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(film review) [STREAMING] - Soul

While the world has been in turmoil, Disney's Pixar decided to release this movie on Disney Plus, free of charge.  Unlike Mulan, where they were testing the waters and people had to pay extra on top of their Disney Plus package, Soul is completely free with the monthly subscription.  As for Soul though, when I first heard about it, I thought it was a nice idea.  A black animated cartoon for the kids as we don't get much of those and Pixar are pretty decent when it comes to storytelling and the inside adult jokes.  Needless to say, I do have fun with their movies.  Soul...Well, let me let you know how I felt about Soul... So, Joe is an aspiring Jazz Musician.  He is currently working in a school as a teacher but he is only a substitute.  Having made it into his midlife, Joe has not found a career or a job with great benefits as he has spent his life chasing his dream.  Joe enjoys live gigs and the feeling it brings him, however, one day Joe takes on a gig which could change his

(trailer review) - Coming 2 America

When I first heard about this movie, I thought to myself "really? after all these years?" and then I shrugged it off.  When word started to pick up more and more about it and that it was definitely on, I instantly wondered how would they create a sequel to such a classic and unforgettable film.  I head about the Beverley Hills Cop 4 and some others, but Coming To America is a Classic!  A film that has great quotes back to back to back to back.  A film that was serious but funny.  A love story with heritage and family roots.  From gags with the Soul Glow product.  Scene's with Randy Watson aka Sexual Chocolate.  The Barbershop and even the club scene with the weird women. Upon seeing this trailer though, I will definitely let you know off the bat, I smiled and I laughed.  The film actually looks soo soo good that I'm happy to watch it as soon as it comes out, BUT my only reservation is, I felt they gave us way too much of the same schtick as the previous movie and I fe

(series review) [STREAMING] - The Mandalorian

As I've stated in previous posts, I started reviewing series and streaming shows in October 2019.  Disney Plus launched in November 2019 WITH Star Wars: The Mandalorian their catalog of movies over decades.  I had to sit, stew and wait until March 2020 because I was born in the UK and that was when Europe was getting access to Disney Plus.  Although there are times I do sneakily watch shows that aren't shown on UK screens, I do not review them because it wouldn't be fair to the reader if they do not have access to the content.  It would be different if they are in another country and it isn't available, but to be within the same country, as an example, would be upsetting.  With that said, this is the first time I will be reviewing The Manadalorian both Season 1 and Season 2 trying my very best not to spoil anything. The Mandalorian Season 1 brings us a man in a Mandalorian suit of armour similar to Boba Fett from the Original Trilogy, son of Jango Fett from the Prequel

(short film review) - Canvas

Around October of last year (2019), before the impending doom that was the Corona Virus hit the world, I decided to review new or current running streaming/TV shows as they come out.  Ones I'd obviously watch and enjoy or at least take an interest in.  Some shows came to a finalé and others were in their second/third season.  While this had to be some great foresight I never knew I had because ALL I'D BE WATCHING IN THE NEW YEAR IS STREAMING MOVIES AND So I guess it worked out to my benefit.  Something to give an opinion on as Cinemas are closed.  But to review a short film, a film that is barely even 10 minutes is a bit of a stretch but I guess, why not.  The short film had something to say and so do I! Canvas centres around an elderly man who is a still-life painter.  It would seem he has painted his whole life or at least, it is something that he loves doing, enough that his granddaughter comes to visit and also displays talents in drawing.  However, this elderl

(trailer review) - Nobody

When I saw Bob's face on the thumbnail of this trailer, I thought to myself "oh, that's the guy from 'Better Call Saul' and 'Breaking Bad!'" (two great shows by the way) and then my immediate thought was, "oh, is he in a film?".  You see, it's one thing having someone acting in TV series, but to see them in film, you do often think if the film would be any good because acting in film and acting in a TV series are two completely different things.  For the most part, most or quire a few TV shows are character driven so you need a great director who will be able to pull out an actors talents and what they are known for or what they excel at in TV, so I instantly thought that maybe this trailer could be interesting.  Ultimately, it could be rubbish. Upon watching this trailer, like most films of this ilk, it starts off a little slow giving you a little of the character's current life situation.  Then we are hit with the switch and what ch

(trailer review) - Outside the Wire

  Outside the wire sounds like a bit of a quote made in the film. "You know, he will never be detected, because he is Outside the Wire!", whatever that means, but the movie, it looks decent. Mr Anthony "One Take" Mackie is moving away from his Marvel character The Falcon for other sci-fi projects.  Altered Carbon Season 2 and this.  I don't recognise this new face, but I recognise Euron Greyjoy from recently watching "Overlord" on Netflix which was amazing and that was a "sleeper".  Although this practically looks like it's straight to DVD, it would be interesting if this turned out to be a decent movie, enjoyable and entertaining, almost like Code 8. Directed by Mikael Håfström and starring Anthony Mackie, Damson Idris, Emily Beechum, Michael Kelly, Pilou Asbæk

(trailer review) - Loki

I'll put it to you plainly.  This looks boring.  I mean a show with JUST Loki and no interaction with Thor? I'm not sure if I buy it.  It's their dynamic that works, but with that said, Loki may just work around other great supporting cast as long as this guy is causing mayhem or at least trying to bring world domination. From the trailer, I got a 'New Mutants' vibe with Loki trying to escape the TVA, but as I know nothing about them, I'm hoping a proper trailer gives us that bit more to be invested.  I like the explosions and fights scenes, but I'm just hoping this series wasn't just done as some any odd show to slide into the MCU, do nothing and then collect dust.  It's lacking that umph. Directed by Kate Herron and starring Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson

(trailer review) - WandaVision

This trailer is a lot more detailed and better than the last one and that isn't to say the ones that came before were garbage, but you get a bit more of a story beat with this trailer and ultimately, what is happening and the craziness of it all. I've heard that this show will go through the ages of Black and White TV and the many different styles these shows had over the years, but the closer we get to modern day, the hijinks ensues whilst all the while getting more weird and weird messing with Wanda's psyche.  I love this and I hope the tone changes too.  Such a clever concept.  It looks great. Directed by Matt Shakman and starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Randall Park & Kathryn Hahn.

(trailer review) - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

It has been a long time coming.  Initially this was meant to drop in August 2020, right? Or was it pushed back to then because of the coronavirus?  Whichever it ended up being, shooting was stopped and resumed several months later and now we have this first look trailer. I know what we got before, but this looks sooo much better.  That bit at the very end felt forced but this looks soo soo soo good. Continuing where Captain America left off and the complications of what that may bring for both Bucky and Falcon.  What is this? Buddy Cop espionage thriller?  As long as it gives me those Captain America: The Winter Soldier vibes... it's a win from me! Directed by Kari Skogland and starring ,Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell

(trailer review) - The Mauritanian

I initially saw a post or something with Benedict's face on it as the thumbnail to this trailer and I was meant to watch it and review it.  It is highly likely I got distracted and boom, a few days later I see it again and here I am. The very small yet, somewhat flimsy point I'm making here is that, people are busy with life and things going on in it especially when the year 2020 is concerned.  At the same time, people can be distracted or lead astray.  People can also be manipulated and given incorrect information presented as facts.  When we are busy or distracted, sometimes we take ourselves down the wrong path by aimlessly following others or not knowing the real information to make our own decisions.  With cover-ups and misinformation and facts and fiction, we live in a world where nothing seems to be even real any more (or was it ever even real?) and a lot of what we actually see in film, although most of the time fictional, can present the realest of factual content.  It

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