Leftovers of June (Part Two)

 

Fresh

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Wonder Woman

Genre: Action, Adventure, War

Director: Patty Jenkins

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pines,

Budget: 149 Million

Box Office: Domestic- 350.4 Million, Worldwide- 713.8 Million

Wonder Woman proved to be very good. Filled with some iconic shots, marvelous action sequences, and good character development.  While I enjoyed the other DCEU movies to some extent, this was by far the best of the recent bunch for me. (Among the best ever.)

I looked for a female written review that I’d have permission to use.  One of my favorites

came from Jumpcut Online by Fiona

https://jumpcutonline.com/portfolio/wonder-woman/

I enjoyed the movie myself. My Review follows here.

https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/movie-review-wonder-woman-is-wonderful/

Whenever I can check in with my good man Aristotle, you know I do.

 

Been a long hiatus for 5 Minute Movie Guy, but I am certainly pleased he is back. He loved this movie and I hope you check this link out to see why.

https://5minutemovieguy.com/2017/06/30/wonder-woman-review/

 

Baby Driver

Genre: Action, Crime, Music

Director: Edgar Wright

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal,

Okay, despite my reservations. The film looks to be awesome. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve heard only amazing things about it.  Here are several reviews on it.

Always go with Jumpcut Online first when you get the chance.

https://jumpcutonline.com/portfolio/baby-driver/

Reel Dude Reviews also had a great take on it.

Find more of his stuff on Twitter @Reeldudereviews

Or his website- https://reeldudereviews.com/

https://reeldudereviews.com/2017/06/16/baby-driver-review/

 

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The Big Sick

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, David Alan Grier

It’s a comedy and I can’t find it or someone who has seen it. However, critics suggest it is really good.  Can a really good comedy actually exist?  This is a smaller market movie, so the answer is yes.  If you want a good comedy, your best chance comes with the indie-vein of film.

 

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Okja

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito

Honestly, I’ve seen a lot of opinions about this film, but have yet to watch it myself.  The general take is that it is wonderful. (It sounds like a film inspired by E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, a figure I had with a bold passion.) I will find it and watch it. I hope you will do the same.

 

Matter of Taste

The Beguiled 

Genre: Drama

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys)

An American Civil War drama that takes place at a girls’ school in Virginia. When an injured Union soldier shows up, their sheltered lives come to an end. The school becomes infested with sexual tension, aggression, and danger.

A historical drama if I ever heard one. You need to know what you are getting into with movies like this.  Solid acting, but a slow pace.  Beautiful settings, but perhaps heavy on the emotion.

 

Cars 3

Genre: Animated, Adventure, Comedy

Starring: Owen Wilson,Nathan Fillion, Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub.

A third (THIRD!) installment in the Cars franchise. (The madness!) About Lighting McQueen having to deal with cars with newer technology while he appears to be slowing down in a manner of speaking.

I heard this was noticeably better than Cars 2 (It’s a train-wreck.) The first half is somewhat dull, but the second more entertaining. Predictable, pleasant enough, but nothing of much value beyond passing 90 minutes in relative peace.

If anyone could define how I feel about Cars, it is Jeremy Jahns

 

Captain Underpants: Epic First Movie

Genre: Animated, Action, Comedy

Starring: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal,

Honestly, I love animated movies, but I could not find a crumb of interest for this film. I didn’t find anything about it to be engaging. For those that did watch it. I hope it was well enough.

Once more, Movie Hot Take goes to the films others may avoid. What was the verdict?

http://moviehottake.com/2017/06/hot-take-captain-underpants-the-first-epic-movie/

Jumpcut Online review is here as well for a second look-

https://jumpcutonline.com/portfolio/captain-underpants/

 

 

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It Comes At Night

Genre:Horror, Mystery

Starring: Joel Edgerton

A movie that didn’t win over everyone. A different kind of thriller/horror than most are accustomed to. (A24 is known to move outside of the box in very cool ways.) It is a slow burn and for some it will never pay off. The concepts alone are creepy if not the actual actions in the film.

Here is what the good people of Jumpcut Online said about it.

https://jumpcutonline.com/portfolio/it-comes-at-night/

Going back to one of my newer staples, Movie Hot Take offers his side of it.

http://moviehottake.com/2017/06/hot-take-it-comes-at-night/

 

Megan Leavey

Genre: Biopic, Drama, War

Starring: Kate Mara, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford

A unique story of the bond between a marine corporal and her dog (Think like the movie Max (2015) except better.) If you appreciate a unique bond in the middle of an ugly situation. This is a film worth your time.

Once more, Movie Hot Take brings his take about the good and bad of this film.

http://moviehottake.com/2017/06/hot-take-megan-leavey/

 

Beatriz at Dinner-

Genre: Drama

Starring: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow

A dinner drama perhaps in the same vein as Dinner for Eight or even Tea with Mussolini (1999).

One thing I respect about Movie Hot Take. He goes out to see the movies I often can’t find. This is his take on this film.

http://moviehottake.com/2017/06/hot-take-beatriz-at-dinner/

 

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Despicable Me 3

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama

Starring: Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker

Once more, 2017 has showed us that it is almost a wasteland for animated movies (especially in the mainstream). Despicable Me 3 may be competent, but many would not call it great including myself.

In case you were wondering. Not only did Despicable Me 3 win the weekend, it already made all its money back and doubled it. Wouldn’t shock me to see a Despicable Me 4 now, but I hope it improves where this one failed.

Here is my take featured on Jumpcut Online

https://jumpcutonline.com/portfolio/despicable-me-3/

For a second opinion, here is the take by Movie Hot Take

http://moviehottake.com/2017/07/hot-take-despicable-me-3/

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