My Top 10 Movies Of 2019

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The year is nearly over, and 2019 has brought us some great films this year; So of course I made my Top 10 Movies Of The Year list; It was kind of hard putting this list together, because like I stated earlier, 2019 had some really great films and I enjoyed the movies I’ve seen this year (some of which have become my favorites); Also just wanted to say that I haven’t seen alot of movies that came out this year, but I did see a pretty decent amount of movies that I could not wait to see. In addition to listing my top ten movies of the year, you’ll also see short excerpts from my past movie reviews that I did on the films this year. Let’s check out the list ! 

10. Toy Story 4

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“The animation in this movie is amazing, the details, the vivid colors; its like the animation gets better with each movie… Without spoiling the movie, there are some surprises in the film, especially the ending ! I loved Toy Story 4 so much, I would go see it again. This movie is fun, surprising, heartwarming, and has that Pixar humor that we love. I laughed, smiled, and teared up.”

9. Shazam 

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“And can we pleaseee discuss Zachary Levi, I mean he was born for this role, besides being incredibly handsome and charismatic, he embodied this character so well; His acting as a 15 year old boy is so good; Him juggling and learning how to use his powers, makes him into this likable hero; You can tell Levi enjoyed playing this role. This is an unique superhero film, not like others we’ve seen in a while. Shazam! is fun, entertaining, amazing, funny, heartwarming, and pure magic. I am in love with this movie.”

8. John Wick 3: Parabellum

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“I love Keanu as John, he has that cool laidback personality, the moves, and knows how to fight. Keanu is perfect in this role. Also let’s talk about the action in this movie, which is amazing ! There were assassins coming left and right at John to claim that $14 million bounty and of course he always came out on top; Whether its breaking a guy’s neck with a library book or killing a guy with five knives, I was just looking at the screen in awe.”

7. Doctor Sleep

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“The cast in this movie did an amazing job, the acting was great, and the new characters were interesting. Rebecca Ferguson gave a terrifying performance as Rose the Hat, a cult leader who feeds on children with psychic powers…. Being a sequel to the horror classic, The Shining, the movie stands on its own, and it shines lol. I really enjoyed this movie, it’s definitely one of my favorite movies of the year ! The movie score was haunting, and the visuals were stunning, I was not disappointed.”

6. Midsommar 

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“After watching this movie I felt the same way I felt while watching Hereditary. You have questions after what you’ve just see, not in a bad way, but in an interested way. The acting was great, especially the performance by Florence Pugh; The plot was interesting, and overall Midsommar is a terrifying, gruesome, intense, and shocking movie, I loved it. If you enjoyed Hereditary, then you’ll love this one.”

5. IT: Chapter Two

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“They all did a great job of acting. I also loved how we were able to see flashbacks of the young Losers Club, including scenes we did not see in the first film, it was kind of nostalgic. Let’s talk about the star of the film, Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. I love Bill as Pennywise; he gives a great performance, just like how he did in the first film. He’s menacing, creepy, and terrifying. IT: Chapter Two is a great conclusion to the story and I think it is just like the first film: a horror masterpiece.”

4. Joker

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“The role of The Joker has great character development, and Joaquin brought that darkness and tragedy to the role. My favorite part of the movie is maybe about the last 45 minutes to a hour of the film, when Arthur Fleck, embraces his Joker alter ego; That last hour of the movie gave me chills, I loved it ! Another thing about this movie is the suspense; It’s like you don’t know what will happen next, but I think that’s a great thing. Joker is an amazing, dark, gritty, and intense masterpiece taking us into the origin of Gotham’s and comic book’s iconic and greatest villain. Joaquin Phoenix gives a tour de force performance, which deserves an Oscar nomination and a win for sure !”

3. Us 

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“The stand out amongst the actors is leading lady Lupita N’yongo; I mean she was amazing, giving both a creepy and outstanding performance. The use of music throughout the movie was on point; The creepy remix of Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It”, which was also featured in the trailers was rightly placed when ever it was played in the film. As I stated on earlier in this review, Jordan Peele makes great films that are interesting and unique. His films are good on having messages and is big on symbolism which I think is pretty dope.”

2. Knives Out

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“I came into the movie theater with high hopes and excitement and let me tell you I was not disappointed. Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc, I really loved him in this role, he made a great detective, and was the only one who solved the murder, and did I mention his accent, like I really love it lol, I don’t think I could’ve seen any other actor in this role besides Daniel Craig. The suspense and mystery of finding the murderer was fun, exciting, and had me on the edge of my seat, because anybody could’ve been the suspect and had motive. Knives Out is a funny, modern, stylish, and fun, whodunit with an ensemble cast that gives the audience strong acting and memorable characters.”

1. Avengers: Endgame

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My most anticipated movie of 2019 is my top favorite movie of the year, are you surprised lol ? – “This movie had me on the edge of my seat — Not in a horror movie thriller type way, but in a way where you have this built up anticipation and you are excited yet anxious not knowing what will happen next. Over 10 years leading up to this, and the fans got the movie we’ve been anticipating, including a few surprises (yes surprises). I cried several times during the film, I cheered, and laughed –This movie was definitely an emotional roller coaster. Endgame is a great conclusion to wrap up the first three phases of the MCU movies.”

Honorable Mentions (I loved these films as well)

Spiderman: Far From Home

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Captain Marvel

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

21 Bridges

Annabelle Comes Home

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Godzilla: King Of Monsters

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Instagram Rewind- Avengers: Endgame Countdown

AVENGE 4A little over a month ago on April 26, 2019, the most anticipated, blockbuster movie of the year was released; Of course that movie I am talking about is Avengers: Endgame. You guys know how much I love the MCU and Marvel movies and on my Instagram page throughout the month of April, I’ve posted pics of my Marvel content to help countdown until the release of Avengers: Endgame and to also show my love for the MCU. The MCU is one of my favorite franchises; each of the movies tell a great story with these amazing characters, and the fact that the stories are connected, and are done so brilliantly makes it even more amazing. Here’s a rewind of last month in honor and celebration of MCU’s 22nd film Avengers: Endgame: I’ve included some of my MCU content from my Instagram page below. And also can we just give a shout out and acknowledge that Endgame is still out there breaking records at the box office !

I was excited when I had the idea of doing Marvel content throughout the month of April to celebrate the release of Avengers: Endgame; Cause as you can tell I loveee Marvel… And just in case you are wondering yes, there will be more Marvel posts and content 😉

Thanks for reading my post !

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Avengers: Endgame (Movie Review)

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Release Date: April 26, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

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MCU’s 22nd film, Avengers: Endgame was released this past weekend and in less than a week, this film has made an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office for its opening and will continue to break records. At last Marvel fans, the most anticipated movie of the year is out, and is everything we could hope for. Just as Marvel fans and I have anticipated Infinity War, Endgame is no different. In Infinity War, the Avengers and their allies are trying to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones, which wasn’t successful; Thanos snapped away half the universe after getting the stones; In Endgame, the Avengers and their allies plan is to find Thanos, undo what he has done and defeat him….For me sitting in the movie theater waiting for the movie to start, had me feeling anxious, because you don’t know how the movie will come on; This movie had me on the edge of my seat — Not in a horror movie thriller type way, but in a way where you have this built up anticipation and you are excited yet anxious not knowing what will happen next. If you are Marvel fan, then you’ve become familiar with these characters, these heroes; they become apart of you, being emotionally invested in these movies and characters is an amazing thing. I also love that the cast has this great family bond on and off screen, which you can see throughout the movie; The acting is strong and every time you see them just reminds you why you fell in love with the characters, the actors, and the movies. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, yes the original 6: The Avengers, gave some emotionally charged and funny performances; And with Endgame concluding the first three phases it’s no surprise. Plus what’s a MCU movie without a few funny scenes. MCU movies are also great on the action and special effects; I mean come on from Thanos himself to the great fight scenes, what’s not to enjoy watching. Avengers: Endgame is an epic, emotional, exciting and amazing experience. Over 10 years leading up to this, the fans got the movie we’ve been anticipating., including a few surprises (yes surprises). I cried several times during the film, I cheered, and laughed –This movie was definitely an emotional roller coaster. Endgame is a great conclusion to wrap up the first three phases of the MCU movies.. It does saddens me to see this concluding the first ten years of the MCU, but makes me happy and excited for the future movies that will be released. I loved Endgame, and it is one of my favorite movies in the MCU; So yes, three thousand times yes (did you catch the Endgame reference ? lol), I recommend you to see Avengers: Endgame — And if you are a Marvel fan, then I’m sure by now you’ve seen the movie, and if you have let me know what you think in the comments below; And if you haven’t seen it, then what are you waiting for lol ? As always thanks for reading !

* Rating: 5/5 *

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Avengers: Endgame Buzz !

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In what is the MOST anticipated movie of the year, Avengers: Endgame will be hitting theaters Thursday, and worldwide on Friday. I am obsessed and in love with this franchise. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is this amazing shared universe focusing on these series of superhero films; The films are great in their own right  and the fact that they are connected, which is done so brilliantly, makes me more excited to see them. 2008’s Iron Man kicked off Phase One of this amazing universe and eleven years later, just 3 months after Avengers: Endgame, Spiderman: Far From Home will be released in July, which will wrap up Phase Three. Endgame is the film that all Marvel fans have been waiting for since last year’s blockbuster hit Avengers: Infinity War. Ever since after seeing Infinity War ( which I’ve seen more than 15 times btw– yes this movie is amazing), I’ve been counting down and anxiously waiting for movie trailers and movie posters for Endgame, that’s how real it is. Thanos achieved his goal and “snapped” some of our favorite heroes away along with half of the universe, let’s just say that this was unexpected and pretty darn crazy for Marvel fans , I did not think that would’ve happened. The ending is pretty unbelievable, especially  to see our heroes crumbling into dust (wow). Ten years in the making we have Endgame, the perfect ending to round out the first ten years. From seeing the trailers and Infinity War, I know that this movie will be exciting, action-packed, emotional — so many words to describe the anticipation around this movie. I read reviews (of course they were non spoiler) where Avengers: Endgame was described as Fantastic, Epic, a Satisfying Conclusion, Monumental — which I believe are all true. For Marvel Fans, Endgame would be the crème de la crème, the cherry on top of this long awaited ice cream sundae. Its amazing, and exciting to be invested into these films; I cannot wait to see Endgame on Saturday and you can bet that I will see this movie more than a few times; And to the Marvel fans we’ve earned this moment; this movie was made for us, so let’s celebrate this movie experience together; There will be laughter, crying, and cheering when we see Endgame, which is why this will be monumental and this movie no doubt will be another blockbuster hit; And to the Russo brothers, the incredible cast (who I loveee) and crew, the fans and I thank you for making this epic conclusion; and to Stan Lee thank you for giving us great comic book characters to be adapted into these amazing films, may you Rest In Peace ! Thanks for reading !

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