Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a bioengineered child who began walking and talking after one month of existence, exceeding the wildest expectations of her creators. When Morgan attacks one of her handlers, a corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) visits the remote, top-secret facility where she’s kept to assess the risks of keeping her alive. When the girl breaks free and starts running amok, the staff members find themselves in a dangerous lockdown with an unpredictable and violent synthetic human.
For the most part… this movie is an intriguing scifi thriller. Unfortunately, the bulk of the action occurs much too soon and seems somewhat forced.
Kate Mara gives the most interesting performance but probably because her character has the biggest secret.
If you like intriguing scifi movies that aren’t bogged down by too many details then I recommend watching Morgan.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 7 tamales! 😎
Released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, a man (Boyd Holbrook) goes on the run with a woman (Elisabeth Moss) who’s suspected of killing her abusive husband.
I rented this movie after watching the trailer and I’m glad I did because it’s a very well written heartwrenching story about two genuinely good people who just want to overcome their streak of bad luck.
Boyd Holbrook and Elisabeth Moss give superb performances. I really empathized with their characters and wanted them to have a truly happy ending.
Of course, the ending isn’t quite so happy but it’s not entirely sad either.
If you like movies with a well written story and superb acting then I highly recommend watching The Free World.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tamales! 😎
Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
I really enjoyed the first John Wick movie and I enjoyed the sequel even more!
In chapter two, he faces off against even more bad guys and assassins. I attempted to keep a kill shot headcount but I lost track around number 24.
Keanu Reeves is nothing short of superb. The rest of the cast follows suit.
The story itself becomes a little more complex but builds up to an interesting cliff hanger ending. I don’t know when part three will be released but I definitely look forward to watching it!
If you like movies with a lot of intense action scenes then I highly recommend watching John Wick Chapter 2.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 tasty tamales! 😎
*This is a spoiler free review.*
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Logan definitely exceeded my expectations!
I must admit… I didn’t care too much for the previous Wolverine movies. Sure, they were decent action packed comic book adaptations but they were also severely limited by their PG-13 rating(s).
I believe Logan’s R rating allowed the story to remain true to its animalistic roots.
Hugh Jackman gives one of his best, if not the best, performances of his career. Patrick Stewart reaches new depths as Professor X and Dafne Keen is superb as X-23.
If you’re a fan of the Wolverine and/or X-Men movie franchise then I highly recommend watching Logan!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 10 delicious tamales! 😎
*I’ll be posting a spoiler filled review at a later date.*
When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group – all best friends – start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.
Don’t Think Twice offers an interesting glimpse into the world of improv comedy. People tend to forget that a lot of big name comedians struggled for many years to get to the top. People also forget that for every comedian that achieves commercial success there’s at least a hundred that never do.
I’ve never been a big fan of improv comedy but this movie made me reconsider it as a viable art form. Its spontaneous nature is akin to a group of musicians jamming together nonstop for several hours.
The story itself is well written and the entire cast is great!
If you’re in the mood to watch a movie that shines a light on an often ignored aspect of comedy then I highly recommend watching Don’t Think Twice.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tasty tamales! 😎
Billie Joe Armstrong leads an all-star cast in the candid and heartwarming comedy, Ordinary World. Perry (Armstrong), a former punk rocker, is ten years into his band’s “indefinite hiatus” and is struggling with his adjustment to the real world, which includes working in his family’s hardware store. When Perry’s hotshot attorney wife (Selma Blair) and precocious young daughter forget his 40th birthday, his brother (Chris Messina) takes pity and gives him the money to throw a huge rockstar blowout in a fancy New York hotel. At the party, Perry’s punk past clashes hilariously with his grown-up reality as he encounters crazy former bandmates, including best pal Gary (Fred Armisen), and an old-flame-turned-manager (Judy Greer), who offers him a chance to revive his stalled career, all in one outrageous day!
I used to be a pretty big fan of Green Day back in the day. So, when I heard that Billie Joe Armstrong actually starred in a movie I quickly rented the first copy I could find.
I must admit… I actually enjoyed this movie. I found the main character to be very relatable. But that’s probably because I’ve been a musician for the past 16 years.
The story is very well written and the jokes are clever. Armstrong delivers a strong performance. The entire cast is awesome!
If you like movies about musicians or happen to be a big fan of Billie Joe Armstrong then I highly recommend watching Ordinary World.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 delicious tamales! 😎
This Is The End is an apocalyptic movie with a comedic twist. I mean, it’s filled with an all-star comedic cast.
It begins with Seth Rogen picking up his long time friend Jay Baruchel from the Los Angeles airport. They make a quick stop at Carl’s Jr for some tasty burgers and then head over to Seth’s place where they smoke pot and play video games until the sun goes down.
Seth then tells Jay about a big party that James Franco is throwing at his newly built house. Jay is reluctant to go at first but decides to make a real effort at getting to know Seth’s other actor friends.
Once they arrive at Franco’s house they are greeted by a slew of familiar actors such as: Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Craig Robinson, and Mindy Kaling.
Every actor in this movie plays a more exaggerated version of themselves. It’s an interesting thing to see unfold. One of the more noteworthy performances is by actor Michael Cera. He plays a coked up hyper sexualized version of himself. His scenes alone made me laugh out loud!
Eventually, the ground begins shaking violently and a giant sinkhole opens up in front of James Franco’s house. Everyone proceeds to panic and run around like chickens with their heads cut off. This causes a lot of people to trip and fall into the ominous looking sinkhole.
Once all the pandemonium has died down, only six actors remain intact. James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride hold up in Franco’s house for the rest of the movie.
They eventually figure out the reason for all of the earthquakes and sinkholes but I can’t go into great detail without giving away a crucial element of the story. However, it does involve a bad ass performance by Emma Watson. That’s right… the same Emma Watson that played Hermione in all those Harry Potter movies.
The ending might seem a bit over the top for some people but it definitely sums up everything nicely.
If you like insanely ridiculous but good comedies then you’ll love This Is The End!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 sweet and spicy tamales! 😎