Ready or not (press screening review)

Director; Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett
Thriller/Mystery
1h 35 minutes
Swedish premiere; August 23rd

A mixture of good and bad, entertaining yet frustrating, annoying but somehow thrilling. The bad is based solely on certain characters and their acting plus some scenes. Regarding the characters, one in particular, who was a cokehead obviously didn’t do research or watch enough movies to be able to portray an addict, and some scenes were frustrating because bad moments could’ve been avoided.

The script itself was quite entertaining and refreshing, so was the monologues, there was a slight essence of humor which lighted up the dark, it delivers a few laughs that were well planned and put, and some part were a total nail-biter. The length was perfect, it didn’t become too long nor too dull, it was enough and they would’ve just ruined it if they dragged it out.

Grace’s wedding night takes a grim turn when following her inlaws traditions. What she believes might just be an innocent play of hide and seek turns out to be a total nightmare, and now she only has until dawn to come out alive.

Definitely worth a watch if you want a little laugh and some thrill wrapped into one mystery fest.6,5/10



Sextuplets (review)

Director; Michael Tiddes
Comedy
1 37 minutes
Out on Netflix

Let’s start with that I truly enjoy Marlon Wayans on screen. He has charm, charisma, and is hilarious – when he wants to be. Lately, however, is like his main mission is to deliver the worst movies, portraying the most idiotic characters, and you sit there wondering who was the fool who gave this script a go.

Alan (Wayans) finds out he one of 6 siblings (sextuplets) and goes on a journey to find each and one of them but runs into few obstacles on the way.

Wayans, portraying all of the siblings is just plain clownish here, every character more annoying than the other, too exaggerating, and simply stupid. They’re overdoing it with these personas, and it comes off as a desperate attempt to be fun but flops.
It is a waste of talent (because we know he has it), waste of budget, and most importantly, waste of your time or energy.
Painful to watch and something I’d never recommend.1/10



The Hustle (Review)

Director; Chris Addison
Comedy/Crime
1h 35 minutes
From May 2019

I completely understand the negative comments, sure, this isn’t a movie for the bright one, one who is searching for something intellectual, something with depth, and something fresh and epic.
But, if you watch it with a drink in one hand, it ain’t that bad and you’ll actually find yourself enjoying what could be a dull afternoon.

Two female scam artist, two complete different opposite of one another meet and while thinking they’re the doing the con, they get what they deserve from a third party.

It’s not that shabby, it is quite entertaining, and one should not judge it too quickly nor get grabbed by the negativism, it’s a remake from the classic from 88 – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but with a twist. However, nothing will live up to the two phenomenal Steve Martin and Michael Cane, but Hathaway and Wilson have chemistry, and though the acting wasn’t superb this time, they bring some smiles and that should sometimes be enough. 4/10



The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Review)

Directors; Chris Renaud & Jonathan del Val
Animation
1h 26 minutes
From June 2019

Following the previous journey that came out in 2016, we get to once again bark on a roller coaster of meanings, fun, and heart – especially being a pet owner myself. So many scenes had me smiling from ear to ear, glancing over at my two pups and then bursting out in laughter, truly hoping they’re like that when I’m gone. It’d be something.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 was an amazing sequel for everyone to enjoy no matter how old you are, it’s entertaining, laughable, and cute – everything wrapped into a fantastic animation flick truly worthy of your time.
Just like the first one, it is about the pets, and what they are up to when their owner leaves them to go to work.

Great voice over actors, beautiful colors and visuals with a well written script and story. 5/10



A dog’s way home (Bluray review)

Director; Charles Martin Smith
Drama/Family
1h 36 minutes
Out on Bluray
Copy provided by Sony HOME

Heartwarming, feel-good, and warm. Just a few words and ways to describe this film. It practically hugs your soul, and you love every minute of it. I won’t compare it to similar dog movies that have been out such as A dogs purpose and A dogs journey because those two were beside the best dog movies, but a total cry-fest. I hadn’t bawled my eyes in such a long time, but those brought it out of me – and though this film wasn’t close to those two, it was still a joy to watch and something I’d recommend if you, like myself love dogs.

Bella, a beautiful dog gets lost from her family and home, as she goes through highs and lows facing obstacles and strangers, trying to get back to the ones she loves the most she also discovers a whole new world.

You will laugh, you will smile, but mostly, you’ll be wiping away tears. It is an adventure for the whole family to enjoy, to get inspired, experience goosebumps, and simply not knowing you could love dogs more than you already do.

Though great and entertaining, I was quite disappointed with the visual at certain points, it screamed computerized, I mean, I completely understand that you cannot add a mountain lion and a dog and expect them to act together and be friends, but the mountain lion looked way too fake, so a little more work on the details would have made this movie a nice 10.
6/10

Extras;
Deleted scenes
An unforgettable journey
DIY doggie treats with Shelby
+ more



Destroyer (Bluray review)

Director; Karyn Kusama
Crime/Drama
2h 1 minute
Copy provided by SONY Home

Destroyer brought me mixed emotions, caught between dark and light, good and bad – struggling to comprehend what I was truly experiencing and feeling throughout this piece of work.
The bad, its awful pace, it quickly becomes dull and you sit there, on the edge to falling asleep, unable to keep your eyes open and your head starts to get heavy and before you know it everything goes black.
The good, it is like nothing you’ve ever seen Kidman in before, brilliantly as she is she delivers such dark role with only the elegance and essence only she could.

Without revealing too much of the plot, a detective reconnects with some bad people from her past. The script is well written and so is the dialogue, yet the scenery becomes rather simple and then boring because they feel too long.
This movie will either destroy your will to live or reboot you with pure passion and love for film making.

Not something I’d personally recommend unless you are out of titles to check out on a rainy day. 5/10 and that is sole for the phenomanal perfomance of Nicole Kidman – her best act yet.



The Lion King (Review)

Director; Jon Favreau
Live Action/Adventure
1h 58 minutes
From July 2019

In awe of this beautiful live-action remake, brought to you from the classic that came out in 94. My eyes started watering up at the very beginning before the title even showed up, the sound and image alone brought me back to my childhood, and that was worth every single penny. Every shot is stunning, and just seeing these lovable characters all over again brought joy to my soul – from the hilarious Timon and Pumbaa, to Zazu and the greatest of it all, that it stayed true to the original and for that, I’m so thankful.

If you’ve seen the Disney version from 94 then you are more than familiar with the story and plot, that does not change besides a few minor changes here and there. The heart and soul of this story radiates through every moment, and your entire being chants with the glory of enthusiasm when the songs comes on. The ache and sorrow this movie posses is also there, and so is the beauty, love, and friendship. It is a fantastic movie to relive the amazing roller coaster of emotions, strongly recommended for the whole family to enjoy. Kudos to the entire cast behind this gorgeous work of motion picture. 9/10