I have a question for you movie geeks; Am I the only person who didn’t read this book as a child? I feel like I didn’t have a proper childhood when I found out that A Wrinkle In Time, written by Madeleine L’Engle, is this legendary book that everyone was either forced to read in school or read it at home as a bedtime story. So the news that a movie adaptation is to be written and also directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma, Netflix’s 13), and I notice the world went nuts to find out this was being made.
I am not going to lie; I saw the trailer to this and thought to myself, this looks pretty interesting. Also the fact that they got not only Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Mindy Sterling; they also pulled off getting Oprah Winfrey to join the cast. This movie had to be great. The fan base is already locked in from what I thought because of how beloved the book is. This feels like a win from all angles. I have to say that by the end of the movie, I was a little disappointed.
Just like the scrambled species and plant life discovered in the movie Annihilation, my emotions and thoughts on this film are just as scrambled. I am torn about how I feel about this movie. From a PR perspective that is a good thing. Walking out of a movie with thoughts and opinions about it means that people are talking about this film and not forgetting about it once the credits roll up. While there is a lot that people can discuss at the water cooler, it still doesn’t scream “smash hit” following the impressive movie Ex Machina from Director and Writer Alex Garland. Judging from an entertainment stand point it missed the mark but with the right fan, this movie actually can be their contender for one of the best of 2018.
Ghostbusters realness right now. Pic provided by vulture.com
This movie is brought to you by the novel of the same title written by Jeff VanderMeer, which teeters on the same sci-fi fantasy trip Garland took us on with Ex Machina. This movie stars Natalie Portman and reunites Oscar Isaacs (Ex Machina) as husband and wife whose lives are broken apart when Isaacs character Kane goes on an expedition into a part of a forest that has been surrounded by this fluorescent color shield and explore the inhabitants within. He returns not himself and very ill from his journey. To understand what happened to him, Lena (Portman) along with a crew of highly intelligent and skilled women go in to explore and collect data and discover what this new phenomenon is before it can potentially destroy the planet.
In my opinion as a movie critic or just someone who shares their thoughts and views on movies to the world have the responsibility to keep an open mind. To be appreciative of the movies they watch and hopefully present an opinion without a bias. Having said that, I have expressed more than once that I am not a Star Wars fan. I am just not as hyped up for the franchise as most moviegoers out there. Do I really have a reason to post a review about a movie that I already have a bias opinion on?
For those who enjoy reading my reviews and just want a different perspective on the latest in the series, I will give my opinion just based on entertainment value alone. To be honest, you are either a Star Wars fan or you are not so the only reviews people really want to read are the ones where they either agree with your opinion of the movie themselves. This will be a spoiler free review as well. Hopefully I do a justice to my followers.
A friend of mine once said to me, “When you’re hanging with a new group of people, and they have all these inner jokes (that seem hilarious to them), but you’re watching from the outside like…I guess I’ll get the context later? If?”.
That feeling is how I feel about Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets. I am watching this movie that is apparently supposed to be a comedy as well as a sci-fi action film, but I barely laughed. Not many chuckles came out either and I am wondering if it’s because I am just not in on the joke. Based on a comic series in France, Luc Besson brings to life the story of Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) who both play operatives who keep the peace of the human territories are assigned to visit Alpha which are the grounds of the blended and mix races from many different planets. At least a thousand of them based on the title. There is a threat to Alpha as well as the universe and it’s up to the pairing of the leads to help stop the threat.
I can’t believe that its been 5 yrs since the last movie from the alien series. That abomination of a movie Prometheus was released back in 2012 and Michael Fassbender hasn’t aged a bit. I guess you can say the writers and Director Ridley Scott wanted to take their time to make the next installment done right. After watching Covenant, they would have achieved that goal had they gone off course just a little bit. Unfortunately, they decide to give the same ol’ same ol’ with updated special effects and more blood. I guess the saying goes; “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. If only they knew that it’s broken.
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In this episode we share our thoughts on the Mothers who are just too crazy you would be scared to talk back to. Also we cover the Mothers and Mother figures who saved the day against all types of threat to keep their youngins safe from harm.
Of course in addition to our Mothers in horror and Sci-Fi we talk about some of those problem kids who were just too much to handle.
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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.