Reading slump is haunting me so instead of a book review I’m giving you 6 mini movie reviews. It’s my blog, there’s literally nothing I can’t do *evil laugh* *evil laugh turns to hysterical crying* I want to read a booooooook ?????
GET OUT (2017) Horror & Mystery
A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate.
Director: Jordan Peele
Writer: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Get Out is by far one of the best movies of the year! You have to watch this at least twice to notice everything you might miss the first time. The messages and the parallels with real life are just chilling. This movie should be taught in schools to be honest. JUST WATCH IT!
LOGAN (2017) Action, Drama, Sci-fi
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Director: James Mangold
Writers: James Mangold (story by), Scott Frank (screenplay)
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
Logan (and the X-Men) were the first live action heroes I watched on the small screen. Logan left me with a bittersweet feeling and a lot of tears (the first and last time I cried during an X-Men movie was when the Wolverine had to kill the Phoenix), Logan was the perfect ending for a beloved childhood character.
MOANA (2016) Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall
Writers: Jared Bush (screenplay), Ron Clements
Stars: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
I’ve already seen Moans three times which is extraordinary but I tried really hard to watch it the first time and screening outside the US can sometimes be a pain so when I finally had the chance I went again and again and again. The music from the genius himself (Lin Manuel Miranda) the story and the characters, epic! ?
THE SPACE BETWEEN US (2017) Adventure, Drama, Romance
The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.
Director: Peter Chelsom
Writers: Allan Loeb (screenplay), Stewart Schill
Stars: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino
The only thing that made this movie interesting was the birth on Mars. The rest of the movie? Not so much.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) Family, Fantasy, Musical
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Stephen Chbosky (screenplay), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay)
Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Probably the biggest disappointment of the year. I went in with the highest expectations ever and thirty minutes into the movie I was ready to walk back out but I didn’t. I should have. But I didn’t. But I really, really should have.
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (2017) Action, Adventure, Crime
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson
Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson
Better than Beauty? You bet! And I wasn’t even planning on watching it but it was the only movie screening during my spring break and to be honest I had a good time. Definitely didn’t think about walking out on this one. And the end? ?
Have you seen any of the above?
Now excuse me, I have a reading slump to get back to #UglyCrying