Never Goin' Back 2018 "What the fuck is a collect call." Best friends Angela (Maia Mitchell) and Jessie (Camila Morrone) work at a shitty diner just trying to make rent and have a fun time. Angela surprises Jessie before her 17th birthday that she took the rent money and put it towards a beach vacation which will require triple shifts to come up with enough money. As per usual nothing goes right as some bizarre mishaps occur. Such as jail, overdoing on edibles and beer soaked uniforms.
Never Goin Back' is a really funny stoner, shock comedy but it also has some witty dialogue as well. "What is the deal with screen savers like that in a depressing place like this? It just makes me want to be here so much less. What they should have is places of really sad places." These two unknown actresses absolutely play off each other perfectly. There friendship and more is very believable.
A mix of Friday and The Florida Project is a great watch if you want to have a fun time.
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Beautiful Boy - Review. 🎬
Beautiful Boy tells the harrowing and heartbreaking true story of Nic Sheff and his journey through addiction, recovery, relapse and survival and how his family have coped with it over many years.
The film is centred by two exceptional performances by Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carrell. Chalamet is ridiculously talented, and has so much emotional intensity on screen as well as being so understated when it needs. Carrell also gives one of his best performances - his emotional range is brilliant. There scenes together were so natural as well, you really felt the connection between them.
The story is dark and in some places hard to take. It always feels completely honest and real, which adds to the heaviness of the content.
I thought the direction was very disjointed. It’s structure was uneven and even though I can understand why this was the case it felt very hard to follow scene transitions and really took you out of the story.
Beautiful Boy is very emotional, with some brilliant performances but is let down by poor direction. However I was so emotionally invested in the story that it didn’t always matter. 4/5.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse - Review 🕷
Miles Morales becomes the Spider- Man of his universe but crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions which threatens the fabric of reality.
The screenplay is brilliant. It intertwines comic book action, with smart humour effortlessly. It’s incredible funny and has brilliantly written characters. Miles Morales is a great hero figure, with an interesting and well done arc throughout his journey to become Spider-Man.
The animation is so good. Some of the best in recent memory. It has so many different styles coming together, it looks beautiful and has some of the best shots of the year.
The extra Spider people beyond Miles, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey didn’t have as much screen time as you’d have thought, but still worked well as side characters. The villains played it safe and were a little cliched but this didn’t take anything away from the main narrative.
Side note - I loved Lily Tomlins Aunt May, she was badass. (And I would expect nothing less from Tomlin). Overall this was a seriously good and thoroughly enjoyable film. It’s one of the most original and interesting Spider-Man films I’ve seen and the animation was beautiful - move aside Pixar there’s a new Oscar front runner in town. 4.5/5.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
Produced by: Walt Disney Pictures
Released by: Walt Disney Studios
Personal Score: 8.5/10 - First and foremost, this film has it’s audience extremely divided. And I can narrow it down to one major aspect and that is the motion capture performance. Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future, Beowulf, Cast Away, Polar Express, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) has done this type of hybrid animation/live acting in the past, as stated under his credits. Where some look questionable, this film actually seems (including Beowulf) like a perfect fit for this type of story. Do yourself a favor and before seeing the film, go on YouTube (Swipe last image) and look up “A Christmas Carol (2009) - Opening - The full motion capture experience” and then go back and watch the beginning of the movie. It’s adds such a beautiful layer of depth, that it’s hard to not appreciate. NOW for the movie itself, it’s a great retelling of the story — so much so that it’s probably the most accurate to the actual novel, cause it’s rips complete scenes of dialogue from the book itself. If you want the full experience and really have a love for the story itself, then it’s a perfect film for you. If you don’t really care and just want the broad strokes — then there are many other variations of this films for you to enjoy. #filmnerd#disneynerd#disney#disneyfilmnerd#mickey#minnie#donald#mug#mickeymouse#waltdisney#waltdisneyworld#disneyland#alice#whiterabbit#disnerd#aladdin#posionapple#moviemagic#coffeemugs#genuis#magic#orlando#ilovedisney#waffles#wafflemaker#christmascarol#mickeywaffles#coffeemugs#jimcarrey#disneysprings#mickeyschristmascarol
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