Catching Up Review: “The Meg”

Already in theaters?  Yeah, I go to the multiplex like A Normal when I miss a screening. Here’s a peek at my thoughts about The Meg!

Big Ass Shark!  Who doesn’t love a blockbuster shark movie during the summer?  Well, folks who are looking for either a fun B-movie blast or a serious action thriller. The Meg is a fun but forgettable shark movie that never quite figured out what it wants to be when it grows up.

Bingbing Li and Jason Statham give good action movie, with their knowledgeable, tough but caring divers Suyin and Jonas. I especially like that Suyin is more than capable, and does her fair share of rescuing, instead of being the stock female character in distress. Continue reading

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Columbia Screening Pass-palooza: “The Meg”!

BIG HONKIN’ SHARK. Cool book, and the trailer looks like it’s gonna be a whole lotta big, toothy fun. Synopsis!

In the film, a deep-sea submersiblepart of an international undersea observation programhas been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacificwith its crew trapped inside.  With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crewand the ocean itselffrom thisunstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.  What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature.  Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped belowbringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Mile-22”!

Happy Monday y’all!  I’ve got passes for Mile-22, and I’m ready to share ’em!  Synopsis!

In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and little-known unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must transport an asset (Iko Uwais) who has vital information to a Southeast Asian airfield for extraction before the enemy closes in. MILE 22 also stars Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey, and John Malkovich.

Yeah, sorry folks; I’m not digging into the movie because Boo-Boo Foot is making getting tired my current hobby.  But anyway, let’s go!

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Columbia Screening Pass-palooza: “Christopher Robin”!

Hi there everybody!  I’ve been recuping from foot surgery, but I couldn’t resist popping up some passes for the Columbia, MD screening of Christopher Robin! Synopsis!

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

The trailer looks amazing, and as a die-hard Piglet fan, I’m looking forward to seeing this one. Let’s go! Continue reading

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TrailerWatch:”Godzilla: King of the Monsters”

“We are the infection.”

So Toho is rebranding their Kaiju as The Titans. I dig it, but they’ll always be Kaiju to me.

But holy shit y’all – Mothra is GORGEOUS! And since there are six Titans, I’m assuming from the trailer peeks that along with Godzilla and Mothra we’ll be getting Rodan, Ghidorah, Gamera… And maybe King Kong, from Kong: Skull Island?

Check it out, and as they say in the trailer? All hail the king!

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Don’t accept a friend request from “Unfriended: Dark Web”

UPDATE: apparently there are two endings for this movie.  Sounds like the second one would be more satisfying. (Thank you for the thorough breakdown, The Ringer)   My grade still stands though.  I dislike watching idiots for an hour and a half.

Nutshell: Web is the very definition of a sophomore slump. A great premise gets bogged down by characters that make the term idiotic sound like a compliment. Pity, because a film about people getting sucked into the more unsavory aspects of the internet has real promise. This one has nothing but stupid people doing stupid things. Grade: D-

“Poor schmuck never made it to 69.”
[That’s the type of humor in this film y’all.]

Story: Some guy takes a computer from a coffeehouse’s lost and found because he needs a new one. Hey, that computer has been “sitting there for a couple of weeks”. I’m sure that simply plugging it in and using it will be A-OK.  Why wipe it? Hey, Skype a few of your friends in while you’re at it!  And then check out all those hidden files.  And do even more stupid-ass stuff. When does he die? Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

I won’t lie; I’m a grownup that loves Teen Titans Go! I also won’t like that it’s my niece who got me sucked in.  I ain’t ashamed.  So I’m totally stoked about a movie starring this irreverent crew. But while I won’t be able to make this screening because Foot Surgery Of Ouch, I can give away passes! Synopsis!

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big!  “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers. It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is!  But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick.  If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them.  With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream.  But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry.  The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!

Ready? Let’s go!

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