Monthly Archives: Feb 2020

Parasite (2019) – Review

A considerably poor and desperate family (the Kims) con their way into becoming workers for a rich household (the Parks) within the same district, where each family member manages to adopt a distinctively different role after they were all acquired in a wicked, dishonest and deceitful manner. Who comes out on top of this classic tale of rich vs poor? A good movie but one that perhaps didn’t quite live up to the hype that had been thrust upon it by most.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Good Time (2017) – Review

Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) is a man driven by a strong love for his mentally challenged brother, Nick Nikas (Benny Safdie), and finds himself determined to provide for a better future for the pair by robbing a bank. After the job is botched, Nick becomes the unfortunate one that finds himself locked up inside Rikers Island – much to the despair of Connie. From there, Connie’s tricky quest of freeing his brother begins. A relatively good watch that greatly shadows the more recent release, Uncut Gems. Good Time is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Mudbound (2017) – Review

An impressive and equally as emotional tale of two men that return home from their World War 2 exploits to continue working for their respective families in Mississippi. One of the families being black and the other being white – they are forced to share the same patch of land but the relationship that the two returning veterans strike up begins to take center stage in a time of segregation and hatred. A really good movie and insight into what life must have been like for families from contrasting backgrounds during this era.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Murder Mystery (2019) – Review

Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) is a New York cop that takes his wife Audrey Spitz (Jennifer Aniston) on a long awaited European trip in an attempt to reinvigorate their relatively stale marriage but instead, the pair end up tangled in the middle of a murder case after witnessing the death of an elderly billionaire. A solid Adam Sandler comedy flick that contained 2 or 3 genuine laugh out loud moments but probably isn’t something you’ll be watching again anytime soon.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Non-Stop (2014) – Review

Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is a highly skilled federal air marshal, traveling on a transatlantic flight from New York to London but at the same time he’s struggling to overcome his daughter’s tragic death – turning to drink as a result. While on duty, he receives a series of text messages from an apparent fellow passenger, demanding 150 million dollars to be transferred into an offshore bank account. If this isn’t done, the perpetrator promises to kill a fellow passengers every 20 minutes for the duration of the flight. A surprisingly entertaining movie that keeps you entertained and guessing from start to finish.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The House (2017) – Review

When a town scholarship program no longer has funding, parents Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) are left without the necessary cash available to send their daughter to University. Facing very few options, they decide to open and begin running an illegal casino in an attempt to make the cash before the summer ends. An entertaining Netflix time killer that never had a dull moment, with some extremely brutal moments thrown in that made you want to look away on more than one occasion.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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1917 (2019) – Review

The heroic tale of two young British soldiers who are sent to deliver an urgent message through enemy territory to an isolated regiment that are readying themselves for battle, completely unaware of the trap that has been set before them by the enemy combatants. Thousands of men face imminent execution in this race against time survival tale – an intense and equally as gripping cinematic experience from start to finish that will leave you on the edge of your seat throughout.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Uncut Gems (2019) – Review

A movie centered around Howie Ratner (Adam Sandler), a fascinating New York City jeweler, who’s struggling to cope with a crippling gambling addiction as well as the breakup of his family. Howie, however, seems to have hit the jackpot after sourcing a rare uncut rock of Ethiopian gems, but he continues to push his luck and ultimately pays the price for actions. A marmite movie for some, that perhaps got a little too much hype for its own good before being officially released to audiences. Uncut Gems is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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