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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.

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Nocturnal Animals (2016) **REVIEW**

I’m not exactly sure what to say or how to describe this film. Don’t get me wrong, it was good. But I felt it would have been much better with it was one story and not two flowing into one. Let me explains!

“Noturnal Animals” is about Susan and Edward getting married very young but split up quit quickly, and 20 years after the breakup Susan get’s a package from Edward, a book he wrote called Nocturnal Animals and dedicated it to her. As she is reading the book we see flashes from the book and what it’s about. That story is much better than sort of seeing Susan reading it. So if they would have just called it Nocturnal Animals and let us see the events from the book and ending it with her reading it. But when Edward sent her the book he also sent with a small letter, asking to meet her while he’s town and she agrees after reading first part of the book.

Maybe it’s just me. The film itself was very good and powerful is any shape and form and would recommend to anyone who would like to see it. Just keep in mind, it can be a bit slow and picks up better when we see the scenes that play out from the book Edward wrote. We see snippets from Susan’s life but nothing too exciting.

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Aaron Tylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer and many more.

Southpaw (2015) **REVIEW**

Southpaw is a dark and powerful drama that anyone should see. Jake Gyllenhaal is brilliant¬† as the boxer Billy Hope.¬† He is a pro boxer who’s great but forgotten why he starting boxing and forgot about his talent.

During a a fight after a charity with a rival there’s gunshots going around – Billy’s wife Maureen is hit and dies in his arms. Now Billy have to take care of their daughter, house and bills. But since Billy took his wife’s passing very hard he lost his daughter to social services, lost his house and is broke.

Billy tries his luck at a gym he used to train at when he was younger so get his life back and remember why he started boxing. He tries his hardest to see his daughter – Billy still got visitation rights but supervised. The owner at this gym, Tick,¬† where Billy trains gets him a job to clean the place up and he gets to train when he likes. During Billy’s time at this gym he gets a chance to do a charity boxing game and wants to go back to pro boxing. He gets his chance and wants Tick to train him, because he could train Billy differently.. During his training period he gets more and more chances to see his daughter unsupervised.

During his fight that happens in Vegas you can see how he all of the sudden fights differently. Before the accident of his wife he fight mean and ugly. Now – he fights smart. Billy gets a chance to come back to life and have his daughter again.

Southpaw is a film everyone should see. It’s emotional and powerful. Jake Gyllenhaal is absolutely brilliant and he could capture this boxer’s life perfectly. His daughter played by Oona Laurence did an outstanding job too. I admit I did cry at points because of these two actors had an amazing chemistry on screen.

You see actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Oona Laurence, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Miguel Gomez, Naomie Harris and many more.

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