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

Ready Or Not

Captain Marvel

Crawl

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

21 Bridges

Annabelle Comes Home

Frozen 2

Godzilla: King Of Monsters

The Prodigy

Shazam! (Movie Review)

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Release Date: April 05, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure

Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word–SHAZAM!–this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart–inside a ripped, godlike body–Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Review By Me

I was not familiar with Shazam until I played 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us video game a few years back. Then hearing about the release of this film last year, I said I know this character from playing Injustice. Yesterday I saw Shazam! and I loved it (which I knew I would)..I’m a Marvel fan and I do enjoy watching DC movies and recently I feel the DCEU is definitely stepping their game up. I like the story behind Shazam as far as how he gains his powers and the council/the wizard on how and why he becomes the champion. And hopefully I’m not spoiling anything (I try not too lol) as you read this review. In Shazam! I really did like how much the family concept and creating a home is displayed and discussed when Billy Batson’s stays with his new foster family, they were loving and welcoming. 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. I’d also like to highlight the cast that played Billy’s foster family, that family/sibling dynamic, which Billy isn’t probably familiar with definitely stuck with him as you see throughout the film and the ending. This movie definitely sheds a positive light on foster families. Plus with the help from his foster brother, Freddy, who is the superhero fanatic, Shazam was able to discover his powers and more about this hero lifestyle; The villain Dr. Sivana, has an interesting backstory on how and why he became the way he is, let’s just say he wasn’t “pure of heart”. Shazam! has some great action: This, the humor, and Billy becoming Shazam is what makes this film fun. There are some surprises in this film and other great references to the other characters in the DCEU, because who doesn’t love surprises and references. This movie is a great addition to the DCEU, which I knew after seeing the first trailer that this film would do so well and be a really amazing movie; 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; It’s actually my favorite movie of the DCEU and I would definitely pay to go see it again; Director, David F. Sandberg did a great job on this film; I recommend this movie to any superhero fan both Marvel or DC, and I think everyone should watch this film; The future is looking bright for DC; Will you be seeing Shazam! this weekend or if you’ve seen it, let me know what you think in the comments below. 

Thanks for reading !

* Rating: 5/5 *

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