Who Doesn’t Like Stuff?

The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

Directed By: Sofia Coppola

Grade: C-

The best part about this movie was the stuff.

The Bling Ring is my pick for The Blind Spot Series for February. I kind of had some trouble picking this month because I didn’t want something heavy. (I’ve been trying to catch up on the heavy Oscar movies after all.) The film is about the Hollywood Hills burglaries that happened a couple of years back hitting some big celebs that turned out to be orchestrated by a couple of kids.

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Another Black Panther Review!

Black Panther

Black Panther

Directed By: Ryan Coogler

Grade: A-

So I wasn’t able to see Black Panther opening weekend and by the time I went a lot had already been written mostly raving about it so my expectations were pretty darned high. Truth be told I didn’t love it as much as some people but it was still a completely enjoyable fun movie and I think there were still some things that really surprised me.

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Worthy of the Hype? Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Directed By: Greta Gerwig

Grade: B+

This movie has a lot of hype to live up to, a near perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and just the general idea since I saw the preview I thought I’d really enjoy it. Under those high circumstances I don’t think it entirely lived up to the crazy hype. I thought when it came down to it the writing and the performances were the best part.

Lady Bird is crazy relatable both in good ways and bad.

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Still Torn: The Solo Trailer & More Series

Solo: A Star Wars Story

So we got a Super Bowl teaser and then the very next morning a full-length trailer. I’ve been waiting for this one for a while and once again it’s tough to have an opinion (good or bad) in this fandom. I actually read someone say that you couldn’t say anything about this movie or casting unless you had been to film school.

Really? Really?

I mean if it works for you more power to you. Great. If it doesn’t work, same you know? I don’t think you need to go to film school to have an opinion on a movie trailer.

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Blind Spot Series 2018: It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed By: Frank Capra

Grade: C+

Ellie Andrews decides to run away from her domineering father to meet up with the man she loves in New York. While on the way there she winds up with Clark Gable, a down on his luck reporter, and a series of problems that keep them together longer than they would have expected.

This was my first pick for the Blind Spot Series and a movie I’ve really wanted to watch for a while.

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12 Strong: The Horse Soldiers

12 Strong

12 Strong

Directed By: Nicolai Fuglsig

Grade: B-

I keep wanting to call this movie 12 Down, which I know is not a good thing in military terms. As the pic says this is the declassified true story of the horse soldiers. A unit inserted into Northern Afghanistan and linked up with General Dostum to help them take on the Taliban and kick them out of a couple of strongholds.

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Jumanji was…

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle

Directed By: Jake Kasdan

Grade: B

Actually a lot of fun. Which is hard for me to admit because pretty much from the first preview my reaction was along the lines of, “That looks awful. Oh my God. Could they make it look any worse!” “There’s not any ideas left in Hollywood…”

Though that last one is still true. It’s not the greatest movie or original (obviously) but I enjoyed it. It had some solid laughs and it was one that my nephew really enjoyed.

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