Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thoughts on Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades of Grey was nothing great. It at least had a narrative and simple dialogue. The sequel Fifty Shades Darker is a muddled mess. The script is awful and the plot labyrinthine. I have seen more coherent stories in soft core porn movies on cable. If you want erotica, you will get it here but with no substance.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thoughts on T2:Trainspotting

Sequels made decades after the fact are usually not very good. T2: Trainspotting is actually pretty good. The tone follows the original and actually feels like a good follow up for the characters. It felt like actual progression. If you liked the first one then I recommend this movie as a follow up. It at least doesn't feel like a forced cash grab like so many others in the same field.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Thoughts on Little Evil

Little Evil is a pretty cute dark comedy. It has a lot of charming performances and really is playful with the demonic child genre. For the most part it plays it pretty safe but it is at the very least entertaining. If you are looking for something a little unique from Netflix than this little movie will certainly do the trick.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Thoughts on Wind River

Wind River is a damn good movie. Well acted, chilling story, and visualsvthat are haunting. There are a few holes in the plot but the film doesn't suffer because of them. The pacing is slow and the characters take time to develop with the story without the aid of awkward exposition. It is a thrilling crime drama that will leave  you talking about it after the film ends. Check it out if tou can.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thoughts on The Choice

The Choice is the latest Nicholas Sparks book movie adaptation. Where most of his books are rife with tragic twists thisnone takes thentwist and actually has a happy ending. It is sort of refreshing for that reason alone. It is pretty and entertaining though the story geels like it glosses over a lot in favor of brevity. That is sort of a mixed blessing. It sacrifices character development for a tight story. There is also not much in the way of conflict. Still, it works enough for a rental.

Thoughts on Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is good. It tells a story worth telling and is well acted. If there is anflaw it is that it is a touch heavy handed with the white guilt and SJW messages. These are pretty few and far between though so the movie is still worth a rental if you are curious.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thoughts on Resident Evil: the Final Chapter

Resident Evil: the Final Chapter is basically watching a dead horse being beaten on screen. The editing is awful. You can't talk tell what the hell is happening most of the time. The story is nothing special and it brings nothing new to the table.