December Movie Thread

December Movie Thread

This list is all the movies I watched this month. Some I recommend, some I don’t. Read below to see all the movies I watched and recommend & don’t. Enjoy!

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Bad Times At The El Royale Review

Bad Times At The El Royale Review

I just finished watching the movie, Bad Times At The El Royale and wanted to share my immediate thoughts on the movie. The movie has been out for quite some time now but, when I watched the trailer months ago it did not grab my attention. After the movie had came out I did not hear any reviews on the movie at all. Until I went searching for movies to watch and it always came up. So, I literally just finished watching the movie almost 15 minutes ago and surprisingly I enjoyed it. This movie is definitely not going to be one of my favorite movies and I would not even recommend this movie. The movie was essentially all over the place in plot of the movie. While watching the movie I could not get a clear idea as to what the movie is actually about. The story was just not strong enough but the plot twists are what made me stay and continue to watch. I love movies that are unpredictable and with this movie, I could not at all predict what was going to happen next so for that part I thoroughly enjoyed. The acting was okay for the most part. Me being a big Thor fan I was not impressed with Chris Hemsworth acting, it was actually mediocre. Yes, his body is amazing and the reason many watched but his accent went in and out the whole movie. He was not a convincing villain. I did like the concept of the hotel is that you can either room in California/ or Nevada. Coming to the realization just now this movie is not a good movie at all. While writing this I realized I have wasted two hours watching a movie with no plot, a small climax, and A stupid ending. The only things that were good were the visuals, the feels, and the unpredictability of the movie. If had to explain this movie to someone I could not because I honestly can not tell what I just watched. The ending was very um.. not good too.

 

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summary of the movie: The El Royale is run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada. It soon becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers — a cleric, a soul singer, a traveling salesman, two sisters, the manager and the mysterious Billy Lee — converge on a fateful night for one last shot at¬†redemption before everything goes wrong.

November Movie Thread

November Movie Thread
I watched 10+ movies this month. Some old, some new. Some I recommend, some I do not. So, scroll down to see all the movies I watched this month and the ones I recommend.

The Fault  In Our Stars

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582846/

Recommend? Yes.


Crazy Rich Asians

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. (via IMDb)¬†

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3104988/

Recommend? Um, I guess. The same love romance/love story of every movie ever.


6 Years

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A young couple, bound by a seemingly ideal love, begin to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3799372/

Recommend? Nope.


Call Me By Your Name

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In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5726616/

Recommend? YES.

May need subtitles.


Sorry To Bother You

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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5688932/

Recommend? Yes. Not what I was expecting but, in a good way.


How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a strapping, young islander, Winston Shakespeare. His pursuits for her turn into a hot and steamy romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120703/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Recommend? Depends.


The Break-Up

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In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple’s break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment. (via IMDb)¬†

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452594/

Recommend? Yes.


Spider-Man: Homecoming

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2250912/

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 Recommend? Yes.


ATL

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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade. (VIA IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466856/

Recommend? YAS!


A Walk To Remember

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The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0281358/

Recommend? Yes


The Fighting Temptations

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A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect. (via IMDB) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0191133/

Recommend? BEYONCE!

 


The Nun

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A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5814060/

Recommend? Nah.


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Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405500/

Recommend? Yes. 


Paid In Full

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A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience. ( via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259484/

Recommend? Yes. CLASSIC.

 

The Hate U Give Review

The Hate U Give Review

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/

Recommend? yes. 

My Review:

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. 

Trailer:  https://youtu.be/3MM8OkVT0hw

Perfect Halloween Movies

Perfect Halloween Movies

Staying in for Halloween? or just need something to watch that’s scary? Check out the list and trailers below. These are my personal favorites & if you have any recommendations leave them in the comments! Also, do not forget to grab your popcorn!

 


  1. The Conjuring 2

The first one is scary but not as scary as this one. I would recommend watching the first one before watching this one. The is probably the second scariest movie I have ever seen! ITS A MUST WATCH!!


2. Insidious 2 

I guess I have a thing with like the second movie better than the first. But, THIS IS THE MOST SCARIEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN! *watch the first one first to get some of the back story*


3. Scream 

This is a classic everyone should have seen before or need to see!


4. Halloween

Another CLASSIC! there area so many of these movies I personally think the original is the best. There is also a new one that just came out last week.


5. IT

Another CLASSIC! There is a new IT movie that just came out last year I still haven’t seen it but I’m pretty sure its not better than the original. *warning this movie is three hours long*¬†


6. The others

I have not watched this movie in years but I remember being scared by it!


7. Shaun of The Dead

As much as this is a thriller its also a light comedy movie too. Not so much of a horror movie but it definitely has it moments.


8. The Hills Have Eyes

This movie I did not see on any list of horror movies but its really good and I enjoyed it! *its a horror movie to me and I was scared by it* 


9. Bride Of Chucky 

Another CLASSIC!


10. Candyman 

I am 22 years old and I’m still scared of this movie til this day.


11. Freddy Vs Jason

Probably one of my favorite horror movies.


12. Haunting In Connecticut 2 

Definitely one of the most scariest movies I have ever seen!


13. Children Of The Corn

All I have to say is just watch.


14. The Wrong Turn

Nappily Ever After Review

Nappily Ever After Review

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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!

Trailer: https://youtu.be/3xh9XFxo2Hg

* If you did watch the movie, leave in the comments if you liked it or not!

Rating: 3.5/5

Sierra Burgess Is A Big Loser (SPOILER-FREE)

Sierra Burgess Is A Big Loser (SPOILER-FREE)

 

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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‚Äôs one of Netflix‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúThe Kissing Booth‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTo All The Boys I‚Äôve Loved Before‚ÄĚ 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.

 

 

Favorite Movie(s) of All-Time

Favorite Movie(s) of All-Time

These movies are my absolute favorite movies. I can watch these movies all day every day if I had too!


Life

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If I had to watch only this movie for the rest of my life I would be fine! This is one of the best comedy movies ever. Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy together is GENIUS!!!!! And the addition of the comedy legend Bernie Mac is perfect. This movie is perfect for those who love to laugh and comedy as I do.

 

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Training Day

 

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This movie is definitely in my top two favorite movies ever. Denzel in this movie is for one,  a whole meal and a snack, second Denzel is a complete savage in this movie, lastly, this is probably Denzel best movie. Denzel acting in this movie is LEGENDARY!

 

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Titanic

 

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This is probably at least almost everyone favorite movie.  The story of Titanic is very interesting and emotional. This was the first movie I have seen of both Leonardo and Kate. After, this movie I have seen almost everything Kate and Leo have been in. This is definitely a romantic movie I think everyone should see!

 

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Queen Of The Damned

 

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Honestly, this movie is really not that good but for some reason I love it! This movie is also Aaliyah last movie she made before she died. This movie was also the start of my mini obsession with vampire movies.

 

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Trailer below ‚áď

 


Norbit

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Eddie Murphy is a legend for this movie alone. There’s not enough of words to explain how good this movie is. Just watch it. Bye.

 

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Trailer Below¬†‚áď

Comment and let me know your favorite movies!