Life (2017) **REVIEW**

When it comes to films about aliens it can either be a hit or a serious miss. It’s difficult to make something like this good. Because there are so many alien films out there already so most have already been done! When I saw the trailer for ‘Life’ I was skeptical, it didn’t seem too good but I took a chance and thought maybe it could be good.

We got a team of scientist floating in space in an International Space Station looking for life in space, one day they find something and people back on Earth rejoices. The scientist begin to poke and prod on the creature, it seems cute because of its size. But you know, looks can be VERY deceiving though. One day they prodded it too far and it started to fight back. It grabs one of the scientist hand and breaks it, really uncomfortable too see. There is something about this life form that will creep you out – more people it kills and feeds on – yep feeds on – the bigger it gets and it can get terrifying. Now the scientist are fighting for their life and every trick they tried to kill the creature, it didn’t work, just made it more angry.

‘Life’ had it surprises, both good and bad one. I’ve seen very split reviews about ‘Life’ but I got creeped out by it. It isn’t like other alien films, I felt that this one is more realistic than the other alien films out there. And I would recommend it to anyone who would like to see it. It’s not too bad actually.

Actors: Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Jesus Del Orden and many more.

Wonder Woman (2017) **REVIEW**

When it comes to DC I always been a bit iffy. When I heard ‘Wonder Woman’ was going to  get a remake and Gal Gadot (Fast and the furious) was going to play Diana I was thrilled, she’s a good actress. When I walked into the cinema screen this weekend I walked in with an open mind and not expecting much, I been very disappointed in past about remakes.

At the start we see Diana as a small child sneaking to see the warriors train, she wants nothing more to train herself and is seen mimic their moves. Her aunt Antiope, the general of Amazon warriors, decides to train her behind Diana’s mother – Amazon Queen. Until Diana’s early/mid teen her mother catches them training and then she decides to let Diana get trained, harder than anyone. Diana grows up to be the best warrior but still get easily distracted.

So, when Diana is standing by a cliff she see’s an airplane crashing into the water, she saves the pilot – Steve. Shortly after the island where the Amazons are gets a visit from the Germans and most of them dies in the attack because they got new weapons that Amazons never seen before – guns. So you know guns VS swords and bows, I am sure you can guess which one would win when the enemy got a distance. But the Amazons wins with a little help from Steve. But the ladies isn’t convinced that he is a good one but Diana want to help him after he describes the outside world an she wants to help, convinced Aries is behind the World War 2. Her mother allows her to leave, so Diana does knowing she might never be able to return home to her mother.

Diana goes out in the World War 2, helping people with the help of 3 men. She is seeing 2 sides of men, the good one and the bad one. Still convinced Aries is behind it at all and thinking a German general is Aries, she is ruthless and goes after him, but little did she know, she already met Aries, but he makes his presence known by the end, where we get introduced to him and we see who he is. And I promise, it’s ALWAYS the last person you’d ever think it would be.

 

But is ‘Wonder Woman’ a good film for this generation of young ladies? I’d say so. Diana is a kickass warrior who can take care of herself, she speaks over 100 languages and she won’t walk away from a fight, she stays and she wins. A good statement to show young ladies today. Myself is a little like her, I don’t speak 100 languages, I speak 2 – both fluent. I don’t walk away with the smallest sign of difficulty. I would recommend to go and see and see ‘Wonder Woman’ today with your friends, nieces, sisters why not go and see it with your male friends, brothers, nephews? Anyone can see this and leave feeling ready to take on anything. Gal Gadot did a amazing job as ‘Wonder Woman’ and I can’t wait to see more of her version of Diana.

Actors: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock and many more.

Gabriel Iglesias Presents Rick Gutierrez: I’m Not Mad. I’m Just a Parent (2014) **REVIEW**

If you follow the comedian legend Gabriel Iglesias on social media you will see some videos and pictures of a bald chubby man named Ricky. He’s in Gabriel’s show on Fuse; they eat a lot of food and then work out to make it even. And Ricky always made me laugh so hard and now a show of his landed recently on Netflix and I took the first opportunity to see it.

Ricky offers jokes that might not be for anyone but he won’t disappoint you. He tells jokes and stories from his life and compares todays life with life back when he was a child, like how did parents back in the day lecture their asses. But he tells is with love and extremely fun impersonations of his parents. But be aware some of his jokes might be a bit offensive so don’t watch this brilliantly funny show if you are easily offended, it’s not made for wimps!

Rick delivers some good laughter and you will enjoy the 1h Netflix offers.

Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) **REVIEW**

Remember when the first Carribean film came out and we all was so mesmerized and loved the story, we met Elizabeth Swan and Will Turner, the very charming but frustrating Jack Sparrow, Barbossa and his crew. And now in this 5th installment we get to met some of th people we met in the very first film and oh boy it is nostalgic.

It’s been 19 years since Elizabeth’s and Will’s son been born, his name is Henry and all he want is to break his fathers curse (if you remember he is stuck on the dutchmen) . He knows a lot about curses and pirates, obviously. But not everyone believe in curses and ghosts. Til one day the boat he is on gets attacked, by ghost pirates. He gets back to mainland being the only survivor and also, being a traitor because he tried to have the boat to turn around because they was about to sail into a cursed place. Captain not listening ended up being attacked. But Henry being hung up by they got attacked by ghost but one person need his help to find something called Poseidon triad. Something that would break any sea curse so Henry want to get his hands on it, but first, he need to find Jack Sparrow. Henry get help by Jack – which end up being quite difficult because well, Jack being Jack. His other partner is a woman, Carina. Who never her father but she does without knowing it. He gangs up with Jack, Henry and Carina to help find the treasure to fight the ghost pirates who has it in for, guess who!? Jack Sparrow. But who do you think it is? My jaw dropped when it came out.

‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ is funny, action filled, witty and sad all wrapped into a nice ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ bow. We do get to meet Will Turner again as well as Elizabeth Swan, since they are Henry’s parents. If you are a big fan of the franchise you should watch the film. It’s amazing. But you should see the first 3 films before seeing this one.

Actors: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba, Adam Brown and many more.

Trainspotting 2 (2017) **REVIEW**

In the first ‘Trainspotting’ film we see the life on a few drug addicts in the 90’s and how desperate one of them wanted out to live a normal life but each time, his old life comes knocking on his door and pull him back. Til he rips his friends off, steal money they earned doing a deal and fled to Amsterdam to get his life up on track. And he managed to do so.

‘Trainspotting 2’ takes place about 20 years, same gang, different scenarios or trying to. Renton comes back to Scotland to see his old friends. But he isn’t as welcomed as he might have thought. His friends want their money back but after a fist fight or two, Renton goes into business with Simon who runs a different business but they need money. So they apply for a small business start up grant to their idea running. Spud is trying to stay clean, he doesn’t see his son, his girlfriend left, no money or anything, he tries to kill himself. Renton walks in and saves him, telling him, he need a new outlet, like a new addiction. But someone tells Spud ‘Why don’t you start writing your words down?’ And he writes and writes. Now, one big problem is coming back for the guys – Begbie. He finds a way out of prison and hears Renton is back in  town. And we all know Begbie will be coming for him like never before. But the question here is, we all know the guys will get the money but.. will they actually get the money? Who will runs off with it?

‘Trainspotting 2’ is definitely a film everyone need to see but to see it don’t forget to see the first film if you haven’t seen it. Both films are incredibly good and original. Something you don’t see often. Get your popcorn ready and get ready for some quality original drama.

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Steven Robertson, Ewan Brenner, Gordon Kennedy, Jonny Lee Miller and many more.

Get Out (2017) **REVIEW**

When it comes to horror films I love watching them and if they come off as weird, I will like them even more and I will find them intriguing, I will stay with it until the end to find out what really was going on.

‘Get Out’ is about a man called Chris going to see his girlfriends parents for the first time, his girlfriend Rose who is white and Chris is not. But that doesn’t stop them. But what Chris doesn’t know is that something sinister and weird is about to happen while he is at his girlfriends parent’s house.Her parents got two people working for them, two people of color but they seem – off. Chris gets suspicious but doesn’t say anything to begin with. Rose’s parents

 

‘Get Out’ is a horror/mystery film, a very talked about one. People got mixed feelings about it but all I can say it, it’s best to watch something for yourself and get your own opinion about something. But the end 0f the film, actually makes it all to make some sense and you will start going ‘Oohh’. I liked the ending and how they made ‘Get Out’. It will give you the creeps but it’s so worth it.

Actors: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Betty Gabriel, Stephen Root, Ashley LeConte Campbell and many more.

Netflix Original: The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016) **REVIEW**

‘The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared’ is a comedy coming from Sweden and I found it the other day on Netflix and talk I was happy. As some of you might not know I’m born and raised in Sweden so comedy was a huge part of my life since it’s part of our culture. The main character is a huge comedy actor and one my favorite from home.

‘The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared’ is about a man called Allan Karlsson who was a spy for the Russians and Americans during Cold War. He developed something called Folksoda and now people are looking for him to get the recipe.  So Allan and his friend goes from Bali where the film begins to go to Berlin to pick up the recipe for the Folksoda but ends up in Russia first to then take a train to Berlin. On the plane from Bali to Berlin Allan’s pet friend monkey went into his bag and he got out in the plane caused panic and had to get off in Russia.

So, when it gets out in the world that Allan is alive and Russian woman living in Sweden goes after him (her father worked with Allan during Cold War) and then a British man also goes after him. So when  Allan and his friend travels around to find the recipe to only find it.. well.. not in Berlin. It’s quite funny one and one of my favorite actors – Robert Gustafson – playing Allan. Loved every bit of it.

It’s a Netflix Original film, got happy to find it on the British one, so have a look on your Netflix and see if they added it in your country. Keep in mind – it’s in Swedish so it’s subtitled.

Actors: Robert Gustafsson, Crystal the Monkey, Caroline Boulton, Jens Hulten, Colin McFarlane, Joseph Long, David Schaal, David Wiberg, Georg Nikoloff and many more.