Thursday, September 29, 2016

Morgan

I was somewhat disappointed by the trailer for this one, but thought, hey Ridley Scott's son, Luke directed it, and it is like a studio version of Ex Machina.....well it is a studio version of Ex Machina, "flashier" but not as well made, not as smart, it isn't a bad flick, but it doesn't hold up to that brilliant slice of cinema. I  was holding out hope for it, as Ridley Scott works best in genre films, so I thought perhaps his kid would be the same, but BLade Runner this is not. Now it isn't fair to compare but i am just bringing up aspects of his career, he has talent so the future could be bright. This may not be a raving review, but the film is pretty good, it just felt meh after it was all said & done.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sully

I knew the story of Sully, most who saw it did, now dramatic biopics are tough, as you can just tell the tale of what we already knew, or you can make a tense, gripping film, Clint Eastwood has done both. American Sniper is amazing, but Sully, eek, i had a tough time with, super boring, it was well shot but it did nothing for me, neither did the Jersey Boys, which sucks cause the past 13 years, has been Eastwood's best films.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Magnificent Seven(spoilers)




I see alot saying why remake the Magnificent Seven, these same people do not realize that the original is Seven Samurai. I also see alot of reviews saying it is too slick, and popcorn. We kind of need that is a western, why get the same aesthetic every time?  Some reviews are saying it is a hollywood western & safe....it is certainly hollywood, and while not edgy, it isn't fully safe. Characters die, i was glad, not because i hated the characters, but because Hollywood liked heroes to live, in real life, they die. To me a safe western, is boring shit like Open Range, this here was fun, a lot of fun, and for a western it was needed. I love most westerns from the past 10 years but this one was lighter. Everyone does a great job, especially Vincent D'Onofrio, he stole the show, he ran with his role! The action is good, it is well shot, and it is a perfect Sunday movie!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mr. Fucking Robot Season 2




Holy fucking shit! Not since Breaking Bad has a show been this good, not since Lost(my favorite show of all time) had there been a show this mind fucky. Season 1 was amazing, every episode, and it garnered amazing reviews, fuck, Rami Malek just won best actor in a drama series. The amount of great reviews got me nervous, once shows get good reviews these days, it seems that they pander to critics, American Horror Story had an awesome first season, then the next few(maybe not Coven) seemed pretentious and had some dull episodes tossed in, Game of Thrones, great show, but some episodes(especially the latest season) had episodes that just dragged on & on. Mr. Robot however went all Lost, it got all mindfucky, similar to the Leftovers, they said fuck it and we will keep our audience, we will make it weird, we know out niche and we are fully embracing what they love! Love, i loved this season! Holy fuck, the dynamic between Mr, Robot & Elliot, and later Tyrell was a story of it's own. Christian Slater ran with the role, Martin Wallstrom, while only in a couple episodes was fantastic. The first few episodes were in one's mind, Craig Robinson as Ray was scary, like you felt legit fear for Elliot when he was around. Who is real, what is real? Questions we ask ourselves everyday! Well I do...sometimes. Angela & Elliot, Angela & Darlene, Darlene & Elliot, all three relationships were so different, Angela & Elliot embraced their feelings,Angela & Darlene broke bad, Darlene & Elliot had backstory & you felt their bond! Darlene & the rest of F Society was a brilliant story, and Dom attempting to find them was terrific. Portia Doubleday did her best as Angela this season, adding in new equations to her persona and taking control. Carly Chaikin had so many different traits as Darlene, the sister, the leader, the lover, the killer, she has your back but will murder you, she does what needs to be done. Grace Gummer was introduced as Dom and from the moment we met her, we loved her, she was sympathetic, which was refreshing for an FBI character. The finale left so many questions, is Mr, Robot dead? Is Angela in control of F Society? Did her interaction in the previous episode with the Dark Army make this happen? Is she plotting against Darlene? Is Darlene going to help Dom? Will they try to save Elliot? IS Elliot going to be in a coma? What is real? Is Tyrell real? Is Tyrell's wife, Joanna going to be a key character? Is Leon out of prison? Is Ray locked up? Is Leon seeing F Society just happenstance or is it a part of a mission, or all they all dead? Does Philip Price actually know what is going on? I can't wait til June! THat was how you end a season!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Vice Principals




I love Danny McBride, I love Jody Hill, i think the Foot Fist Way is underrated as fuck, i LOVE Observe & Report, Eastbound & Down was terrific. Vice Principals i was stoked for, the first few i was meh on, but the rest, have been great. The shroom episode was hilarious, the house fire was brilliant, the first kiss was triumphant, the finale, holy hell....that pushed dark comedy on TV, and i loved it. I am glad it was said to only be 2 seasons, as that is all it needs, next year is goign to be dark, and i can't wait.

Hell or High Water




Almost a year ago I was blown away by Sicario, Taylor Sheridan, the same writer, has now brought us Hell or High Water. While not as intense as Sicario, it is equally as good. Chris Pine delivers his best performance, Ben Foster yet again proves why is is one of the best in the game today(and highly overlooked), Jeff Bridges gives his best in years, Gil Birmingham may be the best part, hell even the minor parts all knock it out of the park. Some of the best shoot outs this year, if not the best. You can take this, Sicario, Prisoners, The Departed, Bone Tomahawk, and be glad that adult cinema is still alive. This is a modern western, and one of the best(Bone Tomahawk is numero uno), and i think will remain one of the best, and I am glad they are making a comeback, they are a great genre.  The film itself is simple, yet highly effective, this is a great film, try to catch it before it leaves the cinema!

Popstar




I am not a big fan of Andy Samberg, like at all, i want to punch him most of the time. I like a few of his SNL Digital Shorts, but i wasn't a fan of most of his other segments on the series. None of his starrign film roles have done anything for me, his series, Brooklyn Nine Nine, I can't get into at all, so I was in no rush to see Popstar. I thought it was pretty damn funny, like it surprised me how funny it was, the cameos all work, the jokes all hit, Justin Timberlake steals the show, go figure, and it felt like a great mocumentary. Is it as good as Spinal Tap? No, is it as good as Walk Hard(another cameo filled comedy)? I would say on par atleast. Am i now a Samberg fan? Not perse, but i respect him enough, this is a fast watch and gives great laughs.