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! 😎

Foxcatcher Movie Review 

Foxcatcher is based on true events that took place during the late 1980s. Olympic wrestlers/brothers, Dave and Mark Schultz, are recruited by eccentric millionaire John Du Pont to form the next official U.S.A Olympic wrestling team.
However, it quickly becomes clear that Du Pont is less interested in the sport of wrestling and more interested in impressing his aging mother. Thus, he allows his insecurities to get the best of him and takes out his frustrations on Mark and Dave.
Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum give powerful performances throughout each scene. All of which leads up to a very dramatic conclusion.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Foxcatcher a solid 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! 😎

Everest Movie Review 

​Everest is based on a true story. A group of crazy adrenaline junkies decided to climb Mount Everest sometime back in 1996. Even though they are warned about a possible impending storm they still insist on reaching the summit.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what happens next. The storm comes rolling through with strong winds and a below zero chill that deep freezes anything and anyone.
The one guy who survives, Rex, still succumbs to frostbite and loses his nose, fingers, and toes. He literally paid $65,000 to dance with the angel of death and live to tell about it.
The overall story is tragic yet intriguing. If you like movies about mountain climbing or thrill sports then you might enjoy Everest.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 7 tamales! 😎