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spider-man: homecoming – the best spider-man movie

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the latest Spider-Man movie, this time it’s directed by Jon Watts with a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein and Francis Daley, Watts and Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The film stars Tom Holland (reprising his role from Captain America: Civil War), Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
This time around Peter Parker tries to balance his life as a superhero, high school, and a new villain in the form of the Vulture. Continue reading

dutch – the dragnet prequel

Dutch was released on July 19, 1991. It’s a comedy drama written by John Hughes, directed by Peter Faiman, score by Alan Silvestri and stars; Ethan Embry, Ed O’Neill and JoBeth Williams.
It’s about Dutch bringing his girlfriend’s son home for Thanksgiving, then whacky-ness ensues…

For this set we’ll be looking to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Before I get carried away with the details, go check out what my friends Dr. Q at Craft Beer Tasters and Cody from Three B Zine have to say about this film. Continue reading

a new sarah connor as been casted

Emilia Clarke, Calissi from Game Of Thrones, has been casted as Sarah Connor in the Terminator reboot.
Funny, cause Lena Headey, Cersei on Game of Thrones, played Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Both actresses are on Game of Thrones, but they haven’t had scenes together… when/if they do… it’ll be a clash of Terminator incarnations.

now you see me – and now you don’t see… after earth

I saw Now You See Me this weekend, and not After Earth, hahaha.  Now You See Me came in second at the box office this weekend, and After Earth was third, good job America.
Anywayz… Now You See Me is about four magicians that are brought together mysteriously and then are propelled in to the Vegas lime light, only to use that attention to bring about social justice… I would’ve never guessed this until I saw the trailer.

The good; I was immediately hooked in by… well the hook, we’re introduced to the magicians in their current state, from street performances, to former headliners, to con artists… it was a great set up for these characters cause it showed how different they are with their talents.

The movie has a very polished slick look, this is one film where the camera movements and quick cuts serve the story.  It shows that the magicians are faster and one step ahead.

The cast did a great job, and boy what a cast it was; Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, and Melanie Laurent.

The bad; who’s the main character?  We’re introduced to the four magicians, after they perform a bank heist as part of their act they’re then taken in to custody and question, we then meet the FBI agent (Ruffalo) in charge, but he’s not the main character… so there’s a lack of main focus, but not really a bad thing here, just noticed it.

With magic or illusions of any kind, I was expecting more practical effects, especially if they’re a Las Vegas act, cause that stuff is perform before a live audience.  But there was a lot of CGI use, some shots made me question if that was needed.

*SPOILERS* The first two acts are great, we get to see these guys work and fool people and there’s this sci-fi element thrown in there.  Then Morgan Freeman introduces us to this notion of “The Eye,” which is a secret magic club thing from long long ago.  The third act then wraps everything too neatly and easily.
I would’ve liked more set up to what they were paying off at the end.
And if you don’t see the twist coming… come on.  Please keep your befuddled gasps to yourself, otherwise you’re cluing us in to how stupid you are. *END SPOILERS*

Overall – I really enjoyed this heist movie, it was fun, and I’m so glad it beat out After Earth (no one needs another M. Night Shyamalan movie, let alone a Jaden Smith movie… urgh).
Now You See Me is a heist movie with some fantastical elements thrown in.

the beginning of may in florida (picture heavy) pt4

Wednesday the 8th we spent at EPCOT, with a little stop in to MGM Hollywood Studios –

I made it a priority to get some Dolewhip

Danny and Arleene got a phone call from Mickey and Minnie, congratulating them on their marriage, they then received a Disney Marriage certificate and got to watch the Voices of Liberty from the balcony.

 

Farewell Michael Clark Duncan

http://enewsi.com/celebrities/189-23247.html

According to his fiancee Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died at the age of 54. Duncan had been in a Los Angeles hospital since July 13th following a heart attack, said to be a myocardial infarction, and died on Monday morning after close to two months of treatment.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Duncan last year, he was every bit the gentle giant that he’s made out to be.

 

dark shadows

I saw Dark Shadows, after hearing about it, I had to watch it for myself.
It’s about Barnabas Collins whose family settles in the new world, America.  He scorns a servant girl who’s in love with him.  She then places a curse on him and he’s now a vampire.

The good; the soundtrack, I love all the pop songs from the seventies.  The look of the film is great as well, lots of vivid colors.

The bad; the story, this movie didn’t know what it wanted to be.  It needed to commit and go all the way.  Is it a spoof?  Is it a parody?  What?

I could go on and on about what didn’t work for me, but ten this entry would be super long.  Kinda like the movie, it dragged…

Overall, if you like Tim Burton, by all means skip this one.  You’ll be doing yourself a favor.