Movie Review Weekly https://www.moviereviewweekly.com Sat, 10 Apr 2021 21:25:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 93313882 “The Witches” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/the-witches-review-3/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/the-witches-review-3/#respond Sat, 10 Apr 2021 21:25:09 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/the-witches-review-3/  The Witches Review

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock. A young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader.

This remake adds nothing to the original story and forgets several of the more interesting elements of the original.

Skippable.

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“The Witches” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 10, 2021.

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“Da 5 Bloods” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/da-5-bloods-review/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/da-5-bloods-review/#respond Sat, 10 Apr 2021 21:03:42 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/da-5-bloods-review/  Da 5 Bloods Review

Directed by Spike Lee. With Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis. Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

A movie with a lot to say about things, but never really sells me on the idea that these guys would do what they did without planning even a little better than they did.

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“Da 5 Bloods” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 10, 2021.

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“The Witches” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/the-witches-review-2/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/the-witches-review-2/#respond Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:51:58 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/the-witches-review-2/  The Witches Review

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock. A young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader.

This remake adds nothing to the original story and forgets several of the more interesting elements of the original.

Skippable.

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“The Witches” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 10, 2021.

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“Cosmic Sin” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/cosmic-sin-review/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/cosmic-sin-review/#respond Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:07:22 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/cosmic-sin-review/  Cosmic Sin Review

Directed by Edward Drake. With Frank Grillo, Bruce Willis, Brandon Thomas Lee, Corey Large. Seven rogue soldiers launch a preemptive strike against a newly discovered alien civilization in the hopes of ending an interstellar war before it starts.

I had higher hopes for this than I did for Bruce Willis’ last low budget science fiction adventure, but alas, it’s just another low budget science fiction adventure that wasn’t written very well. I dug the suits they wore, but did not dig the story, nor did I enjoy the over enthusiastic digital lens flairs that were in absolutely every scene.

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“Cosmic Sin” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 10, 2021.

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“Doors” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/doors-review/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/doors-review/#respond Sat, 10 Apr 2021 03:05:08 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/doors-review/  Doors Review

Directed by Saman Kesh, Jeff Desom, Dugan O’Neal. With Kathy Khanh, Julianne Collins, Aric Floyd, Rory Anne Dahl. Without warning, millions of mysterious alien “doors” suddenly appear around the globe. In a rush to determine the reason for their arrival, mankind must work together to understand the purpose of these cosmic anomalies. Bizarre incidences occurring around the sentient doors leads humanity to question their own existence and an altered reality as they attempt to enter them.

Remember Portals? This is the same concept, same idea, same execution, with multiple stories jammed into one movie with only the barest connection of the portals / doors connecting them.

The first story in this one is good, the others are ok to meh.

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“Doors” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 10, 2021.

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“Batman Returns” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/batman-returns-review/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/batman-returns-review/#respond Sat, 10 Apr 2021 02:47:43 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/batman-returns-review/  Batman Returns Review

Directed by Tim Burton. With Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken. While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaking havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman, a female employee of the latter becomes the Catwoman with her own vendetta.

Another amazing 4k transfer, I had forgotten how absolutely disgusting Danny DeVito’s Penguin was, and how over the top sexual Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman ended up being. The story might have used some polishing, but I think the end result still stands the test of time.

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“Batman Returns” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 10, 2021.

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“Godzilla vs Kong” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/godzilla-vs-kong-review/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/godzilla-vs-kong-review/#respond Sat, 10 Apr 2021 01:17:55 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/10/godzilla-vs-kong-review/  Godzilla vs Kong Review

Directed by Adam Wingard. With Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry. The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another – the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong – with humanity caught in the balance.

Don’t think, just watch, it’s about a giant monkey fighting a giant radioactive lizard. It’s not the best out of the four movies in the franchise, but it’s still a fun movie with lots of brainless explosions and fights.

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“Godzilla vs Kong” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 10, 2021.

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“Batman” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/batman-review/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/batman-review/#respond Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:17:47 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/batman-review/  Batman Review

Directed by Tim Burton. With Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl. The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being Jack Napier, a criminal who becomes the clownishly homicidal Joker.

I believe this was my first time watching in 4k, and boy howdy what a wonderful 4k transfer this is, for better or worse. All the practical shots and stuff in the dark really benefited from the higher resolution and HDR, but the miniatures and animated (yes animated) sections were obvious and felt roughly out of place.

The film itself still has a warm place in my heart, it was one of the first comic book movies that tried to take itself seriously and spawned an entire genre that’s still going strongly today.

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“Batman” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 9, 2021.

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“My Days of Mercy” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/my-days-of-mercy-review/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/my-days-of-mercy-review/#respond Fri, 09 Apr 2021 20:35:54 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/my-days-of-mercy-review/  My Days of Mercy Review

Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer. With Elliot Page, Kate Mara, Amy Seimetz, Charlie Shotwell. The daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause.

The second show in a couple weeks where Kate Mara plays a harlot that ruins someone else’s life through the power of her sexuality, previously a younger man, this time as someone on the opposing side of a protest line. I’m pretty sure that ‘My Days of Mercy’ came out first, but I got to it second. There was also several years between the two, so it’s just happenstance that I happened to watch them in such proximity.

Regardless, both Kate Mara and Ellen Page were fantastic and there’s some real good discussion starters here.

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“My Days of Mercy” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 9, 2021.

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“This Is the End” Review https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/this-is-the-end-review/ https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/this-is-the-end-review/#respond Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:51:52 +0000 https://www.moviereviewweekly.com/2021/04/09/this-is-the-end-review/  This Is the End Review

Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen. With James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel. Six Los Angeles celebrities are stuck in James Franco’s house after a series of devastating events just destroyed the city. Inside, the group not only have to face the apocalypse, but themselves.

I remember watching this in the theater and thinking it was pretty funny.

I bought it on itunes, and turns out that it’s still a damn funny film

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“This Is the End” Review originally appeared on Movie Review Weekly on April 9, 2021.

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