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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: The Babysitter (2017) **REVIEW**

Babysitters… you love having one or you don’t. I never really had a babysitter growing up but I had family members looking after me when mom was working. But it never went as wrong as the babysitter in this Netflix Original.

Cole is a awkward 12 year old boy but his babysitter is the coolest. She seems to be his first crush on a girl. She’s very cute towards him and treats him like a brother. Cole’s parents are going away for the weekend so Bee is coming to look after him for the weekend. Have you ever stayed awake after dark to see what the babysitter does while you are sleeping? That is what Cole did but.. maybe he shouldn’t have done that.

Bee have friends over, they are playing ‘spin the bottle’, so what can go wrong here? Well.. Maybe when Bee stabs one of the boys in the head with 2 knives. Him being the sacrifice they need to make an offer to Lucifer to get what they want. How would you react as a 12 year old seeing all this? To only find out, they need your blood so make the ritual complete!? Do you fight or do you run and hide?

‘The Babysitter’ is a comedy horror film, I wouldn’t say it’s the best I’ve seen but it got its moments of fun and cringing moments.

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

  • Judah Lewis – Cole (Demolition)
  • Samara Weaving – Bee (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Mayhem, Monster Trucks,Bad Girl)
  • Robbie Amell – Max (The Flash, ARQ, Anatomy of the Tide, The Duff)
  • Hana Mae Lee – Sonya (Pitch Perfect, Better Things, Unleashed)
  • Bella Thorne – Allison (Amityville: The Awakening, Blended, The Duff, You Get Me)
  • Emily Alyn Lind – Melanie (Revenege, Enter the Void, J.Edgar, Replicas)
  • Andrew Bachelor- John (Fifty Shades of Black, Meet the Blacks, Grow House)
  • Leslie Blibb – Mom (Iron Man, Law Abiding Citizen, To the Bone)
  • Ken Marino – Dad (We’re the Millers, Wanderlust, Gattaca, Role Models)

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

McG is a director who is mostly known for shows such as Supernatural, Lethal Weapon, Shadowhunters,The DUFF and many more. Born in  1968 in Michigan.

 

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Girls Trip (2017) **REVIEW**

When it comes to an all female cast of comedy I’m all for it. It all started with Bridesmaides and bunch of all female cast comedies have been since. And Girls Trip isn’t any different, the four ladies manage to nail the film.

We got four friends; Ryan, Sasha, Lisa & Dina. Been friends since college. But somewhere along the line they lost contact over the years. Ryan is the very successful one, she wrote a successful book and now she might up for a TV deal. Things seems to go well for her. She is going to appear at a festival in New Orleans and she invites her friends along to reunite. And it won’t be a dance on roses that’s for sure.

They meet up at the airport and already then you can tell some things might not be forgotten or forgiven but their weekend goes as planned. We got Sasha the journalist, Lisa the mom & Dina the party girl with a loud mouth. As the weekend goes along, trying to convince Lisa its time to let loose and not be a mom for a weekend isn’t easy, specially with the clothes she chosen to wear. But the girls to their thing and everyone seems to relax and have fun. Just one little detail, Ryan’s life isn’t at perfect as everyone seems to think it is. Her husband have been sleeping around with a Instagram model and Ryan’s friends won’t have that done to their friend. So… Dina attacks and they end up being kicked out of the hotel and need to stay somewhere less… appealing.

So the girls won’t let that ruin their weekend of fun, alot of stuff happens. Like getting high, Lisa finds a man for a weekend. Sasha struggles with her company and it about to go in flames. Ryan struggles to keep it together. Dina.. she just don’t care and goes along for the ride.

I didn’t have high hopes for the film when I saw the trailer but I decided to see it anyway and I was surprised. It’s funny with an good story. Gives you insight to the girl gang. Yes, I would recommend it to anyone who would like to see it. Jokes are  hilarious and well played out.

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

  • Regina Hall – Ryan Pierce (Scary Movie, Law Abiding Citizen, Black-ish, When the bough breaks)
  • Queen Latifah – Sasha Franklin (Bringing Down the House, Chicago, Star, Miracles from Heaven, Bessie)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith – Lisa Cooper (Collateral, Scream, Gotham, Magic Mike XXL)
  • Tiffany Haddish – Dina (Keanu, Meet the Spartans, Mad Families, Stunted)
  • Larenz Tate – Julian Stevens (The Postman, Ray, A Man Apart)
  • Mike Colter – Stewart Pierce (Men in Black 3, Zero Dark Thirty, Luke Cage, Million Dollar Baby)
  • Kate Walsh – Elizabeth Davelli (Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, The Perks of being a Wallflower, Kicking & Screaming)
  • Deborah Ayorinde – Simone (Game of Silence, Barbershop, Luke Cage)

 

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

Malcolm D. Lee born in 1970 in USA, known for movies such as The Best Man Holiday, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Scary Movie 5 – to name a few of his works.

 

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) **REVIEW**

Back in 2014 when I saw first Kingsman I loved it. Kingsman is funny, got some cool stunts and it’s something that never been done before. Back in 2014 we met Eggsy, a London boy with a lot of troubles and not much discapline. But he got recruited to Kingsman, a spy organisation that straightened him out. He became someone he never thought he could become.

In second film, we met him again. Still witty but much smarter. He’s also in a relationship now. If you remember the ending of the first film you know who he rescued. Yeah, that’s his girlfriend now, believe it or not. But they are good together, just Eggsy job that comes in between. In The Golden Circle their relation and Eggy’s relation to his coworkers is being put to the test thanks to a woman who’s slightly crazy, she became rich by selling high class drugs and now want… world domination? What she want?

We get to meet Kingsman’s cousins called Statesmen. Based in Kentucky, USA. They make whiskey and Kingsman makes suits. But for this enemy they have to work together to find out where she is and what she actually wants. Poppy poisons her drugs and only way to get her antidote is to grant her immunity. When one of their own get poisoned by this drug they know the really have to work together. We also get to meet a unlikely movie guest – Elton John. Not kidding. Elton himself, plays himself in this film and he is so funny. Made me laugh every time.

So now Kingsman & Statemen have to work together, so how well will they work together really? Specially now that Eggsy and Merlin found out that Harry is still alive…. but something isn’t quite okay with him. He lost his memory, but as you know, he gets it back but is he still Harry though? And can they trust him? Can Eggsy and Merlin trust one of their own?

If you are a fan of Kings: The Secret Service then I would really recommend for you to go and see this one in the cinema. It’s witty, funny, cool stunts and it also got Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Julienne Moore. They make a fun incredible cast.

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

  • Taron Egerton – Eggsy (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Sing, Legend, Eddie The Eagle)
  • Edward Holcroft – Charlie (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Vampire Academy)
  • Mark Strong – Merlin (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes, The Imitation Game)
  • Hanna Alsström – Princess Tilde (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Tillbaka Till Bromma, Sami Blood)
  • Thomas Turgoose – Liam (This is England franchise, Eden Lake, Somers Town)
  • Julianne Moore – Poppy (The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Seventh Son)
  • Colin Firth – Harry Hart ( The Kings Speech, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Love Actually, Bridget Jones franchise)
  • Michael Gamon  – Arthur (Harry Potter, Sleepy Hollow, Gosford Park, Dad’s Army)
  • Björn Granth – The King of Sweden (The Girl with Dragon Tattoo franchise, The American, Pelle)
  • Lena Endre – The Queen of Sweden (The Girl with Dragon Tattoo franchise, Faithless, Wallander)
  • Channing Tatum – Tequila (Magic Mike, 21 & 22 Jump Sreet, White House Down, Logan lucky)
  • Halle Berry – Ginger (XMen, Cloud Atlas, New years Eve, Dark Tide)
  • Jeff Bridges – Champ (True Grit, Iron Man, TRON:Legacy, Hell or High Water)
  • Pedro Pascal – Whiskey (Game of Thrones, The Great Wall, Bloodsucking Bastards)

 

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

Matthew Vaugh known for SEVERAL other films that done really well on the big screen. To mention a few: Kingmen: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Stardust, Layer Cake. So there’s a huge chance you might have seen work already. Born in London, he went to U.S and become an assistant to a director. After a while he returned to London and studied Ancient History. But he dropped to return to U.S  to start his career as a director. But soon saw everyone else tried the same so he went back home once again and made films in England, some shorts and he got noticed.

 

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Snatched (2017) **REVIEW**

On occasion we all like a good funny comedy. Some comedies haven’t really been funny as of lately and that is just the case of ‘Snatched’. Starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, mother/daughter duo.

Emily is someone who does not have anything figured out, she works at a fashion store and gets fired, her boyfriend leaves her just before their trip to Ecuador. Emily travels to her mothers house because she wanted to see her daughter, by the end of the evening. Emily manages to convince her mother to go with her after finding a album of pictures of her mother traveling and going to concerts.

So the girls leave and you can straight off tell that Linda (the mother) is being annoying. She’s being ridicolous towards Emily, you know being overprotective and telling her leaving the hotel to see the culture is the worst thing. So obviously, after Emily finds a man that shows her around he invites her and her mother out to explore some more. And as you might be able to figure it out, it goes sideways from here. Emily and Linda gets kidnapped but they manage to flee, only to be chased by the boss.

Is the film any funny? No. It’s just straight up annoying. Almost like they tried too hard with it. Script was weird and so much over the top. But that is what Amy Schumer is. I find it hard to find her funny in acting comedy films, more into seeing her doing standup stuff. Would I recommend the film? Sorry, no. Don’t waste your time.

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

  • Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck)
  • Randall Park (The Interview, Trainwreck, Fresh off the Boat)
  • Goldie Hawn (Private Benjamin, Overboard, Death Becomes Her)
  • Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad, Neighbors, The Mindy Project)
  • Wanda Sykes (Monster-in-Law, Evan Almighty, Over the Hedge)
  • Joan Cusack (Working Girl, Toy Story 2, Say Anything)

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

Jonathan Levine mostly known by writing scripts, couldn’t find much information on who he is. But go and check him over at IMDb

 

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Going in Style (2017) **REVIEW**

When you think about three old timers, three legendary actors starring in same film you’d think it would be a film about some old people being sassy and best friends. How about you think again?

Willie, Joe & Albert and three best friends and pensioners doing everything together, even watching Batchorlette. They are quite adorable together. One day they find out that the steel plant they worked at all their lives are going bankrupt so their pensions are being stopped and all of a sudden, they are about to lose their houses and everything. So.. Joe comes up with an idea after an experience he had at his bank; “how about he rob a bank?”. Yeah like that is going to make it all better? But after a few arguments these old chaps go for it.

They reach out to Joe’s daughters ex-husband who know some people who could possibly help with the preparation of the heist. So much planning and accuracy goes into to the entire thing because we don’t want to get caught right? It’s one wild and stupid plan we got here, will they pull it off?

It’s a really funny film with some of the acting worlds most prestigious and legendary actors. We see Morgan Freeman, Michael Cain, Alan Arkin & Christopher Lloyd. Chris sort of plays this pensioner who showing signs of dementia but delivers the one way he only knows how: funny. He is a key person in the chaps story for them to get away with the robbery.

“Going in Style” won’t disappoint you, it’s filled with laugher and all smiles. I say go for it when you are having a bad day, it will cheer you up.

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd, John Ortiz, Matt Dillon, Joey King 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.

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