No, it’s not really a Halloween movie. There are no ghost or demons, nothing supernatural. It’s takes place on the Fourth of July in the middle of the day. But there is a monster. I am a grown-ass man, and to this day I cannot go into a pool by myself. But John, you say, it’s a pool. And I will say, you first.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris
Let me start by saying I'm not a Tom Cruise fan and this is my first Mission Impossible I've watched in the entire series. After viewing the film, I thoroughly enjoyed it. For an action film it achieves what it aims to do within the genre.
Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt to once again keep the world safe from what seems to evil, he is aided by his ever trusty team of special operatives. This is a film that at times, throws action sequences at you that are pretty insane and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Let's not forget Cruise broke his ankle during one of the stunts that was kept in the cut, which if you watch closely you can catch.
Aside from the action sequences, the story is basic but fulfils its job at giving Ethan a challenge and pushing not only him but his team to the limit.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout is at times predictable but with its twist, turns, action sequences and special effects within a world of spies and espionage it certainly delivers. This is the film that Henry Cavill kept his moustache for during the reshoots for Justice League and seeing him as an opposite comparison to Tom Cruise was great. He always seemed like a challenge for Ethan to overcome.
Its 3 stars out of 5 for me. Its not an oscar winner but for an action, summer blockbuster that Tom Cruise does not overrule its worth the watch and suspending your disbelief for the two hours duration. Its a fun thrill ride and if you got a chance to catch this in the cinemas you will know what I mean.
Honestly (and maybe because I haven’t seen it in a few years) but I consider #Speed (released 6/94), a supremely great example of a #summerblockbuster done right. It’s rare form to tell a story with a simple premise & do it in a fashion with some heart. This #1994 blockbuster stars #KeanuReeves as Jack, an L.A. cop on a city bus that will explode if it goes below 50mph. The culprit is a madman bomber (#DennisHopper , the go to cinematic bad guy of the late 80s/early 90s), out for money & revenge against Jack as Jack & his partner (#JeffDaniels ) thwarted the man’s plans at the beginning. While hardly a cinematic treasure like The Godfather or Shawshank Redemption, there’s an edge to Speed that puts it about cue the rest: its process of invention. Jack & the passengers find themselves on a bus in which the daily monotonies we’ve seen, become deadly obstacles from traffic to gas mileage to road construction. The hovering element above them all, is the fact that the bus must stay above 50mph or it blows up. It’s a simple concept done with relatively original execution & a firm example of the 90s period where action heroes weren’t defined by the 80s musclebound heroes like Arnold or Sylvester, but the Everyman dealing with extraordinary circumstances: Die Hard cop John McClane finds himself stuck in a high rise held hostage by a terrorist outfit, FBI chemist Stanley Goodspeed breaks into Alcatraz with far more qualified men to stop a well armed rogue cavalry & cop Jack Traven must save people on a bus bound by a bomb: an inventive narrative with a simple premise & an unlikely hero. Making this more interesting is #SandraBullock , going from little known to movie star here as a passenger assisting Jack (Bullock, clearly in paycheck mode, cashed in for the sequel, a since notorious dud that star Reeves widely dropped out). Aside, a fun blockbuster. #95daysofsummermovies#instafarting#cinefarting DAY 91
Remember last week when we were excited that the top two movies of the week met our ratings threshold? Well this week the top THREE movies met our criteria! Let's keep this going!
Picture Parity rates movies and tv shows on a scale of 10 based on the representation of women in front of and behind the screen.
I got to meet the screenwriter that gave us one of the greatest films of all time, the first summer blockbuster, and the man responsible for making us fearful to go swimming, Carl Gottlieb. He helped Steven Spielberg co-write the classic, Jaws. He went from writing comedy to writing a story that would make us not look at water the same way again. As a filmmaker I speak for those like me that this film inspired me and them to want to make movies. An achievement in cinema and getting the chance to talk to him about the making of the film was an amazing experience. #screenwriting#screenwriter#scriptwriting#scriptwriter#jaws#summerblockbuster#blockbuster#film#movie#filmmaking#shark#classiccinema#cinema
Sam Taylor Johnson's movie Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the highest-grossing films directed by a woman. She held the record for the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie directed by a woman, until "Wonder Woman". #100milliondollarclub#summerblockbuster#filmfatales
The Meg | 2018 | Jon Turteltaub
A massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With time running out, rescue diver Jonas Taylor must save the crew and the ocean itself from an unimaginable threat -- a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.
You know, every year, we get movies that are simply made to make money and satisfy your average movie goer. Honestly, I have never been crazy about this type of entertainment because I thought it brings the standard filmmaking WAY down.. and I still believe that to a degree. In my youth, I would curse the name of these popcorn flicks because of how passionate of feel about more intellectual and independent filmmaking. However, I came a realization that I need to be less critical in my viewing. Movies like this are an essential part of the theater experience. I truly believe people wouldn’t go to the movies at all if it weren’t for films like this. I wasn’t originally going to see The Meg but I decided to go and watch it for what it is. With that said, I can say that I had a fun time with it! The film knew what it was and embraced it and while it would be easy to savage on this film and give some pretentious snobby one liner, like A LOT “respected” critics on Rotten Tomatoes and the like, I understand that isn’t the point. The question is, was I able to watch this movie, latch on the characters just a tiny bit, and get a very simple yet entertaining story? Yes I was! That’s a success! It put a simple puzzle together that will satisfy the majority of people. It is exciting, tense, and funny all throughout! Jason Statham is a great on screen presence in all of his films. Just a total badass. It does falter with things it tried to do and characters it tried to make you feel for. It doesn’t quite work and kinda slows things down at times and is often cliched but, overall, it delivers on all the other levels you’d expect! Check it out if you bored and wanna catch a flick!
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Another week means another movie review. With movies like The Meg in theaters the movie review duo thought it best to take on the 1975 summer blockbuster Jaws live and in person during Tiki Oasis weekend. Did this movie survive the test of time or did it flounder? Is there such a thing as a trailer that is too long? Are they now afraid to go into the water?
Listen in as they dive into this movie and hear if they survived this underwater monster