Saturday, March 25, 2017

Collateral Beauty (Drama 2016)

This movie was fair but very predictable. The acting was top-notch as you can probably tell from the cast, but I think the story itself was lacking and didn't flow too well. The movie is a great candidate for one that would be shown on an airplane; that was the feel I got from it while watching it.

The pace was slow and a bit boring, but it wasn't a bad film. It could've been better if they did more to it, but I think the director wanted it to resonate in a specific way. Anyway it's renter if you're interested.
Rating - C

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Magnificent Seven (Action 2016)

This movie was entertaining enough for a Western action flick. I can always watch anything set in the West for some reason...dunno why. I don't like six shooters or horses or wearing dirty hats but yeah it's one of those things.

The film's plot was reminiscent of Seven Samurai which was a good old school flick, so you pretty much know what you're getting. 7 peeps helping out a town and taking out waves of baddies. Mindless shooting everywhere.
Rating - C

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Logan (Action Drama 2017)

Yeah this movie is not your run-of-the-mill X-Men film...it was raw, deep, and a bit depressing. The movie was a drama through and through although it had a lot of violence as well. It takes Wolverine and Xavier through a very focused timeline that I never read about; perhaps it was never in a comic...I'll research that later. It actually contained a lot of serious topics like immigration, science ethics, aging, and purpose. Hugh Jackman should get a friggin' award for his acting though; that man is Wolverine.

Anyhoo, not much else to say other than it was a really good movie, but I probably wouldn't want to see it a second time. Some deeper movies make it into this category; sorta like requiem.
Rating - A

Patriots Day (Drama 2016)

I'm not really sure why so many of these types of movies exist. They are merely dramatized versions of historical events of significance, but people seem to want to watch them? Do folks out there really need to watch a movie about an event in order to understand what happened? I think it would be more interesting to read the raw details vs watching a movie since it kinda goes into the area of entertainment, but evidently people do like the movie-version of things.

So this movie is just like Deepwater Horizon or United 93. I dunno how much pertaining to the characters is true, but yeah... Was it good for a movie? Sure it was ok, but the whole time I kept on thinking that I already watched it since I read about the whole thing when it happened.
Rating - C

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Moonlight (Drama 2016)

Best picture, really? Eh...I don't know about that. This movie was a slow one...very very slow. It followed around this kid through 3 major phases in his life and then the movie just ended.

The artistic style was there in terms of the storytelling but I didn't really feel it ya know? This kid had a hard time growing up and then he eventually became a man who was kinda damaged and closeted. OK that sucks. Anything else? No, here is an Oscar for you. Maybe I missed something but I don't think I did.

The film didn't invoke any emotions or deep conversation; it was just a drawn out story of a dude and his unfortunate life.
Rating - C

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars (Action 2016)

This one didn't feel like a real movie...it was just like how one would think of another Underworld film...fast, shiny, and barely any story. I remember the first one to be loads of fun but that was many years ago. I watched this a few weeks ago and yeah I can barely remember anything that happened.

They referenced the old movies, there was some Werewolf leader, some Vamp Council, and the cold North of Europe...that's pretty much about it. This is something that can play in the background while you're cleaning the house during the summer on the weekend; that's how much you don't need to be paying attention to it.

Sucks that Kate Beckinsale isn't getting better gigs.
Rating - D

Moana (Disney Animated 2016)

Well this Disney movie was OK. The animation was up to par and it still felt like a Disney flick so I'll give it that. I didn't like the moving tattoos on The Rock's character...too reminiscent of Disney animation back in the early 2000s when they sucked. The main character's nose was a little too pronounced as well..I don't think Pacific Islanders look like that. Music was OK but the main song won't catch on and sell well. Eh, not too impressed but still not that bad.
Rating - C