All Together Now was not what I thought it would be. I have not read the book the film is based on and so I watched it with simply the premise in the head. To say that it took me by surprise is an understatement. I still don’t know how I would qualify this film, how I could describe it. Going into this film, I thought I was in for a very normal young adult film, the type that we are now used to seeing on Netflix. All Together Now is not that. While there are tonal problems at times, the film doesn’t pull its punches and hits you at every turn in the feelings. Does it feel like it might be too much at times? Yes, it does. But even when it does, the stellar performance from Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) saves the film from going too much into the melodramatic.
I’m tired. I’m tired of lesbian films taking place in the past, tired of not being able to enjoy a film because I know the terrible ending where someone dies or goes back to her husband is coming closer and closer. That doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy them from time to time, after all my favourite film of last year, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a period drama. I’m just tired of that setting being the only way for me to find lesbian representation in films. Why can’t I have a Love, Simon? Why is it that lesbian love stories are always about pain and suffering? I’m tired honestly.
The last one of the day.
(And probably my most anticipated one.)
As a note, this is literally a love letter to Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson and I have no shame in saying so.
Zack Snyder is back and with a vengeance.
When Justice League was released, it was clear that this was not the vision that Snyder had seen when he first started doing this film. But family took a priority in his life and he was forced to leave before the film ever was finished. Joss Whedon took over and the end product was more than disappointing.
Suicide Squad was not a good movie. I’m sorry but it wasn’t. That doesn’t mean it didn’t have good things in it. Mostly Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, probably the best casting in a very long time. But now, with James Gunn at the helm the second coming of this crew, I think we might have a good movie in front of us. I think DC is intelligent to not label it as a sequel and mostly simply a new squad.
With DC FanDome underway today, it is time for a lot of trailers and all day we will have you guys cover and give you all of them as soon as they arrive.
When Netflix saved Lucifer, I was overjoyed. Lucifer might have started as a simple procedural show that, yes, involved the devil, but the world-building that the show now relies so heavily on didn’t happen until it’s second season really. Over four seasons, Lucifer was able to introduce so much while also keeping its case of the week formula and build a rich world. Now with what I like to call “Netflix Money” the show is able to go bigger and it shows. With season 5 being divided in two and having been filmed with the idea that it would be their last season, even if now we know it will be getting a season six, Lucifer tries to hit the ground running with its first half of the season and while it stumbles at times, the charm of the show stays the same and the magnetic performances save it from itself.
Listen, I know this show seems to be like most shows targeting young adults and that isn’t really a bad thing, but I am just not the target audience for this kind of show. Still, the show came from a team that created a show that I loved, Orange Is The New Black so I had to give it a try. And by the end of my binge, I found myself surprised at how much I enjoyed Teenage Bounty Hunters and how I wanted more. It had a couple of moments that had me laughing out loud and never was I trying to skip some part of it or had an episode that felt out of place. Yes, it has some issues at the beginning since the show has a lot to introduce but once it found it’s pace, it became entertaining and I couldn’t stop. It’s an easy show to binge and by the end of it, I wanted more.
Project Power’s should have been better then it was. The film had a great cast, an interesting premise and great action pieces, but it got lost inside its premise and grand ideas, combine that with the pacing issues that the film unfortunately has, the film is nothing more than forgettable by the end. Enjoyable, but forgettable.
When a new drug that supposedly unlocks unique superpowers for everyone arrives on the streets of New Orleans, nothing is safe anymore. Local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams up with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier (Jamie Foxx), who has ulterior motives to go after this new drug, to clear the streets and find out who is behind this dangerous new drug.
Sometimes movies don’t need to be more than just a few hours of fun and then you put it away and not really think about it again until someone asks you to watch it with them. That is exactly what Work It was for me. A film that I will only truly watch again in a group setting when people ask me to watch it. And that’s okay, not all movies can be the one that blows you away. Work It works because it knows what it needs to do, doesn’t try to do more. It’s fun but forgettable.