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.