  It is a rags to riches story-gangster style.  It is not as good as Straight Outta Compton but it is not bad. Newcomer Shipp portrayal as Tupac is very good, Danai Gurira (Miichonne, Walking Dead) who plays his mother, Afeni Shakur is excellent!  Also outstanding is Dominic L. Santana as ruthless, rich producer Surge Knight.  The movie isn’t doing as well as many thought it would maybe because of some parts might be false but I hope it makes you want to read about this rapper who did so much in his life before gunned downed at 25.

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