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I had the pleasure of seeing an early view of the movie Girls Trip a month before its July 21st release. Thanks GOFOBO. I haven’t done that in a while but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see the latest from Malcolm D. Lee (Best Man Holiday). Girls Trip reunites Set It Off stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith along with Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) as four best friends since college who after a long time from not seeing each other have an opportunity to bring the “Flossy Posse” back together again for a girls trip to the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans. Each of them with big and different personalities puts them in the craziest situation and makes their weekend a trip they will never forget.
So I am a little late to the game here. Took me a while to get this review out but I am finally here to let you all in on how this film did from an entertainment perspective. The next big franchise from Universal Studios is The Dark Universe. In the same structure as the Marvel Cinematic Universe also known as MCU and the D.C. Extended Universe also known as DCEU, the Dark Universe will be a series of films that all take place in the same timeline and same universe where even though each movie will be different they will all have a common bond and that’s the setting. The first of many films to come is The Mummy which is one of the many featured monsters that will be used to create the Dark Universe made famous back in the early 30’s and so on.
I remember when the trailer to It Comes At Night was released and I was so intrigued with how well the trailer was done. The trailer gave nothing away as far as plot, fewer words spoken, shots of images to make your heart pump with excitement and fear but mostly a curiosity. Just as a reminder, get yourself in the mood of this spoiler free review by watching the trailer below.
I chose to show this trailer because it was the only one I chose to watch. I was sold. I didn’t want to know anymore about it. I had so many theories and ideas on what I was going to see. I just wanted to know what the hell was up with that damn red door. I decided to just go in and just watch in the moment. There are more revealing trailers out there but I chose not to watch them. If you want to experience the movie in the same way, I would watch before receiving other people’s opinions. If not, let’s keep going.
In the same vein as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, another childhood favorite book series has been adapted for our viewing pleasure for the big screen. Captain Underpants come from the mind and illustrative skills of Dav Pilkey. It is about two fourth graders George and Harold, who have the best friendship anyone young or old would want and they both have a wild imagination that they channel to make comic strips. One of their biggest creations is Captain Underpants.
Since its announcement of Gal Gadot’s (Fast And Furious Series) involvement to play Wonder Woman, the movie has been looked at as the movie not to hold your breath for. With its predecessors not getting great praise leading the Cinematic Universe DC Comics is creating, there just wasn’t much hope that a female superhero lead played by an unknown that “didn’t look the part” would not succeed and of course like every other doubt in casting it turns out it ended up being the right one.
Wonder Woman is breaking records, creating history, and telling all those naysayers that behind every good man is a woman. Female director Patty Jenkins, whose involvement includes directing 2003’s Monster starring Charlize Theron and also directing episodes of The Killing and Entourage on the small screen, brings Wonder Woman to the big screen showing so far the glue keeping this movie series alive.
Wonder Woman (2017)
No, I am not talking about the trailers that are mobile. I am talking about movie trailers that I have seen lately that really grabbed my attention. I love a good trailer. Usually when I go to the movies I have to see trailers. They just set the tone for me and gets me in the mood for the movie I am going to watch. One trailer involves a natural disaster while the other two talk on social issues and awareness. These trailers have already sold me and maybe they will convince you too.
I love disaster films. It’s a genre that disappeared for a while that is slowly making a comeback. I remember watching the film 2012 (John Cusack) back in 2009 and then didn’t really return until San Andreas (Dwayne Johnson) came out in 2017. San Andreas reminded me how much I enjoy disaster films. So watching a trailer for Geostorm, which is about satellites that control the global climate starts to attack Earth. So any kind of natural weather disaster you can think of happens.
Rarely do I have time to see romantic dramas and comedies among the other genres I prefer to watch let alone ones that involve young adult and teenage stars or geared towards that demographic. I think The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Me Before You were the last sort of young adult drama I watched. Which I thought were alright movies. Mainly because of the cast. Movies like The Fault in our Stars, PaperTown, That Spectacular Now, The Longest Ride,Etc. are ones that I didn’t get to see yet. Now you have another young adult teen drama usually adapted from a best seller novel is Everything, Everything.
This film is based on a young adult novel from author Nicola Yoon. It’s a story of a young girl who is on the edge of becoming 18 who up till now has been living and confined in her home her entire life. She suffers a rare disease that causes her to get sick very easily so she never goes outside. She then finds reason to want more than just her view outside her window when a new boy moves in next door and the two form a bond that awakens something in her to want something beyond the walls of her home.