The Leftovers of October
October 2017 wasn’t a terrible time for the film, but you certainly had to be in the right mind frame to enjoy it. (Lots of Oscar bait and not all of it worthy.)
I’ve been under the weather, celebrating Halloween, in a car accident. So I apologize for the delay on this and the lack of energy.
Blade Runner 2049
For myself, this has been the best-made film of 2017. Sadly, like many fine movies, the box-office returns have not been ideal. (This is the reason we keep getting 100 million franchises on endless loop people!) It’s not perfect, it could have expanded on some of its themes far more than it did.
My full review touches on some of this, but also much more!
The Florida Project
Being honest, I haven’t seen it because it’s been hard to find around me. However, the trailers look great. I love many of the performances of Willem Dafoe, and many trusted sources are loving the film.
The Film Blog was kind enough to share their review. Here it is at the link below.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Another film I could not find. (The smaller market films seem to struggle to find me.) I hear excellent, intriguing things about this film.
Bringing you two excellent reviews. The first by Film Unstuck.
The second by The Film Blog.
Only the Brave
This is a trend in Hollywood lately, talking about real American heroes who have done inspiring things or protected us in times of need. I feel very mixed about these films because, in many times, they are inspired by some tragic event. I don’t like the idea of big movie companies profiting after the tragedy of true American heroes. However, I feel what these people have done are heroic and I believe they should be remembered for their sacrifice or willingness to sacrifice to protect their communities. Add in the fact that many of these films are very well made.
Here is a review by Jessica Pena of JumpcutUK
For the second take on it. Click the link below.
Matter of Taste
Starring: Jackie Chan
It is good to see Jackie Chan returning to an action-driven role. He may be getting older, but he certainly still has some moves. This film mixes action and political drama more than some may prefer, but it remains above-average in most aspects.
Here’s a hot take on The Foreigner.
Starring: Julianne Moore
Two young people from entirely different eras in time and locations are connected by one mystery. A unique story and artistic at that, but I can’t tell you much more about it. I’ve not watched it or read anything by anyone who has. If you can find it and you are curious. Have a peak and by all means, tell me what you think of it.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie
The story behind the creation of world renown and often beloved, Winnie the Pooh. This movie feels like one that will both fascinate, but also possibly crush your heart to its very core. I really like Gleeson and Robbie. Their stock in the movie world is growing ever stronger and rightfully so. Still, the topic doesn’t register on my interest meter. If you are of a different mindset, if you love biopics about normal people doing extraordinary things, then you may have found your movie.
Lolo Loves Films was kind enough to allow me to use their review of this film. If you are curious about the film. Please, check it out.
Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall
The true story of Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston and his controversial polyamorous relationship which gave way to the character’s creation. (Along with many of its themes within.) Biopics have rarely been my cup of tea, and this one is no exception. I do enjoy watching them at times, and this one does look a mix of well-crafted and interesting, but I’m going to wait to truly enjoy this one. If you love Wonder Woman if you are fascinated by the people who created her. Then this is a perfect film for you.
The fantastic Fiona discusses this one and why you may want to check it out for yourself.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens,
I am a huge fan of Boseman’s work (42, Get On Up, Captain America: Civil War), but I don’t see the need for biopics in theaters. (With only a few exceptions.) This one looks like a riveting performance. It has a talented cast, but I’m still going to wait for it. If you love this aspect of American History or this personal story, by all means, enjoy.
My Little Pony: The Movie
Starring: Emily Blunt, Kristen Chenoweth, Taye Diggs
Not much to say here, you know what it is about. Basically, if you are a fan of “My Little Pony”, this movie will prove itself serviceable and enjoyable. If you aren’t into that scene, don’t waste your time and money. Simple as that.
Happy Death Day
What if Groundhog Day (1993) was a slasher horror movie with some legitimate mystery to it? While some may question the premise, the overall production is above most expectations.
Another hot take here. Check it out!
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy
A romantic drama about the Cavendish couple and their love triumphing over adversity despite near impossible odds. Being directed by Andy Serkis (his directorial debut), chances are if you like the subject matter, you’ll appreciate the film.
Thank You For Your Service
Starring: Miles Teller
A biopic war drama starring Miles Teller and Amy Schumer? (That can’t be right.) Yet it is. There are far better movies depicting military service and those who serve. However, if you needed a fresh run through the subject. This would do the job.