‘No Time to Die’ Movie Review

Overall I really enjoyed the movie with all the great action scenes that 007 movies entertain us with, especially those that Daniel Craig has been in. The storyline needed more development yet I enjoyed it. No end credit scene after this franchise closure as it ended in an untraditional closure. There was a post that said James Bond will return…after the new casting.

4 stars out of 5

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‘Venom Let There Be Carnage’ Movie Review

So, I’m a BIG Marvel movie fan yet this franchise (both films) is the weakest link to me in the MCU world, ijs. Venom’s loud voice is creepy yet has these comical lines is a bit disturbing to me because I can’t understand what he’s saying some of the time (reminds me of Tom Hardy’s voice in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ as Bane..yeah, I remember). Seeing it in IMAX is best for the big scenes and yes there is 1 (one) end credit scene that goes into the next Spiderman movie and I’m sure the 3rd installment of Venom. If you’re a Michigander, the Mumford High School t=shirt sticks out as Tom is a fan of ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ films and pays homage; he also has on a Detroit Lions jacket. #venom #marvel #spiderman

3 stars out of 5 (I don’t think I’ve ever rated a Marvel movie this low)

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‘Black and Blue’ Movie Review

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Predictable outcome yet there were a couple of twists that kept me engaged. The storyline should have been stronger which left some scenes weak.

2.5 stars out of 5
R | 1h 48min | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 October 2019
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‘Rampage’ Movie Review

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There’s a rampage of a few animals taking place in Chicago.  A formula that was being housed in outer space crashes on Earth and animals become larger than life.  Of course, The Rock is to the rescue.  George the giant ape, is full of character to the very end.  No end credit scene as this film could definitely become a sequel.  I saw it in IMAX (no 3D) and it was great.

3 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 1h 47min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 13 April 2018 (USA)
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‘Collateral Beauty’ Movie Review

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I expected this movie to be “dark” based on the trailers. I didn’t expect to fall in love with this movie. The storyline is sad for this time of the year, especially for anyone who has lost a child. The end of the movie leaves you wondering if angels really do exist. Strong performance by Will Smith. Definitely worth checking out…tissues may be needed. Great ensemble cast.

4 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 1h 37min | Drama | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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‘Our Kind of Traitor’ Movie Review

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I totally enjoy this genre of movie and this one wasn’t bad at all. You find a couple caught between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service. Lots of violence throughout the film.

3 stars out of 5
R | 1h 48min | Thriller | 13 May 2016
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‘Spectre’ Movie Review

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007 is back on the big screen and as usual it’s a storyline that should get approval from fans. The movie is a little long yet will hold your attention and a bit serious (not as much humor from Mr. Bond). He’s well tailored throughout and of course his favorite car finally shows up. I saw it in IMAX and what else can I say, it was fabulous. The only end credit was: JAMES BOND will return.

3.5 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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‘Southpaw’ Movie Review

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This is a great film! Lots of drama through violence, wrestling and love. Oona Laurence portrays the daughter of the main characters and she gives a riveting performance. The acting in this film is Oscar worthy (I don’t know why it didn’t come out later in the year when those are usually the films that get more Oscar attention). Great performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker. A little slow to some in a couple of spots but not to me.  Detroit’s own Eminem is on the soundtrack for the movie.

4.5 stars out of 5
R | 123 min | Action, Drama, Sport
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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Movie Review

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After watching an advance screening of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ I couldn’t help but to compare it to ‘Winnie’ that opened in Sept. I thoroughly enjoyed both films about His Excellency Nelson Mandela and his 2nd wife Winnie. Idris Elba whom I adore is getting Oscar buzz for his performance; should he get it…that would be great yet I didn’t see an Oscar performance. Naomie Harris holds her own as Winnie. I will say that I enjoyed “the acting performances” of Jennifer Hudson and Terrance Howard in ‘Winnie’ better. Both of them did a phenomenal job and their performances are Oscar worthy! Terrances’ role as Mandela is small in ‘Winnie’ yet quite good. ‘Winnie’ didn’t get the advertising dollars to promote it or box office sales and I haven’t heard any Oscar buzz for this film. ‘Winnie’ is told from her perspective as is ‘Mandela’ told from his perspective (based on the book). Winnie Mandela led a life full of struggles when her husband was imprisoned. If only 10% of the truth of her life is depicted in these films, then I can understand why she did the things she did (I don’t justify the crimes). Both are powerful films that everyone should see. I have been in the presence of Winnie Mandela once…she came to MI years ago and spoke at my church at the time. I didn’t realize what her struggle had been and I was only aware of the allegations about her. There’s aren’t many more accolades that I can give Madiba” or “Tata (b.k.a. Nelson Mandela He was just a strong man that didn’t allow the hardship of his life to harden his heart, wow!

4 stars out of 5
PG 13 139 mins – Biography | Drama | History
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