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Battle of the sexes

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Battle of the Sexes

comedy/drama/true story

Rating: 4  (really liked it)        rotten tomatoes rating: 3.6 (72%) aud

Description:

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennismatch between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

What I thought: 

I felt it was a very interesting look back at what was going on in that time and what still is an issue between men and women today. I found it interesting looking at her life. In ways what she went through and those around her reminded me of the true stories of the women in the suffrage movement such as portrayed in the movie “iron jawed angels”.  I was still touched and angered for what was going on then as i am today. What bothers me about his movie is that they want to put it in timing and perspective of women’s liberation that today means something harsh and man hating or fiercely un feminine. That is so unfair to me. Women taking a stand is only about being valued for who you are as human equally and being appreciated in all aspects of who you are as  women.  It just shows their is still  misunderstanding within gender and more today as there was then. I felt this was a meaningful piece of history as well as for today.

what some other reviewers thought: 

About halfway through Battle of the Sexes, I found myself wishing I was watching a documentary rather than a feature film.

September 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It’s 44 years later, but much of it is as relevant as ever.

September 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Interestingly enough, is that had it not been for a handful of diehard chauvinists one of the most iconic moments of the women’s rights movement might never have happened.

December 1, 2017 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…
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Veronica

        Now on Netfix !

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Veroncia

Horror

****Disclaimer*** :

If you are running to go watch this because of the hype you hear or you have run out the research the actual story on it then guess what you already ruined it for yourself. This movie is best when you had no former knowledge cause so many are doing spoilers or hyping too much.

Rating: 4 (was scary and interesting)      rotten tomatoes rating: 2.9 (44%) audience

Description:

Supposedly a real report of a girl in 1991 Spain. She did a seance at school and (supposedly) because she did not end it correctly the evil force followed her home and effects her and her siblings.

 

What I thought:

Can i say i both liked it and not liked it. I mean i tell people never to play with things of the occult. It is not cute or a game. I also wondered how much of what they were saying was true (so many pretend that it is from an actual account and it is not). I also felt so bad for the characters involved and how alone the main character was in her daily life and in finding help. The kids were neglected and that was very sad. As far as just a film to watch as entertainment. I did find it to be scary not jump out your seat scary but, thinking on how it came about and kind of stay with you scary. Can i just say that as a person of faith I hated that the nun told her God had nothing to do with it so He could do nothing. pfft. Anyway  for what it was which is horror flick for entertainment purposes I would say it was interesting and did scare. If you like scares or spooky stuff then yeah you may like it.

Here are what some others thought:

from rotten tomatoes:

Its ideas aren’t ultimately original enough or its scares potent enough to suggest Plaza wouldn’t benefit from trying his directorial hand at someone else’s screenplay.

March 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Plaza manages to elevate Veronica as a magnificent and stimulating example of the stories that remain to be told. [Full review in Spanish]

October 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Black Panther

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Black Panther

action/adventure

rating: 5 (loved it)    rotten tomatoes rating: 4.1  (79%) audience rating

description:

Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

What i thought:

I knew nothing of the comic book stories of black panther or even how it fit in with the other comic stories. I went strictly because when i saw the trailer I had to see it. I was not disappointed at all. They had me right at the beginning with kenya and what sounded like swahili. The women were fierce more so i thought then the men. The feel of the two cultures both the african and the african american were fantastic. I mean it was only representing the low income side of the african american but still the messages and themes were awesome. So many parts to touch on when it comes to messages and they may be different depending on your own standing in life and perspective of how you came up. I loved the action (even though I do not tend to like violence) and the feel of the movie. The cast i felt was great. I was impressed with the movie and the only thing that could have made the time watching it even more would to have had a group of passionate viewers to watch it with. nice job!

Here are some other reviewers views on it:

That novel strain of black empowerment, and a powerhouse supporting cast … are enough to compensate for all the usual cliches and paint-by-number action scenes.

March 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Happy Death Day

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Happy Death Day

Horror

Rating: 3.5 ( i liked it pretty well)     rotten tomatoes rating:  3.6 ~ 65% (audience rating)

Description:

college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

 

What I thought:

I saw this movie only cause I had a couple friends a little too excited to see it. I was having a rough day and just wanted to relax and see something strictly for entertainment value (not because I would promote or encourage the views of the picture). I have to saw it was just what i was looking for. It was corny and kinda predictable and I had a blast watching it. I did really enjoy it. I do not usually look for movies like this to watch and I would not rate it 5 stars. I do think it is a great show to watch with a group of friends to just laugh and have spooky movie night.

Here is what another reviewer thought of it:

Reviewers on rotten tomatoes:

Knowing “Happy Death Day” is a “Groundhog Day” retread before seeing it is a positive. You might even enjoy this slasher film more than I did. I found it to be annoyingly unoriginal and tedious. Where’s Bill Murray when you need him?

February 7, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Happy Death Day embraces its slavish devotion so utterly it actually…sort of…works? It’s a horror-comedy that veers more toward the latter (especially in the second act), and succeeds as much as it does because of a solid foundation.

February 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Collateral Bueaty

drama

Collateral Beauty

rating: 5   ( really loved it)      rotten tomatoes rating: 13%   audience 64%

description: When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

what I thought: I had to disagree big time with rotten tomatoes on this one. I loved this one very much! I again had seen nothing about this movie before hand. I only got it cause will smith was on the front and it said something about getting through grief. I did not expect some of what happened and i loved the little twists. I loved how he was struggling hard and the steps he took.I found this to be inspiring and lovely. I would watch it again and recommend it as well.

Here is another reviewer take on it: https://youtu.be/h46ruOND_KU

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nocturnal animals

thriller, drama

Nocturnal Aminals

rating: 3 1/2  (liked it)     rotten tomatoes rating:  74% audience: 73%

description: A woman named Susan receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband — a man she left 20 years earlier — asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor whose family vacation turns violent.   https://youtu.be/Eqr4xcADGtM

What I thought: I did not want to like this movie. I felt it was sad and disturbing. I did get drawn into it very much though. I felt like I was watching a book played out visually. It was deep and emotional. You were watching two stories play out at once. You could see the emotions of both the characters and the detail was rich. I can’t say I like how it played out but I was not bored and watched intently to see where it was going. One thing the movie had going for it was that I had not seen a trailer or any information on it which added to the suspense for me. trailer tend to ruin a lot of movies for me.

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Incarnate

horror and science

Incarnate

rating: 2            rotten tomatoes rating: 15%  audience: 24%

description: https://youtu.be/1BDwnp4DQK8

What I thought: It seems most on rotten tomatoes review site agreed with me on this one. I found the idea of using science to deal with the possession interesting which is what drew me to this movie. I found the actor that played the kid character to be a cool fit for the picture as well. However the story telling just fell flat for me. It was not scary just sort of interesting but i was offended by the insults to the idea of faith and its power in the beginning and the idea of universal ism. I stayed with the movie for the interesting parts but I did not really enjoy it and probably would not recommend you spending your time on it.

here is another person’s take on it: https://youtu.be/eZBx3UwqM1I