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Whiplash

Whiplash

Andrew Neyman, played by Miles Teller, has always dreamed of becoming the world’s best jazz drummer.  Andrew enrolls in an intense, aggressive music class at the university he is attending.  J.K. Simmons plays Terence Fletcher, Andrew’s new music professor and soon to be nightmare.  The movie also stars Paul Reiser as Jim and Melissa Benoist as Nicole.  The movie was written and directed Damien Chazelle. 

Watch out for this movie at the Oscars!   You are more than likely to see this movie nominated for every category.   The movie is filled with power and intense emotion.  Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons are unbelievable in their roles.  J.K. is evil and he nails his part.  He resembles a drill sergeant who is bald and muscular guy who wears all black.  Trust me you wouldn’t want to mess with him, he’s been known to throw a cymbal or two and hit you with it!  Miles is ambitious and an inspiring guy to watch.  As for the director, Damien Chazelle, the movie is slightly based on Damien’s experiences in high school where he studied for hours practicing except Damien didn’t have a professor who treated terribly.  Damien directed another movie, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, which I have been told numerous times wasn’t very good and to just “skip it”.  Recently, Damien wrote another movie that came out this year called, Grand Piano, which is pretty good.  He also directed a short film with the same title as Whiplash, which J.K. Simmons stars in as well.  This movie is a masterpiece!! 

Why is the movie titled Whiplash?  It actually refers to a song that’s played numerous times in the movie.  Speaking of music, the movie has an incredible soothing jazz beat.  After you see the movie definitely download the movie’s score which is perfectly done by various artist like, Justin Hurwitz, Tim Simeonec, Hank Levy, John Wasson, Stan Getz and Nicholas Britell.  

This movie has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Critics, audiences and people like myself loved and enjoyed this movie.  You don’t want to be left out so I highly suggest you find a theater near you and see this movie – you won’t be sorry. 

I give this movie an “A

If I Stay

If I Stay

Mia Hall, played by Chloë Grace Mortez, adores playing the cello and dreams about being surrounded by a household filled with music.  One snowy day Mia stayed home from school and Mia’s parents, Kat, played by Mireille Enos, and Denny, played by Joshua Leonardo, decide to visit Mia’s grandparents.  Jakob Davies, plays Mia’s little brother, is so excited for the fun day to spend away from his schoolbooks.  Suddenly things take a dramatic turn for the worse when Mia and her family get into a serious car accident.  Mia then appears in an out-of-body experience meaning no one can see or hear her.  Mia must decide if she wants to go to heaven or if she should stay here on earth.  Adam, played by Jamie Blackley, was Mia’s first true love.  Adam is an up-and-coming rock star who broke up with Mia months ago but hears about Mia’s accident and wants to see her.  He knows he is still in love with her.  Will Mia stay or will she go to heaven?  You will have to check out the movie for yourself to find out.  The movie also stars Lauren Lee Smith as Willow and Liana Liberato as Kim Schein. R.J. Cutler is the film’s director.

This movie has to be one of the most predictable movies I have ever seen, so don’t be too surprised when you see it.  In fact, I really didn’t want to see this movie, I was suppose to see, The Hundred Foot Journey, but the movie was sold out so my friend and I had to select a different movie.  Chloë tried to give a powerful performance, but the part wasn’t for her.  Her character was cute and interesting, but I do give her some credit because she did look the part.  What I think the casting director should have done was find an unknown actor who knew how to play the cello.  Chloë had no idea how to play the cello and it would have been really cool to see that experience.  As for Jamie Blankley, he gave a “prince charming” performance.  He’s sweet, has a slight bad boy image and good looks.  But I could care less about what happened to him and his music career. 

The worst characters in this movie were Mia’s parents.  They were extremely annoying, silly hippies enjoying life and living on the edge.  There is nothing wrong with having parents like that, but these parents were literally annoying!  R.J. Cutler is the film’s director who should stick to producing television shows like the hit series, Nashville.  This film is not his forte, but I have to give him credit for trying to direct a movie.  The movie does drag a little and is only an hour and 45 minutes.  This past summer The Fault In Our Stars came out and that movie makes it look like Citizen KaneThe Fault In Our Stars had characters, told a great story and was a unique movie.  This movie just had the normal, sappy characters and one predictable story.

In the end I really wanted this movie to impress me, but it didn’t and I spent the night sitting in a room of teenage girls crying and sobbing. 

I give this movie a “D+

 

Lets Be Cops

Lets Be Cops

Ryan, played by Jake Johnson, and Justin, played by Damon Wayans Jr., are the best of buddies and roommates, but both guys are struggling with their careers.  Ryan was a former football player and Justin gets absolutely no respect at his job for being a video game designer.   One night, the guys get invited to, what they thought was a costume party, but was really a masquerade party, and instead of wearing a mask they go dressed as cops.  Walking into the party they get mistaken for being real cops and when they leave the party are still believed to be real cops on the street.  Ryan likes the feeling of respect he gets wearing the uniform and starts to take advantage of it.  Justin is really worried they’re going to get caught and thrown in jail.  Things begin to spin out of control when Ryan wants to take down a Russian mobster, Mossi Kasic, played by James D’Arcy.   Will Justin and Ryan be able to pull off the idea of portraying real cops and take down this mobster or will Justin and Ryan get caught and thrown in jail?  You just might have to check out the movie to find out.  The movie also stars as Rob Riggle as Segars, Nina Doberv as Josie, Andy Garica as Brolin, and Keegan – Michael Key as Pupa.  The movie was directed Luke Greenfield. 

This movie reminds me of a film called, The Other Guys, staring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.   The Other Guys is one of my favorite movies and some of the comedic humor reminds me of 21 Jump Street.  When I saw the trailer for this movie, it reminded me of 21 Jump Street.  In some ways it combines both of those films to make one big movie.  Let’s Be Cops has some silly, funny jokes, some done poorly and a few unnecessary jokes that could have been cut because I feel they didn’t fit the film well.  Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans have the perfect chemistry working together, but not for this movie.  These are characters you would see on their hit TV show, New Girl.  Nina Doberv was decent in the role she played.  Her character was a little dopey at times, but still cute.  As for Rob Riggle, his character reminded me of the role he played in the hit comedy, The Hangover.  Don’t be too excited to see him, I don’t get it why he plays the same types of roles in all these comedies.  The movie had so many expectations for being a big Summer comedy.  I recommend you rent this movie on demand or wait to see it on TV.  If you really want to see it in theaters, see an early show because this isn’t a date night movie.  This is more of a movie you can catch on a lazy, rainy day at the theaters. 

I give this movie a “C-

Begin Again

Begin Again

Gretta, played by Keria Knightley, is an adorable hipster songwriter who moves to the Big Apple, New York City with her handsome boyfriend Dave, played by Adam Levine.  They aren’t only soul mates, but also songwriting partners.  Dave lands a major record deal and with adjusting to his new life style of fame, Gretta hates his behavior and is left on her own.  Dan, played by Mark Ruffalo, was a record label producer and alcoholic who gets fired from his job and is completely broke.  When Dan hears Gretta’s beautiful singing voice he is totally blown away by her and wants to work with her.   Gretta finally agrees to make an album with Dan, but they have to create it for free and they end up using the streets of New York City.  The movie also stars Hailee Steinfeld as Violet, Catherine Keener as Miriam, and Cee Lo Green as Troublegum.  The movie was directed by John Carney. 

The movie is filled with sensational music and Keria Knightley has a very similar and delightful voice who sounds like Nora Jones and does a wonderful job in this movie.  Mark Ruffalo does not sing in this movie, just produces the music.   Mark is a very talented actor and gives a solid performance.   I’m thinking you may see him win a Golden Globe for his role.  Maroon 5 is one of my favorite bands and I listen to them all the time.   Adam Levine, of course, sings in the movie but when he performs “Lost Stars (into the night)”, the song sounds very similar to a Maroon 5 song, but I thought he did a great job.   As for Adam’s performance, he nailed it and really needs to be acting in more movies.  When the other film’s characters Gretta, Dan and the other musicians, record the songs for Gretta’s album outside in New York City, the sound is really one of kind.  The movie really does take on how the music industry has changed from going to CD’s to downloading music and how its all about the way an artist sounds/looks, views (YouTube) also help get a career started.   I really liked Johny Carney and was very pleased with this movie except for the ending because I was waiting for something true and magical to happen.  Anyway, most of you won’t be disappointed about this movie, it’s worth checking out. 

I give this movie a “B

 

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The Top 5 Reasons Why I Hated Lucy

Lucy

Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, a young woman who gets tricked by her friend to deliver a package of drugs to a Taiwanese drug lord.  Lucy gets the package of drugs sown into her stomach and is forced by the Taiwanese drug lord to keep the drugs stuffed inside her.  But when the bag of drugs bursts open inside her body it allows her body to absorb the drugs and have a very high increase in her brain activity.  Lucy then learns she gains all types of powers including mind control and the power to not feel any pain.  Meanwhile, Morgan Freeman plays Professor Samuel Norman teaching his college students what might happen if you access 100% of your brain’s activity.  Now, Lucy is after this Taiwanese drug lord to get the other package of drugs he has. 

Now ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my top 5 reasons why I hated Lucy.

5) Misleading Trailer – Watching the trailer for this movie made it look like a fun action packed movie.  Did we get this as the viewer?  No, we got stupid, complex imagery and a movie that might be very confusing to the audience. 

4) It’s a commercial for Samsung – This movie is one big commercial for Samsung products.  I noticed 3 Samsung phones, 2 televisions, a couple of laptops computers and cameras.  We don’t need to see all these Samsung products and it does make me feel the need to buy Samsung products. 

3) Scarlett Johansson – I love Scarlett Johansson and she is one of my favorite actresses.  This is not a movie made for her and I don’t understand why she wanted to be part of this movie.  Luc Benson, the director of the film, makes Scarlett look incredibly floozy with guns.  Scarlett should never be playing characters like this.  She should be playing powerful, strong women who can kick butt, but not look so easy. 

2) Villain – The villain in the movie is, of course, the Taiwanese drug lord played by Min-sik Choi.  Min-sik Choi plays the movies worst villain.  His acting is terrible and there’s no purpose in the film of why he really needs these drugs. 

1) Luc Benson – Luc Benson made this movie incredibly complex — the script is horrendous and the dialogue is poorly written and must be rewritten.  I mentioned above that he puts stupid complex imagery in the movie and a movie that might be very confusing to the audience.  Luc’s vision of this movie was to make a movie similar to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey.  To me it looks like Luc copied the same exact movie.  The movie dealt with themes like philosophy, creationism, science and technology.  I hate when movies deal with creationism because it really does not interest me.  Otherwise, this has to be one of Luc Benson’s worst films he has ever done, he made this movie very boring.  You might be entertained or might fall asleep.  On the plus side the movie is only one hour and 30 minutes. 

I give this movie an “F

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22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

Get ready to jump back on Jump Street!

“22 Jump Street” takes place where we last saw Schmidt, played by Jonah Hill, and Jenko, played by Channing Tatum.  These guys are back on the streets chasing down criminals again.  In “22 Jump Street” Schmidt and Jenko are assigned to revisit “21 Jump Street” except now in this movie its called “22 Jump Street” only because the program moved across the street.  Ice Cube plays Captain Dickson who assigns them to go undercover as college students to locate a drug supplier.  The drug is being passed around the college campus as “WHYPHY” and it has killed one student already.  The movie also stars Amber Stevens as Maya, Jillian Bell as Mercedes and tons of fun cameos.  The movie was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. 

This has to be my most favorite, anticipated comedy for 2014!  As you can see, everyone is back and I could not wait to see this movie and left the theater smiling.  Channing and Jonah are hysterical!  Both characters have a true witty bromance that makes the movie a one of a kind and different from other comedies.  Jonah Hill is funny in the movie, but Channing Tatum is hilarious and is the scene-stealer in the movie.  Ice Cube, as Captain Dickson, is back once again.  HOOARY!  Ice Cube’s character in this movie is the best one he has ever acted in.  Ice Cube has a really funny scene in the movie involving Jonah Hill and a very special dinner guest.  I won’t say what happens, but it has to be one of my favorite scenes in the movie. Another reason I love this movie so much is that it makes fun of itself for being a sequel from the very first scene.  Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the comedic geniuses of the year!  First having major success with The Lego Movie and now 22 Jump Street, it has never been a more terrific year for them.  Phil and Christopher made very smart decisions making the movie fun and unforgettable.  This is one movie you won’t want to miss for the summer. 

I give this movie “A”

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Its my new movie review for Guardians of the Galaxy.  Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro and the movie is directed by James Gunn, A perfect summer movie that everyone can have fun with in the cinemas. Hope you all enjoy my video and if you did don’t forget to subscribe my channel :)

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