I had really high expectations for this sequel because the first film in this franchise was really good and the trailers for the follow-up to honor the late actor and character are emotional. There’s a scene that I don’t like that ended one character; a character that I think should return that didn’t happen; and something happened that I initially thought would be great did happen in the ONLY end credit scene (what happened to Marvel’s traditional 2 end credits?) I saw it in Super Emax and will see it again in 3D-IMAX. The screen is lush in colors the way Disney does it best. A bit too long and worth checking out.
4 stars out of 5 (my first viewing; let;s see if I up my rating).
Well, this franchise re-boot of sorts, starts in the 80’s with Bumble Bee being sent to Earth before the other Auto Bots arrive. Honestly, no other family but the Witwicky’s have been so endearing. This new family has potential yet it wasn’t the best introduction. The film is a bet cheesy but acceptable enough, especially if you’re a #Transformers fan. I viewed it in Super E-Max and it was great! The early screening did not show any end credit scenes.
3 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 1h 53min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 21 December 2018 (USA)
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Initially I didn’t realize this is a sequel yet I did notice that all the same people were in this movie, lol, duh. Well, I loved ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and I knew I would love this one and I did. I like shoot em’ up – bang bang movies and that’s what I got with the cheesy lines and big action scenes. This is a popcorn talk to the screen movie. I was a little disappointed at one of the main characters fate.
4 stars out of 5
R | 1h 39min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 4 March 2016 (USA)
I haven’t liked or enjoyed a Spike Lee film in many years. I was so leery to see this movie but I must say the premise of the storyline and the message makes this a movie of Spike’s that I’ve enjoyed in a long time (believe it or not). Now, there’s so much sex and vulgar language that you may not be able to focus of the message. A lot of the dialogue is spoken in “riddle form” so it helped me to focus on the words and the message. A great ensemble cast with Nick Cannon doing a pretty good job; Jennifer Hudson has a small role yet most of it she spends crying about a tragedy; John Cusack also has a good performance. Quite controversial referring to Chicago as an “Iraq” type land yet the statistics stand for themselves.
This is a Holiday musical that is depicted from the Play by poet Langston Hughes. With a well known ensemble cast, this film is current day yet recreates biblical scenes of the birth of Christ. The story is about love with inspiring moments especially with the music! Raphael Saadiq is the Executive Music Director and as usual he does a fabulous job (especially songs that were chosen for this film). The music from well known singers is wonderful and all others try to hold their own (lol). Nice movie to see this Holiday Season with family and friends.
The films is 3 out of 5 stars; The music is 4 out of 5 stars
PG 93 min – Drama | Musical