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The Fate of the Furious
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Outstanding cars catch your eye like diamonds and gold to the trained expert. When you see it you know you're guaranteed a visual that will keep you coming back for more.

I said no way I'll see this movie, it's the same concept over and over again with the same "family" that somehow softens the blow that these are criminals. I counted 17 times they used that. Maybe there will be 17 of these instant replays of the same script.

Dom Toretto played by the mono - syllabic Vin Diesel does turn a twist to the "Live fast, die young, and have a good-looking corpse." a quote James Dean used from time to time, before the careful what you wish for took place in 1955. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Stratham) show their action chops and athletic skills that makes the other members of the family comic relief bearable. "You earned my Respect" will not be equated with some of the bad action sequences, (spoiler alert) Hobbs deflecting a high powered torpedo while someone held the wheel while being chased by a nuclear submarine. Ok now that's a stretch, no matter how much you believe they can do.

I get it have some fun with it. Cipher has that Black Widow charm throughout the movie, Charlize Theron was equal parts bad, cunning and visually captured the scenes she was in. Helen Mirren showed her flexibility to take on roles to have a measure of success as Deckard's mom and is a treat whenever she is on camera.

I guess Mr. Nobody, played by Kurt Russell, brought this viewer some memorable moments. It's good to see these actors have some fun and leave a few good scenes to show how much can be done with the same concept. Wait for the "Know your audience" remark. Very funny.

The visuals and the opening scenes in Cuba were outstanding, it draws you in like Cipher does into a web of mystery and just plain fun to watch. The cars, people and sites are beautiful and I promise l won't see the next one like this one. Action packed and gave a good booster Car Nitrous Injection System to this humble viewer's heart. This is what the doctor ordered enjoy.

I Love You, Man
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Disjointed story interferes with some funny moments in a story about relationships in California. Sensitive man of the 90's get some guts and stop trying to be like one of the gals.

Real estate agent Peter Klaven is every womens dream spending the majority of his life trying to please people at the cost of his own identity. This chronic people pleaser is so perfect he makes people turn away and take advantage of his good nature.

I thought this would be another air head comedy like Tropic Thunder. Instead it has a redeeming character. This is a quirky LA smog filled mess of a movie that manages to turn into an awakening of a soul and spirit by way of Sydney Fife.

Peter realizes in his attempt to be Mr. Perfect he has left out the entire male population including family, friends and co-workers. Kind of like the guy other guys love to hate.

The attempts at male friendships are awkward and very LA like, with the boring man relationship jokes. The coming of age through Sydney helps Peter realize he is missing out on the reason to live life. Finding out who he is and marrying Zoey his fiancee for the right reasons instead of full filling a role she has required of him..

The girlfriends are stereotypical bonding groups, who complement in one breathe and stab each other in the back in the next form a core support group grasping for guys (again) like Peter. Zoey's appearance was cute but distracting at times.

The movie has several hilarious scenes that made the matinee well worth the trip but in the end left me hoping for so much more.

Keep in mind it's fun and should be enjoyed, even though its very uncomfortable and at times seemed forced. Hope you like it better than I did. Sorry I didn't like this man.