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Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling social media? Let us know below!
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Who is a director or actor/actress that is an automatic watch for you before any details even come out about their movie or T.V. project? Simply meaning when you hear this persons name attached, they already have your money or viewership.
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
“Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.”
This was a lot of fun as a part 3 of an action series should be. I really enjoyed the first third of the movie as there was pretty much no gun play or even music. The sequence in the antique weapons shop was my favorite and one of the best of the series. This did suffer from too much action where I started to get disinterested, but was never bored. I had a few more issues here then I have had with the previous two entries. I think as they have expanded the universe, it has raised more questions or holes that need to filled. To a point I understand the fun of not knowing everything, but the more you pull the curtain back, the more somethings lack without context. Does it hurt the enjoyment of the movie? No. Overall, if you enjoy John Wick and Keanu then you will enjoy this one, and look forward to the already announced part 4. (3.5/5)
Thunder Road (2018)
“A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.”
The open scene of this film maybe one of the greatest things ever. It is awkwardly funny and emotion with an absolutely fantastic performance by writer, director and star Jim Cummings. If nothing else, you need to watch the opening scene because the rest of the movie takes a nose dive. It’s not that it is a bad movie, but it can’t match the opening. I am interested in seeing what Jim Cummings does next though. (3.5/5)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
“Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop with chaotic results.”
First off, Santanico Pandemonium! Grrrrr. I just freakin love this movie. Every time I watch it, I am taken back to being a teen and being floored by the genre change mid movie. It does such a great job of getting you invested into this story of two criminals on the run with the hostage family that without knowing what is about to happen just slaps you in the face. If you haven’t seen it and don’t know anything about the film I suggest you go into it blind so you can enjoy. This is also my favorite George Clooney role. (4.25/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
Game of Thrones Season 8.06: “The Iron Throne”
I absolutely loved the first half of the finale. Coming off of the events from the previous episode, the tone and portrayals were spot on. There were some of the most gorgeous scenes the show has ever shot, but then the episode fell a part here in the middle. I enjoyed the ending to a point. I would have preferred a different ending which would have meant an entire different final season altogether. This is still one of my all-time favorite shows and I am currently enjoying a rewatch of the series. It will be interesting to watch the whole thing through to the end and see if my opinion of this final season changes. I doubt it though. More thoughts on the spoiler page if you are interested.
Into the Dark: All That We Destroy
“A geneticist who fears her son may be a serial killer creates a group of clones to cure him of his violent tendencies.”
A horror anthology on Hulu that focuses on a holiday for each month. This one is the Mother’s Day special and is well done. Similar to a Black Mirror episode with future technology and violent consequences. Well acted and kept me entertained enough to want to watch till the end. I will be giving more of these a chance.
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