Thursday, February 21, 2019

Negative (Acquired Taste)

While one or two elements kept us going until the end, unfortunately, we’re of the opinion this film never reached the potential it was marketed to have.

Uncle Drew – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for Uncle Drew
Uncle Drew, despite its comedic leads and sports stars, doesn’t deliver strong laughs or even play up what seemingly was supposed to be a touching story. Director(s) Charles Stone III Screenplay By Jay Longino Date Released 6/28/2018 Genre(s) Comedy Good If You Like Sports Comedies Noted Actors Uncle Drew Kyrie Irving Big Fella               Shaquille O'Neal Lights Reggie Miller Boots Nate Robinson Preacher Chris Webber Dax Lil Rel Howery Mookie Nick Kroll Jess Tiffany Haddish Maya Erica Ash Summary 1968, that was when the legendary crew of Uncle Drew, Big...

Terminal – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Terminal's movie title in neon lights.
Sadly, Terminal is the type of film which seemingly believes it is much smarter than you and has a mystery which doesn’t quickly unravel. Director(s) Vaughn Stein Screenplay By Vaughn Stein Date Released 5/11/2018 Genre(s) Action, Crime, Noir Noted Actors Annie Margot Robbie Mr. Franklin/Clinton/Super Mike Myers Vince Dexter Fletcher Alfred Max Irons Bill Simon Pegg Summary A young woman, Annie, who seemingly has as many jobs as a girl can have, decides to get involved in the lives of...

Anon – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for Netflix movie Anon.
Between a plot which seems like a small budget Minority Report to the dryness of Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, this may be the perfect film for a Sunday afternoon nap. Director(s) Andrew Niccol Screenplay By Andrew Niccol Date Released 5/4/2018 Genre(s) Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Noir Noted Actors Sal Clive Owen Anon Amanda Seyfried Summary At 46, Sal has risen up the ranks of his precinct in a world that has made solving crimes...

Blue Caprice – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Blue Caprice has all the pieces needed to be an action film with a decent amount of drama, but it loses you somewhere. I have an unfortunate curiosity when it comes to Black films. I say this because, while there are good ones out there, I don't find too many of them which aren't comedies. So, whenever a drama comes...

Red Sparrow – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

The title card for Red Sparrow.
Red Sparrow is further proof that sexual content and violence cannot compensate for a lack of intriguing characters or story. Director(s) Francis Lawrence Screenplay By Justin Haythe Date Released 3/1/2018 Genre(s) Drama, Crime, Mystery Noted Actors Dominika Jennifer Lawrence Nate Joel Edgerton Vanya Matthias Schoenaerts Nina Joely Richardson Stephanie Boucher Mary-Louise Parker Matron Charlotte Rampling General Korchnoi Jeremy Irons Summary Dominika, a young dancer whose career was ended thanks to sabotage, finds herself in a terrible position. The company she worked for paid for...

Peeples – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Peeples wastes all its potential for the sake of bad jokes and situational comedy. I avoided this movie because initial reviews were mixed and I let them get to me. Sadly, they were right. Despite Kerry Washington, who proves she will do her best to work with whatever script she has faith in; Craig Robinson, who is growing on me;...

Simon Killer – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

To be quite honest, I am not sure how I discovered this movie exactly. I was just searching about and found this despite not knowing a single actor, or anyone involved. Still, the trailer made it seem very interesting so I decided to give it a chance. The focus of the movie is one Simon (played by Brady Corbet) who...

Annihilation – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

The title card for the movie Annihilation.
Annihilation shows why the sci-fi genre is usually combined with the thriller or comedy genre, and not with artsy indie drama. Director(s) Alex Garland Screenplay By Alex Garland Date Released 2/23/2018 Genre(s) Drama, Sci-Fi Noted Actors Lena Natalie Portman Kane Oscar Isaac Dr. Ventress Jennifer Jason Leigh Anya Gina Rodriguez Josie Tessa Thompson Cass Tuva Novotny Summary After more than a year of waiting for the status of her husband, be it dead or alive, Kane just right into Lena and his...

Golden Exits – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Golden Exits title card.
Golden Exits is a melancholy indie film which relies heavily on Emily Browning’s charm to get you through it. Director(s) Alex Ross Perry Screenplay By Alex Ross Perry Date Released 2/16/2018 Genre(s) Drama Noted Actors Naomi Emily Browning Nick Adam Horovitz Alyssa Chloë Sevigny Gwen Mary-Louise Parker Buddy (Arthur) Jason Schwartzman Jess Analeigh Tipton Sam Lily Rabe Summary A 25-year-old Australian native, Naomi, has come to New York to work under Nick, an archivist. She finds his trade appealing since, apparently, in Austrailia, there...

Christmas Inheritance – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Christmas Inheritance - Title Card
Unlike A Christmas Prince, there isn’t anything really to redeem this Christmas movie. Director(s) Ernie Barbarash Writer(s) Dinah Eng Noted Actors Ellen Eliza Taylor Jim Neil Crone Zeke Anthony Sherwood Gray Michael Xavier Jake Jake Lacy Debbie Andie MacDowell Summary Ellen, a 20 something who is about to inherit a multi-million dollar company, has one thing standing in the way of that – her partying ways. All of which seeming stems from the fact her mother died (sound...