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Netflix Original: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) **REVIEW**

If you are a horror movie fan then you have most likely seen the very first Cloverfield movie when it came out back in 2008. Now 10 years later we get to find out why those monsters came to see us. Why they ended up here. And let me tell you, it’s a good one.

A group of scientists are in space to test a device that might be the answer to the world’s energy crisis. But something went wrong during testing. The powerful device pushed them into a new dimension opening up a door to the monsters for them to come over to our Earth. But it takes the scientists a while to figure out what’s going on. Soon they will find themselves freaking out and the ship being different. They find someone stuck inside their walls, quite gruesome. They soon are turning themselves against each other, trying to get home and fix their mistake that their dimension might suffer, like the monsters.

Watch the scientist going against  number of scientific unexplainable happening while fighting against a stranger on their ship that they found inside the walls.

I have to admit, there where times I had to pause it a few times because I got a bit bored time to time and became busy to check my emails and twitter so a lot of rewinding happened. But it’s all good. Over all the story was good. Just because I got bored with it doesn’t mean you will be so hop over to Netflix and watch it today.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Hamilton (Irreplaceable You, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Sloane, Free State of Jones)

  • David Oyelowo – Kiel (Nightingale, Selma, Queen of Katwe, A United Kingdom)

  • Daniel Brühl – Schimdt (Rush, Inglorious Bastards, Good Bye Lenin, Captain America: Civil War)

  • John Ortiz – Monk (American Gangster, Silver Lingings Playbook, Kong: Skull Island)

  • Chris O’Dowd – Mundy (IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Bridesmaids, Juliet Naked)
  • Elizabeth Debicki – Jensen (The Great Gatsby, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The Man from U.N.C.L.E)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Julius Onah born in Nigeria is known to be producer & director. Here are some documentaries and shorts he’s known for. All Eyes on: Justin Timberlake (2006) Growing Up Black in America (2006), The Girl is in Trouble (2015)

 

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Netflix Original: Step Sisters (2018) **REVIEW**

If you ever seen ‘Pitch Perfect’ or ‘Drumline’ and loved it then you would love ‘Step Sisters’. Same creators who wrote and directed ‘Pitch Perfect’ and ‘Drumline’ created ‘Step Sisters’ and this one surprised me in  good way. It’s funny, clever and the clap back the movie contains are absolutely perfect.

Jamilah, a well accomplished young college girl with a bright future. She works part-time in the Dean’s office. She’s the President of her sorority, captain of the sorority’s Stepping team. Her plans are to go to Harvard Law with her boyfriend. She got her entire life figured out until it’s about to get a little turned upside down.

Jamilah is friends with another girl from a different sorority house, Beth, a spunky girl with lots of humor. She agrees to go with Beth to her sorority party thinking it might be safe and gets ‘white girl drunk’, she’s having fun until a girl from said sorority is caught having sex in the bushes, it gets filmed and spread on the internet. So now, this sorority is on the verge of getting disbarged, UNLESS… Jamilah help them with a charity step contest so she can get her Harvard Law recommendation from the Dean who’s a alumni.

As she trains the girls she also noticing some set back with her boyfriend and with other girls from sorority she’s trying to help. They aren’t exactly taking it seriously. And then… all of the sudden.. picture’s from Jamilah’s drunken night gets leaked and here’s where all goes to shit. Jamilah loses her job, her boyfriend – well she left him, she loses her own sorority by them being judgemental about white girls doing Step. Jamilah decides to leave the college and continue her last class online. But then truth comes out of who leaked the photo’s and I have to say… no surprise but Jamilah’s reaction is the best.

‘Step Sisters’ are one of the funniest I’ve seen. We see girls coming together to save their house. With some minor setbacks. ‘Step Sisters’ is a film anyone can see really, well I’d say no children because alcohol and sexual references. If you would need a cheer me up, then this one is definitely recommended.

 

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Megalyn Echikunwoke – Jamilah (House of Lies, That’s 70’s Show, 24, CHIPS)
  • Eden Sher – Beth (Veronica Mars, The Middle, Weeds, The Outcasts, Sing It)
  • Lyndon Smith – Danielle ( Parenthood, White Famous, Secret In Their Eyes, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Gage Golightly – Libby ( Teen Wolf, 5ive Days til Midnight, Cabin Fever, The Troop)
  • Alessandra Torresani – Amber (The Big Bang Theory, American Horror Story, Two and a half Men, Outlaw)
  • Nia Jervier – Saundra (Dear White People, La La Land)
  • Marque Richardson – Kevin ( Dear White People, True Blood, Rosewood, All the Way, Dating Daisy)

 

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Charles Stone III best known for his work of Drumline (2002), Paid in Full (2002), Lila & Eve (2015).

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) **REVIEW**

The movie we been waiting for is finally here, the fans get to see if their theories are right. I have to say; ‘The Last Jedi’ was quite good in story line but the rest had me thrown off. We found out who Rey’s parents was, not what I was expecting, they aren’t important to the Star Wars story. But we did get to see what really happened between Kylo & Luke.

‘The Last Jedi’ begins where ‘The Force Awakens’ ended. We see Rey with Luke at the Jedi Island. She’s trying to convince him to come with her to help in the fight but he is straight up refusing. Not until he notices her powers. Remember when Luke was younger he was told about the last Jedi and he always thought it was himself? Yeah.. No. Luke decides to help Rey understand her powers and he tells her the story. Rey and Kylo have a bond where they can communicate no matter where they are. Both Luke and Kylo gave her each a side of a story. So question is, which side is true?

At the same time, Finn and Rose goes on to a quest to find a lock master, someone who can open any lock in the galaxy to help with them with a dangerous quest. No win the war they have to disarm the protection shield inside a mother ship. So you can guess this won’t exactly be easy for the two.

This is where ‘The Last Jedi’ gets a tad messy. It basically holds 3 stories in one film so it’s easy to get confused. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is good, story line is good but… just something about the film as a whole that’s just… not right me. I didn’t understand what others where talking about after they saw the film but after seeing it, I can now see why.

 

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker ( Star Wars, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero,The Flash )
  • Carrie Fisher – Leia Organa ( Star Wars, Family Guy, Catastrophe, Smallville )
  • Adam Driver – Kylo Ren ( Paterson, Inside Llewyn Davis, Logan Lucky, Silence)
  • Daisy Ridley – Rey ( Murder on the Orient Express, Silent Witness, Casualty )
  • John Boyega – Finn ( Attack the Block, Detroit, Tinkershrimp & Dutch, Major Lazer, Imperial Dreams )
  • Oscar Isaac – Poe Dameron ( Suburbicon, The Promise, XMen-Apocalypse, A Most Violent Year )
  • Andy Serkins – Snoke ( Lord of the Rings, War for the Planet of the Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Death of a Superhero, Brighton Rock )
  • Kelly Marie Trans – Rose Tico ( Untouchable, XOXO, CollegeHumor, Discount Fitness, Pub Quiz )

 

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Rian Johnson born in Maryland, raised in San Clemente, California. He attended University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. The movie that launched his career after school was Brick (2005) and became a steping stone in his career. You might have seen some of his previous work such as Looper (2012), The Brothers Bloom (2008),  Breaking Bad (3 episodes).

 

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Netflix Original: A Christmas Prince (2017) **REVIEW**

If you are a fan of iZombie then you might recognize a special blonde beauty called Rose McIver. She plays Liv Moore, the zombie mortician. As you know she changes personality when she eats a brain and takes on the previous persons traits. It’s hysterical. But I’m not here to talk about iZombie. I am here to talk about Rose McIver’s new film – ‘A Christmas Prince’.

Amber, a junior editor for a magazine in New York. She is just looking for that break to become a real journalist. Until her boss calls her in to her office and tells Amber she need her to travel cover a scandal prince’s coronation. Only to end up sneaking into the castle and say she is the new tutor for Princess Emily. Where she meets the prince. Someone who seems not as the tabloids has described him as. He loves his sister, who is sick and wheelchair bound. Amber treats her like any other child which makes the Princess like her and she doesn’t like anyone. Princess Emily is quite rude but she is also very charming when she can be and she isn’t scared telling anyone to piss off.

But exactly how long would it take for Amber to get caught in her lie? And writing about the Prince at the same time lying about being the Princess tutor. We all know this is a recipe for disaster. But as we all know, we know exactly this type of films always ends in one way but we can’t stop watching it anyway.

‘A Christmas Prince’ is a fun film for the entire family but cause of the story I’d say dont let a child under 10 see it. It’s a really cute and fun film. Rose does a excellent job in her role as Amber as she always does when I see her in TV-shows or different films.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Rose McIver – Amber (The Lovely Bones, iZombie, Flowers in the Attic 2, The Piano)
  • Ben Lamb – Prince Richard (Divergent, Now You See Me 2, The White Queen, Victoria)
  • Alice Krige – Queen Helena (Thor: The Dark World, Star Trek; First Contact, Silent Hill, Sleepwalkers)
  • Honor Kneafsey – Princess Emily (Miss You Already, Our Zoo, Crooked House)
  • Sarah Douglas – Mrs Averill (Displacement, Emmerdale, Strippers vs Werewolves, Attack the Gryphon)
  • Emma Louise Saunders – Lady Sophia (Skin Deep, Artificial White, The Royals)
  • Theo Devaney – Simon (Supernatural, Run, Psych, Aleister Crowley: Legend of the Beast)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Alex Zamm, a director with 24 movies/shorts/tvshows under his belt with excellent directing skills. You might have seen known films as Crown for Christmas, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Inspector Gadget 2, The Wonderful World of Disney and many more.

 

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Netflix Original: The Foreigner (2017) **REVIEW**

We seen Jackie Chan in different movies but we haven’t seen him in a film like this. ‘The Foreigner’ touches a subject that you guess been done before but mainly by Hollywood. ‘The Foreigner’ takes place in London in the start of the film, Quan is a single dad with a teenage daughter owning a Chinese takeaway. He’s been a citizen in Britain since 1980’s. He drives his daughter to a shop so she can buy her dress for the school dance.

Quan seems like a nice, loving & devoted father. She runs in to the shop while he parks. Little to their knowing, someone places a bomb. It goes off. Quan get’s mildly injured but his daughter, not so lucky. She dies on impact and he is besides himself. All he wants from here is to know the names of the people who places the bomb. IRA takes credit for the attack.

Quan travels to Belfast to talk to Liam Hennesy – a Irish government official, who’s also a former IRA member. But you are never really former are you? Quan knows he knows the names or has a hunch who it could be but Mr Hennesy refuses to give out the names for he is hunting the people too. But Quan got a set of skills that no one saw coming. It starts small. A bomb in his office as a warning but then they get bigger.

Quan is a former special forces in Chinese Army so that sets a little scare in Liam Hennesy. At the same time Liam have to deal with Quan he also has to find out who detonated the bombs. British government and Irish are desperate to find out but who finds the people first?

 

‘The Foreigner’ is a really good crime drama from Jackie Chan. We could see he still does his own stunts, in his age, it couldn’t have been easy to say the least. But he delivered a brilliant performance. We see Pierce Brosnan as Liam Hennesy and I have to say, this is one of his better roles. Highly recommended.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Katie Leung – Fan (Harry Potter -franchise. Father Brown. T2. One Child)
  • Jackie Chan – Quan Ngoc Minh (Karate Kid, Shanghai Noon, Rush Hour, Who am I)
  • Rufus Jones – Ian Wood (The Casual Vacancy, W1A, The Ghoul. Tracy Ullman’s Show)
  • Mark Tandy – Simpson (The Crown, Bidget Jones, Maurice, Dad’s Army, Silent Witness)
  • Aaron Monaghan – Pat Nugent (Assasins Creed, Vikings, Pan, Patrick’s Day, Jack Taylor: Priest)
  • Pierce Brosnan – Liam Hennessy (The World Isnt Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, Mama Mia, IT)
  • Charlie Murphy – Maggie/Sara McKay (Philomena, The Village, Happy Valley)
  • Orla Brady – Mary Hennessy (Fringe, Sinbad, Mistresses, Servants, Into the Badlands)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Martin Campbell, born in New Zealand 1943, he’s the man behind so many excellent movies such as Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro, Edge of Darkness, Warriors. If you haven’t checked out his work yet, you should.

 

 

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Leatherface (2017) **REVIEW**

We all know the story about leatherface, what he did and how he got arrested with his family for the crimes they committed. But do we know what happened before that? ‘Leatherface’ takes us on a journey of a young leatherface and how he came to be. Was he always such an animal or did his family create him?

We start by seeing a young Jed on his birthday, being given a chainsaw and his present was to hurt his neighbor who was ‘stealing’ their pigs. Jed didn’t want to hurt the man but his family told him to. Same when he tricked a young woman, injured her greatly but his brother killed her off with a engine falling on her. And she was the sheriffs daughter so, Jed gets taken away from his parents into a home for kids from criminal homes.

Fast forward a few years til teens and we have a young man Jed in a institution. At first you don’t know it’s him but the hints are there due to his reaction to violence. Jed’s mother breaks into the fascility he’s being held, starts shouting and that creates a riot. Care takers, nurses and doctors killed. Dangerous teens escaped. Including Jed, who ran off with 3 others from that place including a young nurse who just started her job. These 4 take her on a journey that won’t soon forget. If she gets out of alive.

‘Leatherface’ was a quite good story. I wasn’t impressed but I wasn’t disappointed either. Somewhere in the middle. But if you are a fan of ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ this one is a must for you to see how it all began.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Stephen Dorff – Hal Hartman (Blade, Immortals,Public Enemies, Felon)
  • Sam Strike – Jackson (Eastenders, M.I.High, MindHunter, Bonded by Blood 2)
  • Vanessa Grasse – Lizzy (Astral, Robo Shark, It came from the desert)
  • Finn Jones – Deputy Sorrel (Game of Thrones, Iron Fist, The Last Showing, Wrong Turn 5)
  • Sam Coleman – Bud ( Game of Thrones, Lord of Chaos, The Prince of  Denmark)
  • Jessica Madsen – Clarice (Tina and Bobby, The Fowl, Mr Selfridge)
  • James Bloor – Ike (Dunkirk, Carnage: Swallowing the Fast, Film stars don’t die in Liverpool)
  • Lili Taylor – Verna (The Conjuring, American Crime, I Shot Andy Warhol, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

This film actually got 2 directors. Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury. Let’s begin with Alexandre Bustillo who’s mostly known for film such as ABC’s of Death 2, Inside and now Leatherface.Julien Maury worked along side Bustillo on same films.

 

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Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets (2017) **REVIEW**

‘Valerian’ being based of a book it’s hard making films from a book. Pressure is on for the fans will be the real critics. I haven’t read the book because I don’t read that much. As I have seen different reviews of the movie I thought to see it for myself and see of they are right.

In the beginning when City of Thousand Planets was just a regular satellite in space, it merged with others to and with time most nations from Earth had merged. Shortly after that, other life signs started showing up and they merged too. But one problem emerged, It started to become large and heavy so it slowly was getting dragged towards the Earths surface. To save Earth from massive casualty they decided to put engines on it and let it float in space to represent every species around the Universe. Fast forward a a couple centuries… Valerian and his Sergeant Lauraline is chilling on a mock beach when they get a call for a mission. As they are doing the mission in the most trippy environment you can see hints of the story line. But they manage to finish off their mission and get back to City of Thousand Planets.

Upon arrival they get news something hazardous is in the centre of it, they sent in soldiers but no one come back out. We find out what when a General is working on a side project behinds everyone’s back. Valerian & Luraline gets the job to find out what’s going after that they been breached during a meeting with Ambassadors, one of the key General was kidnapped. So now they go on a journey inside the planet to find him but at the same time, they discover the horrible truth about the project.

 

Storyline in itself it good but acting of Cara Delevingne is…meh. I’ve seen better. I mostly got irked by her horrible American accent. She could have spent more time on that accent to be honest.  Dane DeHaan playing Valerian did a great job on the acting part. We see some familiar faces in the film and throughout. Would I rewatch it? Probably not.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Dane Dehaan – Valerian (The Amazing Spider-Man, A Cure for Wellness, Chronicle)
  • Cara Delevingne – Lauraline (Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, Pan, Anna Karenina)
  • Clive Owen – Commander Arun Filitt (King Arthur, Children of Men, Inside Man, The Bourne Identity)
  • Rihanna – Bubble (Bates Motel, Home, This Is The End)
  • Ethan Hawke – Jolly the Pimp (Sinister, Gattaca, Before Sunset, Training Day)
  • Sam Spruell – General Okto-Bar (Snow White and the Huntsman, Taken 3, k-19: The Widowmaker, The Hurt Locker)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Luc Besson born March 18th 1959 in Paris, France. Wanted to become a marine biologist but when he had a accident doing diving he couldn’t follow his dream. But he found out he could combine arts with making films. He’s known for The Big Blue & Fifth Element.

 

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