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In the second of the Think Like a Man series, the boys are back in town as they return to Las Vegas to celebrate some nuptials but also one last chance to live a night of debauchery. Not to be outdone, the girls and are there with them and they are armed with Las Vegas excitement as well. White folks have hangover, old folks have Last Vegas, now black folks have Think Like a Man Too. The it guy, Kevin Hart makes for a fun character that leaves not joke behind as each of the fellows brings their own game to the town. Some parts are silly, some are funny, but in the end this makes for a fund night in the city that never sleeps. It makes you realize that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. I enjoyed the movie, I was expecting a few more cheesy predictable scenes but overall it has some funny bits and is a fun movie.
Jenny Slate in Obvious Child plays Donna Stern, a young women who is struggling to find her voice. She is a comedian and seems to be stuck in that twenty something funk from young adulthood to real life responsibility. All the while Donna is able to make jokes at her expense to the awkward situations that she finds herself in. As she juggles her friends and her parents, she discovers that relationships often don't mean the same thing to each person and is dumped by her boyfriend. This spirals into a journey of bad decisions and unintended consequences. The movie is set in New York and is beautifully told. Some hard truths are explored in the film but overall the story makes us realize that reality does bite us now and them. But no matter what happens, life goes on. I enjoyed the movie and Jenny Slate creates a believable character and you can't help but to fall in love with her and root her on as she muddles through her life.
This is a really action packed good movie. Tom Cruise plays Cage, a PR military man who comes to help put spin into a messy war front. Not fitting in to the frontline he is sent to play soldier, only to discover he is caught in a time vortex where he keeps repeating the same day over and over again all the while the aliens fight to take over the world. A very intense movie that creates a believable fog of war experience. The lights and sounds and the chaos of being on the battle field. Tom Cruise really makes this movie as his intensity helps guide the good guys into what seems a lost cause. The movie makes you realize the fine line between reality and imagination and the easy way in which our perspective can misguide us and make us question our own sanity.
When reading the sensational headlines in the news you can't but come up with an opinion of innocents and guilt. This movie Cold in July will make you think twice. A remarkable good movie that has the storyline of more a made for television movie than on the big screen. The story starts off as protective father kills an intrusive ex-con in his house. Suddenly he becomes a local home town hero for gun rights and the power of the second amendment. When the dead con's father appears the tables turn as the father is now being watched closely. Don Johnson plays Jim Bob, a ex-special investigator that helps get to the bottom of things and put clarity in a muddy situation. This story has many twist and turns, and no matter how you think it is going to end, it veers the other way. A very good movie. I went in not expecting that.
Oliver (Richard Coyle) in The Food Guide to Love is the ultimate foodie and food writer. As a kid, while others were cheering on their sports team, he was enjoying the tapas and fine cuisine at the snack table. He becomes a run away success in the way he describes the sensual aspect of food but has had a hard time translating that erotic magnetism into his relationships. After 6 months they burn out and he moves on to his next course. All is well until he comes across a hot fire Spanaird in Bibiana. She is an activist with a father's complex that sees through Oliver's frivolous ways. A foreign film that celebrates the joys of life and teaches us that along the way we much enjoy the banquet of life's joys. I believe this is a great film for anyone that wants to watch a good story.
Match Point starts off with a strong statement that much of life has to do with luck. Yes, hard work is a must but circumstances make a whole lot of difference. In this Woody Allen film, Match Point (2006) takes you on one wild ride between doing the right thing versus what passion moves you towards. In this film Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is a former tennis star that has high hope in making something of himself. The tennis circuit took him from his humble beginnings but his new job as a tennis instructor at a private club opens the door to opulence. All is well until he falls for his future brother in law's girl Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson) who has a femme-fetal allure that drives him to the edge. A suspenseful movie that wraps the unpredictable sides of human emotion, Match Point is a powerful film.
Maleficent is an updated version of Disney's classic Sleeping Beauty, a bit more dark than the original, it mixes modern fantasy lore with a classic twist. In this movie Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie, is a faerie that lives in the Moors, a mystical place that borders the human kingdom. This place is at peace and celebrates the beauty of the world. Maleficent crosses paths with Stefan, a human and they begin a lifelong friendship. Stefan then betrays Maleficent in order to become king and she puts a curse on his daughter Aurora that she will be pricked by a needle of a spinning wheel she will fall into a death sleep until kissed by her true love. Along with her crow, Diaval (Sam Riley), Maleficent makes for a dark but lovable character with a wicked sense. This movie captures this medieval world and is sure to become a Disney classic.
The highlight for me of this movie was when Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) seriously makes the statement, "They call him Godzilla" as he shares the tale of this urban legend. In this movie, after a nuclear reactor meltdown it awakens a roach looking creature in Japan. This creature seeks to mate and travels the world looking for radiation and its male counterpart. In comes Godzilla, ready to save the day with its fire breath and larger body that tears into major cities as it fights these two larger "cockroaches". The effects are pretty amazing as downtown Las Vegas and San Francisco are destroyed, the power grid failure makes you sense how vulnerable our modern apparatuses can be. Our military seems amateurish as it seeks to destroy these threats. Many scenes are reminiscent and pay homage to past Godzilla renditions when you see folks running and stopping in their tracks as they yell out "Godzilla".
A tribute to old West movies of the past in A Million Ways to Die in the West you are taken into the wonders of the 1880s. You realize that the good old days were not so good as there were "a million ways to die in the west", hence the movie title. The main character Albert (Seth MacFarlene), a sheep farmer is fighting to keep his love Louise (Amanda Seyfriend) interested in him as she sees him as a coward and bore. Sarah Silverman lives up to her raunchy humor as she plays the hardest working prostitute in town Ruth and girlfriend to Albert's best friend Edward (Giovanni Ribisi). The opening credits take you to a tribute of an overview of Monument Valley sites. There are a few funny bits in this movie but overall it is one silly film. You are reminded that courage and honor is a hard virtue to attain.
Peter Parker is back as he is on top of the world with his love and finally graduating from High School. Unfortunately this crime fighter cannot stay away from saving lives and continues his double life as Spiderman. This movie has a slow build up as it develops the complex relationship with is love Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and builds up the development of Electro (Jamie Foxx). Peter Parkers long lost friend appears and becomes a rival in the Green Goblin and layers of other drawn out story lines are painted. If you are a spider man fan, it might be right for you. If you are not, it might be a movie you see in bits because it gets very long winded at times but will hopefully make you appreciate these creepy crawlers the next time you see one.
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