Review: Baby Driver Is Fun, Clever, And Thrilling. Basically, It Just Kicks Ass

Don’t let the somewhat questionable possibly horrible title of the film fool you. Baby Driver is an amazing flick. Edgar Wright, responsible for a lot of great films including one of my favorite movies of all time…Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, brings us an enjoyable ride for almost 2 hours. Right at the start of the movie you are sucked in with the eye-catching moves and charisma of Ansel Elgort, who plays Baby, and Edgar’s great direction with using the environment and surroundings to make one of the most entertaining openings sequences I can remember. I knew right then that this movie is going to be fun to watch.

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Review: Despicable Me 3 Provides Just Enough To Keep The Fans Busy Until The Next Chapter

Despicable Me franchise isn’t well known for its gut bursting laughs or remembered movies. The film does have some good qualities bringing us the Minions who are a merchandise gold when it comes to marketing and sales. Steve Carell’s name attached to it with his unique voice acting to the lead character Gru just as unique as Mike Myers is to Shrek. What they lack in big laughs for both kids and adults they make up with a lot of heart. The story of a villain turned parent and hero overnight is a nice story.

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Review: The House Doesn’t Provide The Laughs That Are Expected 

There have been some great comedies from both Will Ferrell (Daddy’s Home) and Amy Poehler (Sisters). However, the film that brings them together didn’t provide the same laughs as their successors. Both Ferrell and Poehler are two of the funniest actors in the biz right now but that doesn’t make them bullet proof when it comes to their work. Every person has the potential of having a hit or miss. Sadly, The House is one of those misses as it provided mediocre comedy that even some of the actors themselves knew wasn’t up to par with their potential.

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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Trailer Looks Like A Fun Ride Full Of Laughs And Action

Let’s talk about the first full trailer to the new movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. As the title hints at, we are taken into the game this time around and explore the jungle Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) lived in for 26 years. To keep it a little modern, they decided to whimsically send them to the jungle not by the original board game but through a video game instead. I personally was a little skeptical when hearing the idea of the movie. I personally would have loved to see the wonders of the game come out into the real world. Also for the portal to be a video game and not the board game was a little disappointing. After watching the first trailer, I must say that I am excited. It looks funny and there is plenty of action sequences that makes it look like a wild ride. Plus the intensity and jam-packed jungle animals and creatures we saw in the first are not missing from the action either which is good. Check out the trailer below.

As you can see, the movie has a stellar cast which includes buddy duo Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart who worked on Central Intelligence together, as well as Karen Gillan, and Jack Black who play the avatars of the titular video game 4 kids found in a basement of their school who are sent there to clean it up after getting detention. The four students take on the typical roles of character types you see in high school films including the Jock, the nerd, the awkward shy girl, and the hot popular girl. Choosing the avatars they play forces them to be something that they are not challenging them to walk a mile literally in the others shoes. The Nerd gets Dwayne Johnson, The Jock gets Kevin Hart who is no longer the tall toughest one in the group, The shy awkward girl gets the sexy women avatar who shows more skin than the men in the game. Which they poke fun at, and last but not least the popular girl got to be Jack Black who is a middle-aged man.

From the trailer, you see that there is more to the jungle then just the dangerous animals and creatures you saw from the first, It seems that Van Pelt is not the only human in the game. You also see that because it is a video game they all have specific skills that when the time is right they will be able to shine in their own way to help them get through the game.

I do have a few questions that I hope they answer like….

Is this the same exact jungle from the board game? They hinted that some evidence of Alan Parrish is in the jungle so even though this isn’t the board game, are they in the same jungle?

Seeing as the video game is based on the board game, how did the concept of the game come up since it looks like it was made back when Atari was made? I wonder how they are going to incorporate the timeline of how long this video game has been in play and if anyone else has played it and got sucked in.

Since they are in a video game, will they have extra lives if they happen to die or get hurt? Watching Jack Black almost get swallowed by a hippo, it looks like he will either lose a life and come back or they will poke fun that they are just avatars and not real people.

Which brings me to my next question, If they die or lose all their health in the game, will they die in real life? The trailer definitely highlights the fun and adventure of the game and what to expect but they didn’t capture the suspense and danger the first one had getting mixed in with the contents of the game. For me, that is what worked with the first one is that even though it is a kids film, these people were in danger.

With the comedy chops of the cast and the action pack sequences you got from the trailer, I am sure this will be a fun movie to watch.

Bad Moms Trailer Brings On More Star Studded Female Actresses That Makes This Sequel Worth It

Mothers, Grandmothers, and soon to be Moms rejoice as your three favorite bad mothers are back again to wreak havoc and take back their lives in a world where they feel unappreciated and need to take control of how often they are taken for granted. Amy, Kiki, and Carla are back again as the mother of all mothers getting ready for the holidays which is probably the busiest time of the year for any mom when it comes to cooking, buying gifts, cleaning after dinner, fundraisers, school dances, volunteering, etc. This time around we get an extra batch of mothers as each one of their mothers comes to visit for the holidays making this a fun-filled female driven holiday extravaganza.

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As you can see, in the vain of Daddy’s Home 2, what is the next step in a family comedy to do for a sequel, have it take place during Christmas time to bring everyone together and add more characters to fuel the fire. Daddy’s Home 2 which is the male version of the two movies brought in the lead’s fathers to add to the fun played by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson. In the film A Bad Mom’s Christmas it seems that our leading ladies, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn will be visited by their mothers Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, and the brilliant Susan Sarandon respectfully. Seeing the sight of them gave me the same happy feeling I got finding out that Gibson and Lithgow were to play Wahlberg and Ferrell’s dads in their film.

Not much to go on for the plot in this first trailer except that it’s another chapter to show how much women, especially mothers do for their family and that it’s always good to remember to take care of yourself if  you want to take care of others. Including dealing with the arrivals of all their mothers. Also, they all haven’t changed a bit as they will continue to have all the raunchy badly behaving fun they did in the first movie. I enjoyed Bad Moms last year and this one looks just as good as the entire cast is back including the ever so fine Jay Hernandez. Keep an eye out for this movie during the holiday season this year.

Review: Girls Trip Is A Fun And Energetic Movie With A Lot Of Heart

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.

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Trailer Talk with Rob: Geostorm, Wonder, and Beatriz At Dinner

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. 

 

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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. 

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