Sully

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Sully is a true to life portrayal of  heroic airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his incredible successful landing of a US Airways  commercial airline full of passengers on the icy Hudson River after both engines were destroyed after they hit birds after taking off. The pilot’s four decades of flying experience and his cool demeanor during a crisis saved 155 people on board.sully-5

The movie starts with Sully having a nightmare of a plane crashing into a Manhattan skyscraper which conveys that Sully is human and prone to making mistakes despite his level headedness and cool demeanor during a crisis. The events of the “miracle on the Hudson” was not told straight forward but mixed with fragments and occasional post-traumatic stress the pilot experiences.

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While the movie is about a plane disaster, most parts of the movie are dull and slow moving. I was expecting that more of the events during the crash were shown but a lot of the scenes are mostly fillers; that Sully is just human and a lot of scenes during the NTSB investigation. While it is lacking in action and exploding production design, the movie is original and it is worth watching if you have a slow day and nothing else to watch; it is much better than the usual sully-3summer movie fare of sequels and remakes packed with lots of actions and explosions for visuals. Sully is not your usual eye candy summer movie.

Most of the crew gave good performances especially Tom Hank’s measured portrayal of Sully Sullenberger and Laura Linney’s portrayal of the wife Lorrie.

It stars Tom Hanks as Sully, Laura Linney as wife Lorrie, and Aaron Eckhart as the co-pilot. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

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Bad Moms

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 Bad Mom 2Bad Moms is a comedy about three moms who are over-worked and exhausted who are about to snap just to have a perfect family, kids and at the same time a career. About to snap, they join forces to liberate themselves from the conventional responsibilities of a perfect mom; going wild, having fun which put them on a collision course with a PTA Queen Bee and her side kicks.Bad Mom 3

 

 

 

I did not have great expectations before seeing the movie but was surprised how funny it was and actually one of the better comedies of 2016. The movie may be predictable but so is most of this type of movie. What is lacks in material is compensated by the great comedic chemistry by the three main stars and with the supporting cast.

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Each character is well written specially the character played by Mila Kunis, Amy Mitchell. She is overworked at home and at the office and gets no recognition for her efforts from her boss, her kids and even from her husband who is having an affair on the internet. She finally got fed up and had a great time for herself and her 2 new found friends who are also overworked moms themselves. Predictably, they eventually got recognitions for their efforts.

Overall, it is a good and funny movie despite its short comings. Good chemistry among the cast and they did what they can with what they have to work with and delivered a good movie.

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It stars Mila Kunis as Amy Mitchell, Kristen Bell as Kiki, Kathryn Hanh as Carla, and Christina Applegate as PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn with side kick Jada Pinkett Smith as Stacy with Martha Stewart in a cameo role as herself. Directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

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Florence Foster Jenkins

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Florence Jenkins 1Florence Foster Jenkins is a true story about a wealthy socialite New York heiress who attempts to become an opera singer despite having no voice to be an opera singer. She is the William Hung (from American Idol infamy) of her days. She is very determined to do what she loves, singing albeit with dreadful voice and has no talent. Like William Hung and the Kardashians, she is famous for being famous.

Florence is a wealthy heiress and because of her wealth people around her starting with her husband and well known conductor Arturo Toscanini are enablers and  tolerating her attempts to become a singer despite having Florence Jenkins 3no talent or voice of an opera singer. These enablers are employed as yes men expecting a hefty inheritance from the clueless lady. It is hard to believe Florence Jenkins was a real person.

Meryl Streep as Florence Jenkins is on her best playing a character; she excels very well and most of the time disappears behind the role portraying characters as Julia Child and her Oscar winning portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. The movie is funny and sad at the same time; it is sad to watch a clueless woman taking advantage because of her wealth.

Florence Jenkins 4Florence Foster Jenkins although slow on some spots is a welcome respite from the typical big budget summer movie. It is funny, witty and Meryl Streep did a convincing Florence Jenkins 5performance as a clueless opera singer without the talent. Supporting cast also did wonderful jobs; Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg are very convincing as enablers.

It stars Meryl Streep as Florence Jenkins, Hugh Grant as the husband St Clair Bayfield, Simon Helberg as pianist Cosme McMoon and Rebecca Ferguson as Kathleen. Directed by Stephen Frears from the writing of Nicholas Martin.

 

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Star Trek Beyond

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Star Trek Beyond is the latest sequel to the very long running Star Trek series. Captain Kirk and the whole crew of the Enterprise encounter an alien warrior race when they got isolated in a distant planet after the Enterprise was destroyed.

This latest sequel is pretty much the same as the previous sequels albeit with slight difference in the plot. This is Star Trek Beyond 2your typical sequel summer movie with great technical and production design, it is visually stunning but you are still watching Star Trek; if you have seen one, you have seen them all.

It is a great movie if you are a big fan of the series but it is not for somebody who wants a good original movie with great story and plot. Since it is a sequel, there is pretty much no character development and the plot is predictable where you pretty much know how it will end.

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Overall, Star Trek Beyond is flashy with great action scenes and visually stunning but it is forgettable and shallow.

It stars Chris Pine as Captain Kier, Zachary Quinto as Spock, John Cho as Sulu, Idris Elba as Krall, Zoe Saldana as Uhura and Ashley Edner as Natalia. Directed by Justin Lin and written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.

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Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters 2Ghostbusters is a reboot to the original 1984 horror comedy movie where a group of men have the task of exterminating ghosts in New York City. This time around, the ghost fighters are 4 women, three scientists and a sidekick.

This is a very funny new take on a classic movie; it is not a sequel but a reboot to the original. The story and plot is simple, straight forward and not complicated. Like the original, the lady Ghostbusters were not taken seriously until the city needed their help with ghosts who are being brought from the “other side” by somebody who has an ax to grind with society.Ghostbusters 5

The women Ghostbusters are funny with great chemistry but Kate McKinnon stole the show which I think made the movie enjoyable to watch and Chris Hemsworth seemed to enjoy himself. Melissa McCarthy is also funny minus her trademark brand of crude comedy. There were cameo roles from the original movie with Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver.

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There were references to the original but very subtle and not overwhelming. Overall, the movie is funny, well written and with great chemistry among the cast. Being a comedy, the plot is not complex and the pacing is fast and no dull moment and they kept the movie loyal to the original.

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It stars Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan and Chris Hemsworth as the assistant Kevin. Cameo roles by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. Written by Paul Feig and Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig.

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Now You See Me 2

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Now You See Me 1Now You See Me 2 is the sequel about the magicians Four Horsemen who have won the admiration of the public with their Robin Hood-style shows and spectacles. A year after they outwitted the FBI they are back and this time they are to expose the unethical practices of a tech magnate.

Walter Mabry is a tech prodigy who is interested in stealing a micro chip that has the ability to control any computer in the world. With their vanishing acts, Walter wanted to use the Four Horsemen to steal the micro chip Now You See Me 2for him. He helped the Four Horsemen “vanish” during a show and has them transported to Macau, China where the micro chip is located.

While the first installment is lighthearted, fun and filled with mysticism, the sequel is somewhat dark with a lot twists and turns but the plot is still easy to follow as it is very well laid out. It is explained how they “vanish” and how they do their tricks.

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Overall the movie is as entertaining as the first one although both movies are quite different which made the sequel necessary unlike most sequels. While it lacks certain flair from the first movie, Now You See Me 2 still has plenty of thrilling magical acts with the plot tightly wounded. This is one good heist movie that is not predictable.

It stars Jesse Eisenberg as J. Daniel Atlas, Mark Ruffalo as Dylan Rhodes, Woody Harrelson as Merritt McKinney, Lizzy Kaplan as Lisa, Daniel Radcliffe as Walter Mabry with Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in supporting roles. Directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Ed Solomon.

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Me Before You

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Me Before You is adapted from the bestselling novel by JoJo Moyes which is about the relationship between a simple English woman and a wealthy quadriplegic Londoner who hires her as his caretaker.

The relationship is unexpected between the two considering their differences; him a wealthy, educated successful banker with good taste of the finer things of life and her simple, Me Before You 2perky with a quirky taste of clothes. She resembles Ugly Betty, perky and loves “unusual” clothes which makes her standout in a crowed while he likes classical music and highbrow foreign films.

Louisa Clark and her family is having financial difficulties and forced to take job to take care William Traynor a young successful banker but had an accident and became quadriplegic. Being young, successful and athletic, William wanted to die and gave his parents 6 months to change his mind. The parents hired Louisa to help change his mind within this 6 month.

Me Before You 3The film may look typical movie about assisted suicide and about a young energetic, successful man dealing with the consequences of a tragic accident but has several surprises. Although it is dealing with a sensitive and depressing subject, it is not preachy. The two main characters have good chemistry and Emilia Clark as the perky Louisa is did a wonderful job and being an adaptation of a bestselling novel, the plot and writing is excellent. It is an emotional film but did not wallow in heavy drama; it had just the right amount of charm and drama. The right popular music is also used throughout the film to convey what is in the character’s mind.

Overall this is a wonderful uplifting movie which will make you laugh and be sad at the same time. Emilia Clark’s performance is a surprise.

It stars Emilia Clark (from Game of Thrones fame) as Louisa Clark, Sam Claflin (from Hunger Games) as William Traynor, directed by Thea Sharrock and written by Jojo Moyes.

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The Nice Guys

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The Nice Guys 2The Nice Guys is about a pair of struggling private detectives in Los Angeles during the 70’s who stumbled on a sprawling conspiracy while investigating the alleged suicide of a prominent female porn star.

Jackson Healy and Holland March are both private investigators working separately until their paths crossed thru a common link, a girl named Amelia. They both teamed up to crack the case of missing Amelia but stumbled on a sprawling conspiracy involving the Detroit car makers on one hand and environmentalist and smog on the other.The Nice Guys 3

The movie is very well written, directed and superbly acted with the 1970’s production design believable without going overboard. This is an action movie with a touch of mystery. The main characters are well developed and the chemistry between them is wonderful and so with supporting characters.

Like most of Shane Black movies that he directed, The Nice Guys is made in Black’s style of film making, an action-comedy about two buddies, their chemistry or the lack thereof presented in a comedic fashion. Ryan Gosling as bumbling investigator worked very well with Russell Crowe’s serious but temperamental character. Overall the movie is great and very entertaining although the violence is really in your face; they could have trimmed some of it without having any impact on the overall quality of the movie.

The Nice Guys 4Russell Crowe stars as Jackson Healy, Ryan Gosling as Holland March and Agourie Rice as Holly March; directed by Shane Black.

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Money Monster

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Money Monster is about Lee Gates and his TV producer Patty Fenn held hostage by an irate investor who loses his money. Lee Gates is a slick, flamboyant and bombastic TV personality who has a popular TV show about stock market and investing that made him a financial pundit and a Wall Street financial guru. An irate investor who loses money crashes his TV show after Lee hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes.Money Monster 2

Small time investor Kyle Budwell took Lee Gates, all the TV crew including producer Patty Fenn hostage live on air watched by millions. Lee and Patty have to uncover the truth and lies behind the market crash of the stock Lee hawks in real time, live on air.

The movie is very entertaining and full of thrill from start to finish. The story is well written, easy to follow with a few hilarious moments and has an ending that is not predictable. The plot seems simple except for the financial dealings but the movie made it easy to follow and understand. It is a solid middle budget movie with a lot of tense scenes.

Great acting performance by Julia Roberts and George Clooney and both made a great pair but most of the supporting cast have lackluster performance and forgettable. Highlight scene came from the girlfriend of Kyle who berated him live on TV, what she said is unexpected.

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Julia Roberts stars as producer Patty Fenn, George Clooney as the smug and flamboyant Lee Gates, Jack O’Connell as Kyle Budwell the hostage taker; directed by Jodie Foster and written by Alan DiFiore, Jamie Linden and Jim Kouf.

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The Boss

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The Boss is the latest comedy from Melissa McCarthy about a lady business titan who is sent to prison for insider trading. Not everyone she screwed was not very forgiving after emerging from prison and started to rebranded herself as America’s business sweetheart; they were not quick to forget and forgive. Like Martha Stewart she is able to rise and rebrand with the help of a business associate and daughter selling cookies door to door.

Like most of Melissa McCarthy’s brand of comedy, The Boss is R rated peppered The Boss 2slapsticks with crude but funny jokes, touchy situations about family and friendship. It is about a mean businesswoman seeing her mistakes and learning to find compassion and friendship with people around her. There are funny parts but there are a lot of crude and raunchy situations and some jokes are forced.

The Boss 3If your type of movie is about serious topics this movie may not be appropriate for you but if you just want to laugh for a while then is definitely recommended. It is not as funny compared to some of her movies but she is known to sometimes make silly movies; this is not one of her best.

It stars Melissa McCarthy as The Boss Michelle Darnell, Kristen Bell as Claire the business friend who helped The Boss rebrand, Peter Dinklage as Renault and Katy Bates in a minor role as Ida (she is a regular in Melissa McCarthy’s movies). Written by Melissa McCarthy with Ben Falcone and Steve Mallory; directed by Ben Falcone.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a sequel to the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time. It is still about a wedding but this time it is the wedding of Maria Portokalos, the mother when they found out that their original wedding was not valid.

The movie is all about Maria Portokalos getting re-married to Toulas father when they found out the first wedding is not My Big Fat Greek Wedding 5valid as it was not signed by the priest that officiated the wedding. There’s a lot of jokes about the wedding but most of the jokes somewhat missed the mark.

While most critics found the movie unfunny, stale and tired, the movie goers where I went to see the movie and like most movie audience found the movie funny from start to the end. While My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is not as good and not as funny as the original, it is still recommended and worth paying to see the movie. Lainie Kazan as Maria Portokalos and Andrea Martin as the meddling Aunt Anna are so funny that I think they stole the show.

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It may not be as funny and as successful as the first installment but it is still funny enough and will be a success.

It stars Nia Vardalos as Toula, John Corbett as Ian Miller, Lainie Kazan as Maria, Andrea Martin as Aunt Voula, Rita Wilson as Anna and John Stamos in a minor role as George; directed by Kirk Jones and written by Nia Vardalos.

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Zootopia

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Zootopia 1Zootopia is a feel-good animation about being different, tolerance and being able to fulfill your dreams against all odds. Zootopia is a modern metropolis of mammals; a melting pot of every kind of animals from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, from the idealist rabbit wanting to become a successful police officer to the slick fox hustling to make a living. It is a huge melting pot metropolis where you can be anything.

Zootopia 2Zootopia is your typical Disney animation where the main character is dreaming to become somebody where her physique is not built for the job but strived to excel and be successful. Judy Hopps is a cottontail wanting to become a successful police officer in a big bad city. Along the way she encountered Nick Wilde a slick hustler; they started on the wrong foot but eventually joined forces to catch the bad guys.

The animation is beautifully done, bright and vibrant pastel colors were used; typical Disney. There’s a lot going on in the story but it is very well laid out and easy to follow; it is fast pace no dull moment and keeps you interested and very well edited.

The movie is funny with great dialogues, socially relevant and very touching. It is recommended for both young and adults who like funny, witty and fast paced animation. It deals with tolerance, prejudice and other social issues that is easily for kids to understand.

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Ginnifer Goodwin did the voice of Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde by Jason Bateman, Bonnie Hopps by Bonnie Hunt, and Chief Bogo by Idris Elba. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush.

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Spotlight

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Spotlight 1Spotlight is a true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis on the Catholic Church one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the team of reporters in the Boston Globe called the “Spotlight” delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s institutions from the church, government and legal system.
While the movie dealt with the infamous scandals of sexual Spotlight 2abuse in the Catholic Church and earning the Best Picture in the most recent Oscar awards, in my opinion the movie itself is not great for it to earn the highest honor in the awards. There is nothing great in the writing, acting and technical aspects. It may be a great TV movie but definitely not Oscar worthy.

Spotlight 3The movie is packed with dialogues and it does hold the interest of the viewer but it should have been better written as a book but not turned into a movie. It is not a bad movie but it is not a memorable one.

It stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Stanley Tucci; directed and written by Tom McCarthy.

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Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 2

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Hunger Games 1The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is the second half to the final Hunger Games book written by Suzanne Collins where Katniss and her group continue to overthrow the Capitol.

Mockingjay – Part 2 like the rest of the series looks spectacular with awesome costumes and acting from the main characters on point. Being the final movie of the series, the plot Hunger Games 2is predictable; you already know what would happen to the Capitol and the president. At two hours and sixteen minutes, the pacing is slow and the movie is very long and drags on some parts.

Overall, the final movie is solid but compared to the first two movies of the series, it ends with a whimper instead of a bang. It is a satisfying conclusion to a series where the best is Catching Fire which is a visually stunning movie with great plot, great acting and awesome production design.

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It stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch and Donald Sutherland as President Snow.

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Creed

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CreedCreed is about Adonis Johnson, the son of the world famous heavy weight boxing champion Apollo Creed. Adonis never knew his famous father, Apollo died before he was born. As the son of a heavy weight boxing champ, boxing is in his blood.

Adonis headed to Philadelphia where the boxing matches of the father were held. He aspired to be as great as his father and recruited Rocky Balboa to be his trainer and who was an upstart boxer during his father’s time. Rocky Balboa knew Adonis had inherited the strength and determination of his father, the rival who became one of his closest friends.

Creed is a spin-off and continuation of the Rocky series starring Sylvester Stallone. It Creed 1is a very effective character drama. It had similarities and like the Rocky series, it has the formula of the series that made it successful. The performances of the main characters have depth and are sensational. Michael B. Jordan performance as Adonis is very powerful.

 

Creed 2The movie is the typical story about boxing and fighting for survival in the ring. There is nothing new in the movie and the story is predictable like most boxing movie; it has all the elements of the Rocky series from the training sequences to the title fight but it was done in a way that will amaze the viewer. Like most boxing drama, the pacing is very fast and no dull moment.

It stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa. Directed by Ryan Coogler which he co-wrote with Aaron Covington.

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Secret In Their Eyes

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Secret in Their Eyes 1Secret in Their Eyes is a remake of an Argentine movie about a team tight-knit investigator who is torn apart when they discover that the daughter of Jess one of the investigator is brutally murdered. They were staking a mosque with the hope of uncovering a terrorist plot when a body is found in a dumpster which turns out to be the daughter of Jess.

After more than a decade of obsessively searching for the killer, Ray uncovers a new lead that would finally resolve and bring a closure to the case. However the team is not prepared to deal with the secret that would reveal the effects of vengeance to them. Secret in Their Eyes 2

With a cast of stellar talents, the movie is not bad but not great either. The plot has lots of twists but it is easy to follow however the pacing is very slow specially the first half of the movie. Julia Roberts did a good job as Jess but Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor has no chemistry together, Nicole Kidman is a bit too uptight as their supervisor. Julia Roberts is not the sexy character in Pretty Woman but an ordinary character bare of make-up and looks decades older but she is a top caliber actress in this movie.

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Although the pacing is slow Secret in Their Eyes is a “talking-movie” with a good plot and a great and surprise ending. This may not be your kind of movie if you are into summer blockbuster movies with lots of action and explosions.

It stars Julia Roberts as Jess, Nicole Kidman as Claire, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Ray, Alfred Molina as Martin Morales; directed by Billie Ray which also co-wrote the movie with Eduardo Sacheri.

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Spectre

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James Bond 1Spectre is the latest sequel of the James Bond franchise. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a trail to uncover a sinister organization; the organization responsible for the death of people close to Bond including the former M. James Bond uncovers the layers of deceit to reveal the truth behind Spectre while M fends off political forces to keep the secret service alive.

Spectre is the typical James Bond movie from how it is made with great visuals, production design and music. The movie opens with a scene in Mexico City during the Day James Bond 2of the Dead celebration; great action scenes and production design and after this comes the opening credits with the theme song which is very James Bond movie. After this the movie went downhill.

There is really nothing new to this latest of the franchise. If you have seen the other movies of the franchise you have seen this latest with its stylish production design, action scenes, a group of villains headed by a super villain and beautiful Bond women in supporting roles. This is your standard Bond movie.

James Bond 3You may like this if you are a diehard James Bond fan, not if you are a movie aficionado. It is the same and predictable as the previous movies of the franchise.

It stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, Ben Whishaw as Q, Ralph Feinnes as M, Christoph Waltz (as usual the villain) as Franz Overhauser, Judi Dench on a cameo role as the former M, and Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann; directed by Sam Mendez and co-written by Ian Fleming.

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The Last Witch Hunter

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The Last With Hunter 1The Last Witch Hunter is about Kaulder, a warrior who killed the all-powerful Queen Witch and in the process decimating her followers.

Even in the modern world there are still witches living among us. These are vicious supernatural beings that are intent on unleashing the Black Death among men. But throughout history there are many witch hunters who The Last With Hunter 2battled these witches including Kaulder. He is the last of his kind and spent centuries battling rogue witches.

The Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killers which causes epic battle that will determine the survival of humanity.

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The movie itself and its’ plot is not original, the story has been told numerous times before and this type of movie and its’ plot has been made before, there is nothing new. It has good visuals and musical score but that is the only thing good about this movie.

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With its’ action scenes, it is is entertaining if you are into this kind of movie and also like Vin Diesel however it is very predictable from the very start that you wish you went to see something else. You can watch it on Netflix on a slow weekend but not recommended for theater viewing.

It stars Vin Diesel as Kaulder, Michael Caine as Dolan 36th, Elijah Wood as Dolan 37th, and Julie Engelbrecht; directed by Breck Eisner and written by several writers.

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Crimson Peak

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Crimson Peak is a supernatural gothic mystery about a woman a young heiress who fell in Crimson Peak 1love to a stranger who owns a decaying mansion on top of a mountain with red-blood clay; a house with very dark secrets that will haunt her forever.

This is a gothic romance between Edith Cushing a young heiress aspiring to become an author with a taste of the supernatural and Baronet Thomas Sharpe an inventor Crimson Peak 2seeking an investment from her father. Dashing Thomas swept Edith off her feet and eventually moved to the Baronets’ gloomy, windswept and decaying castle in the north of England.

Living in the castle with the bride and groom is Lucille the spinster sister of the Baronet. Like their decaying caste, Lucille is as cold as the castle whose part of the roof is missing, insects and butterflies all around inside the house and dead leaves and snow falling on the hole on the roof. Lucille is icy and gloomy with very dark secrets.

Crimson Peak 3With a measured pace, the movie is not very subtle, ghosts are not hidden behind doors and closets and the violence is in your face gory. It is not predictable where you know what would happen at the end. Crimson Peak is not the traditional horror movie of today but a Gothic romance horror movie.

Crimson Peak 5The real wonder is the decadent and stylish production design. It is dark and moody with very dark and rich colors. The clothes especially that of the women are dark, the furniture around the castle are dark and heavy which sets the gloomy tone of the movie.

Jessica Chastain did very well as icy and evil Lucille and so with Mia Wasikowska as frail but strong willed Edith; Tom Hiddlestone starred as Thomas Sharpe. Directed by Guillermo Del Torro which he also co-wrote with Matthew Robins and Lucinda Coxon.

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Hotel Transylvania 2

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Hotel Transylvania 2 is a sequel to the hit comedic animation co-written by Adam Hotel Transylvania 1Sandler. It is about hotel manager Dracula a single-single dad vampire and his daughter Mavis who is about to broke a tradition to have a romance with a human.

The movie is marginally better than the original with very colorfully animated gags which is typical of Adam Sandler’s type of comedy. As the movie is targeted for kids, it has no defined plot or the plot is shifting from one to the next. The gags may be low hanging but at least it is fast paced.

Hotel Transylvania 4Like most Adam Sandler movies, the jokes are stale and not original and annoying. The entire movie is like a series of TV sitcom stitched together. This is not an animated masterpiece which will not be sitting well with critics and definitely not going to win awards. Teenagers may like the low hanging comedies but not adults.

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It stars Selena Gomez as Mavis and Adam Sandler as Dracula with a smorgasbord of comedians as supporting cast: Mel Brooks as Vlad, David Spade as Griffin, Megan Mullally as Linda, Molly Shannon as Wanda, Kevin James as Frankenstein, and Steve Buscemi as Wayne and Fran Drescher as Eunice. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.

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