Hands of Stone Movie Review 

At age 72, legendary trainer Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) comes out of retirement to coach world-class Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán (Édgar Ramírez). Arcel becomes a mentor to the ferocious fighter, convincing him that winning ultimately comes down to strategy. After scoring knockout after knockout, Duran prepares for a bout against Sugar Ray Leonard, the undefeated lightweight champion. Five months later, on Nov. 25, 1980, the two titans meet for an infamous rematch that makes boxing history.
Does the world need another boxing movie? No. Does the world need another well made boxing movie? Yes.
I had never heard of Roberto Duran before watching Hands of Stone. Of course, I’ve never been a fan of boxing to begin with but I do enjoy the occasional boxing movie. 
Edgar Ramirez gave such a great performance as Duran that I actually rooted for him throughout the movie. The rest of the cast is also quite good. Usher is great as Sugar Ray Leonard and Robert De Niro reaches new depths as Ray Arcel.
If you want to watch a movie about boxing that isn’t Rocky but is still pretty good then I highly recommend watching Hands of Stone.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tamales! 😎

I Saw The Light Movie Review 

​I Saw The Light is an illuminating bio pic on the life of singer, songwriter Hank Williams.
Williams rose to fame during the 1940s. Unfortunately, alcohol abuse and infidelity eventually took a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.
I must admit I’ve never been a fan of country music but I do like watching biographical movies about musicians. But that’s probably because I’ve been a musician for the past 17 years.
I had no idea that Hank Williams wrote so many popular and catchy songs. Nor did I know that he also recorded spoken word poetry under the name Luke The Drifter. Though, that does make sense because the more I paid attention to his lyrics the more I realized he was a poet at heart.
Tom Hiddleston definitely gives an amazing performance as Hank Williams. Elizabeth Olsen is also quite good as Audrey Mae Williams. The entire cast is great!
If you’re a Hank Williams fan and/or fan of country music then I recommend watching I Saw The Light. If you’re not a fan of either but like watching well made biographical movies then I definitely recommend watching I Saw The Light.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 spicy tamales! 😎

Race Movie Review 

​Race turned out to be much better than I expected. I mean, I already knew that Jesse Owens was an awesome track and field athlete who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. What I didn’t know was just how hard he worked to get there.
Yes, most athletes do train very hard in order to qualify for the Olympics but Jesse Owens did it during a time of heightened prejudice. Try to imagine being an awesome track star, one of the fastest that ever lived, who breaks a bunch of records and wins a handful of gold medals but is still considered to be a non-person by the majority of Americans. Can you imagine? Can you? No, you can’t.
Of course, Adolf Hitler does appear in this movie but he remains silently bigoted while Owens proves he’s a better athlete than Hitler’s prized Aryan athletes.
Stephan James is superb as Jesse Owens and Jason Sudeikis is also pretty good as coach Larry Snyder. I do wish Owens’ childhood had been depicted in this movie but it makes sense that it would be left out because the bulk of the movie is about what he experienced before and during the Olympic games.
If you like movies about athletes and/or movies that recreate certain historical moments then I recommend watching Race.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 tamales! 😎

I Saw The Light Movie Review 

​I Saw The Light is an illuminating bio pic on the life of singer, songwriter Hank Williams.
Williams rose to fame during the 1940s. Unfortunately, alcohol abuse and infidelity eventually took a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.
I must admit I’ve never been a fan of country music but I do like watching biographical movies about musicians. But that’s probably because I’ve been a musician for the past 17 years.
I had no idea that Hank Williams wrote so many popular and catchy songs. Nor did I know that he also recorded spoken word poetry under the name Luke The Drifter. Though, that does make sense because the more I paid attention to his lyrics the more I realized he was a poet at heart.
Tom Hiddleston definitely gives an amazing performance as Hank Williams. Elizabeth Olsen is also quite good as Audrey Mae Williams. The entire cast is great!
If you’re a Hank Williams fan and/or fan of country music then I recommend watching I Saw The Light. If you’re not a fan of either but like watching well made biographical movies then I definitely recommend watching I Saw The Light.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 spicy tamales! 😎