Thursday, February 21, 2019

Around The Block – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

https://youtu.be/2h8TMsnOY2g Overview In this white savior narrative, an idealistic American woman shows the talents of the indigenous kids of Australia by having them do Hamlet. Review (with Spoilers) I don’t recall seeing Christina Ricci’s face since when she was on The Good Wife and Pan Am back in 2012, so it’s nice to see, two years later, she is still working. Though with...

Starred Up – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

If you have seen most of Jack O’Connell’s work before, then don’t expect much different from this. Review (with Spoilers) As noted a few times in other reviews, when some of the main Skins characters are in something I check it out. But while Kathryn Prescott has seemingly changed things up with her role on Finding Carter, unfortunately, both Jack O’Connell...

Lullaby – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview A film focused on the long goodbye to a parent who fought as long as they could. Trigger Warning(s): Deals with death of parent and children with cancer Review (with Spoilers) With top billing belonging to Amy Adams, the familiar face of Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abbey, and a sad topic which seemed like it would lead to a good cry,...

Think Like a Man Too – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

When a movie is a hit, it makes studios think it garners a sequel. But Think Like a Man Too is the epitome of why too much of a good thing is bad. Review (with Spoilers) In Kevin Hart’s final film of the year, I don’t even think you can argue that the man isn’t over exposed. Not only that, but...

Blood Ties – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview In this story of two brothers, one a cop and another a convict, you get what seems like a Martin Scorsese inspired movie which lacks stars but tries to emulate his storytelling. Trigger Warning(s): Rape like circumstance Review (with Spoilers) It is amazing to me how a film starring such actresses like Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, and Zoe Saldana can really just...

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview If you enjoy Robin Williams showing that not only is he past his prime, but desperately trying to relive his glory days, watch this. Review (with Spoilers) I’m not exactly sure what happened to Robin Williams over the years which made him so difficult to watch. Have directors just stopped trying to do their jobs and decided to just let him...

Cesar Chavez – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview For every struggle, there is a leader, and for the farm workers of California, that leader was Cesar Chavez. Review (with Spoilers) Admittedly, though the name of Cesar Chavez was certainly familiar before seeing this film, what drew me to watching this was mostly Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera who, outside of the occasional appearance on The Good Wife, I haven’t...

August: Osage County – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview If a soap opera was given a movie after being canceled, it would be something like August: Osage County. Review (with Spoilers) Just the name of the cast is what should easily draw you to the film. You have Meryl Streep, who even in that movie with Roseanne was good; Ewan McGregor, who is pretty consistent; and alongside them you have Julia...

Captain Phillips – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview A face is given to the seldom news figures of Somali pirates, and the film leaves you wondering who is the real victim. Review (with Spoilers) This is another one of those films I skipped while it was in theaters since, honestly, I wasn’t really looking for a film which would have had a one-dimensional African, specifically Somalian, villain the same...