Logan Lucky Reminds You That Original Ideas Work

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Now when I say, “original ideas” I mean a movie that isn’t a sequel, remake, reboot, or adaptation. Logan Lucky is a heist movie and a funny one at that. Even though the movie is directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean Eleven Trilogy) who is no stranger to making heist movies provided a fresh take on the type of movie which is also different from what he is use to from his previous heist films. I also love the fact that the tagline of this film speaks more on the history of his filmmaking vs. the movie itself which reads, “See how the other half steals”.

That is exactly what you are going to get. The film involves two brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan who are both “ride or die” for one another who decides that they want to pull a job during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Instead of the highly skilled members of Ocean’s team we are used to seeing from Soderbergh, we see the two brothers along with a mismatch crew making this journey not something to miss.

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Death Note: Not As Bad As I Thought But Still A Miss

I am sure that for those who pay attention to the latest in movie news you heard of the adaptation that premiered today on Netflix. I am referring to the Netflix original movie Death Note which is adapted by the popular manga/anime. This is one of those anime that I have had the pleasure of viewing and I really fell for the cat & mouse battle of wits that the two lead characters Light and L play on one another while the entire world are caught in the middle as possible collateral damage.
This premiere comes with a bit of publicity leading up to its release due to the fact that the anime/manga features Asian characters and the U.S. adaptation on Netflix takes it out of Japan and puts it in Seattle with a dominant Caucasian cast. In other words, the term “whitewashing” has been thrown around. While I am a little bias writing this review, I will review this title based on the content of the movie from my entertainment parameters I use on all my reviews.

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard Proves That Opposites Sometimes Don’t Attract

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The actors who play Deadpool and Nick Fury respectively has banded together to attempt to create another oddball action/buddy comedy who must complete a task and prey they don’t kill each other by the end of the mission. We have seen this so many times on screen and at this point it really just depends on the chemistry brought on by its leads.

On this go, Lionsgate brings you Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson that will have to work together and make it to a court date so that a testimony can put a very bad man behind bars. Reynold’s character Michael Bryce is a top bodyguard whose new client Jackson’s Darius Kincaid, a hitman who has some vital information to a big case in London, England. There are forces that don’t want him to make it to the courthouse and Bryce and Kincaid who have bad blood towards one another will have to settle their difference and huge personalities to make it there on time and alive.

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Bitch, I Ain’t Scared: Ep. 16 Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

Wanted to promote another great episode from my horror podcast. Any of your horror fans out there should give us a listen and hear our thoughts regarding the entire franchise of Wes Craven’s creation Freddy Krueger. We cover all the movies from  A Nightmare on Elm Street – Freddy Vs. Jason.

Comment below your favorite movie from the franchise and about our episode. We would like to hear from you and your thoughts on our show. We are also on iTunes and YouTube.

 

To All Moviegeeks, If This Doesn’t Get You Back Into The Movies, I Don’t Know What Will

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Since 2011, a company named MoviePass provided a service to all its customers to bring them back to the movies. For a monthly charge, you had the opportunity to go to the movies once per day. For any movie watcher like myself that likes to go to the movies all the time benefits from this deal because ticket prices continue to rise and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Most theatres provide updated seating, hot foods other than simple concession snacks, and in some theatres, they are allowing alcohol that you can purchase before your movie or in some cases allows you to take it with you while you watch your movie.

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Annabelle: Creation is A Wonderful Addition to the Conjuring Franchise

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David F. Sandberg, the one responsible for the movie Lights Out, directs the sequel/prequel to the hit movie Annabelle with Annabelle: Creation. Sandberg did a wonderful job with Lights Out with very unique tactics and scares differ from the typical jump scares you see in most movies. To be able to scare veteran horror movie watchers is a skill and with this latest film, this is proof that Sandberg has what it takes.

Annabelle: Creation is a successful follow-up with a direct plot, superb cast, and affective scares. Which means that whether you get easily scared in horror movies or not, you will still be entertaining immensely throughout the picture. Especially to those who are familiar with the character from the previous appearance in the franchise.

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My Top 5 Best and Worst Movies of 2017 So Far

A friend of mine asked me If I have a top # list of movies I like so far. It is usually something I post at the end of each year on my blog of all the movies I have watched for the year and put them in order from worst to best.

Well to give any newcomers new to my blog a hint as to my taste level and to gain your trust as a movie critique here are my top 5 of the best and worst movies I have seen so far, this year.

Let’s start with the ones I believe are the worst so far:

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