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For the movie “Ma” the thrills come in with a cheap nickel. A horror movie split between sympathy and campinism. The movie keeps you in your seat as the woman with the suspicious grin struggles to keep it together. But with all that being said the film shows itself to be a bit on the shallow side than it promises to the audience. One of the penalty flags about this film is the fact that its kind a draggy boring start off, We get it but the script plays it kinda very vanilla type by landing its focus Erica and her high school aged daughter Maggie trying to settle in a town the mother grew up in located in a town in Ohio. The focus of the movie at that point seemed a little off by giving the audience an idea really blandish about how new girl from another state is peer pressured by schoolmates love their popular selves.
Sue Ann drops into the lives of Maggie and her now new friends by passing them by a store and agrees to buy them what they asked her for, a little booze.She has a old schoolish haircut and clinic scrubs but somehow gains the kids respect quick. I believe its kind of odd that later on the teenagers did not find it weird when a cop comes to break up their party, Sue Ann is probably Sue Ann who reported this. That’s not the last time the movie shows laziness in the screenplay: you really are not buying the fact that a bunch of teenagers find it cool to chill out in some lady’s basement, or that some really pissed off civilians wouldn’t just stop Sue Ann themselves ounce they see the news paper stating that a local woman is charged with hosting Alcohol party, with under aged kids.
One way cheap way the director tries to show danger is on the way in this movie is by simply shows Ma’s viewpoint, which concerns her vet life ( which is getting yelled at often by her grouchy boss). Ma begins staring into space while stalking on Facebook.
The movie tends to have some baked top moments when Ma has flashbacks of when she was in school and went through some traumatizing bullied moments that her classmates made her go through.And the director was aiming for the audience to feel a bit uneasy during these moments. Soon Sue Ann is treated like a servant by the teenage kids, giving her the name “Ma,” throwing loud parties in the basement while she is serving the teens shots of liquor. This makes Sue Ann feel excited of the fact that she is needed and popular, some of the things she never felt going to high school.Then Ma starts to push things awkwardly a bit by poping up on campus where the teens are and asks them to come party on a school day. shes persistent but beginning to be a bit much for these teens. Sue Ann starts piecing the teens together with the ones who traumatized her in school.Then the movie flips the switch slightly,just a little as Sue Ann simply chooses to start wreaking chaos. Leading to the horror part of the film by silvers who breaks a very important rule that Sue Ann has and that is to never go upstairs.
Release date: May 31 , 2019
Run Time: 119 minutes
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Producers: Kristin Burr, Eugenio Derbez
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis
Mckaley Miller, Allison Janney, Corey Fogelmanis
Tanyell Waivers, Heather Mary Pate, Gianni Paolo
Dante Brown, Dominic Burgess, Missi Pyle
This movie has a number of exciting passages, what I’m really loving about the film, is who it’s written and directed by. John Wick is in the hands of some really talented filmmakers, who have great vision for their movies and extraordinary style. John Wick who is played by talented actor Keanu Reeves is somewhere in a Library looking for this specific book, And of course gets interrupted by someone trying to kill him, out of let us say ten thousand. But its something that John does with that book that has incredible detail which the directors thought of while mixing their magic. We were getting to know John Wick in the first chapter, he was a member, well a former member of this assassin group and his wife passed. And when some cowards came and killed the last thing his wife left him, which was his dog, he got fed up and went back into action. In the second chapter, John was still caught up a bit in the world that he put behind him.
ends up taking out a member of the high table at a hotel for assassins to considered to be safe ground, John, of course, violated that rule and now basically has a contract on him starting at $14 million, man, that’s a lot of dineros. With that going on, Wick comes up with a plan to travel to morocco hoping to find the high tables secret leader and make amends for his actions against the rules of the organization. John does get some help from individuals from the past who owes a few favors. While John is in Morroco on his mission to find the secret leader. things get a little interesting in New York, As Adjudicator played by Asia Kate Dillion is upset and wanting to punish a few people for trying to help Wick.Viewers thought that when the first John Wick was released that it would be a regular, same high flying combat movie, repeated. The filmmakers really proved the audience wrong on this one. The John Wick series is simply brilliant art, And they couldn’t have picked anyone better than Keanu Reeves, who showed amazing talent to the series.
As far as for which of these three amazing movies be labeled as the best of the series so far I wouldn’t say chapter 3 is the best one, but it definitely holds its own weight. Where this film does stagger just a bit, and I think the audience would agree is the further world-building attempts man. For example, let’s take the villain, The Adjudicator very very interesting character. But from her presence on screen is like blahish nothing come out of it, just saying. The audience can agree that she’s ok but just does not match up with the franchise role players from the previous movies. But on another flip, The movie does make up for that little stagger. Reeves, I’m pretty sure viewers can admit is what brings the special ingredient to the franchise every single time. With the ability to take the smallest bit of dialogue and make it feel like a thousand. Like you are guaranteed to have a laugh during the fight scenes, And did I mention the dogs, go watch any fighting style movies featuring any dogs, and it will have nothing on the dogs in this John wick movie, Guaranteed.
John Wick: Chapter 3
Release date: May 17, 2019
Run Time: 130 minutes
Directed by: Derek Kolstad
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, Saïd Taghmaoui, Mark Dacascos, Lance Reddick, Asia Kate Dillon, Jason Mantzoukas, Tiger Hu Chen
There have been a couple of movies out there that speaks on the state of America. weather they are straight forward or they hide behind the bush a little bit. You can definitely see it in the brilliant way that Jordan Peele approached it in the movie “US” and a couple of other good ones. Jonathan Levine brings us the same topic, in a amusing comedy movie. Viewers of this movie must agree that it is definitely one of the best comedy movies to hit the big screen. this film is one to please the crowd. Basically we have a television star that kicks back in the white house.
While this female candidate has to adjust her character to gain victory for an electorate. The director did an amazing job but stars Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen basically carry this movie with the incredible acting they put into this film. Fred Flarsky played by Seth Rogen is a journalist who is pretty much well known for the risks he takes and dropping curse words in headlines. At one point at the beginning of the movie, in order to get a story, Fred was willing to tattoo about Swastika. The key to Fred’s character is his pride of being a journalist.
The publication that Fred writes for gets bought out by Parker Wembley, a media big shot played by Andy Serkis. Fred hangs out with his friend lance played by Oshea Jackson Jr, after packing up his things from the now previous job. Feeling really discouraged because of the fact that it was a career that Fred really had a love and ongoing passion for. Fred and lance attend a fundraiser where he happens to spots Charlotte, she used to babysit him and she is also the secretary of state. what a coincidence.
The guy who is a TV star and just kicked back at the white house as we mentioned earlier, wants to continue his movie career and is simply tired of leading the world. And he won’t be running. Charlotte gets that word from president Chambers himself played by Bob Odenkirk, This is a good situation for Charlotte as it leaves a spot available for her to run. June Diane Raphael plays as Maggie, who is helping Charlotte with her image in positive hopes of getting her elected. she definitely does a good job at that. To pick up support for a vision that she has, Charlotte decides to go on tour. She gives the guy she used to babysit years ago a chance of employment to help her with the speeches that she has to deliver. This brings them close.
The chemistry these two shows on screen seems like its so natural. They both teach each other some very important things about each other along the way. Charlotte teaches him that its more to care about than his opinion and in return Fred teaches her to discover her voice once more. Remember us saying that the two stars basically carry the movie, here’s how. Its been a while since seth played a role like the one he plays in this movie, and in between that time, let us just say, his acting improved tremendously. Rogen definitely played his part, but so did Theron who proves again that her skills are incredible on the big screen, pretty sure the viewers agree when I say I don’t think its a movie role out there that she cant do.
Release date: May 3, 2019
Run Time: 120 minutes
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Producers: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver, Beth Kono, Charlize Theron
Starring: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgård