Sunday, August 25, 2019
Good Boys is directed by Gene Stupinitsky and stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery, Will Forte, and Midori Francis. The plot of the movie is three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. This movie is pure garbage. The movie thinks it is funnier than it actually is I didn't laugh once watching this. The movie relies a lot on foul language, sex, and drugs to be funny which every once in a while it would have been, but that is all the film has to go on and it gets old really fast. The cast is awful as well. The characters are extremely annoying. 0 out of 5 stars for Good Boys. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is directed by Andre Ovredal and stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint. The plot of the movie is a group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives. I was really looking forward to this movie I enjoy horror movies and the trailers for this looked interesting. Unfortunately, this movie really let me down. The downside of this movie has nothing to do with the horror sequences they are all very well done. There is a lot of suspense and a lot of really creepy imagery. The score is also really well done with the sequences going on it gets you sucked into the moment. I liked the mythology they introduced with the fictional Sarah Bellows and the Bellows family and how this ties into the scary stories that are going on. The main character Stella is easily the best character in this film because she has the most going on and I thought the actress playing her did a very good job. Even though Stella had the most going on it's not entirely great her family aspect of her mom having left a long time ago, and she blames herself it is barely touched on and is only brought up when they need it for a manipulative emotional moment later on in the film that didn't work at all. Certain scenes felt rushed as soon as we see the first horror sequence with Harold the Scarecrow imminently after there is no moment where the characters are in disbelief over what happened instantly we cut to them saying that they think the book is haunted and killing people. It's very fast and I didn't think that was the best way to approach this it should have been more psychological tormenting. The rushed feeling also affects the character's relationships at first. When you meet them they are talking on walkie-talkies about meeting up and when they do meet up they are pulling a prank on this bully that's picking on them. There is no time for you to get to know them. There is one character named chuck who is supposed to be the comedic relief they give him all the jokes and none of them are funny. The ending of this movie seemed very abrupt almost like the filmmakers rushed this film on purpose because they had better ideas for a sequel. 2 out of 5 stars for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw is directed by David Leitch and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Venessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren. The plot of the movie is lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. This movie is so much dumb fun and that is exactly what I wanted. The highlight of this movie is the amazing chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. These two are perfect together the scenes where they're just insulting each other back and forth are the funniest scenes in the movie and you can tell they are having a blast. I like that in the beginning, you can see that they don't want to work together, but as the movie goes on you see them become more of a team. Venessa Kirby was great also. I think she is a great action star. The three characters work really well together. Idris Elba plays the villain of the movie, and he is definitely one of the best Fast and Furious villains and I loved seeing him in action scenes with Johnson and Statham. The action sequences are very well filmed, and they are extremely fun and over-the-top just like you would want from a Fast and Furious movie. The one problem is the story wasn't that interesting they have to stop this virus from being spread we've seen that before, and they don't do anything new with it. 4 out of 5 stars Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Al Pacino. The plot of the movie is a faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. I was dreading seeing this movie I have hated every Tarantino movie I find them to be longer than necessary and extremely boring. This movie is painfully dull I like a lot of the actors, but what they had to work with so bad that they couldn't save the movie for me. The movie definitely feels its length it is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Tarantino has said that his next film will be his last and I certainly hope so. 0 out of 5 stars for Once Upon a time in Hollywood. I hope you enjoyed my review.