This is one of those films that could have been so great. It has a fascinating story, (based somewhat off of a true story), and great acting. Unfortunately, the editing and cinematography pull this movie back into the "average" category. There has been a lot of Oscar talk for Jennifer Lopez as Best Supporting Actress. She is very good, but I don't see her making the cut for a nomination. She doesn't stand out like one would typically see from an Oscar nominee. And that is mainly because Constance Wu and the rest of the cast are...
I love a good inspirational film. A film that has the ability to motivate you, touch your soul, and give you all of the warm, tingly feelings. This is not one of those films. It wants to be, but it isn't. This is based on a true story, and the real story is quite inspirational. I'm not really sure how the people in charge of this movie managed to swing and miss when it came down to it, but they did. The whole time I was watching the...
If you haven't seen the first movie stop reading now. You absolutely have to see the first film for anything in this movie to make sense. For those of you that have already seen the first movie, get ready for a crazy ride. Okay, so, I need you to see this movie right away because we need to talk. There is so much going on in this nearly 3-hour freak-fest that we all will need people to help us just to figure out what is going on and why. While this movie isn't...
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This film is based on an interesting and unique premise. It requires a lot of suspension of disbelief, but if you can get there, this movie is intriguing and suspenseful. It has elements of a crime drama, but it also slides into the paranormal genre as well. The pacing isn't great. There are several moments where the story seems to drag along, but other than that everything else is a positive. The best part of the film is the acting. Storm Reid is amazing in her role. She does a fantastic job of getting the audience...
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This film has a great chance to be the feel good movie of the year. It is so simple, but it is absolutely beautiful in its simplicity. I kept on catching myself with a big, stupid grin on my face as the story unfolded. And when it came to an end it left me wanting so much more. It's hard to believe that a movie about a couple of misfits in love with back-woods wrestling could make for one of the great films of the year, but it is true. This film is superb. ...
This is the third film in the "FALLEN" franchise. You would think by now that the President would realize that his number one security guy is incredibly terrible at his job, because people have almost killed him in massive plots three different times. Just fire the guy already! As for the movie, it's the same stuff as before, just a different setting. Lot's of explosions, lots of gunfire, and about a thousand laws broken, but none of that matters in the end, because the good guy finally gets his man. ...
If you've seen any of the Kendrick brothers' movies, you know exactly what you are getting yourself into with this film. Is it a cinematic masterpiece? No, but it is inspirational, it will make you ugly cry, and it is a good, clean story for families. There aren't a lot of family-friendly films that are entertaining enough to earn your theater dollars and your time. This one teeters on the edge of being good enough to see in theaters, but when it comes down to it, there really isn't anything in the movie that makes it...
There is a fine line when a horror film tries to be quirky and funny at the same time. Most horror flicks don't get it right. This one gets it close enough to right to make it fun and entertaining. In fact, this may be my favorite horror film to come along since IT hit the big screen. (Although HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U was really good, too). It takes a few minutes for this movie to hit it's stride. At the beginning it feels like the pacing, the actors, and even the music aren't...
If you saw the first film in this franchise you know that the ending made most people throw their leftover popcorn at the screen. Thankfully, the makers of this movie learned their lesson and didn't give us a terrible ending. This flick is not great by any stretch of the imagination, but it does exactly what it sets out to do. It makes you feel lost, claustrophobic, and panicked, and then the sharks show up and scare you half to death. This isn't a movie for people that like to think about plot, or examine why...
It isn't very often that you can see a movie that is sweet, heart-warming, and adorable, and at the same time it is, insanely raunchy, foul-mouthed, drug-filled, and ridiculously hilarious. It's even less often that those opposite elements can be combined to make a great movie. In this case, they work. Jacob Tremblay (ROOM, WONDER) is fantastic in his first coming-of-age role. He's been a great actor for years already, but this film proves that he also has comedic timing. His co-stars are wonderful in their own ways. Keith Williams steals a ton of...