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Netflix Original: Reboot; The Guardian Code (2018) **REVIEW**

So.. there’s this new show on Netflix. A little hidden gem if you will. It’s called ReBoot: The Guardian Code. Before get get into my review I’d like to add this show is aimed for teens!? I assume. And also, when I don’t do movie reviews I write websites and see code on daily basis soo…

Reboot got 5 main characters; Austin, Parker, Trey, Tamra & Vera. These kids go to Alan Turing High School a school based on IT. (If you don’t know who Alan Turing is, please click here. ) On first day back in school, Austin, Parker, Trey & Enigma get a text message saying they need to report to Room 0. Where they find a wall. But.. when going through the wall that is a hologram, they find a high tech room. Finding out they are something called ‘Cyber Guardian’. Protecting mankind from cyber attacks by entering the cyber.

Now it’s here where it gets REALLY ridiculous. We see them fighting malicious code or as they call it, dark code (made me go wait.. what!?). And seriously, don’t make me start about the guy who plays the hacker. That’s a mess, massive mess. Code that attacks various ‘stations’ of the internet and it’s up to the kids to fight it and make sure it’s safe again.

We get to see a story line with Austin and he lost his dad last term. He was a teacher same school he goes to now and how Austin is trying to cope with the lose. While being a ‘Guardian’ he find out about his dad’s extra work, if you will.

Reboot; The Guardian Code, is bit of a gem to watch but at the same time while watching it, it made me go ‘wait.. what!?’ on several occasions. So much inaccuracy and so much made up stuff. I mean.. if you are going to make a movie or Tv show like this you need some accuracy playing or it’ll turn into a mess. Which Reboot is. A mess. As much fun it is to watch it’s also quite painful to watch due to it’s bad acting, horrible casting and non-accuracy.

Reboot can be found on Netflix in their category; Netflix Originals.

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

  • Ty Wood – Austin (The Haunting in Connecticut, Maneater, iZombie, Christmas Princess, Project Mc)
  • Ajay Friese – Parker (Lost in Space, Deadly Deed; A Fixer Upper Mystery, One Crazy Cruise)
  • Gabriel Darku – Trey (ShadowHunters, Eyewitness, Heroes Reborn, Private Eyes)
  • Sydney Scotia – Tamra ( Crazy Ex-girlfriend, A mermaids Tale, Some Assembley Required)
  • Hannah Vandenbygaart – Vera (Sidelined, Precious Things, Bruno & Boots)
  • Timothy E Brummund – Megabyte (Smallville, Four Brothers)
  • Bob Frazer – Sorcerer (The Cannon, Hit The road, Finding Mr Right 2, Coded)

 

 

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Geostorm (2017) **REVIEW**

Weather movies.. love them or hate them, Hollywood have spewed out quite a few of them over the years and  this one no different but with one little small difference. When I first heard about “Geostorm” I thougth ‘FFS, can’t they make anything original anymore? Another weather disaster movie coming’ and oh boy was I right.

 

We got a scientist played by Gerard Butler, Jake Lawson. He and 600 other scientists invented something that could stop disastrous weather. Cool. Awesome. But.. someone managed to hack it and now it’s attacking earth. They placed it in space. And you know that is never a good idea.

Jake and his brother Max, who also works with this program, is now working together trying to figure out who hacked the space thing that is now attacking earth and killing millions of people with weird weathers. Jake is up in space and his brother is on earth. It all end up with Max kidnapping the president to get kill codes for the space ship(!?) so they can stop the weather to attack.

I have to say.. ‘Geostorm’. Not the greatest film I’ve seen. Sure it got some really cool effects when it comes to the weather but that’s about it. Movie itself is a bit cringe. Would I recommend it? Uhm.. no I wouldn’t. If you want to see a movie with cool effects yeah sure, see it. But here is 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back. I have to say I got a little disappointed. But there’s been so much weather disaster movies in the past that not every single one will hold up.

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

  • Gerard Butler – Jake Lawson (300, The Bounty hunter, Olympus Has fallen, London Has Fallen, Machine Gun Preacher)
  • Jim Sturgess – Max Lawson ( 21, The Best Offer, Cloud Atlas)
  • Abbie Cornish – Sarah Wilson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Solace, Seven Psychopaths)
  • Alexandra Maria Lara – Ute Fassbinder (You Are Wanted, Rush, Move On, Woman in Love)
  • Eugenio Derbez – Al Hernandez (Real Rob, Miracles from Heaven, Aztec Warrior)
  • Amr Waked – Ray Dussette (Riviera, Marco Polo, Lucy, Odysseus, Spiral)
  • Andy Garcia – President Andrew Palma (The Godfather, Ocean’s Twelve, Passengers, Ballers, True Memoirs of an International Assassin)
  • Ed Harris – Leonard Dekkom (WestWorld, Mother!, Apollo 13, The Abyss, The Truman Show, Pain & Gain)

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

Dean Devlin mostly known for some of Hollywoods great movies such as Independence Day(1996), Godzilla (1998) & Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Stargate (1994). He’s both a producer, director & actor from New York.

 

Proud Mary (2018) **REVIEW**

When it comes to Taraji P Henson, she does not disappoint with her performances. You can feel her entire heart was in it. If you haven’t seen her in films or TV Show, you should check her out now.

‘Proud Mary’ is about this kickass female assassin who works for a criminal family in Boston. In the beginning we see Mary entering a building and shooting a guy, she hears noises and open a door where she see’s a kid with headphones on playing video games. She leaves the apartment building with a photo of the boy she saw. Asking around about him til she found him and she found him, in a alley passed out after chasing down a guy who stole his bag.

Waking up in her apartment in takes a while for him to open to her but he is being suspicious of her. She let’s him stay in her apartment, eat as much food as he likes and watch TV. After all, the kid is basically homeless and got no where to go. We quickly get to see her screwing up by killing a guy who made the boy run drugs between clients. So Mary, loses her tempter and shoots the criminal, called Uncle. Stirring up something old and a possible war.

She struggles with everything. But what she isn’t struggling with is the boy. Keeps him on his toes and keeps him in check. Makes her feel maybe she should leave the criminal war and take this boy for a better life. Even though her boss wants her to train the boy to become just like her and to work for the family she works for. She doesn’t want that, she wants out and she wants move.. she wants it now. What Mary wants, Mary takes.

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

  • Taraji.P Henson – Mary (Hidden Figures, The Karate Kid, Empire, Date Night)
  • Billy Brown – Tom (How To Get Away With Murder, Sons of Anarchy, Legends, The Following, Dexter)
  • Jahi Di’Allo Winston – Danny (Libby and Malcolm, The Upside, Feed the Beast)
  • Xander Berkeley – Uncle (The Walking Dead, Born Guilty, Shanghai Noon, Air Force One, Gattaca)
  • Danny Glover – Benny (Lethal Weapon Franchise, 2012, Monster Trucks, Gridlocked, Consumed)

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

Babak Najafi a Iranian director known for some famous movies. The London Has Fallen (2016) Sebbe (2010) and many more. What I could see on IMDb he mostly done Swedish movies and some that I’ve seen so check this guy out and movies he’s done.

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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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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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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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