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THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Movie: Who Killed Captain Alex (2010)
“Uganda’s president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex, hence the title Who Killed Captain Alex.”
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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
The Lighthouse (2019)
“The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.”
There is a lot to unpack here without getting into spoilers. First and foremost is the look of this film is so unique compared to anything else put out today and it doesn’t ever feel like a gimmick. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are both fantastic playing opposite each other. Dafoe is always great and Pattinson continues to show he could be one of the best actors of our time. There are laughs, claustrophobia, and of course with Eggers, plenty of chores to go around. I do feel like it was a bit long as I glazed over at one point but this is a damn fine horror film that deserves some recognition. Eggers is a hell of a director. (4.25/5)
True Lies (1994)
“A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear warheads into the United States.”
Just a silly and fun action-comedy that toes the satire line. Arnie is Arnie of course but Jamie Lee Curtis and Bill Paxton are the real stars of the movie. Paxton who is a used car salesman that pretends to be a spy in order to trick women into sleeping with him is fantastic. There isn’t much else other than mindless entertainment although Tom Arnold is much more annoying now than he used to be and that’s saying a lot. (3.5/5)
The Florida Project (2017)
“Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.”
This movie ranks up there with the most annoying movies I have ever seen. I don’t understand why this movie received so much love as it did. I get that it is “so real and so raw” but that doesn’t make it a good movie. Maybe it was just too real and raw for me because I hated everyone in this with the exception of Willem Dafoe but he wasn’t anything special here. All those kids need to be punched in the face and the mom is one of the most awful characters I ever watched but not in a good way. As much I could not stand what I was watching, I can say there was about a five minute part at the end that made it worth sitting through at least once. I will never revisit this film. The direction was really solid though. (3/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
The Mandalorian S1.Ep1
The look of this episode was really the star for me. It looked more like a big budget film rather than a streaming service original. I enjoyed that it was only 36 minutes as it felt tighter without all the filler. Also, there was a pretty big hook that has me intrigued for the next episode.
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