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‘The Dirt' is a biographical-drama film directed by Jeff Tremaine.
I would put this movie on the list with Bohemian Rhapsody. I say that is a way that Bohemian Rhapsody may be a better movie, especially the on-stage music scenes Bohemian definitely excels. However, that movie was made for the theatres and this movie wasn't, I think they made a really good choice making this a Netflix movie. It works so well.
This movie is exactly what the title and synopsis say. It's the story of how Mötley Crüe came to be and what followed once they were. I watched this last night and I was very surprised with what I was watching. I don't know much about Mötley Crüe having grown up in the 90s, but I certainly want to read The Dirt now I've seen the film.
The performances all around were great. Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Daniel Webber as Vince Neil and even Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee. Although Vince is played up as the most unlikeable character throughout the film, Daniel Webber gave a terrific performance. On top of that, Iwan Rheon is the most likeable actor here and Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx was great as well. Surprisingly, the breakout performance here is actually from Machine Gun Kelly. I never would have expected that, but his devotion to this character was a joy to watch.
You can't help but be disgusted by the actions of most of these men, but the music and shocking turn of events is why you watch movies like this, so for that reason, it all blends together quite well. Still, many viewers will be turned off by this film in the first five minutes, guaranteed. If you're in for a wild ride with sometimes disturbing imagery, bordering on pornography or actual footage of heroin overdosing, then I think you'll enjoy the movie for what it is.
Overall, this movie shocked me in many ways and made me want to learn more about the band Mötley Crüe. I was entertained the whole time and can recommend highly.
‘Encino Man' is a comedy film directed by Les Mayfield.
This movie may be a dumb comedy, but I also think that it's one of the most underrated comedy films of all time. It's a smart and easy storyline and it gets pulled off perfectly by its lead actors. It's not a perfect movie by any means, but it's one of those comedies you can watch multiple times and still enjoy the 10th time through.
The plot revolves around two geeky teenagers from Encino, Los Angeles, California – played by played by Sean Astin and Pauly Shore – who discover a caveman in Morgan's backyard frozen in a block of ice – played by Brendan Fraser.
Astin, Shore and Fraser are great in this movie. It almost feels like three friends got together to make a movie, but in a good way. I have never been a big fan of Pauly Shore, I like a couple of his movies but this one stands out to me the most. I like the hippie vibe he creates in this movie and everything that comes out of his mouth is hilarious. I like Brendan Fraser in everything I have seen him in, and Sean Astin seems to always play the same character in movies, the dork. A lot of things that happen don't seem realistic, even the world that this film is coming from, and I could have done without the whole romance between Sean Astin and Megan Ward's characters.
I like that throughout this movie Brendan Fraser only learns to say a few words. It makes sense being the fact that he is a caveman, and the movie only takes place over a couple days. He adapts to his surroundings a little too quickly, but this movie being what it is I am fine with that.
Overall, it's goofy, it's at times stupid, but it's all around funny! Just one of those little movies that if you will allow yourself to put reality on hold for 90 minutes, it can and will charm the socks off you.
‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum' is a neo-noir-action film directed by Chad Stahelski. It is the third installment in the ‘John Wick' film series.
The third installment in what I hoped would be one of the greatest action trilogies. By the ending of this film, it looks like we can expect yet another sequel to this crazy action franchise. I'm not complaining by any means, I have enjoyed every movie that has come so far, I just miss trilogies.
Super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
Sequels normally get worse as they go on. But, not John Wick. These movies get more intense with each movie. The overall concept of all three of these movies are basically the same. Each has a lot of killing with great action scenes. None really stand out to me as the best in the franchise, but I do enjoy each one of them.
The pacing of this film is also incredible. It starts the action immediately and almost never lets up. The only problem is when the death count is as high as this film, the movie can struggle to keep the originality up. After a while each death starts to look very similar to the last, and the 50 before that, and it can even become a little tedious to watch.
Overall, this movie is two hours of your life that will pass by very quickly. This is as non-stop action as films get.
So, that's my review John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, let me know in the comments below if you seen this movie, and let me know your grade for it. Keep and eye open for more reviews to come!
‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' is a comedy film directed by Adam McKay.
Adam McKay kills it in his directorial debut with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He really thrived bringing what could have been a very dumb SNL skit type of comedy and made it something more. There were no jokes that didn't hit, and it go all go all the time.
It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) arrives as a new employee at his station.
This is the first movie which brought Will Ferrell and Adam McKay together for brilliant comedic performances of both parts. Will Ferrell was unbelievably funny as the lead Ron Burgundy. As well as masterful comedic and quotable lines, and a once-in-a-lifetime legendary comedic cast with Steve Carrell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koecher and Christina Applegate, great acting by everyone in the film for a comedy movie, every joke hit for me.
People still quote lines from this film today, well over a decade later, which is a pretty good indicator whether a film is good or not. It's childish, offensive & in many parts just straight up ridiculous, but there's no denying the genuine laughs this movie delivers. Many say this is where Will Ferrell peaked & they might just be right.
Overall, this movie has tons of laughs and it's very memorable. It Will Ferrell at his best being partnered up with Adam McKay. I can recommend this movie to anybody who loves a good, funny comedy movie.
‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' is an action film directed by David Leitch.
Call me old fashioned, but I liked it when the ‘Fast & Furious' franchise was about racing cars with some family drama mixed in. Now we have a bad guy that is basically the anti-Robocop who literally states to the audience that he is a ‘bad guy'. I didn't by any means hate this movie, but I'm not going to blow smoke up its ass like a lot of movie reviewers have been because it has the brand that is loved.
The film revolves around US Diplomatic Security Service Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham) who don't enjoy each others company after they swapped smacks and bad words. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton's (Idris Elba) ruthless actions threaten the future of humanity, both join forces to defeat him.
The acting in the movie is great. We have all bought into the characters of Hobbs and Shaw in previous installments of the franchise and they are brought to life again perfectly. Idris Elba is a good addition to the cast, but I didn't like his character he portrayed one bit, no fault of his own. I had no idea who
Vanessa Kirby was going into this movie, and she blew me away as Shaw's younger sister.
This movie is balls to the wall entertainment in a nutshell. It has a good action story while still keeping the family element of the franchise. Where it falls short is the main villain doesn't make any sense to be in a world like this, and it turned the franchise from a unrealistic racing/heist film series to a fantasy world. Also, I watched the movie twice and there is no reason to have Dwayne Johnson in this movie aside from the final 20 minutes of the film. I feel like he was in it because the studio knows he sells tickets. That's just my two cents on that matter.
Overall, being as entertaining as it is, the movie has its faults. If you can take it out of the world of the ‘Fast and Furious' than it is a good stand-alone action film. Just doesn't make any sense having the brand.