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Black Panther (2018) **REVIEW**

Before we get into this review I just want to point out a few things here. I’ve seen people (mostly tech people) complaining that the tech in this movie isn’t “real” enough, so let me just say; it’s called Scifi for a damn reason.

I’ve been really excited to see this and went to Valentine’s Day to see it and it was fantastic. Actors did a great job, graphic effect are flawless. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about ‘Black Panther’. So with that..

After the attack at UN in Vienna, T’Challa is now on his way home to Wakanda for get crowned. As he is about to start his first few days as king it’s already proven to be difficult. As T’Challa finds out a man who attacked their nation and killed many is crawling out of his hole and making himself known. He embarks to find him but.. he isn’t the real enemy he need to worry about. There’s a man with a hidden agenda, his name is Erik.

As an agent of CIA is about to find about that Wakanda isn’t as poor as the world seem to think, Erik demands trial by combat for the throne. This confuses a few of the elders but it got proven he is the child of T’Challa’s uncle. So this complicates things. Erik isn’t just out for the throne he is also out for blood, world-wide damage if you will. Because what he is about to do next might just be one of the dumbest he can do instead of helping, he want’s to destroy. Some of the tribes in Wakanda get’s forced to help Erik but others do it volunteered

As we see some brilliant acting skills from Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Danai Gurira and many more. (A few faces you will recognize in the movie) They will also get you to feel what they feel. Emotional roller coaster throughout the movie. We get to see some nerve chilling action scenes mixed some GREAT humor, they will deliver some real sassyness from the female characters.  I would recommend to see ‘Black Panther’ 10/10 times.

They managed to get me laughing, feeling sad with them, anxious, nervous and relief. I can’t wait to see more of the characters from ‘Black Panther’ in ‘Avangers: Infinity War’

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

  • Chadwick Boseman – T’Challa (Captain America: Civil War, 42, Get on Up, Gods of Egypt, Fringe, Persons UnKnown)
  • Michael B Jordan – Erik Killmonger ( Fruitvale Station, Creed, Fantastic Four, Hotel Noir)
  • Lupita Nyong’o – Nakia (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Jungle Book, 12 Years A Slave)
  • Danai Gurira – Okoye ( The Walking Dead, All Eyez on Me, Restless City, 3 Backyards )
  • Martin Freeman – Everett K Ross ( The Hobbit, Ghost stories, Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock, Nativity)
  • Daniel Kaluuya – W’Kabi ( Get Out, Sicario, Johnny English Reborn, Babylon, Inspector Lewis)
  • Letita Wright – Shuri ( The Commuter, Black Mirror, Top Boy, Humans, Urban Hymn, Glasgow Girls)
  • Winston Duke – M’Baku ( Person of Interest, The Messengers, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
  • Andy Serkins – Ulysses Klaue  (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Planet of the Apes franchise, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Burke and Hare)
  • Florence Kasumba – Ayo (Captain America: Civil War, Wonder Woman, Deautchland 86, Emerald City, Offline: Are You Ready for Next Level?)

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

Ryan Coogler an American director and he doesn’t have alot of movies under his belt but they are well known and his directing style is really good. Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015), Fruitvale Station (2013)

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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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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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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) **REVIEW**

When we first met Thor he was basically a party boy who wouldn’t listen to his father’s advice. Everything was a game to him. Then he got into the Avengers. But we never understood Thor’s powers, til Ragnarok.

 

Thor is out in the universe looking for the infinity stones but when he comes back to Asgaard something isn’t exactly right.. but it doesn’t take him long to figure out what. Dear  old Loki – God of mischief. He had put Odin in New York and took his place. And this is where Thor meets Dr Strange who tells him where Odin is – Norway. But they need to hurry, Odin is sick. And here is where the biggest secret Odin kept from everyone. Odin has a daughter. We all thought Thor was the first-born but no. Hela is the first-born. Back when her and Odin ruled the 9 realms by fear and blood. Odin kept her imprisoned for her thirst for blood and war grew stronger. Soon as Odin had taken his goodbye to his boys he passed. And so the gateway to Hela’s prison opened up.

So now Thor & Loki gotta fight her but something goes wrong on the way back to Asgaard. Thor gets taken captive so fight in an arena, very similar to Gladiators. Where he meets… wait for it… HULK. So they gotta fight each other but here’s where things get interesting. Hulk doesn’t remember much so what happened really when Banner left? We get a taste test of Thor’s true powers because Hela DESTROYED the hammer.

Thor knows that only way for him to get Asgaard back from Hela and save the people is for team up with Hulk, Loki and a woman. A woman who captured him and sold him to the games. He heard by rumor that she is a Asgaardian, when he see’s her tattoo. Her knows EXACTLY who she is – Valkyrie

Thor is filled with great humor, wit and the thing that always works – awesome fighting scenes. I am most impressed by how we finally got to see Thor’s true powers and they work but I am sure we get to see more of it when Avangers come out with new film I think next year. Take your friends and go see Thor: Ragnarok today, it’s absolutely amazing.

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

  • Chris Hemworth – Thor (Thor, Avengers, Rush, Ghostbusters, The Huntsman: Winter’s War)
  • Tom Hiddleston – Loki (Thor, Avengers, Night Managers, Kong: Skull Island, Crimon Peak)
  • Cate Blanchett – Hela (Lord of the Rings, The Curious Case of: Benjamin Button, The Hobbit, How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Idris Elba – Heimdall (Dark Tower, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, Thor, Zootropolis)
  • Jeff Goldblum – Grandmaster (Independence Day, Jurassic Park, Portlandia, Mortdecai, Le week-end)
  • Tessa Thompson – Valkyrie (Dear White People, Creed: The Rocky Legacy, When a Stranger Calls, Westworld)
  • Karl Urban – Skurge (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Dredd, The Bourne Supremacy, Riddick, Thor)
  • Mark Ruffalo – Bruce Banner/Hulk (Avengers, Shutter Island, Spotlight, Now You See Me)
  • Anthony Hopkins – Odin (Hannibal, Red Dragon, Thor, The Elephant Man, Transformers: The Last Knight)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Dr Strange (The Imitation Game, Dr Strange, Black Mass, Hobbit, Star Trek: Into Darkness)

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

Taika Waititi started out as an actor but now he mainly does writing and directing. He is known for directing films such as; Thor: Ragnarok, The Inbetweeners, Boy. Make sure you check him out.

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Netflix Original: What Happened to Monday (2017) **REVIEW**

If you are a film lover you most likely seen a film where Noomi Rapace is the lead in. If it was Prometheus or the Millenium – series were she played Lisbeth  Salander.

Could you be able to live in a world where you are only allowed 1 child? If you have more the government will come and take her/him away from you. Due to over populating the world so some measures have to be taken. Terrence Settman just lost his daughter giving birth to 7 daughters. He decides to keep them all and teach them from his home. When they get old enough they need to take the identity of 1 singular person – Karen Settman. And how he set this up is this; each girl have a name, which is a weekday. So Monday goes out on Monday, Tuesday on Tuesday and so on.

To live like this everyday you need to show your day to the others and let them know about your day. Each girl have a bracelet they use to film their day so after dinner, its time to see what happened during the day. Have to be exact on the details because if they get find out, something bad will happen.

‘What Happened to Monday’ must be one of the best films I’ve seen during 2017 this far. Noomi is excellent playing 7 different people with 7 different personalities. Must have been difficult but she managed to nail it perfectly. I would recommend anyone to see ‘What Happened to Monday’ – best film Netflix Originals have created thus far.

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

  • Noomi Rapace – The Settman siblings (Prometheus, Girl With Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Girl who kicked the hornets nest, Child 44, Beyond)
  • Glenn Close – Nicolette Cayman (The Girl with all the Gifts, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Anesthesia, Fatal Attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Willem Dafoe – Terrence Settman (Finding Nemo, SpiderMan, Platoon, The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Marwan Kenzari – Adrian Knowles (The Mummy, Ben-Hur, The Promise, Collide)
  • Christian Rubeck – Joe (Genius, Max Manus, Allied)
  • Kirsty Averton – Mia (The Holly Kane Experiment, Our Girl, 50 Kisses)

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

Tommy Wirkola best known for films as Hansel & Gretel, Dead Snow, Red vs Dead and so many more. Something you probably seen. Tommy being a Norwegian director/producer born in 1979.

 

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TOP 20 HORROR FOR HALLOWEEN – ADULT & FAMILY ADDITION!

It’s this time of the year again. Halloween is just around the corner and I have collected some favorite horror films from friends and combined it with my own. I am doing a top 20. 10 will be adult horror and 10 will be family friendly Halloween theme movies.

TOP 20 HORROR FOR HALLOWEEN:

  1. Trick’R’Treat (2007)
  2. Annabelle (2014)
  3. The Conjuring (2013) & The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  4. The Evil Dead (1981)
  5. Halloween (1978)
  6. Hellraiser (1987, 1988,1992)
  7. The House on the Hill (1981)
  8. The Exorcist (1973)
  9. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
  10. As Above, So Below (2014)

FAMILY FRIENDLY:

  1. Hotel Transylvania (2012 & 2015)
  2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  3. Addams Family (1964, 1991, 1993, 1998)
  4. E.T (1982)
  5. Ghostbusters (1984, 1989, 2016)
  6. Casper (1995)
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  8. HalloweenTown (1998)
  9. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  10. Paranorman (2012)

 

I hope you find something to watch this Halloween. If your favorite isn’t on here, share them with me & others on the comment section. Happy Halloween, be safe & do your rituals with caution!

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) **REVIEW**

There has been so many different Spider-Man movies starting with Tobey Maguire, he was a good one and he sparked my love for Spider-Man. Then we got Andrew Garfield, maybe not the best choice. Amazing Spider-Man movies wasn’t bad at all in itself but Andrew Garfield, I don’t know. Then we got the latest one – Tom Holland. I was a skeptic but when I saw a preview of Tom’s Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War I got interested and couldn’t wait to see the Spider-Man film. And I finally got to see Homecoming.

Peter, an awkward teen and got just as an awkward best friend. He lives with his aunt May, she cares for him and is great with him. But Peter got a little secret he keeps from everyone, well we aren’t actually strangers to Peter’s secret. But the way his best friends finds out is epic in itself. Peter sneaks in to his room after coming home after curfew, waiting on him in his room is his best friend, Ned. Jumping down from the ceiling he turns around and there stands Ned. And that moment is quite comedic.

Peter being quite curious he starts investigating on why some strange weapons have come up, it can destroy an entire building. Weapons being made from material that comes from the space attack from Avengers when Loki attacked earth. As the same time he is trying to figure out who is making the weapons and why, he is trying to date the girl he’s been crushing on for a while. So how is he going to date this girl and save New York at the same time.

Also this thing about he wanting to prove himself so he can become an official member of The Avengers.. Tony Stark helped with giving Peter a full designed suit that will help him with his adventures. But after Civil War, Peter is desperate to prove himself for Stark and become an Avenger. So how is this actually going to work out?

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a quite funny film just like how the very first one with Tobey. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is cheeky, charming and funny. Tom managed to nail the character of Peter Parker just right. At least to me.

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

  • Tom Holland – Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Captain America: Civil War, The Lost City of Z, In The Heart of the Sea)
  • Michael Keaton – Adrian Toomes/Vulture (Batman, Spotlight, Batman Returns, Birdman, American Assassin)
  • Robert Downey JR – Tony Stark/Iron Man (Iron Man, Avengers, Chef, Sherlock Holmes)
  • Marisa Tomei – May Parker (The Wrestler, The Lincoln Lawyer, Crazy Stupid Love, The Rewrite)
  • Jon Favreau – Happy Hogan (Iron Man, Chef, Entourage, The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Zendaya – Michelle (Shake it Up, Zapped, Kc Undercover)
  • Donald Glover – Aaron Davis (The Martian, Community, Mystery Team, Magic Mike XXL)
  • Jacob Batalon – Ned (North Woods, Blood Fest, more to come)
  • Martin Starr – Mr Harrington (Knocked Up, This is the End, Silicon Valley)

 

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

Jon Watts born in California and known for some films such as Eugene, The Fuzz, Cop Car, Jewish Santa is coming etc.

 

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