The 15:17 to Paris – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

The 15:17 to Paris  – 2018

The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris

From Clint Eastwood comes “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a high-speed railway ride. In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. (Adapted from Google synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDb: 5.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 23%

Metacritic: 45%

Bechdel test: fail

notacatblog: 6.7/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Okay, this film did get A LOT of backlash. It was literally deemed “Eastwood’s worst film ever.” But, I actually quite enjoyed this movie. The ideas behind it, I thought, were very impressive how all the little things align perfectly for this one event. Especially since this actually happened. I don’t know, I think people are being too harsh just because the film had Eastwood’s name behind. I recommend giving it a go, I enjoyed it.

I would recommend this film to anyone interested in seeing a film that differs from others but can handle a bit of violence, especially those who can sit still and listen to the story for an hour and a half (or however long this film goes for).

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that this film is quite violent towards end as it does contain a reenactment of a shoot so it is important to be advised of that.

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

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – 2018

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Based on the novel by Jenny Han, Lara Jean keeps love letters to all the boys she has ever loved in a teal hatbox given to her by her late mother. But what will she do when the letters are sent out to all the boys she’s loved before.


Ratings:

IMDb: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Metacritic: 62%

Bechdel Test: Pass

notacatblog: 7.6/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

I was expecting nothing from this movie. Absolutely nothing. Didn’t look like my cup of tea, looked like just like every other painful high school movie, so I was expected to be unamused by this film. But I was pleasantly surprised, it was honestly pretty good. Not to mention the aesthetics and colours of the entire film just topped it all off. It’s definitely worth a watch if you have the time.

I would recommend this to, really anybody. My father even enjoyed this film…

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that this is an adaption of a book so if you do enjoy the film, give the book a read too!

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

Crazy Rich Asians – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Crazy Rich Asians – 2018

Crazy Rich Asians

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother. (Adapted from Google synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDb: 7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Metacritic: 74%

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 8.9/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Okay, I applaud these guys for such an original concept but I guess I’d have to aim my admiration towards the author of the novel this is original based on. This movie explored a concept many people in the film industry never attempted as many could never relate to the isolation of immigration as expressed so perfectly through Rachel’s Chinese-American perspective.

I would recommend this to anyone who has experienced the lavishes of Singapore or for anyone struggling with the same issues expressed in this film. But then again, I who experienced neither of the above, still enjoyed this movie and have thus ordered the book.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is this is an adaption of a novel which I have heard great things about so if you are interested, give it a read!

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

Ant-man and The Wasp – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Ant-man and The Wasp – 2018

Ant-man and The Wasp

Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.


Ratings:

IMDb: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

Metacritic: 70%

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 8.1/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

okay, I’m not gonna lie, I was not expecting much from this movie. Ant-man’s kinda always been the butt of marvel jokes but hey, they surprised me with this. The film wasn’t too bad.

I would recommend this film for anyone still traumatised by Infinity War and looking for something a little more light.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that if you’re not caught up with the rest of marvel’s films, maybe get on to that before this one. My sister went to see this without seeing the first and she was pretty confused at first… and, well, there are some Infinity War spoilers but let’s not get into that.

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

Three billboards outside ebbing Missouri – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Three billboards outside ebbing Missouri – 2017

Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri

Mildred Hayes, a hard-nosed mother is seeking justice for her murdered daughter. With no arrests after seven months, Mildred puts up three roadside signs to goad Ebbing police chief into action. But the law – and especially Sam Rockwell’s hot-headed deputy – don’t take kindly to the provocation. And the townsfolk are on their side. But Mildred doesn’t care about ruffling a few feathers. In fact, she’s happy to pluck the whole bird. (Adapted from Google synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDb: 8.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Metacritic: 88%

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 8.7/10


Conclusion – personal thoughts and recommendations

I really liked this film (I really thought it would win the Oscar). It’s an original idea which is interpreted quite quirkily and not to mention a very important message of a mother’s love for a child. I would definitely love to see another film with this kind of quirk if given the opportunity.

I would recommend this film to anyone interested in seeing a film that differs from others but can handle a bit of dark humour

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that this film is quite dark and contains mature themes.

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

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!