Oceans Eight

6/8/2018


        

9 Out of 10.0



I haven’t seen any of the more recent ones but I was a huge fan of the first. Ocean’s Eleven (the one with Frank, Sammy, Dean, etc) was true Hollywood at its best. Ocean’s Eight was a similar story. A big heist at its best. I’m guilty of not knowing all of the superstars involved but maybe that’s what made it even better.
Ocean’s Eight was a really good movie. Kept you on your toes until the end!
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Tomb Raider (2018)

3/19/2018


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7.5 Out of 10



I never saw the original so I had nothing to compare this to but on its own this was a pretty good movie.  Lara Croft is trying to make it on her own.  She is a street fighter, bicycle messenger and all around tough young girl.  The secret is she’s worth millions of dollars  if she will just sign a paper admitting her father is dead. She believes different.  It’s been seven years and she still has faith he’s alive.
She decides to pawn the jade necklace he gave her and go to search for him.  It turns out she is right.  He has been hiding on an island trying to stop people from entering a hidden tomb that holds the secret to life itself.  After somehow getting there and finding him, she manages to break the “code” that opens the tomb and finds out what the secret really is.  Instead of being the cure to save humanity, it turns out it is a disease that if released will kill the world.  There are two teams involved here.  Lara, her father and all of the good guys.  The other team is made up of the ‘bad” guys who want to get at the secret and turn it into a fortune.  Together they make it into the tomb and find out what the secret really is.  Lara is the only one to make it out alive and all is taken care of.
After returning home and finally signing the papers, it turns out the company that is owned by Lara and her father, Croft Holdings, are the ones who are making all of the weapons being used to try to break into the tomb.  The woman who is running the company is really the one who is trying to take over the world.  A little preconceived but it works.  Overall, a pretty entertaining movie.

Death Wish

3/10/2018


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7.5 Out of 10



     Now is one of those times that i wish that i was a better writer.  Death Wish was a really good movie.  Entertaining from the beginning to the end.  The story was simple and easy to follow and it was just an easy, no brainer to sit there to watch and be entertained.  Bruce Willis is not the greatest actor ever but he wants revenge on the gang who plotted the robbery of his house, killed his wife, stole all of his things and put his daughter into a coma.  You know he is going to get it!
     Willis plays a surgeon who works in the emergency room of a hospital in the South Side of Chicago so he is no stranger to violence.  But, When it hits his house, he’s out for revenge.  And revenge is exactly what he gets!  he becomes a self-made vigilante and hunts down the murderer of his wife all while managing to hold down his job as head of the emergency room in the biggest hospital.  I said it was entertaining, I didn’t say it was believable!  He becomes a one man killing force who is able to solve the crime that Chicago’s police can’t and gets the revenge that he needs.  Enjoyable, yes.  Believable not so much.

Jumanji (3D)

1/3/2018


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7.5 Out of 10



A re-make of a Robin Wlliams movie that I never saw.  This one was really good.  An exciting story of 4 high school students who end up in detention, find an old video game and magically enter the land of one of the games.  Who would have ever thought that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jack Black could have become such huge movie superstars?  Een Kevin Hart starte out as just a stand up comedian.  They all come togetheter (along with some girl I never heard of) to make a very entertaining movie…