A Liam Neeson thriller with a March release date…hmmmmm…that sounds like a disaster…lol. As thriller as the trailer was supposed to look, it did nothing to spark my interest. It actually looked kind of corny, and I was sad to see Neeson in another one of these films. I was this close to not seeing this one, but instead chose to miss Son of God instead.
Not that this movie was great, but it was definitely better than I expected. I didn’t think there would be much a story that could be had on one plane, but I was wrong. This movie was kind of fun, and entertaining. The story wasn’t the best, but it also wasn’t as see through as I thought it would be. It took me a while to figure out the culprits, actually, it took the culprits to actually show themselves…lol. This movie has so many interesting characters that you think you have an idea of what’s going on, and then you don’t. I enjoyed this the most about the story. The movie fell off a little at the end, but for most of the movie it was a pretty exciting journey. Not bad at all…
This isn’t an award winner, but the movie was pretty decent to watch. There is excitement, action, entertainment, everything you need to make you feel like you didn’t just waste 2hrs of your time. If this means anything, I’m actually looking forward to seeing it again when it comes on TV…lol…B
Who saw the trailer for this movie? I did, and all I kept thinking was, damn this movie looks crazy (crazy good). A psycho thriller with Forest Whitaker at the helm…yeah I was on that. It was also nice to see Lathan on the big screen again. This was the only wide released movie this weekend I was looking forward to seeing.
This psycho thriller started out with a bang…well sort of. The writing, directing and editing at the beginning could have used a lot of work, well actually it needed work throughout the movie. The movie was thrilling, especially in the beginning, but it wasn’t until the movie ended when you realized how stupid most of it was. This movie’s saving grace was the performance by Whitaker, everything else could kick rocks…lol. Can you say “Dumb”? How many times was Mackie’s character going to miss escaping? Who leaves a 5yr old girl in the house alone for hours at a time? Was Nicole Ari Parker’s character necessary? Sanaa Lathan…not your best performance. Was I the only one who felt like there was no consistency with the time of day…smh. And don’t get me started on that ending…Really!? You should have heard the audience sucking their teeth when the credits rolled. So need less to say, huge disappointment.
It is easy to get caught up in Whitaker’s character and not realize all the other elements in the movie are failing. But your eyes will be wide open once this movie has ended and you wish you could get a refund…lol. I wouldn’t waste the money or precious time on this one…D
I saw no trailer for this movie, and actually I heard nothing about it until I read the paper on Friday morning and came across the ad for its theatrical poster. There was nothing special about the poster except that it had Irrfan Khan on it, the actor who played in Life of Pi (I like him). After then reading synopsis about film I decided to take my chances and go, especially since not too many of the new wide released movies interested me.
I love a good foreign film, and I am happy I decided to go see this one. It was really cute, and so simple. Who knew you could make such an interesting story from a lunchbox system and letters. It was fun to watch the characters evolve with each letter, and how each other’s response helped them through their own personal situations. I looked forward to each lunch break. And although this is a romantic film, it also has great subtle comedy that will also keep you entertained. The conversations between Ila and her aunt, I found to be the most entertaining.
If you love foreign films, and subtitles do not bother you, I would definitely say give this a go. Although I did not find the ending to be satisfying, the rest of the film still made it worth seeing…A-
Kevin Costner is back, and is getting more than his fair share of roles these days…Kudos! I love a good Costner movie, and an action movie makes it all the better. The trailer for this movie definitely sparked my interest. It looked like is was packed with great action scenes with kick ass Kevin Costner at the helm. The trailer had me feeling like it would be like watching Taken (the original, not that 2nd one)…but unfortunately it wasn’t.
I honestly went in the theater knowing that I would walk out with at least giving this a decent review. However, 10min into the movie, my original opinion changed, and I was just hoping I could sit there through the rest of it…smh. This movie was a mess…who wrote this? There was nothing cohesive about the story. The only thing good about it was that Costner looked amazing and Hailee Steinfeld’s performance as his daughter…she was great. There was some cute comedy, but that just made the movie more of an action comedy instead of an action thriller. As a matter of fact there was very little thrilling about this movie.
Unfortunately this movie had a case of the “too many things”. There was the thing with his daughter, the thing with the bike, the thing with cancer, the thing with his mother’s daughter, the thing with his daughter’s boyfriend, the thing with the woman in the white wig, the thing with fainting…I could go on and on, but by the end of it nothing made sense…#Fail.
This movie had the potential to be way better than what it was. They should have made this movie an action comedy and made it more about Costner and his daughter because that was the best part of the movie. Unfortunately 2hrs of this isn’t worth the ticket purchase. A bootleg would suit you better…D
I don’t get too excited about remakes, especially when the original films were exceptional. I loved the original Robocop, however the trailer for its remake had me a little excited. Robocop looked amazing in the remake, and I was hoping to care as much about him as I did the original…I’m happy to say an upgrade looked good on Robocop.
This movie was kinda awesome. Robocop looked amazing, but not over the top. Although I think they could have pushed the things Robocop could do a little more. Nevertheless, he was still great to watch. I enjoyed the story of how they took the time in the story the to tell how Alex Murphy became Robocop. I loved the relationship between him and Dr. Norton played by Gary Oldman. Some of the subplots got lost and overshadowed by Robocop trying to solve his own murder, and Alex Murphy becoming Robocop. The story could have used tighter editing, but would take away from the entertainment factors in this movie.
Young boys and men will definitely love this one. It’s a fun watch for the family, and anyone who is a fan of the original. They did not miss a beat with this remake, and I’m hoping there will be a second installment…A-
I have been on the verge of giving up on Kevin Hart in movies. He has been in at least 3 movies in the past 6mos, and I have not been impressed with his performance at all. However About Last Night seemed different. I had a feeling this one would be a winner, and everyone seemed to confirm this before I had the chance to even buy a ticket. This movie was funny…
What I enjoyed most about the comedy was that Hart wasn’t the only one expected to deliver the humor. There was exceptional comedy backing provided by Regina Hall, who in my opinion made this movie. I’m just going to put this out there, Hall and Hart need to be in a comedy movie together. Honestly Ealy and Bryant’s storyline were forgettable. Although it seemed like their story was the plot for the movie, it felt like they were fillers until we could get back to a scene with Hart and Hall. I know I’m not the only one who felt that way. The only thing memorable about Bryant and Ealy was Ealy walking around half-naked (a memory I will never forget…lol).
This movie wasn’t that great, but the comedy had me in tears making up for all the overwhelming kissing and lovey dovey stuff coming from Bryant and Ealy. The comedy was great, and more of Hart and Hall should have been added to keep this movie from being a bore at times. I enjoyed myself with this one, and I’m sure you will too…B
I guess no one was interested in real love stories this valentine’s day weekend. Only resulting in another box office flop for Colin Farrell :(. I must admit, I wasn’t sold on the trailer, and the only reason I went to see this movie was because of Farrell. Unfortunately for Farrell his movies have been flops, but his performances haven’t been a reflection of ticket sales (or lack there of). I got what I expected from this movie, and all of it was enjoyable.
This is one sappiest love stories I have seen in a while. But please don’t think that the sap made it too much to bear, because it seemed to work for this film. It seriously felt like a novel being played out on-screen with all the melodrama, and extra pulls of the heart. The story was cute and made even better by Jessica Brown Findlay who played Jessica Penn. It was a joy to watch her on-screen, and she made it easy to see why Farrell’s character could fall in love with her so easily. I also enjoyed Russell Crowe as a villain, but Will Smith’s character came off a little corny to me, although it was still a great surprise to see him.
This movie may have a little too much sap for most of you, but there is still a good story to be seen here. The women will definitely love it more than the men. This movie has a charming way about it that had me leaving the theater with a smile on my face…B