March Movie Reviews

I was hoping to see a few movies during the month of March, however with the Covid-19 pandemic getting worse, many movie theaters have been shut down and many of my anticipated movies of the year have been delayed, with some being pushed back to a 2021 release. Luckily I was able to still see Sonic The Hedgehog in theaters, and I watched The Hunt via digital release so the two reviews below will be on those two movies.

The Hunt ( 2020) – Rating: 4/5

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This movie was supposed to be released last year in September, and finally it gets released last month on Friday the 13th and then a few days later, the movie is released digitally due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hunt is a fast-paced film, the movie comes on and gets right into it, and the hunt begins lol. I liked that it was fast paced. The cast did a great job and there were plenty of familiar faces in the film, although some were short lived. I really liked this movie, it’s fun, thrilling, has some comedy, and action. I’d say to give it a watch if you are interested.

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) – Rating: 5/5 

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After receiving backlash for Sonic’s appearance in the initial trailer, we were able to see Sonic’s new look, which left us happy with the results. I finally got to see Sonic, it is a fast-paced movie and I loved it ! The chemistry amongst the cast was great. Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik was awesome, and I think Carrey did a great job at playing this villain and was the perfect actor for this role. I also loved James Marsden character and Sonic’s relationship. It was cute, and I think both needed that friendship. This movie was full of energy, action, and is a fun, must-see movie. I’m happy I was able to see Sonic and yes I would recommend you to see this film.

That’s it for March movie reviews. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I’m not sure when the movie theaters will reopen, so I’m hoping for the best. As always thanks for reading !

February Movie Reviews

Well its the end of the month, and this month’s movie reviews includes a DC female kickass film, a horror movie based on a 1970s tv show, a sequel to a film about a doll, and a highly anticipated modern take on HG Wells classic tale. Keep reading for my thoughts on these movies ! 

The Invisible Man (2020) – Rating: 5/5

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One of my favorite directors, Leigh Whannell who directed some of my favorite horror movies like Saw and Insidious, has written and directed The Invisible Man, I was excited and ready to see this movie, since I saw the first trailer. The cast does an amazing job, especially Elisabeth Moss, who gives a brilliant performance. Leigh Whannell delivers on HG Wells classic tale, and perfectly mixes the horror, sci-fi, and the suspense into this movie, and delivers another horror hit. I also enjoyed the movie’s score and cinematography, which I think is always an important aspect of a movie, especially horror films. This modern take on The Invisible Man is suspenseful, captivating, and a must watch. This movie is crafted with suspense from beginning to end, and there’s a plot twist. Leigh Whannell once again delivers a horror masterpiece, and one of the best movies of the year !

Brahms: The Boy II (2020) – Rating: 2.5/5 

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I’m not sure if I ever suspected that a sequel to 2016’s The Boy would’ve been released, but I wanted to see this film, since I thought The Boy was pretty good. At 1 hr. 26 mins. I felt that the movie moved at a decent pace, it wasn’t a slow movie. The acting in this movie was good, I enjoy seeing Katie Holmes in these roles, which reminds me of her role in 2010’s Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark. What I liked about this movie is that it gave the audience a little more background on Brahms (the doll), which the first movie didn’t elaborate on. This movie does serves up the creepy factor, thanks to the doll. I thought I liked this movie better than the first one, but I disagree, and I would prefer the first film. Brahms: The Boy II is not a must see, and you can wait to rent this movie from the Redbox, if you don’t want to see this in theaters.

Fantasy Island (2020) – Rating: 3/5

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Welcome to Fantasy Island ! This movie is based on the 1970s tv series of the same name. While I haven’t seen the tv show, after watching the trailers I thought it would be interesting. Now despite what critics and viewers have said about the movie, I liked Fantasy Island. No, it isn’t a horror masterpiece, but it’s a fun and thrilling movie. The film takes us into the fantasies of the guests staying on Fantasy Island; While at first the fantasies seem great, they soon realize the fantasies become real and aren’t as they hope. I thought the cast did good, and the plot twist at the end was unexpected. Fantasy Island is a fun, breath of fresh air lol, and if it piqued your interest, then I would go check it out.

Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn (2020) – Movie Rating: 4.5/5

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Four years after Harley Quinn stole the show in 2016’s Suicide Squad, we finally get a solo movie from her featuring the Birds Of Prey. Margot Robbie IS Harley Quinn, so it’s always a treat to see her onscreen. Now that Harley and Mr. J broke up, Harley is on a path of self-discovery and along that path, after Gotham hears of her and The Joker’s breakup, they see that as opportunity to take action on Harley Quinn, with some wanting her dead. Not only that, but she meets a few dames along the way, that are too on Black Mask “hit list”. The casting in this movie was pretty much prefect and they gave us great performances as their characters. Ewan McGregor as Black Mask was great, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress was a total badass even though more screen time from her would’ve been great, and the soundtrack was fitting for the movie. The outfits in this movie that Harley wears are colorful and outrageous, the actions sequences were amazing and what you would expect from a DC film, I loved it ! Birds of Prey is a fun, action filled, funny, must see film, that I definitely recommend you to watch.

This wraps up this month’s movie reviews, tune into next month and look out for what movies I see next. Thanks for reading !

January Movie Reviews

Hi everyone, so I decided to post short movie reviews monthly, which I think will be great. This month’s movie reviews includes Underwater, Bad Boys For Life, The Turning, and Little Women. For my thoughts on these movies, then keep on reading ! 

Little Women (2019) – Rating: 5/5

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Greta Gerwig directed 2019’s Little Women, and with her directing and the movie having an amazing cast, I was sold on seeing this movie. I really loved Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation of Little Women, it’s the first film adaptation of the book that I’ve seen and it is so good, and now I want to read the book. Little Women is a wonderful film with a stellar cast, amazing performances, and a great story; This film also earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination. I’m so glad that I finally saw this movie, because truly it’s one of the best films of 2019 and Greta Gerwig made this classic book into a modern, passionate, beautiful, and timeless film that makes you feel good after watching it.

The Turning (2020) – Rating: 2.5/5

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The Turning had a runtime of 95 minutes and the movie was okay, although I was slightly disappointed. The movie wasn’t completely scary, but it did have a few jump scare scenes, especially with the ghosts. A few words come to my mind when I think of this movie: a little awkward, interesting, slightly confusing, and a little weird. I had questions about certain things in the movie, which wasn’t thoroughly explained. The ending of the movie wasn’t my favorite because you would’ve thought another scene was coming next, but then all of a sudden the movie ended abruptly and you see the credits being shown. Overall if you are curious about this movie, then I would say check it out.

Bad Boys For Life (2020) – Rating: 4/5

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Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are back as Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey, and just as their partnership has shown to be a great and funny one in the previous films, it holds true in Bad Boys For Life. I love the onscreen and real life relationship of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. They’re both funny, have each other’s back, and complement each other, since they are opposites lol. I honestly cannot think of a better duo to star as Burnett and Lowrey other than Lawrence and Smith. Bad Boys For Life has the action, the laughs, the surprises, the great chemistry amongst the cast, new characters, old characters, and an explosive plot. I loved Bad Boys For Life, and it is my favorite movie of the three films. This movie is fun, entertaining, action-packed, funny, and a crowd pleaser.

Underwater (2020) – Rating: 3.5/5

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The visuals in this movie were nice, including the action scenes and whenever we saw the creatures. This movie also featured some great cinematography, especially underwater, even though it was dark, and there was debris, it was shot beautifully. And while the movie isn’t super scary, there were a few jump scare scenes that had my heart racing because you’re slightly scared for the crew and want them all to survive and at the same time wonder what is attacking the crew. After a while we get a look at the grotesque, humanoid sea creatures. This is a fun, entertaining, intense, fast paced movie that features a great, lead performance by Kristen Stewart, along with the other cast members ! Underwater is a good horror movie and while it may be slightly terrifying, it’s a treat to watch, and a movie I recommend you to see.

That’s it, thanks for reading and tune in to next month’s movie reviews !

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

2020 is here, and with the new year comes new movie releases, which makes me excited; There are plenty of movies that I cannot wait to see this year, and while some of the movies haven’t had a trailer released for them yet, I know they will be coming and it has me stoked to see them. My list features Marvel movies, horror movies, DC films, action movies, and more. I’m excited to share my Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 in addition to some honorable mentions that I cannot wait to see as well. Check out my list:

10. Antebellum – April 24

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Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Janelle Monáe , Eric Lange, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe , Jena Malone

9. No Time To Die – April 10

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Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes 

8. Bad Boys For Life – Jan. 17

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The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Paola Nunez, Joe Pantoliano, Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Alexander Ludwig

7. A Quiet Place Part II – March 20

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Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou

6. Halloween Kills – Oct. 16

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The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Nick Castle

5. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – Sept. 11

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“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard  

4. Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) – Feb. 07

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You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Ewan McGregor

3. Wonder Woman 1984 – June 05

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Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Pedro Pascal 

2. Black Widow – May 01

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Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow”–the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, “Black Widow” hits U.S. theaters on May 1, 2020. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, O.T. Fagbenle

1. Eternals – Nov. 06

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Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants. (from Geek Tyrant)

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Salam Hayek, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani

Other 2020 movies I’m excited to watch 

I cannot wait until these movie release dates; Upon hearing about these films I knew I had to add them to my must see list. Are there any movies on this list that you want to see this year ? Check out the following list for more of my anticipated movies of 2020:

The Invisible Man – Feb. 28

Antlers – April 17

Death On The Nile – Oct. 09

Morbius – July 31

Venom 2 – Oct. 02

Tenet – July 17

The New Mutants – April 03

Dune – Nov. 20

Brahms: The Boy II – Feb. 21

Sonic The Hedgehog – Feb. 14

Fantasy Island – Feb. 14

The Woman In The Window – May 15

Spiral (From The Book Of Saw) – May 15

Candyman – June 12

The Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard – Aug. 28

Last Night In Soho – Sept. 25

Deep Water – Nov. 13

Godzilla vs. Kong – Nov. 20

Trolls World Tour – April 17

Did your anticipated movie of 2020 make the list ?