Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. (via IMDb) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580266/
I enjoyed this movie. Certain parts of the movies are extremely emotional. There are trigger warning in the movie. I do believe this is a movie that everyone should see the display of police brutality was done perfectly. The aftermath of police brutality and witnessing death was also done perfectly. The acting could have been better from certain actors. I also did not like the ending of the movie. but, I do agree with the story of the movie and I think the message of the movie will hit home for a lot of black families. overall, it is a decent movie but, for some reason, I was expecting more.
Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a seemingly perfect life — a high-powered job, an eligible doctor boyfriend and a meticulously maintained, flawless coiffure. But after a life-changing event doesn’t go according to her plan, and a hair-raising incident at the hairdresser, her life begins to unravel. Eventually, Violet realizes that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one she really wanted. (Via Rotten Tomatoes)
My Review: This was a movie I thoroughly enjoyed all the way through. The message was important and very relatable for all black women. All women would enjoy this movie also but, black women journey with their hair will draw them more to this movie. I think the acting was ‘okay’ by the cast. I love that the main characters are black or a minority. I love that the message of this movie correlates to what little and adult black women have to go through with their hair. This movie plays on a lot of stereotypes of the black women about their hair. I think the storyline should have been a little stronger. There was no climax the movie sort of just flowed through the whole time. It was sort of predictable. I hated the ending because it was extremely subpar. All In All, I am not necessarily sure that I would recommend this movie because it did not exceed my expectations at all. but, if you’re bored and need something to watch this can be it!
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SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER is a modern Rom-com retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school. The story centers on Sierra (Shannon Purser), an intelligent teen who does not fall into the shallow definition of high school pretty but, in a case of mistaken identity that results in unexpected romance, must team with the popular girl (Kristine Froseth) in order to win her crush. Also starring RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo, Chrissy Metz and Lea Thompson. (Via Rotten Tomatoes)
My Review: I watched this movie last night and I thought it was really good. It’s one of Netflix’s new romantic comedy movies. A lot of the scenes were cringe-worthy I even got second-hand awkwardness. The story/script is not perfect but it kept me intrigued all the way through. I did see a lot of negative reviews about this movie but, my personal opinion is that it is better than “The Kissing Booth” and “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” two other New Netflix teen romantic comedies that are overly hyped. This movie is actually very relatable and hits on the insecurities that many women go through and have. The cast was okay. I think the main character Sierra/Shannon Purser is extremely talented and carried the whole movie. Every movie is not perfect and it was definitely some quirks in this movie that should have been straightened out. But in hindsight, I highly recommend watching this movie because it was something I completely enjoyed.
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved-five in all– are mysteriously mailed out. From New York Times Bestselling Author, Jenny Han, the film adaption of the popular YA novel stars actress Lana Condor (Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse) and Noah Centineo (Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, The Fosters). (Via Rotten Tomatoes)
My Review: Honestly, I don’t understand the hype for this movie. This movie is a typical romantic comedy. This movie is very predictable in every sense. The acting was decent at most. This movie is definitely for young girls who believe love works exactly like the movie. All in all, this movies is typical and mediocre. I can’t believe people are going crazy over something that has been done a million times over. But, I can honestly say the fact the lead actress was Vietnamese refreshing and major. I’m not necessarily saying this movie was bad it’s just something I have seen a hundred times before just with different actors. she fakes dates the boy, then fall in love with, then they date ‘for real’, break up, and at the end of the movie somehow get back together. Typical. I would only recommend if you want to watch Netflix only.
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In the action packed thriller, Traffik, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple is surprised by the arrival of two friends, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. (Via Rotten tomatoes)
I watched this movie last night for the first time and it was ‘ok’. I see what they were trying to do but it didn’t play out that way. I would say that the actors were great and made up for the bad writing! This film was predictable like all thrillers that focus on the same issues as this film. The only originality of the film was the human trafficking and the survivor, Brea being a journalist. Everything else you most definitely have seen in other movies before. This could have definitely been a lifetime movie. I will say there was no climax, everything was kind of like “oh, he’s about to die!” or “now, why is she doing that?” the movie was too predictable in every sense even though the message was good. I do not fully recommend this movie but, if you’re bored and just want to watch something that’s slightly interesting this will be the movie to watch. Overall, Paula Patton performance was amazing and she rarely made stupid mistakes/decisions. If I were to rate this movie it will be 3/5. *trailer below
Yesterday, while trying to find something to watch to go with my noodles I stumbled upon “Coco”. This movie is typically for ages 5 to 7 year old’s but, I am 22 & I watched and loved it! This movie is about a young boy named Miguel who crosses into the afterlife to get the blessing of his popular musician Great-Great-Great grandfather so he can become a musician. Miguel Family has banned even the thought of music because Miguel grandfather left his family to become a musician. I think this movie is a perfect family movie! The animations and the visuals are so amazing and so real life like. This movie will definitely have you emotional! I found myself teary-eyed during most of the movie. Also, I think the storyline of the movie may be a little too advanced for some age group of kids, mostly toddlers. I do not know for a fact if the tradition in the movie is practiced but I did find it to be unique and sweet! Moral of the story, REMEMBER YOUR DEAD FAMILY MEMBERS TOO!