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THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Movie: Black Moon Rising (1986)
“A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.”
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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
“Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.”
There are some gorgeous shots and Steven Yeun (Glen from Walking Dead) gives a subtle but solid performance, however, I was left wanting more from this film or actually less. There was no reason for this to be a two and a half hour movie especially when I have to stare at the Asian equivalent of Paul Dano’s mug for that long. I don’t mind long and meticulously paced movies, but this was a bit much with a lousy and cheap payoff. I can give it credit for being a well-made movie though. (3.5/5)
Sing Street (2016)
“A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.”
Movies like this can be pretty tricky where they either lean too heavily in nostalgia that they feel derivative or the original songs come off as cheap rip-offs but that wasn’t the case here. It is heavily influenced by the MTV boom of the early 80s and comes off as a love letter to that time I remember so fondly myself. To see the main character constantly changing his look based on which artist was influencing his writing at the time was hilarious. It is a sweet and at times, a cruel movie. The band coming up with their songs and making their videos were my favorite part and it’s tough not to care about the main character and his dreams. (4.25/5)
Mr. Right (2015)
“A girl falls for the ‘perfect’ guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he’s a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.”
I honestly couldn’t tell you why I even started this movie. It’s not a normal movie I turn to when searching the streaming services but Anna Kendrick is adorable so let’s go with that. But what is more dumbfounding is how I ended up enjoying this trainwreck. Kendrick, who will always seem like a young twenty-something just starting life, paired with Sam Rockwell, who will always seem like an old forty-something used car salesman, is really odd but somehow worked as they had solid chemistry together. The action is goofy as is this “hitman force” thing they try giving the main characters, however, there are some silly characters, especially Rockwell who is never not solid, and a few funny moments to keep you engaged long to finish 95-minute action rom-com. It’s tough to give it a passing grade but I think it’s worth at least one watch. (3.25/5)
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