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"That Awkward Moment" (2014)- Review

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The movie was not as "awkward" as I thought it would be. This seems like it was a lowly budgeted film and I was flabbergasted as to how there were not more sexual references in the film as the previews for it led us to believe. There were sexual acts and language but as as vile as one was led to believe, honestly speaking. I really enjoyed certain parts but this is a movie to be rented or something just to pop on to have something playing while you are doing household chores or something. Lol! I was very disappointed in it. Zac Efron did not do a good job all the guys were ordinary just like their boring sex lives were. This should have been a limited release movie instead of a wide release one. I was glad that I used my free-readmit pass on this movie. There is not much more I can say about the film. It was just ordinary and not all that. I cannot think of anything else to say about it. I liked the bloopers at the end.

"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (2014)- Review

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I was really intrigued by the movie. I really enjoyed it a ton despite what the critics said-critics criticize & hardly ever have anything positive to say about films most of the time. My adreneline always pumps in suspense/action movies when there are scenes like a bomb countdown, copying files illegally, etc. The fear of the actor getting caught is what makes the movie-the not knowing. I love that thrill and hint of danger! It's predictable @ times & at others--not so much! I loved the high speed car chases and the fighting scenes. Those are what made me love the movie. It was equally put together: some not so exciting parts which laid the foundation for the film and the action parts which derived from the not so exciting parts. The ending was; perfect. Just as I pictured it. There was minimal humor throughout the film, but I still loved Agent Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit & so should you!

"Devil's Due" (2014)- Review

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The MAIN reason that I did NOT like this film was simply because the camera was constantly moving like in the movies such as The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield and I really wanted to barf for the entire 1 hour and 26 minutes that I was watching it. This movie is very compatible to the Hostel films in the way that people are drugged and then taking to a dark and secluded place for some kind of sadistic ritual of vodoo, etc. The movie was very stillborn until the very end when things started to liven up a tad! The ending was the best part of the movie. I really was very disappointed in it because it got a lot of advertising-they most likely had to do that because they either knew or had a feeling that it would not be that good of a movie. Films that typically have a bunch of no-named actors or actors just starting out in this industry will not be a big draw as compared to big well-known actors even promising younger actors such as: Emma Stone, Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron, etc. The mo…

"Ride Along" (2014)- Review

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Two great actors and comedians. The movie had laughs but no the drop dead laughter. Kevin Hart really had to try extra hard to be funny in this film opposed to his others where he did not have to put fourth that much more extra effort. Ice Cube is really funny when he makes those facial expressions with his curled up lip looking like Elvis! Lol! It would be so incredibly hard to see Hart play a serious role (just saying) because he is such a comical genius! I loved the introduction and the opening credits. He reminded me of Queen Latifah driving the streets of NYC in "Taxi" with Jimmy Fallon. The way that she was driving on those streets was how Ice Cube was driving in JUST the beginning of this movie. I say that Cube and hart have good on-screen chemistry in the movie. I figured out who the "bad guys" were midway into the film but knew who THE bad guy was form the credits! A major giveaway. They did not try to conceal that too hard.The movie was pretty average and…

"Lone Survivor" (2014)- Review

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It was very difficult to watch and I could NOT bare what I saw on the screen knowing that this was a true story and people get killed and gunned down like that even today. This was an epic movie led by an epic actor, Mark Wahlberg. He was the lone survivor. I felt this movie was all about him because the characteristics that Wahlberg's character exhibited is the same of Wahlberg, the actual person: Mark is AND the character he played are: strong, independent, a survivor, supportive, attentive, alert, & most of all humble and willing to go out of his way to help anyone. Mark was Marcus and himself in the film, I felt. If you can bare the 2-hour film and the graphic imagery--I think that you can bare 5 more minutes for the ending credits! The movie had the right message, but most importantly, it had the PERFECT actor with the PERFECT role being the PERFECT lone survivor! I am forever grateful to Mark for all he does for his family, his fans, for anyone! Great film!!!!