Kong was an amazing movie from the beginning, Its basically a remake of the King Kong series.Kong was a major success bringing in about $566 million, incredible gain from the budget of its $185 million. Jordan Vogt-Roberts was the director of this movie with help of great producers Thomas Tull, Alex Garcia And Jon Jashi to name a few. this film had a staff who i think did an amazing job working together, we got Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, John C Reilly and Jason Mitchell just to name a couple. Some of the locations for the movie Kong where filmed around Vietnam and multiple places around Hawaii.
Kong started off around world war 2. two guys landing from a parachute onto this island, the two guys were American and japanese pilots. They were about to square off then they were interrupted by this large ape. then fast forward to 1973, Bill Randa who is a U.S. government agent, hires a guy named James Conrad who is from the British special pilot services and also has great skills in tracking. so they needed him for just that. tracking. And they are headed to get to Skull Island. So now we have Captain Earl Cole, Major Jack Chapman, who are accompanied with Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard who leads the helicopter squad and Mason Weaver who has his believes about this trip to Skull Island. On a mission to map out the island Packard has his guys drop explosives. Then Kong comes and attacks the helicopter, destroys half of the men and now scattered across the island is a couple left survivors from the attack.
On Skull Island majority of the survivors Glenn Mills,who is a pilot, Randa, Steve Woodward and Packard reunite. Randa and Packard gets into a confrontation and Randa reveals some of Packard’s secrets. Then we have the other surviving group, Conrad, Weaver and a couple others to name a few. They are on a mission to meet up with a resupply squad that should be arriving to the island in about three days. While waiting they are awaiting the resupply team Conrad and his group come across and older Marlow and the local natives of the island,and that they basically worship Kong for protecting them from these monsters called Skull Crawlers and he is the islands guardian. Packard and his team try to make it to Chapman, but Chapman has some issues of his own as a Skull crawler is trying to kill him. Conrad’s team is helping Marlow build a boat from plane pieces. The boat is now complete and they now can get in touch with Packard and his team. Packard is telling the crew that they are on a mission to find Chapman but he has something else in mind.
The two groups are now being led by Marlow, And they run into a Skull crawler, The Skull crawler attacks and wipes out a lot of soldiers before Weaver ends up saving the day. Packard is now on a mission to kill Kong as he blames him for the deaths of his men. The two teams now go there own ways. Packard and his team are planting traps to lure Kong, while the others make there way to the boat. While Conrad and Weaver on a mission to find and save Kong. Conrad and Weaver spots Kong, But Packard guys are triggering explosives at Kong. Conrad’s team are trying to convince the soldiers to leave Kong alone but Packard is not wanting to agree with that. Then a Skullcrawler comes out and Kong and Skull crawler are going at it. Cant spoil the rest, it gets really good. But towards the end some survivors where able to leave the island peacefully.
Kong: Skull Island
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Run Time: 118 minutes
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Producers:Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia
Starring:Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman,Brie Larson
Jing Tian,Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell,Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly
This movie is a 2017 comedy movie, receiving mixed reviews form audiences all over. This movie was Based on the movie that came out in 1979, Going in Style was written by Theodore Melfi, and directed by Zach Braff. It made a $59 million dollar profit from the $25 million they invested in the movie. The film made about $ 4.2 million its first day and even better made $11.9 million its first week which is great compared to the $8 million they thought it would bring in its first week in theaters.This one had a pretty good cast, we have Morgan Freeman who plays Willie Davis. Michael Caine who plays Joe Harding and Alan Arking as Albert Garner to name a few. The movie took place in New York City, and also filmed in Astria,Queens.
This movie is basically about three friends living in New York City. Willie, Joe and Albert. So ne day while Joe is at the bank, some robbers come in all wearing masks, $1.6 million is what the robbers leave with. The job that Joe, Albert and Willie work for is sold and that put them in a situation with their pensions. Joe has 30 days before him and his daughter and granddaughter will be evicted. Willie on the other hand finds out that he is need f a transplant do to the situation he is having, at the same time him his granddaughter and daughter are far away from each other do to his money issues. So the friends come up with this idea that the only way to fix all f these financial issues they are having is to rob a bank.Joe puts together the plan, since he was the one out of the group who actually witnessed a robbery.
At first Willie and Albert where shocked of the idea that Joe had planned out, but when they realize that their pensions were about to get token by their bank they are all for Joe’s plan. So there is this guy named Murphy, Joe’s ex son in law, who works as a pet store manager to cover up his criminal activities gives the team some lesson’s since Albert’s grocery store shoplifting did not go as expected. So by taking notes from Murphy the guy’s come up with an idea, basically an alibi that has to do with a carnival. So the guys are “the rat pack” with blank guns, so that they don’t accidentally hurt someone is what the friends use as disguises. Now they are on to the mission, Willie has a situation and the planned robbery almost goes wrong, leaving the bank manager shooting at them. But the team still ends up leaving with a large amount of cash.
The three guys stick to their story as they were later arrested by Hamer, an FBI agent. The friends are put into a police line up with other older people. Hamer brings out this young girl as a witness, she was the same girl that basically took off willies mask at the carnival when he had his little situation, and they became friends in that little time. So back to the line up, the little girl refuses to do something which basically leaves Hamer with no case against the guys. Later on Willie is really in need of something and then gets a good surprise. Joe finally is able to get his grand daughter something that he promised her as long as she did something for him, dealing with her school. And Albert gets to do something with the woman that he had a thing for with his friends by his side.
Going in Style
Release Date: April 7, 2017
Run Time: 96 minutes
Directed by: Zach Braff
Producers:Donald De Line
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin
Joey King, Matt Dillon, Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret
Logan, to me wasn’t bad, This movie was produced by marvel Entertainment and TSG Entertainment. One of the best super hero movies released in 2017 averaging about 518 million from the 97 million invested. crazy right. Logan is the tenth 10 installment in x- men series, man that’s a lot and that would make it about wolverines third solo movie. The movie was directed by James Magold, who by the way did an amazing job,And the producers Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg and L shuler donner, Great work. And also,talking about great work, I think Dafne keen aka wolverines daughter,I guess you can say since she was a female mutant clone created from his blood, was very impressive this was her first film role and i think she nailed it. I see a great future for her.
The movie is basically about mutants reaching extinction in the very late 2000’s. Wolverine drives a limo somewhere out in Texas for a living and spend his days drinking, hes older now wich means his powers are not as to the fullest as they ounce were. Wich means heal time slows a bit and probably takes a couple seconds late for his wolverine claws to come out. Him and mutant Taliban are somewhere in this abandoned place taking care professor Charles x, who is losing control of his telepathic powers due to some kind of issue he is having. So Logan attempts to hide from the world, but it does not end up like that.
So here comes ms Lopez ,Who is wanting Logan to protect her and young mutant Laura to get to North Dakota. So basically Logan gets convinced, i mean why not, She’s offering money. So something happens to where that plan is countered. Wouldn’t want to ruin this part for you tho, now Logan ,Prof X and Laura are on a mission to get away from these enforcer guys.Now the movie gets a bit interesting, Logan and professor x makes a discovery about a project that took place in 2020 that involves Laura and many other mutant kids. Many of these mutants were getting samples taken from them for production to create weapons. Profess X later on has a little guilt about a telepathic incident he had where he ended up accidentally killing some mutants and injuring a few people , he shares this information with who he thinks is wolverine, what a surprise he gets.
From there its just crazy excitement. Logan goes against himself, Tries to rescue Laura from being captured. Some children gets saved in the mix.Great action movie without a doubt. It has some crazy action packed scenes,Its like they connect to the viewer. When Logan goes into action its so authentic, making you want to see more, This doesn’t seem like a cartoon style of movie like most the previous x men movies. It brings a more organic feel to who’s watching. Feels as if it shows you that by approaching a genre in just a slightly different way, it shows how deep you can go, But this movie to me is a must go see, The ending will leave you shocked tho. But o well. thanks Hugh Jackman for an amazing wolverine run. And to James Mangold for directing a great action packed movie.
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Run Time: 137 minutes
Directed by: James Mangold
Producers: Hutch Parker,Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner.
Starring:Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook
Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen
This movie is the second installment of the john wick series. This was an amazing movie, getting praise by fans all over. John wick 2 is a action thriller movie written by Derek Kolstad, And showed some great directing work by Chad Stahelski. This movie brought in a god $168 million from the $40 million dollar budget. That’s impressive. Lawrence Fishburn is also plus to this film, I remember when him and Keenu Reeves played well together in The Matrix series. And all i can say is that they did it again.
So we start ff by john getting into an altercation after he finds and tracks down his 1969 mustang located at a chop shop owned by a guy named Abram.John dispatches all of Abram’s protoge’s And then makes his way to his house after leaving Abram unharmed in an act of peace. John then goes and gets his mustang fixed, by friend Aurelio. The mustang got damaged during the fight John had with Abrams men earlier. Fast forward a bit, mob boss Santino d Antonio pays john a visit. The Italian boss asks john to assist him with a job. The retired John refuses to take the offer from Santino, So Santino trashes Johns home in retribution.
So the thing called a “marker”,A marker is basically an unbreakable promise. And this marker has two simple rules to it and that’s no killing on continental grounds and the other one is that you must honor the marker. So prior to the misunderstanding by John and Santino. John was swore to a marker by Santino. And that marker was that santino wanted someone close to him executed because he wanted everything that person had. I cant tell you who, you must watch the movie to find out If you have not seen this yet. But john had to do the dirty work for him. seeing as John refused he is later reminded by his Winston about not going against the “marker”, wich leaves John with no other option but to meet back up with Santino.
Then john goes to confront this person at a Coronation party in Rome, And things get interesting, John ends up getting ambushed Santino’s guys who wants to execute him. John is able to wipe out half of these Santino’s men. Then John gets into a thrilling fight with the bodyguard of the target he was sent to assassinate. This fighting scene was absurdd. Then John leaves Rome and head back to NY where Assassins are awaiting to kill John because of the contract that Santino put out for him. Leaving John to seek aid from Bowery King who is a crime boss played by Lawrence Fishburn, who lends John a hand and then shows him where to find Santino. And things get really good from there. Leaving John on a mission to get away towards the end.
John Wick: Chapter 2
Release Date: Feburary 10, 2017
Run Time: 122 minutes
Directed by: Chad Stahelski
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne
Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane
This movie was directed and written by M.Night Shyamalan, he also produced this movie along with Jason Blum and Marc Bienstock. Split is a 2016 horror-thriller film that received good feedback frm viewers all around. The movie was filmed somehwere in Philadelphia. The movie brought in a good $ 276.9 million from just the $9 million investment. The cast was decent in the movie, we have James Mcavoy as Kevin Wyndell, Anya Taylor-Joy who plays Casey, Betty Buckley who plays Dr. Karen.Haley Lu Richardson who plays as Claire Benoit. Jessica Sula who plays Marcia, Brad Henke as John, Sebastian Arcelus as Mr Cooke, just to name a few.
One day three girls were kidnapped, Claire, Marcia and Casey. They were kidnapped by one of the personalities in the mind of Kevin Crumb, who is a guy with multiple personalities, who was a child abuse victim and has been diagnosed with with dissociate identity disorder. he has been labeled stable over the years as he is being treated by Karen Fletcher his psychiatrist. In his mind, all the personalities are waiting for their turn ” in the light” which means controlling the body by sitting in a chair. The personality that gets to control who gets into the light is Barry, Barry tends to keep two personalities out which is the Patricia personality and the Dennis personality because there is talks about a 24th personality called the beast that those two personalities worship.
So back to where the three girls are kept somewhere in a building, They start to realize Kevin’s disorder as they see one f his personalities come out as a woman. One of the personalities that came out was a nine year old named Hedwig. Casey tries to befriend Hedwig. Then Hedwig explains that Patricia and Dennis are going to sacrifice the girls to the beast. And that he was persuaded by them when he stole quick control of the light from Barry. Casey is trying to convince Hedwig to let her into his room, because she remembered that he mentioned a window in there earlier. He brings her to the room, Hedwig realizes that she tried to trick him and becomes upset. She then convinces him to show her something cool, see’s a walkie talkie but Patricia came ans had her own plan to get help.
Casey is having flashbacks of something that happened too her as a child. you must watch the movie to see what this is. But Dr Fletcher decides to make an unscheduled visit to where Kevin lives because she starts to think that he is the one responsible for the kidnapping of the three girls. She makes a discovery but something happens. But she was able to write something down on a piece of paper. Kevin then runs off to a Amtrak car and turns into something. Then he returns to the house. Casey comes across the note that Dr Fletcher wrote, she then says something that brings Kevin back to the main personality and he tells her what to do before another personality tries to take over.Then he turns back and she did it but it only injured the personality for a little bit, now Casey is trying to come with a plan to escape but gets saved by something. But overall it was an Ok movie, If you have some free time g check it out.
Release Date: January 20, 2016
Run Time: 117 minutes
Directed by:M. Night Shyamalan
Producers: M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock
Starring:James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley
This movie is the third installment of the DC Universe.Suicide Squad is a 2016 superhero movie. pretty good movie. This film was written and produced by David Ayer, who did a fantastic job. And an applause goes out to the producers of this movie Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Suicide Squad had a budget of $175 million, and it brought in a good $745 million at the box office, that’s a really good profit, nice numbers. The cast was pretty good in this movie to, we got Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto who plays The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnamin who plays Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Jay Hernandez as Chato Santana.
This movie starts off by Amanda Waller, an intelligence officer who puts together a team of dangerous criminals with powers that are currently in the Belle Reve Prison.that goes by the name of Task Force X. The team consist of Deadshot who is an elite hit man, Harley Quinn who was a former psychiatrist, an ex gangster by the name of El Diablo, Captain Boomerang who is Opportunistic thief, pretty good at what he does and then you have Rick Flag who used to be on missions for the government. so this is the team that Amanda Waller put together, and knowing that these were criminals, if any of them where to try and escape or rebel, the bomb that she had on each of them would detonate.
Another one on the squad which Waller kept a close eye on is the girlfriend of Rick Flag, June Moone, June Moone is possessed by a witch they call Enchantress. Later Rick Flag is turned against by the witch who posses his girlfriend. who is on a mission to destroy mankind with a special weapon because she was imprisoned. She summons her brother Incubus to help her and gets a horde of monsters from Midway City. Midway is now said to be under a terrorist attack. The Joker, Harley Quinns lover is trying to make his way to the facility that has nano bombs, he then he gets Van Criss to disable Harley Quinns bomb. The squads helicopter is shot. now they must proceed to their target on foot. The squad are attacked by the Enchantress minions. They fight them off, and end up in a safe room where the squad makes a discovery about Amanda Waller.
Waller is escorted to the rooftop by the squad waiting for a helicopter. But the joker and his crew hijacked it trying to get Harley Quinn, but something happens and that plan went wrong. Harley remains with the squad. Enchantress crew kidnaps Amanda. Deadshot finds out the truth about the Enchantree while going through Amanda’s confidential files. The squad abandons Flag after he made a confession. With Amanda Walker being captured. Flag reveals the secret mission to the squad. the end up back with Flag as they realize this is the opportunity for them all to prove themselves. The squad located Enchantress at a subway station. Killer Croc has a plan to defeat Incubus and El Diablo plays along. The other members of the squad are fighting Enchantress, She then offers something to the squad members so that they can join her, you must watch to see whats happens as the squad comes together with a plan to try and defeat Enchantress. But, i can say that this movie was applauded by viewers all over,and it is definitely a must see.
Release Date: August 5, 2016
Run Time: 123 minutes
Directed by:David Ayer
Producers:Charles Roven, Richard Suckle
Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel KinnamanViola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood,Cara Delevingne
The movie “Get Out” was produced and co-written by Jordan Peele and also did such an amazing job directing this film. And you also have Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum and Edward H. Hamm Jr. who produced this wonderful movie. This is a 2017 horror movie that got great feedback by viewers all over. it gained in $ 252.4 million from just the $ 4 million invested. that is definitely what you call impressive. Get Out was filmed somewhere in Alabama. The cast dne a wonderful job in this movie, we have Daniel Kaluuya who plays as Chris, Allison Williams who plays Rose Armitage, Bradley Whitford as Dean Armitage, Catherine Keener who plays Missy Armitage, Caleb Jones as Jeremy Armitage, Erica Alexander as Detective Latoya just to name a few.
The movie begins with a guy getting kidnapped, but we are going to fast forward a bit to Rose who is played by Allison Williams is going to visit her parents house with her boyfriend Chris Washington, who is a photographer and loves to smoke.Her father is a neurosurgeon named Dean and her mother Missy is a psychiatrist and her brother Jeremy also came by. Everyone at the house is trying to make Rose’s boyfriend Chris feel as welcome as possible. But its something about the groundskeeper Walter and Housekeeper Georgina, who works for Rose’s parents that’s is not quiet right, which makes Chris watch things a little more.
Chris, later then has a discussion with Missy about somethings that happened in his past, he was then sent into a paralytic state as he is hypnotized, Chris is up the next day, and believes everything was just a dream, but now does not seem to have the urge for cigarettes anymore. He believes he was hypnotized.Next day, Rose’s parents are having a get-together, which they have annually. Chris meets a guy named Logan King, who acts very strange.Besides Chris, Logan is the only other African American there. Chris then calls his friend Rodney Williams who is TSA Officer and tells him about how strange everyone is acting, including the Logan King guy. Chris then tries to secretly take a picture of Logan King to send to Rodney. As he is attempting to take the picture, the camera flash and Logan went crazy and yelled at Chris, screaming ” Get Out!”
Chris and Rose goes for a walk, and he is trying to convince Rose that he wants to go. She eventually agrees, While Rose and Chris were away. Dean is having a auction With a picture on display. you must watch the movie to see what this picture is about. Placing the winning bid is a art dealer who is blind named Jim Hudson. Later back at the house Chris and Rose are packing to leave. Chris sends the picture he took of Logan King to his friend Rodney, Rod then realizes that he knew him from somewhere and that his name was not Logan. While still packing Chris makes a discovery in Roses closet, He then tells Rose that they need to leave Immediately and to hurry. Chris then wakes up somewhere in a chair strapped. Chris manages to find a way to escape from the chair and is now on a mission to get out, with Rod trying to find a way to save his friend. This movie was amazing from beginning defiantly a go see film.
Release Date: February 24, 2016
Run Time: 104 minutes
Directed by:Jordan Peele
Producers:Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum
Edward H. Hamm Jr., Jordan Peele
Starring:Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams,Bradley Whitford
Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, LaKeith Stanfield,Catherine Keener
Power Rangers is the third installment of the Power Rangers movies. Its a 2017 super hero movie with mixed reviews from viewers all over. This movie was directed by Dean Israelite, and production by Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. The movie brought in $142 million from the $100 million invested. The movie was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and parts of Canada. The were pretty good in this movie, we have Dacre Montgomery who played Jason the red ranger, Naomi Scott who played Kimberly the pink ranger. RJ Cycler who played as Billy the blue ranger, Becky G as Trini the yellow ranger, and Ludi Lin who was Zack the black ranger just to name a few.
The movie started with six warriors named the Power Ranger who’s mission was to protect the Zeo Crystal, and protect earth. This was in the Cenozoic-era. The Power Rangers where later betrayed by the green ranger Rita, played by Elizabeth Banks. Rita had her own plans to dominate the world. The red ranger Zordon makes it past Rita’s plan, and orders Alpha to do something that sends Rita away, and destroys Zordon and the dinosaurs. Fast forward to the 21st century. We have this kid named Jason, a high school football star who tried to plan a prank that did not go as planned, which lands him on house arrest. He runs into Bily and Kimberly at detention in school.
Jason helped Billy from getting bullied one day at school. So Billy wanted to repay Jason by doing something for him. They where by a gold mine, Jason runs into Kimberly not far from there. Billy set off some explosives at the gold mine which attracts Zack and Trini. The mine security is on a mission to catch the kids, they escape the mine security after making a discovery of five colorful coins, which each one of the teenagers grabbed. The next morning each of the teenagers make a discovery about having some type of superhuman powers. On the other hand Rita is on a mission to create Goldar so he can find the Zeo Crystal. The teenagers where then told about the Power Rangers history and Rita wanting to destroy earth by Zordon and Alpha 5 after the teenagers went back to the gold mine and discovered the ship that they where in.
Jason convinces the team to stay, after they were not wanting to hear what Zordon or Alpha had to say about them having a time frame to stop Rita and basically save the world. So now the convinced teenagers come the next day to train and try to morph, which does not work. Jason and Zack later gets into a fight, Bily then successfully morphs while trying to stop them, then when he realizes he loses it. Zordon is starting to believe the teenagers are not ready so he tells them to leave. Jason finds out that Zordon had another plan of wanting the rangers to morph, so he goes back and confronts Zordon for using them. The team bonds a little bit later at the gold mine. After that later that night Trini is confronted by Rita, telling her to that she wants all of them at the docks. She then tricks one of them into revealing the location where the Zeo Crystal is. The rangers then took the teenager and asks Zordon for help after Rita did something to him. The team agreed that they would defeat Rita and give their lives for one another which gives them the ability to morph, and now they are on a mission to destroy Rita.
Release Date: March 24, 2016
Run Time: 121 minutes
Directed by:Dean Israelite
Producers:Haim Saban, Brian Casentini
Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey
Starring:Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler
Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks