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! 😎
The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
I watched this movie on a whim and I’m glad I did because I had no idea that such a meeting actually took place.
Apparently, Elvis really wanted to add an FBI badge to his honorary badge collection. Well… he also wanted to become an undercover agent-at-large but he seemed to mostly care about acquiring that badge.
He somehow believed that he could go deep undercover and infiltrate popular bands and protest groups in an effort to squelch all protests against the establishment.
Michael Shannon gives a pretty interesting performance as Elvis Presley. He portrays him as a vulnerable yet complex character. Kevin Spacey also gives an equally interesting performance as President Nixon.
If you’re in the mood to watch something satirical then I definitely recommend watching Elvis & Nixon.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tasty tamales! 😎
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! 😎
An idealistic FBI agent (Daniel Radcliffe) goes under cover to infiltrate a white supremacist group that’s plotting an act of terror.
Have you ever wondered what Harry Potter would look like as a skinhead? Then you might like to watch Imperium.
Daniel Radcliffe gives an interesting performance as agent Nate Foster. I wouldn’t say he makes a convincing skinhead but I could definitely tell that he did some extensive research.
The story itself offers a unique glimpse into the white supremacist lifestyle but it doesn’t really add anything new or expand upon the archaic notion of prejudice.
One interesting thing it does shine a light on is the fact that most acts of terrorism have been committed by proponents of ethnic cleansing. I.e. white supremacists/neo-nazis.
Overall, Imperium is a decent movie that might have benefited from a more versatile cast.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 7 tamales! 😎
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! 😎
Eddie The Eagle is the story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
I expected this movie to be somewhat cheesy and ridiculous but it’s actually pretty good!
At a very young age Eddie became convinced that he was meant to compete in the Olympics. Of course, he didn’t know exactly which sport best suited him so he trained for all of them until he reached adolescence and developed an affinity for skiing. More specifically long jump skiing.
He eventually meets Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman), a former Olympic skiier, who agrees to help him train. The rest, as they say, is history.
This movie is jam packed with inspirational moments! Taron Egerton gives an amazing performance as Eddie Edwards and Hugh Jackman is nothing short of awesome!
If you enjoy watching inspirational movies that remind you to always follow your dreams then I highly recommend watching Eddie The Eagle!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 tasty tamales! 😎
In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Horns is a pretty bizarre, weird, crazy, wacked out movie! And that’s what makes it so awesome!
Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend. Just about everyone in his hometown treats him like an infectious monster. Then, as if things couldn’t get anymore complicated, two devil-like horns begin to grow out of his forehead.
The story is very well written! Though, it’s not surprising since it was adapted from a novel of the same title. Daniel Radcliffe also gives a pretty great performance. He’s definitely come a long way since his Harry Potter days.
If you like weird and awesomely unique movies then I highly recommend watching Horns!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 I give it 9 tamales! 😎
Sully is an okay movie about an actual harrowing event that took place back in 2009 in New York City.
Captain Chesley Sullenberg safely landed a commercial airliner on the Hudson river. None of the 155 passengers aboard sustained more than minor scrapes and bruises.
I was somewhat surprised that this real life event was adapted into a full length movie. Not because it doesn’t deserve to be retold but because there isn’t a whole lot that most people don’t already know about.
The recreation of the actual event is very suspenseful and heart-wrenching. Tom Hanks also gives a great performance as Captain Sully. Unfortunately, everything else just seemed like it was stretched out in order to justify a one hour and thirty six minute run time.
If you like movies based on actual events you might like this one.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Sully 8 tamales! 😎