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🎬 Movie Lover!!!🎬 I love Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, History, SciFi, and Comic Books, yet I don't like 🍿. Open 2 recommendations

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Me Time
2022 . Comedy

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Expectations were high but were not met. There are some hilarious moments, but the movie doesn’t deliver overall. I am a huge Kevin Hart fan, but for some reason throughout the movie, I felt like Hart’s role was meant for Will Ferrell. I am not sure that would have saved this film, but I think it would have helped. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have established onscreen chemistry that I think was missing with Kevin Hart. However, the main problem is the overall story, it’s too weak. You just don’t care. You watch it for the handful of loud-out moments that they included, but I am not sure they are enough to recommend a watch. It is too bad Kevin Hart is hilarious and Mark Wahlberg does well in these comedic roles, but they weren’t given enough to work with.
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
2018 . Action & Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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I finally got around to watching this series in preparation for the release of Season 3 in September. I had heard excellent things, and I have to say I was not disappointed. I have only seen the first season, and I can’t wait to get started on season 2. I was a little skeptical of John Krasinski as Jack Ryan since I only know him from The Office, but I was impressed. He can definitely do drama, action, and obviously comedy. Krasinski’s pairing with Wendell Pierce (as James Greer) is phenomenal. They have great on-screen chemistry, and the way their professional relationship evolves is believable and grounded. This show reminds me a little bit of Homeland during the first 3 seasons before it went off the rails. While the plot for the first season is not original in anyways the storytelling is solid, and believable, and they didn’t turn Suleiman into a caricature, they gave him some depth, even though a little stereotypical at times. I wish they would have spent a little more time on the character of Samir, I think that character arc was underdeveloped and under-explored. It felt incomplete, considering the potential. As well as the character development of Ibrahim, you can clearly tell that he is very conflicted between his beliefs, loyalty, and remorse or regret. The showrunners do a lot of teasing regarding his inner conflict but never come full circle. On the other hand, there are also way too many characters, and as a result, you get half-assed character arcs. For example, the whole story arc with Victor Polizzi was utterly pointless in my opinion considering everything else that was going on. I know this was released in 2018 and there was a bit of controversy regarding drone strikes, but this story arc feels out of place and that run time could have been used to further develop and explore other characters. Last but not least the cinematography is ridiculous. You can tell a lot of stuff was filmed on location. I am really enjoying all these new TV Shows and Movies that opt for filming on location using practical effects, instead of filming everything in a room covered in green walls. I am hoping Season 2 is just as good, I cannot wait to get started. If you like spy thrillers this TV show is definitely worth the watch.
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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
2022 . Action & Adventure, Comedy

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This is rough to watch. At first, I thought it was satirical, it was so ridiculous I was convinced they were making fun of themselves, but nope they are serious. I am a huge comic-book fan, so I gave it a shot and roughed it through the entire first episode, but yeah, I think we are done. I may give it a second shot, and watch the second episode to see if they can somehow redeem themselves, but they have a lot of work to do. I think Endgame was the End of the MCU. The end of an Era.
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Top Gun: Maverick
2022 . Action, Drama

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WOW!!! I was not expecting this in 2022. Is this even allowed? Jajajajaja. I finally had a chance to watch this movie, and I have to say it was totally worth the wait. My testosterone levels tripled by the end of the film. This one may even be better than the original, in part thanks to all the new camera technology allowing for some of the most insane flight sequences. The movie is absolutely phenomenal for various reasons: the casting, the flight sequences, staying true to the original film, and the storytelling. It is hard to believe that the first film came out over 30 years ago. Tom Cruise is still in prime fighting shape. His likability, tenacity, charm, and the fact that he gives 110% definitely carry the movie throughout. In addition, the casting of Miles Teller as Rooster was phenomenal. He does a great job. But it is not just Miles Teller, they did a great job with the supporting cast. Glen Powell plays a phenomenal likable asshole, and in addition, you have Jon Hamm, Bashir Salahuddin, Charles Parnell, and Jennifer Connelly to round up the cast in a spectacular way. Even Ed Harris's cameo is perfect. And of course, you have Val Kilmer reprising his iconic role of Iceman. It is a shame that he wasn’t able to have a larger role as a result of personal health, but the scene that Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer share is one for the books. The flight sequences are a real spectacular cinematic big screen extravaganza. I love the fact that they opted for practical effects instead of a CGI shit show. The fact they went practical just adds to the intensity, thrill, and overall blockbuster of the sequences, it really keeps you at the edge of your seat. It is awesome to see more and more movies pushing for practical effects. And hats off to the pilots, these guys have some brass balls. Finally, the reason this movie is so good is because it stays true to the original. Instead of doing a remake, where Tom Cruise is now a washed-up looser, and disrespecting the legacy of the original, they instead opted to build on the original, and I am glad they did. They also pushed for a nostalgic and iconic soundtrack just like the original that keeps you engaged and emerged in the movie. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend you do, after all the turds that have been coming out this year, it is nice to watch a true blockbuster cinematic extravaganza.
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Reacher
2022 . Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama

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It has been a very long time since I have gotten hooked on a TV show like this. I watched all 8 episodes in one weekend. I really enjoy the mini-series approach where they focus on quality instead of quantity. You only have 8 episodes, but each episode pushes the story forward without the need for filler and random episodes. Although the plot is simple in nature, it is filled with plenty of twists and turns, keeping you guessing until the last episode. They also do a really great job of keeping the story moving forward giving you just enough information at a time to keep you hooked, and interested. The dialog is funny at times, but it doesn’t overtake the seriousness of the overall story arc. They don’t cheapen the show with a joke after every comment. The two strongest aspects of the TV Show are definitely the casting and the action scenes. The casting is absolutely phenomenal. I am a huge Tom Cruise fan, but I have to admit that Alan Ritchson IS Reacher. This guy is an F… Unit, jajajaja. Alan plays the character perfectly, his mannerisms, his tone, his attitude, personality, everything just works, not to mention that the guy is a HULK. In addition, you have an amazing supporting cast with Malcolm Goodwin (who is absolutely phenomenal), Willa Fitzgerald, Bruce McGill, and Chris Webster (Fantastic Choice). The action is grounded and believable, using practical stunt work instead of over-the-top CGI. The action scenes are great, filled with adrenaline, suspense, and excitement. Overall, I cannot recommend this show enough. I am super excited about season 2, I hope they understand what made season 1 phenomenal and use the same casting directors (Stephanie Gorin and Mindy Marin) because they killed it with every single role.
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The Island of Dr. Moreau
2004 . H. G. Wells

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H.G Wells is probably the greatest science fiction author of all time. He was a true visionary. I have never seen the film with Brando and Kilmer, but the book is great. You have to keep in mind that this book was written in the late 1800s, so some of the science may seem a little ridiculous, but if you look at it more from an ethical and moral perspective it is a very interesting book. You can even take it one step further and do the correlation with AI, and the concept of merging humans with robots, something that may not be too far fetch within the next few decades with companies like Neuralink.
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The Island of Dr. Moreau
1896 . Herbert George Wells

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H.G Wells is probably the greatest science fiction author of all time. He was a true visionary. I have never seen the film with Brando and Kilmer, but the book is great. You have to keep in mind that this book was written in the late 1800s, so some of the science may seem a little ridiculous, but if you look at it more from an ethical and moral perspective it is a very interesting book. You can even take it one step further and do the correlation with AI, and the concept of merging humans with robots, something that may not be too far fetch within the next few decades with companies like Neuralink.
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Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)
1990 . Michael Crichton

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If you are a fan of the movie franchise, then you will like the book even more. Do you know why the first Jurassic Park was sooooo good, well besides the fact that it was directed by Stephen Spielberg, it was co-written by Michael Crichton. The book plot is not 100% the same as the movie plot, but the book is so well written. The storytelling is on point, the character development and examination is superb, and Crichton really does a deep dive into the ethics of science. I just recently reread it, and I had forgotten how good it was.
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Floor Is Lava
2020 . Game-Show, Reality

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I am dumbfounded that no one came up with this sooner. It makes soooo much sense. I remember playing this when I was little. But this version is waaaaay funnier. The show is like an Amateur level Ninja Warrior, but way more fun, with way more laughs. The levels are super creative, and the participants are there to have fun, but the wipeouts are legit. Overall, it is a great Sunday afternoon show to watch with the family. It is good old “clean” borderline “violent” comedy fun ala Tom and Jerry or Looney Tunes style. P.S. Oftentimes you are surprised by the contestants, you can't always predict who will win.
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The Toys That Made Us
2017 . Documentary, Comedy, History

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Similar to the miniseries, “The Movies That Made Us”, this miniseries was phenomenal. It was a great walk down memory lane. Some of these episodes really come to show that it is nearly impossible to predict what will have mass appeal. Overall, all the episodes were super interesting, and they really show you how much work goes into making one of these “Mania” events happen. However, you also realize there is definitely a luck factor involved. My favorite episodes, in part, because I played with a lot of these toys when I was young, were TMNT, Transformers, GI Joe, He-Man, and Legos. The Legos episode was particularly interesting considering the long history of the company, which started out by making wooden toys. The other one that in my opinion was hilarious was He-Man. It seemed like it was a bunch of guys on an acid trip throwing crazy ideas on a wall, and everything stuck. The fact that He-Man was so successful, once you see the behind the scenes, really makes you wonder, jajajajajaja. Other episodes that were interesting, however, I was never a fan growing up so it didn’t connect as much were Power Rangers, Wrestling, and My Little Pony. If they continue the series they should add Tamagotchi, and the Pet Rock. I was never a fan of either but remember being dumbfounded by the level of popularity. I knew people that cried when their Tamagotchi died. Crazy right?!?!?!
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The Lost Pirate Kingdom
2021 . Documentary, Action & Adventure, Drama

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I have always been intrigued by pirates, it's like the Wild Wild West on water. I was intrigued by the mini docuseries, considering it focused on a specific time period. I had no expectations going in, but I was pleasantly surprised. While they focus on historical events and the history of the Pirate Republic in the Bahamas during the early 18th century, rather than doing it as a traditional documentary, they opted to act it out, and it makes for a very entertaining 6 episodes. Overall, the information is great and the visuals are well done and captivating, but I wish at times they had gone into further detail. While they summarize the chronological events that lead to the rise and fall of the Pirate Republic, they don’t really dive in great detail into some of the iconic pirates of the time, like Black Beard, Hornigold, Black Sam, or Palgrave. I would have been interested in knowing more about the individual historical figures. However, overall, it serves as a good historical summary of the time period.
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The Replacement Killers
1998 . Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery

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This is an underrated film in my opinion. It is also Chow Yun-Fat’s first USA film. Chow Yun-Fat and John Woo had worked previously together in movies like Hard Boiled (which is amazing in my opinion), and you can tell by the fight scenes, which flow spectacularly. You also have some Fuqua injected into the equation which in this case works well. Overall, the movie has a simple plot but a lot of great action. At this time Chow Yun- Fat spoke very little English and for this reason, they had to reduce his dialog significantly which in my opinion works for the character making him more mysterious, measured, and calculating. In addition, you have Mira Sorvino in a role that she absolutely kills in. I have no clue why she was not given more roles like this, because in my opinion, she dominated, she was smart, cunning, and badass in a realistic and grounded way. She also carries most of the dialogue as a result of Chow’s lack of English and she again does a phenomenal job, balancing humor with drama. You also have some other great supporting actors like Michael Rooker, Jurgen Prochnow, Til Schweiger, Danny Trejo, Clifton Collins jr., and Carlos Gomez. The movie has great pacing, filled with great action and high levels of entertainment. If you are a fan of the genre and of Cho Yun-Fat, I would say it is a must.
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Cliffhanger
1993 . Action, Adventure, Thriller

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Cliffhanger is an 80s action film released in the early 90s. The plot is not too complicated, but the action is legit. The action is practical, the explosions are real, and the stunts are insane, starting with the air to air transferred performed by legendary stuntman Simon Crane. There are also some legit climbers doubling the main actors like Wolfgang Gullich who doubles for Sly. Overall, the movie is fun, exciting, intense, action-packed, and very entertaining. Besides the beautiful cinematography and incredible landscapes of the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, the cast is phenomenal. Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rooker, Rex Linn, And John Lithgow who plays a pretty ruthless SOB. The movie is a classic and has been parodied, quoted, and tributed in many movies since, so if you are one of the 10 people that haven’t seen it, I recommend you do.
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Operation Mincemeat
2022 . War, History, Drama

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A surprisingly great Historical War Drama. I had read quite a bit about the actual operation a while back and when I saw they had made a movie I was intrigued. I was not aware there was a 1956 film, The Man Who Never Was, which I have not yet seen. I wasn’t sure if the true story would be turned into a Hollywood special effects extravaganza or an action-filled spy thriller. To my surprise, the movie is very faithful to the true events. They did add a few things to “make it more Hollywood”, which in my opinion were unnecessary, like the made-up love triangle between Montagu, Cholmondeley, and Leslie. But overall it is a war drama with no over-the-top action or explosions. The only action sequence happens at the end of the film. The cast is phenomenal and everyone delivers a wonderful performance, including Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, and Simon Russell as Winston Churchill. The real story behind the movie is already exciting, outrageous, and impressive enough, so there was no need to dial it up, and the movie doesn’t disappoint. I highly recommend it if you like War Dramas or WWII Spy films.
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Jurassic World Dominion
2022 . Adventure, Action, Science Fiction

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I finally saw the film, and I have to say my expectations fell short. I would say the biggest pro related to the film is to see the original cast together again, even though they have made appearances, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum have not shared the screen together since the original film. There was a great deal of nostalgia and I wish their contribution and screen time would have been greater. The biggest problem with the film is that the writers don’t understand what made the original so memorable. The screenplay for the original Jurassic Park was co-written by Michael Crichton, the author of the books (the source material). He understood the concept (obviously), and what makes Dinosaurs so exciting, intriguing, scary, etc. Dinosaurs are supposed to be these larger-than-life creatures that existed and dominated planet earth more than 60 million years ago. And in this film, they essentially turn a velociraptor into a borderline domestic pet, it just kills the magic. In addition, the script is full of plot holes in an attempt to inject this new storyline into the last 6 films. Overall, the CGI is cool, and the original trio is awesome, and I am a big fan of Chris Pratt, but I really hope this is the last film. At this point, it’s just a cash grab.