Playing a little catch up on here, I wanted to combine a few movies I have seen in the past couple of weeks and keep the momentum going on my entertainment scale for critiquing movies. I have heard mix reviews of all three titles I plan to write about in this post and that is Life of the Party, Solo, and Tully. As I saw each film I was already with expectations of what I will see and with one of them a twist. Sometimes that can change how you watch a film and also the final verdict. So how did these movies pan out?
Anyhow, be the first to listen to a brand new podcast hopefully on the rise. Doing the same thing I do on this blog which is review movies current and older. This time around, I will be joined by my friends and friends of friends to talk about movies as well. I will be doing some trailer reactions, movie reviews with and without spoilers, and all kinds of different segments.
First episode is in honor of its 30th Anniversary, Beetlejuice. This is one of my favorite movies and this is a perfect start to an ongoing podcast that will be posting a new episode every Wednesday. Make sure to like and follow your favorite social media for updates on new episodes. Currently on Soundcloud, I will be up and running on iTunes and other podcast apps shortly. Comment your thoughts on today’s premiere episode and enjoy.
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.
Everyone, meet Calvin, the new alien life form found in outer space that a bunch of smart people who decided they needed to find for the future of mankind. With such a huge discovery for Earth they even went as far as to create a real time interview with the crew and even let a school name the sucker. OH JOY (I say sarcastically).
As I am watching this crew literally take all the necessary steps to their doom I found myself wondering “Why, why, why are they doing this?”. Maybe I wasn’t listening and I missed the reason, who knows! All I know is that I have seen this story before and while they decided to get big A-listers like Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, to play this crew but not give them good enough characters to care about, I am not in it to see something unique in the alien and the destruction it is going to cause.
Saban’s Power Rangers directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), took a childhood TV show and made it modern and up to date while keeping its core essence intact from where it started. This is a definitely a reboot as we get an origin story of how five teenagers who don’t know each other being brought together by fate to become the next generation of superheroes to protect the town of Angel Grove as well as Earth from menacing alien creatures and villains who want to conquer Earth.
I honestly welcome reboots and remakes because it’s a way to see a story and characters you already know and told from a different perspective. These movies should definitely be used towards material that was not good the first or maybe even second time around (Hint Hint Super Mario Bros.)
Moviegeeks, it’s that time of year again where I rank all of the movies I saw in 2016. This list consists of both movies at the theatre as well as at home through DVD/Blu-ray, or Netflix etc.
Of course I didn’t see everything that was released this year but this list has all the movies that I found interesting enough to watch and anything not on this list is probably because I didn’t have the time or money to see it yet.
A reminder of how I rate the movies I see, check this out. Movies in bold are movies watched at home.
Here we go, the best and worst entertaining movies of 2016 starting with the worst listed in order to my favorite movie of 2016.