First Man (Bluray review)

Director; Damien Chazelle
Biography/Drama
2h 21 minutes
Out on Bluray.
Copy provided by SONY HOME

Watching paint dry would have been a much more entertaining Saturday night than watching this long depressing dull drag of a movie.
A film that didn’t even capture my attention nor slightly kept me interested for one bit. Not a single moment went by without me praying for its end.

I haven’t been this bored during a movie in a long time, and hope not to go through it again anytime soon. First Man is an historic event yet I didn’t experience anything remotely near something as legendary as I would’ve hoped from such story, it quickly becomes dull and dry and nothing I’d ever watch twice nor personally recommend. Making a motion picture that is over 2 hours long is one thing but making it THAT boring is just cruel.

A look at Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

A sleeping pill at its finest. A film that you will do just fine not watching. 2/10

Extras;
Deleted scenes.
Shooting at NASA.
Astronaut Training.
Recreating the Moon Landing.
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Venom (bluray review)

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Action/Sci-fi
1h 52 minutes
Out on bluray
Copy provided by Sony Home

Let us start off with the fact that I haven’t read the comics, however, do most often enjoyed the motion pictures based on them.
Venom took me by surprise, mainly because I had no expectations, it was one of the heroes I had missed and never heard of, yet, it was a movie that I felt had to be seen when coming out.

It turned out being one of the films that I truly enjoyed of 2018, it had a gentle mix of everything and it never got too much nor too dull, it was kept at a good pace with a well-written script, the dialogue was there, the visuals, and act and story was enough to keep you both entertained and intrigued.

Brady as Venom/Eddie Brock was brilliant, he brought a slight essence of humor and action to his character, making it a very likable one even though he’s supposed to be an ”anti-hero”, it became a lovable one despite the horrid look.

A reporter becomes bonded with an alien entity who slowly takes a liking to not only Eddie himself, but to earth as well, and together they decide to save the planet from the aliens who are determined to take over.

A fantastic ride, both action packed and fun. 7/10

Extras;
The Anti-Hero
Venom Vision
Designing Venom
Venom Mode: Trivia Track
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Alpha (Bluray review)

Director; Albert Hughes
Adventure/Drama
1h 36 minutes
From 2018
Copy provided by SONY HOME

The trailer alone had me flying above clouds, waiting eagerly for this film to be released so I could fall in love, sadly, I didn’t even become smitten for the slightest of a second.
To be honest, I don’t know what I expected, but it wasn’t this.
First of all, there barely was a dialogue throughout the entire movie, the silence quickly becomes dull, the poor dialogue falls flat, and it feels dragged out after just a few minutes in.

Keda gets lost from his tribe and finds companionship with a lost and injured wolf.

It felt like something that could be epic in scale when it came to the plot, script, and sound. But it terribly fails, and not even halfway in and you’re already praying for its end.
The visual however was beautiful, the landscapes truly were something taken out of a tale, and the star is not the kid but his new best friend, such a gorgeous creature to look at and dream about having one, besides that, not something I’d ever recommend. 3/10

Extras;
Director’s cut
Alternate opening & ending
Deleted scenes
Boy & wolf
Building the world
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Bohemian Rhapsody (Review)

Director; Bryan Singer
Biography/Music/Drama
2h 14 minutes
From 2018

The director behind Jack the Giant Slayer, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Superman Returns, and so many other motion pictures bring us Queen to the big screen, with the brilliantly talented Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.

What a fantastic cinematic experience from beginning to end, I didn’t want to hype myself up due to not end up being disappointed, but wow, I truly enjoyed every single minute and truly hope Malek wins an Oscar for his outstanding and awe-inspiring performance as one of the times greatest legends, Freddie Mercury.

The movie is the story of the creation of Queen, and the plot leading to their biggest concert at LIVE AID in 1985.

The script captures your soul and has you trapped until the credits starts to roll, the acting is beyond words can ever express, and Malek shines like a stunning diamond in the sky as Freddie.
They could have not picked a better actor to play this role, the man not only had the immense talent, but also such similarities regarding his looks that he almost looked like he was Mercury’s reincarnation, quite stunned on how alike they actually looked.

Just a wow-experience altogether, from the music to the visual. You’ll be entertained, you’ll be emotionally moved, you’ll simply love it. Strongly recommended! 9/10

A star is born (Review)

Director; Bradley Cooper
Drama/Music/Romance
2h 16 minutes
From 2018

Due to the hype all around this film, I had to sit down and see what it was all about, and I wasn’t disappointed. It was beautiful, it was filled with emotions, and there was an essence of soul and heartache combined with passion, talent, and abuse, all wrapped into a piece that will leave a mark on your heart.

Bradley Cooper doesn’t only shine as a singer, I am literally blown away by his singing talents (as if his good looks and phenomenal acting skill wasn’t enough), he also proves himself to be an amazing director, the camera moves, the vision was brilliant and it felt as you were right there which was a fantastic feeling, their emotions from anger, pain, love, everything just radiated through the screen.

Jack (Cooper) is a known singer who discovers Ally (Gaga) one night at a drag queen bar, he becomes completely enchanted by her entire being and from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same for her.

Worth a watch for sure. 7,5/10



Bumblebee (Press screening review)

Director; Travis Knight
Action/Sci-fi
1h 53 minutes
Swedish premiere; December 25th

Travis Knight just wiped his brilliant behind with Michael Bay. Knight delivered a highly entertained, action-packed, fantastically cast – altogether great blockbuster! I then remembered why I so much loved the first Transformers movie and BumbleBee. Knight brought back that cute and charming robot back into our lives and this time, also created that amazing bond between the teen and the robot that we got to experience in the first one. There is a touch of heart and soul in that relationship that Bay lacked to continue to deliver in the rest of the franchise films.

BumbleBee is in a way a prequel to all Transformers movies, the background story to how BumbleBee lost his voice and how it all began. A great script to know more about the Autobots that we’ve come to enjoy over the past 11 years (Insane how it has been 11 years since the first one, I remember seeing it and having such crush on Shia LaBeouf haha)

1987, and Bumblebee must find refuge in a little town in Cali, and that is when he meets Charlie, a heartbroken 17-year-old trying to find herself again after the loss of her beloved father.

It’s a fantastic roller coaster of robot fights, supreme music, and young love with a splash of humor. It has everything and a little bit more, strongly recommended. 8/10


Smallfoot (Review)

Director; Karey Kirkpatrick
Animation/Comedy
1h 36 minutes

Channing Tatum got some real pipes! Truly impressed by his singing talents, we know he could act, and we defiantly knew the man could dance, but sing? I mean, I’m not saying he should now focus on a music career and drop a solo album, but I wouldn’t mind hearing him in future in some animated characters delivering some tunes.

Smallfoot is a cute and charming semi-musical story in reverse, what if instead of the humans were the ones not believing in Bigfoot but Bigfoot not believing in the existence of humans?
It’s a beautiful movie for the entire family to enjoy and actually learn some from. It has a heartwarming message that the truth will not only set you free, but also to never let someone dominate your beliefs and thoughts. Don’t let someone else guide you, take a stand and create your own path, and walk alone if no one believes in you, doesn’t mean your wrong.

Migo gets banished from his community above the clouds because he comes with the news that he has actually seen a smallfoot aka human and that the stones are wrong, the writing that the everyone else believes in, he then embarks on a journey to prove them wrong. 6/10


Aquaman (press screening review)

Director; James Wan
Adventure/Fantasy
2h 23 minutes
Swedish premiere; December 14th
Press screening provided by Warner bros / Twentieth Century Fox Sweden

A cinematic experience at its finest, a delightful and magical tale with the perfect balance of action, thrill, and suspense with a touch of romance.
A beautiful well-written story that delivered a fantastic plot, act, and visual effects. A movie worthy of its long length and I enjoyed every second, minute, and hour of the latest DC film.

Aquaman was everything and a little bit more, I’m not a fan of long dragged out films that doesn’t seem to ever come to an end, when they’re two-three hours long I find myself getting uncomfortable on the chair, inpatient, and simply bored – wondering when the credit will start rolling, hoping it’ll be before I go entirely gray.

Based on the comics with the same name, Aquaman is an Atlantean creature that was born by being the son of the Atlantic Queen and the son of a mundane father. Here, for the ones who haven’t read the comics I believe they delivered a great small yet enough background story so one would be able to keep up, no moment became dull, everything had a meaning, a reason to being part of the movie and script and story. It never got dragged out and was highly entertaining from beginning to end.

Arthur AKA Aquaman learns he is the heir to take over the underwater kingdom and must take his place at the throne while battling his half-brother that’s after the throne and also convince his people that he is the right man for it, even though being half-breed.

Strongly recommend this great film, a must on the big screen. Personally, I loved it. 8,5/10


The Neighborhood (Review)

Creator; Jim Reynolds
30 minutes
Comedy
Season 1

The Neighborhood is a sit-com that is somewhat half-charming and semi-enjoyable but nothing else. It’s your typical comedy show with the laughters in the background and all-ages-friendly punchlines. However, you got great talent and potential and it’s all lost and wasted here. The plot is somewhat close to racist, a script about mocking white people and their stereotypes.

A friendly and social family moves into a tougher community in L.A and tries their outmost to fit in.

It’s lighthearted, stale, and lacks originality. It’s not even close to good nor entertaining.
Highly doubt it’ll last long or get renewed, could barely watch the entire episode.
You’ll get a smile in with luck but not a full on laugh out loud moment. I wouldn’t recommend this. 2/10