April’s Bluray/Streaming Movie Micro Reviews

Brigsby Bear (2017) – IMDb
Not going to give to much of this one away, because it’s probably not what you expect, the trailer for it is awesome, and the story although maybe not what you expect is a great story. One of the best films of the year in my opinion.

Better Watch Out (2016) – IMDb
Kids want to impress babysitter and stage a break in. Goes bat shit crazy as one of them clearly has some issues. Should probably add it to the shit Christmas films thread.

Boyz n the Hood (1991) – IMDb
I always avoided this is a teenager, as rap culture at the time didn’t interest in and I was even less interested in gang culture. As i watch this film in 2018, perhaps not a lot has changed at all in America in this regard. However the film was refreshing, bar the 90s fashion mistakes it was actually a film telling the story of kids that wern’t really involved in gang culture at all, but just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Brad’s Status (2017) – IMDb
Ben Stiller takes on the role of honest dad whose lived a normal life, going to visit colleges with his son, and realising along the way that all his ex college friends have all done better in life than him. Or have they!

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) – IMDb
Although I mentioned on the main thread for this film that the second watching of this is nowhere near as enjoyable as a watch on the big screen, and that the film perhaps has little re-watch value, and the fact I also fell asleep with about 30 mins to go, I’m leaving it at it’s original rating of 8/10 mainly for the foundations the film sets for future films in the SW universe. (Destroying the temple and symbolism of destroying a religion and that the force/jedi is not a religion, early death of snoke, recognition of profiteering from war, Rose being a better role model for younger girls then Rey, Carrie Fisher)

Lincoln (2012) – IMDb
Continuing the Daniel Day Lewis love in, with this biopic of Lincoln during the American Cival War and his attempts to pass the 13th amendment.

Wonder (2017) – IMDb
Feel good story of boy born with facial differences goes to school and ultimately builds friendships.

Justice League (2017) – IMDb
Whilst not being anywhere as bad as I was actually expecting, it’s also not brilliant. The humour falls flat on it’s face, and the guy playing the flash by the end of the film is just really annoying. Wish Superman would have come back without some stupid over the top plan. The bad guy was typical boring unmemorable alien from space.

Cape Fear (1991) – IMDb
Finally a Scorsese film that I really enjoyed, in fact I loved. Criminal comes out of jail, and stalks the family of the lawyer that was supposed to be defending him.

Only the Brave (2017) – IMDb
Based on the true story of a group of elite forest firemen. Would have faired better as a two part TV drama.

The Death of Stalin (2017) – IMDb
Think Monty Python, but not as good, in fact nowhere near as good. Even if this was Monty Python would it have been any better? Probably not. Despite the rave reviews this is a tired comedy format that has little place in 2018.


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