Saturday, August 17, 2019

Good Boys Review: And you thought your childhood was wild...

The Hit:

You're in for a wild ride if you've seen Superbad, Neighbors, and Sausage Party and If you enjoyed those like I did, I'm sure you'll have a blast. 

Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Josh Caras, Will Forte

Pros: The trio were hilarious and all were a standout among the rest of the cast. Jacob Tremblay especially has been in serious and dramatic roles and has a real talent in acting, now he can add comedy to the roles he can pull off. The story was similar to Superbad but instead of taking booze to a party, they needed to make sure to not get in any trouble the whole day to make said party of their own. Their bickering with teenage girls and each other made for some good laughs. 

Cons: Although this movie was about a long day of adventure and crazy antics, seeing kids of this age swearing every now and then didn't really bother me a whole lot but it did to a point. I didn't mind it at all with the three movies mentioned above but it hit differently for this. Not saying I'm soft, I've seen some higher grade R rated flicks without batting an eye, it was just a little too much this time around. Out of the four, this might be the weakest as well but still worth the watch if you're a fan.

If you want a good laugh regardless and see how kids act to certain things in the movie you'll still find enjoyment. 

Key Info: Rated R. Genres; Adventure, Comedy.

The Verdict:

YELLOW LIGHT (Proceed with Caution)

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Review: Need MORE Scary Stories!

The Hit:

An old childhood book of creepy tales brought to life on the big screen. If you are familiar with them and are excited about this, you may find enjoyment. 

Cast: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Gil Bellows, Dean Norris, Kathleen Pollard, Lorraine Toussaint

Pros: The Creepy factor was pretty high with some of the stories and although I can't really remember most of them, and from what I do, some did nail it on the head. It reminded me of a more adult version of goosebumps but not extremely, it was more in the middle and that seemed just fine. The special effects and music really made certain scenes stand out, but that sort of element always helps out with movies of this genre. 

Cons: To me, this flick was just average. Thinking about it, it could have been better if the stories were made into a mini tv series through Netflix or Hulu. For example, we only got a few and I would have liked to see more.  

I know I didn't have much to say but this felt like a movie at least worth watching once but as a rental or streaming service. But if you want to go to the big screen and make your own judgment feel free. It's not terrible and it's not great, but average is still good enough. 

Key Info: PG-13. Genres; Horror, Mystery, and Thriller. 

The Verdict:

YELLOW LIGHT (Proceed with Caution)

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw Review: An Unlikely team up, to save the World!

The Hit:

In this spin-off from the Fast and Furious movies, we get two big-time characters in a head to head riot to save a certain person and the world, from annihilation.  

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, Eiza Gonzáles, Lori Pelenise Tuisano, Joe Anoa'i

Pros: We know how ridiculous these movies are in terms of reality and what is possible and what is not, but knowing that by its history, they are always entertaining. So, in turn, we get more of those scenes and it makes for a great popcorn muncher. I loved the chemistry between Hobbs and Shaw and their jabs at each other was hilarious! As of right now Fast 5 overall is my favorite in the series but this one wins in a comedic point of view. Vanessa Kirby had a big role to play as well and she kicked ass, not only is she a great actress but she made a great buffer between two big guys (one slightly bigger) with even bigger egos. I'm excited to see more of her in this story and other works. Idris Elba has been in talks in his fan base that he could be the new face to play as James bond, and from his past works, I personally think he would be great. I don't know for certain if he wants the same but I know if he ever wanted to play more villainous roles he has it in the bag. They really went all out with a great cast in this flick and without spoiling anything, there is a couple of additions who had short roles but were absolutely hilarious and I would love to see them again in more of these movies. 

Cons: As mentioned in my pros, some scenes are out of the ordinary and you question them without a second thought but going into this franchise it is to be expected if you've seen them all from the beginning. It doesn't bother me but if you were a first-time watcher it might you. 

This was entertaining from start to finish and although Dwayne Johnson has been in a whole lot of movies, I'm always ready for his next one. Bring on Jumanji: The Next Level.

P.s. STAY throughout the ENTIRETY of the credits, there are extra scenes. 

The Verdict: