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.
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.
Decided to put these three movie reviews together in one post because I had a marathon of movie watching this past week. Since I am on break from work, this was my time to catch up on everything that I haven’t had a chance to see. I’ll keep these reviews brief as I’m sure that you have seen all three of these titles by now. This is just my thoughts on them and for those that haven’t seen them yet, maybe it will shed some insight into what to watch before they remove them from theatres.
I am on IMDB.com this morning doing a little research and I come across the latest teaser trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It’s official now that I can’t wait for this movie to come out. The trailer reminded me how much fun the first movie is and the excellent chemistry between the guardians. Especially Groot who is still growing from being reborn at the end of the first movie. This trailer features more of him since you only saw a glimpse of him in the first teaser trailer.
Watch below and enjoy 2:48 mins of pure fun. Comment below what you liked about the trailer.
Have a great weekend moviegeeks.