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(series review) [STREAMING] - YOU: Season 2

So, when this show first started, a few of my friends kept asking me, "Have you seen, YOU?", "Are you watching, YOU?", "Let me know when you start watching, YOU!" and I tried to get through it initially and was only able to get through 3-4 episodes.  When I saw the trailer for season 2, I was determined to get through it so that I could start the new season. So, I rushed through season 1 and by the end of it, I was shocked.  This Joe guy is an absolute mad man, but for some reason, with his twisted outlook on life and love, you somewhat sympathize with him to a degree because, I guess everyone wants to love and be loved, right?  So, as the season finishes, you wonder what is going to happen to Joe, next.  You are left invested. Season 2 picks up with Joe having moved from New York to Los Angeles and he finds himself in a very similar situation with falling for a lady named "Love".  But as the episodes go on, life for Joe becomes as c

(film review) - Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Generations. Star Wars is special to different people at different times from when they first experienced it.  Star Wars has also played an integral part in the lives of many and a lot of people globally want and desire many different things from what they will call "their" Star Wars.  Those in their mid to late 30s into their 50s will want one thing based on the Original Trilogy and those younger than 30, such as 20s onwards, are likely to expect or want something different. Me on the other hand, give me some Lightsabre battles, give me some dog fights, give me someone evil and I'm good. Show me some Force moves and I'm delighted.  I come in the range of the mid-thirties (only just) and although I've seen every Star Wars movie, watch the animated shows and am currently watch 'The Mandelorian' (shhhh...don't tell any body!), I wouldn't classify myself as a Die Hard fan, but I do love me some Star Wars. What I will say though, I think over the

(series review) [STREAMING] - Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

First of all, this documentary is NOT about cats!!! Maybe it was wild to think it was about cats, but from what I saw in the wording, it seemed soo ambiguous and I thought I'd give it a watch.  Not that I love cats or anything, but I wondered what all the fuss was about.  I was curious.  It's just a couple of episodes so maybe I could give the first epsiode a watch then switch to something else if it doesn't float my boat. We are introduced to Deanna Thompson, a Las Vegas casino worker who is a part of an Facebook group who discovers a disturbing video.  Deanna along with other group member John Green look into trying to figure out where the video came from. As the series goes on, it is left on a cliff-hanger which entices you to either watch more, if it has hooked you or watch something else because you don't wish to see how they progress with their internet sleuthing. There are only 3 episodes to the season and to be honest, I flew through these ep

(trailer review) - A Quiet Place: Part II

I remember when Bird Box first came out, I watched it and I really enjoyed it.  The film was very well received and it was well revered by most to even spawn plenty of meme's and challenges, but little did people know, there was a film called 'A Quiet Place' which came out earlier in the year which was similar to Bird Box, but soo much better. Quiet Place was about a family living in a world where sound brings on the arrival of these monsters/things that kill you.  So, imagine traversing the world trying to be a silent as possible and not be killed by these things.  Where the first film was fairly contained to a singular place, a farmhouse, this teaser trailer shows our family moving away from the farmhouse to the beyond.  It's only a teaser trailer, but I am excited for the follow up movie as the suspense, tension, quiet moments and the sheer cleverness of this movie is great. Actual trailer suppose to drop in the new year. Directed by John Krasinski and star

(trailer review) - Tenet

I remember hearing about this a good while ago and totally forgot about it.  Christopher Nolan is one of my favourite Directors to date.  I've not seen ALL his movies, but I will.  My favourites are, Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy and I thought Dunkirk was decent, but THIS? At first I got a '6 underground' premise (only because I just watched it), which then got toppled by some James Bond and Mission Impossible vibes.  This movie looks truely insane.  This movie looks soooo good. And I'm here for it alllll. Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, with Michael Caine

(trailer review) - Top Gun: Maverick

I've not seen Top Gun.  I mean Tom Cruise was never my speed.  I got into his movies when I watched the Mission Impossible franchise.  However, this trailer has me interested and I might even go back, in fact, I will go back to watch the first one.  But I've seen a bunch of his films, you can read my reviews here. Actually, A Few Good Men? Directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer

(film review) [STREAMING] - 6 Underground

I have a love/hate relationship with Director Michael Bay.  I mean he is the man behind the original Bad Boys movie, Pain & Gain and a very small handful of great movies and a handful of very successful movies that print money that has no real story or plot, but helps catapult Michael to a position where he can make films like this. To be fair, this is not a TERRIBLE movie, per say, because of actors like Ryan Reynolds, Ben Hardy and Corey Hawkins who hold the film up with decent dialogue on a substandard script and plot.  So for the most part, from what you get in the poster is exactly what you get in the movie, but if you were hoping for something very entertaining, funny, with a good storyline, heart and thought provoking, well...2 out of 5 is only 40% which is, not even passable, but then, you came to the wrong place.  Let me explain. One (Ryan Reynolds) is a millionaire tech guy who has made millions from his work, but is now declared dead and now operates as a ghost.  A

(trailer review) - Ghostbusters: Afterlife

I tweeted recently about seeing the Ecto 1 in the new Ghostbusters poster and how seeing it fills me with joy.  I saw the ALL LADIES Ghostbusters film and the only good thing about that film was Chris Hemsworth among maybe a handful of other things.  I didn't care that it was all women, the film just wasn't great.  As this has been well noted by everyone, this trailer is modern enough to be new and recent and has enough grit to kick us right in the nostalgia!  Place kids in place of the actual Ghostbusters from 1 & 2 and we have something that looks like a cross between Stranger Things (and not because of the actor) and Ghostbusters which, if done right, this will be a good film....or at least, I'm definitely going to see it. Loving the direction of this thus far.  The sound of the Ecto 1 is iconic as ALWAYS.  The colour pallet looks great.  Finn Wolfhard hasn't disappointed yet, but I'm just hoping they do not heavily dump too much nostalgia and fan servic

(trailer review) - Wonder Woman 1984

DC don't have the best track record in relation to Marvel, but they have released a few Gems, here and there.  After the first Wonder Woman, we got Shazam, Aquaman and Man of Steel (in my humble opinion) was great.  So it's good to know, the same director is back for the sequel of WW and this trailer looks great! The confusion everyone had or will have, is the Steve Trevor aspect of it all, but we can wait until we find out how it pans out when the movie comes out.  I'm just hoping that the explanation isn't lame.  Also, how is she just lassoing lightening like no big deal? Directed by Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright

(trailer review) - The Boys: Season 2

What's mad, is this show! Who knew that this show would be similar to 'Umbrella Academy' but a bit more adult and raw.  Blood and guts everywhere, swearing, nudity, sexual themes and some cold blooded kills from what we thought were great heroes to look up to and enjoy like a Captain America or Superman, except some of these "superheroes" are simply NO GOOD! The first season was good and I really enjoyed it and with the twist at the end.  What I will say is that I am definitely looking forward to this season 2, the sequel...and the clips we see in this video and what this season 2 may have for offer, is nothing more than intriguing.  Amazon did well with this one. Directed by Eric Kripke and starring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso,  Chace Crawford, Tomer Kapon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Elisabeth Shue

(trailer review) - Free Guy

I feel like it's taken a handful of movies to propel Ryan Reynolds back into stardom.  Not to say he wasn't before, but after Deadpool among a few others, Ryan has been getting a lot of work. This film on the other hand is absolutely bonkers.  I have no idea what it is about. The choosing the clothing for the day reminded me of The Lego Movie with Elliot.  Some moments were hilarious, such as the woman dancing and when Ryan got hit by two cars, I was rolling! Also, very clever to have, from the studio that brought you, blah, blah and blah, TWICE! Very damn funny. I'll be definitely interested.  More to come, I'm sure... Directed  Shawn Levy starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel, Howery Utkarsh, Ambudkar, Taika Waititi

(trailer review) - Lost In Space: Season 2

I used to watch Lost In Space when I was much younger and although I can't remember a great deal about it other than the characters, the robot and the doctor.  The doctor was one crafty guy, always up to something sinister and trying to be Will's friend. I can't remember anything about the movie that came out which was pretty much rubbish.  Matt Leblanc from Friend's was a character and the less said about the movie, the better. The Netflix show on the other hand, I put it on to see what it was all about with pretty much, zero interest and I actually really enjoyed it.  It had a different spin on the robot and it was more modern etc, plus the acting wasn't too bad along with the suspense.  watching this trailer delighted me. This trailer looks really good.  It looks like a lot of money has gone into it and the special effects AND situations seem to have been heightened.  I need to watch the first season again because I'm confused about the robot. Dire

(trailer review) - Mulan

First off, I never saw the original Mulan cartoon.  If my memory serves me correctly, I just wasn't interested.  But this trailer! All I remember and knew from the story, one girl has to pretend to be a boy for reasons and there is a dragon involved.  But this trailer! I love me some strings like the old martial arts movies from back in the day. Love me some Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.  The music sounds epic.  And thankfully an all Asian cast! This movie is making I've a billion easy! When them boys jumped from Horseback to the wall and ran up it...I. WAS. SOLD! Directed by Niki Caro and starring Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An Gong Li, Jet Li

(trailer review) - James Bond: No Time To Die

I call it here, now.  Bond will die!  Daniel doesn't want to play the character anymore and the character has just been dragged out of retirement and ol' cat man was brought back, yet again - I mean everyone has been trying to kill Bond over this story arch involving SPECTRE and with this new snack of a Double 'O', I can only say, he has to die, no? This director is about imagery, surely.  James diving off a bridge (grabbing the cable with his foot and swapping the cable from foot to hand in mid-air, Lashana going into hiding (fantastic visual), Motorcycle stairs Jump and Machine Gun headlights - all things that would look great as a gif. Spectre was good but could not be compared to the masterpiece that was Skyfall.  I'd have to watch Quantum of Solace again before I rank Spectre above or below it, but it seems like it is safe to say, every other Bond Movie is a great Movie as this one looks, well...GREAT!!!  We will see if it is a masterpiece as well. Direc

(trailer review) - Just Mercy

You've got me already, if you say based on a true story!  Even more so if I can relate to the subject matter or the people, but this movie, from what I heard, will be touching and emotional.  The only problem I have regarding me seeing this movie and the movie being viewed by the public is, 1). Do I really want to watch this movie and come out angry?, 2). Do I really want to look at people differently once I've watched the movie? 3.a). Will people watch this movie? b). Will people watch this movie and see the message, the point and the importance of this movie and if we can become better people? Strangely enough I haven't seen Fruitvale Station because of the above, but I guess we need to see more movies that opens everyone up to these things which happen in this world and fight more for a more JUST system/procedure to be put in place.  I will watch this movie at some point. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson

(trailer review) - Black Widow

It's been a long time coming.  So I'm guessing, those who have waited all 11 years for this, I'm wondering if they are even excited any more or are they literally foaming at the mouth from excitement?  Me personally, I am neither here or there with it, but I will say, I hoped that the film has a espionage feel to it, kinda like The Winter Soldier, because I feel this character deserves that kind of treatment as The Winter Soldier is possibly the absolute greatest stand-alone MCU movie! - Come at me bro! This trailer though, reminds me of Atomic Blonde mixed with The Winter Solider and a bit of Bond and Deadpool 2.  Watching it a second time, I couldn't help but think of Bourne Identity. David Harbour looks amazing in the role and the tired "Arm-cock" is hilarious (I mean, Henry Cavil has solidified that).  I'm very intrigued about the Black Widows Club and would like to see the bunch of them doing their thing, where Civil War didn't even give us

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