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THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Movie: Xtro (1982)
“A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.”
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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
“Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.”
Even the MCU team-up couldn’t help me get into this movie. It’s a sweet story like all Pixar movies but it just feels passable. Nothing memorable or anything worth wanting to return to later. I find magic pretty lame so this was already off to a bad start for me. But hey, it’s a big new release on Disney Plus! (3/5)
Child’s Play (2019)
“A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.”
I just didn’t care for the needless updated remake. I just couldn’t into the AI angle and there was just nothing here that connected with me. I’m fine with sticking to the original here and not really wanting any more from the devil doll. (2.5/5)
The Runaways (2010)
“A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.”
An interesting look at building the all-female rock band. Michael Shannon does a fun job of playing a Bowie-inspired promoter/manager. All the girls seemed to play their parts well with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning standing out above the rest. There really isn’t much to the story to pull you in and care unless you are already a fan to me. Typical coming of age and rags to riches biopic. The performances are the only real reason to get invested. (3.25/5)
48 Hrs. (1982)
“A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.”
This was one of those constant watches as a kid that I know it like the back of my hand anytime I fire it up. It’s always surprising though to realize how long it takes before Eddie Murphy is on the screen but the story and the characters carry the movie so well at first that Murphy simply heightens everything once he arrives. James Remar as bad guy Ganz is just a lunatic and I miss villains like him. No reasoning for what he does sometimes. He just likes mayhem. The score is on point along with the rest of the soundtrack. (4.5/5)
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