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.
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.
Still on a high from the smart and clever 21 Jump Street & 22 Jump Street. The trailer to Seth Gordon’s Baywatch gave the impression that the duo of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zach Efron would bring the same chemistry and hilarity as Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill brought to the screen. Sadly, that same magic on adapting the beloved over the top series Baywatch TV Series fell short of becoming a possible franchise. I really wanted this movie to work.
Back in 1994 I came across this underrated gem of a movie starring Kevin Spacey. I didn’t know much about Kevin Spacey except for his role in The Ref with his brilliant brutal, and honest performance I thought what a perfect role for him to play a boss from hell. You may remember him as the evil boss from Horrible Bosses but you haven’t seen evil till you have seen him antagonize his new assistant in the movie Swimming With Sharks. Hysterical movie along with some thrilling suspense mixed in makes this movie worth the watch and for anyone who has ever worked for someone who was just a jerk, this movie is for you.
Swimming With Sharks (1994)
Director: George Huang
Writer: George Huang
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, and Benicio Del Toro
Plot: A young new studio assistant tries putting in his dues while becoming a successful screenwriter. The studio assistant decides to turn the tables on his verbal abusive producer boss that definitely takes their work relationship to new and dangerous heights.
My first recommendation I want to bring to your attention is my favorite movie of all time. With the thousands and thousands of movies I could pick for my favorite this movie stands out from the bunch.
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn
Cast: Tim Curry, Leslie Ann Warren, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Eileen Brennan, Michael McKean, Colleen Camp, and Lee Ving.
Plot: Six guest, strangers to each other are invited to an old mansion for a dinner party hosted by a butler who later involves them in solving the murder of Mr. Boddy.
The Fast and the Furious series is now at number 8. While the struggle in the beginning was real, this franchise has reached new heights I didn’t think anyone envisioned happening. You would think at this point in the series they would have run out of things to say or they continue to pull the same tricks as over and over again. I can tell you that after watching the latest entry of the series that they show no signs of trouble when it comes to entertaining and doesn’t plan on slowing down or stopping in the near future.
The film is changing things up this go around by making the leader of their family go against his team and everything he stands for. The advertising was very smart to show that Vin Diesel’s character Dom decides to work with new villain Cipher (Charlize Theron) a tech wizard hell-bent on world domination but keeping secret what brought Dom to work for evil. I’ll start by saying that the reason I didn’t see coming at all but if you have been following these movies you do have a little hint as to what makes him turn to the darkside.
Last night I had the pleasure of watching a movie about a young woman and a monster who are linked together by unseen forces. No, I am not talking about Beauty and the Beast. I am talking about Anne Hathaway’s latest film Colossal which also stars Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens (who is also in Beauty and the Beast).
In the film, Anne Hathaway plays Gloria, a woman with a drinking problem and no ambition had reality kicked her hard in the face when her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) broke up with her and kicked her out. With nowhere to go she returns to her hometown to try to start fresh. Meanwhile, in Seoul, South Korea a giant monster or should I say Kaiju is manifested and destroying the city. Gloria following the story discovers that the monsters actions are linked to her and what she does at a certain part of the day.