Get out – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Get out – 2017

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Get out

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. (Adapted from Google synopsis).


Ratings: 

IMDB: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

Meta critic: 84%

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 8.9/10


Conclusion – personal thoughts and recommendations 

This. Film. Was. Chilling… honestly terrifying. Get out Created such a new sense of suspenseful atmosphere that I was left confused and bordering paranoid in my own home. They way they structured this movie left you to wonder, what is happening? This was such a clever and morbid film that all I can really say is, hats off to Jordan Peele

I would recommend this film to, well, anyone really but especially those who can handle a little suspension for a while as the horrorific parts don’t come til much later. This film really leaves you in a state of unease throughout and for that I commend them, no one likes a schlock horror.

To conclude, a good thing to remember is this film is quite violent and can be a bit frightening to younger audiences so please keep an eye out for the ratings before watching this film.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!

Black panther – recommendation and review (spoiler-free).

Black panther – 2018

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Black Panther

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.


Ratings:

IMDB: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

Metacritic: 88%

Bechdel test: Pass

notacatblog: 8.3/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Black Panther was a very highly anticipated film, and they did not disappoint. I was excited for something new but I was slightly worried that it wasn’t going to live up to the hype. Like of course it’s a good thing for the diversity in the cast in comparison to the other films from the MCU, but without a good storyline, the message wouldn’t have the same affect. So for that, I’m glad my worries weren’t met. I truly did enjoy this movie.

I would recommend this film to anyone who was/is considering seeing the film, especially now that it’s available on iTunes. I would also recommend this to those who aren’t big fans of superhero movies because this does take a different approach to the genre, you won’t be disappointed.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that the film is a continuation on the other Marvel films so although you don’t necessarily need that background knowledge, it’s still good to have seen Captain America: Civil War before hand to get a feel for the movie.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).

Blade Runner 2049 – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Blade runner 2049 – 2017

Blade Runner 2049

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years. (Adapted from Google Synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDB: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

Common Sense Media: 4/5

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 9.1/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

I saw this movie back in cinemas mid last year and thought that perhaps it’s time I made a blog post about. This movie deserves all the appraise it was given and quite frankly, in my opinion, I think it deserved more attention. It an absolutely beautifully directed film with aspects that could label it as artistic. It’s definitely a favourite of mine, I thought it might let down the original which was a great film too but I’m very pleased with how it turned out.

I would recommend this film to anyone who was a fan of the original one as it incorporates many of the old movies flairs and direction. It truely is a good series I highly recommend.

To conclude, if you do decide to watch it, a good thing to keep in mind is it’s a reboot of the old one so give that a watch too. (I recommend the first cut!)

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).

I, Tonya: recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

I, Tonya – 2017

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I, Tonya

In 1991, talented American figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world and inevitably her career comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding’s life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she’s forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history. (Adapted from Google Synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDB: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Common Sense Media: 4/5

Bechdel Test: Pass

notacatblog: 8.3/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

I went in with the impression of this movie either being extremely likeable or just plain vulgar. Personally, I was impressed with the content of this film and left in quite a fair bit of shock to see just how odd this story really was. Really no one could make this up. Either way, although kind of sad to see how it all turned out for Tonya, this was was enjoyable.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who was following the original Tonya Harding story in the media back in the 90s and who would like to see the story told from the actual people years later.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is this movie has some very course language and scenes of domestic violence along with other violent scenes and, although quite funny at times, this movie is a true story so don’t start this film thinking it’s going to be a happy ending.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).

Deadpool 2 – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable ‑‑ a genetically enhanced soldier from the future ‑‑ Deadpool realizes that he’ll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. (Adapted from IMDB).


Ratings:

IMDB: 8.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

Metacritic: 66%

Bechdel test: no pass

notacatblog: 6.7/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations 

This film seems, just from my perspective of course, to be getting many mixed reviews. I personally I thought the first was better. This doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it, I personally found it quite funny. That being said, I was disappointed slightly with Russell’s characterisation as I know from other movies that Julian Dennison has a very funny persona but other than that I did really enjoy this film.

I would recommend this film to any Marvel film or Ryan Reynolds fans and anyone who was seen the first film as it does seem to build onto the plot (but seeing it without the background knowledge is still reasonable and understandable).

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that this movie does have some extremely inappropriate scenes and language so please be advised of the rating of this film.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).

My Top 10 Favourite Movies and Why: Part ii (8 & 7)

My Top 10 Favourite Movies and why:


8 – IT (2017):

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IT

IT is the most recent adaptation of the heavily cult-like affiliated novel written by Stephen King (who is recognised as ‘one of the greatest storytellers of our time’ by guardian and is a personal favourite of my own). The story follows a small group of outcast 10-12 year olds who face a creature that reemerges from the shadows to prey on the town’s children every 27 years. The band of misfitted children must find a way to destroy the evil, that most commonly takes form as Pennywise the dancing clown, even if It can shapeshift into their greatest fears.


Ratings:

IMDB: 7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

Flicks: 4/5

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 9.4/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

I have already talked about this film before on my Recommendation and Review Here but also on my Review and Discussion if you would like to check that out too! (Ignoring my shameless self-promo).

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!


7 – Call me by your name (2017):

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Call me by your name

Based on the Novella by André Aciman, It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Nominee) is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver (Armie Hammer), a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendour of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. (Adapted from Google Synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDB: 8/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Common Sense Media: 4/5

notacatblog: 9.4/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

I love this film. I love Timothée Chalamet. I love the book. I love it all. If you can’t already tell, my opinion may be a little bias in this conclusion but I’ll try my best to not be too subjective. There are a lot of mixed reviews when it comes to this movie, you’ll either adore it or be sincerely and utterly against it. Honestly I can understand where some people are coming from, the main argument being the age, but this isn’t really the point of the film you should be focusing on it’s the general message behind it. Either way, my opinion aside, if you do choose the see this film and this is a sensitive point for you, keep that factor in mind.

I would recommend this film to anyone who’s willing to watch something a little different to the average film out in 2017 as it truely is and it is quite a beautiful story. Also, if you do wish to see it, read the book too! Its short and absolutely beautifully written! I highly recommend it.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is keep an eye out for the rating of this film as it is based on the exploration of sexuality so it would be wise to keep in mind there will probably be some explicit scenes in this film.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!

Part 3 coming soon!

My Top 10 Favourite Movies and Why: Part 1 (10 & 9)

My Top 10 Favourite movies and why:


10 – The Great Gatsby (2013):

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The Great Gatsby

Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick, a would-be writer and narrator of this story, moves in next-door to newly found millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton). Thus, Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and — as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits — pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy. (adapted from synopsis on Google).


Ratings:

IMDB: 7.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 49%

Metacritic: 3/5

Bechdel Test: Pass

notacatblog: 8.4/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

The Great Gatsby is one of my go to movies when with my sister and mother. The Baz Luhrmann interpretation of the classic novel has always been a favourite of ours, not only from his Australian heritage, but his original ideas on a modern modernism. Not to mention the soundtrack is one of my favourites from a stand alone movie.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of the classic novel but also to those who aren’t always the biggest fans of reading. My sister loves this movie solely for the colours, architecture and music. The film itself definitely differs from the novel and many see the 70s version as a better interpretation but the Luhrmann film has always been a favourite of mine from all the other filmmaking factors and components as well as the story.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind before seeing the film is that audience response to the movie was a vast variation to the critics. Everyone has their opinion on this movie so it would be an intelligent idea to see the film with a diplomatic mindset.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!


9 – Captain America: The First Avenger (2011):

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Captain America: The First Avenger

It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America’s armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a supersoldier called Captain America. Joining forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Captain America leads the fight against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organisation. (adapted from synopsis on Google).


Ratings:

IMDB: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%

Metacritic: 66%

Bechdel Test: No Pass

notacatblog: 7.2/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Captain America, although heavily debated, is my favourite stand-alone movie of Phase 1 of the MCU. It took such a different turn from the original Iron Man movies and I became quickly obsessed when I watched it at about 10 years old. Although not particularly an artist movie, it is definitely one of my go to superhero movies.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who are fans of the MCU or any superhero movies and I believe even people who aren’t much for superhero movies would enjoy the film as it definitely isn’t your typical MCU film.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind before seeing this film is that it definitely has Easter Eggs from the other MCU films so it’s definitely a good idea to watch this film to understand Captain America’s background story in comparison to the other films he features in.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!


Part 2 next week!

Avengers: Infinity war – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Avengers: Infinity war – 2018

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Avengers: Infinity War

For the 10 year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War has been released, breaking the box office record in the first weekend. The story entails the most heroes yet to tackle their largest threat yet, Thanos. Seeking the rest of the infinity stones, The Avengers must team up to take down the powerful thug before he collects all 6 stones.


Ratings:

IMDB: 8.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%

Common Sense Media: 5/5

Bechdel Test: pass

notacatblog: 9.2/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Although I thoroughly enjoy superhero movies, I had low expectations for this new Avengers film. Don’t get me wrong I would’ve LOVED a new Avengers movie with more heroes in it (after the mess of Captain America: Civil War’s comic book comparison), But I didn’t think the MCU could pull it off on the big screen. That being said, Infinity War surpassed my expectations and really left me shocked.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who is planning on seeing the film and others who had the same expectations as myself. You may be surprised with how the film turns out.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that you really need to have seen the other Marvel movies before seeing this one. If you haven’t seen the others yet I’m not sure what you’re doing planning on seeing Infinity War. Also, AVOID SPOILERS AT ALL COSTS. I was fortunate enough to see the film on the first day of release but obviously not others are going to experience this luxury but it’s definitely worth seeing it fresh.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).

A Quiet Place – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

A Quiet Place – 2018

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A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place, directed and starred by The Office’s John Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt, is a tense and secluding dystopian horror film that will leave you sensitive and apprised to any and all sound leaving the cinema. The story takes place in the near future in a post-apocalyptic America after blind alien-like creatures have hunted and disposed of all living creatures that make sound and follows the story of a protective father, a pregnant mother, a chronically deaf daughter and an unnerved son all trying to survive.


Ratings:

IMDB: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Metacritic: 82%

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 7.6/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

A Quiet Place was absolutely chilling. The idea and concept behind the film was definitely something new and for that I really enjoyed it. The only thing more frightening than having to sit in the cinema was leaving it and being consumed by the noises on the streets. yeah but this movie is kinda worth the stress. One thing I really enjoyed about this movie was not only the originality of the concept but the fact that a horror movie actually had a concept. It’s extremely known that movies under the horror genre is all schlock and no story but not to worry! This isn’t one of those schlock horror movies! Don’t worry!

I would recommend this film to who was/is considering seeing the film. Although it’s a tense environment, there’s nothing too scarring and no gory imagery so no need to worry about that!

To conclude, a good thing to consider that this is still a horror movie so beware of the movie ratings and your expectations of the scary-ness of the film. I also recommend watching on the cinema screen as it gives an extreme of the tense environment. And Don’t MAKE A NOISE IN THE CINEMA!

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).