What’s on the big screen this summer 2019 ?

Hey there movie fans,

I am looking forward to this summers movies and of course a little sunshine. I am super excited to attend some summer premieres because standing outside in the UK cold weather in winter is just not fun.  So what films are you most excited to see? Check out my line up and comment below let me know if you like my choices.

 

1. “Shaft.”

Release: June 14
Rating: R
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse T. Usher, Richard Roundtree. Shaft

The new Shaft movie is coming, and I am looking forward to this one. The sequel to the 2000 film although the movie has not changed the name Jackson plays a cool detective all originated from the blaxploitation classic of 1971. However, in this new chapter, we have three generations with Jr. I am curious about this and of course I want to see how this cast work together to bring this action to life. Let’s be honest; Jackson is never going to age black don’t crack baby!  Check out the trailer here.

2. “Men In Black: International.”

Release: June 14
Rating:
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson.

MEN IN BLACK

Ok before you say anything I know, they didn’t need to do another, but I am seriously curious. Now, Will Smith is the king of the Men In Black films, and the first one will always be the best one, but for the sake of me not minding my own business I want to know what Chris and Tessa are up to.

I highly doubt this can replicate the Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith tag team, but I want to see Hemsworth and newbie Thompson, a trainee with the Men In Black crew work together to take down these aliens. It kind of feels like she is the female Will Smith, but we’ll see, and I am slightly biased because it’s based in the serene city of London it might be intriguing to see some familiar streets on screen. Will this be as amazing? What do you think? See the trailer here:

3. “The Lion King.”

Release: July 19
Rating:
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver.

The Lion King

Now, this has a lot to live up to because you just can’t beat a classic like  Lion King and if you didn’t cry when you know who died you are dead inside, even dogs cry at this film. (See dog crying on youtube at Lion King movie it’s all too much)

Anyway, the graphics are amazing in this remake, and James Earl Jones’s voice is just magical. I am excited to see this film. I just hope the story lives up to the beautiful classic that is the original. See the trailer here:

 

4. “John Wick: Chapter 3 -Parabellum”

Release: May 17
Rating: R
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Jason Mantzoukas.

John Wick 3

I think I just like Keanu, his name alone is just cool, but also he is a nice guy. Anyone who rides the subway who doesn’t have to must be cute right. The John Wick franchise is back with another, and this time Reeves is bringing the heat. I won’t say too much, but if you fancy watching it, this movie is coming out pretty soon. You can catch up the first two on either Netflix or Amazon or both. Check the trailer here:

 

I’ll be back with some more updates on summer films, and I won’t keep you all waiting so long for the next post.

Love

CICI xoxo

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review  

I wrote about this film back in January 2017 before the trailer or the official release date, so I knew it was coming. As a fan of the original movie, I decided to check it out.

In a nutshell, it wasn’t all that, but it’s not terrible either. However, its kind of what I expected, so I’m ok with that. I knew there was no way they could measure up to the original movie, but the attempt was respectable.

The movie stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. They take a slight twist by going inside of an old computer game rather than the board game from the original. All the adventures occur inside the game, and the A-listers play the teenagers avatars.

The movie felt rushed, and the need to get the big names on screen was very apparent. The audience barely knew the teenagers shown at the start, and the shallow surfaced descriptions of them made it hard to connect with their characters. Everything felt very obvious, and instead of leaving the audience clues everything was available.

For those of you that have seen the original, you’ll know the depth of the story and the details in the characters. The new Jumanji lacked depth and character development. The latest version removed the darker elements to create a light family-friendly feel, but there is nothing fun about being sucked into a game that destroys lives and the ever-present danger never seemed to appear. The spooky thrill was missing, and it didn’t feel like Jumanji.

However, the movie did have humour and a relatively large budget. Jack Black is the star of the film playing a teenaged girl really well, and his acting was excellent. Overall I’d rate the movie a 2.5/5 as nothing can compare to the original or the late great Robin Williams. 

A Special CiCi Thank You!

Hey movie fans and followers,

Thank you for love shown over the past year.

I’ve watched some great movies, enjoyed some fab premieres and met some tremendous superstar people.

With that being said, I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season and are looking forward to the new year.

Remember to be excellent, be thankful, be kind and be you. Don’t spend time on negative vibes but instead, make the most of life and of course enjoy some fantastic movies!

Thank you for the likes, shares, donations and support! 🙂

Wishing you a happy 2018!

Lots of loves and movies

CiCi xoxoxo


Bright Film Review

Will Smith can take on any role and be excellent his likeable personality makes him fun to watch. Unfortunately, this film is very messy and is not Will’s best flick. We are used to seeing him in a cop role it’s not too far out of his acting zone, his performance is generally good, but the movie just isn’t!

Bright displays a combination of characters, Orcs, Elves, Fairies and Humans all existing alongside one another. We meet two police officers, one Human one Orc. They must work together despite their differences, and this idea is excellent, it plays on the notion”we all have our differences, but we can all get along.” The film uses this social commentary to relay diversity, and it uses enough similarities of real-life events to give the audience an understanding of who Orcs and Elves represent in society.

Will Smith says the line “Fairy lives don’t matter today” was in poor taste, what was the purpose of it? The movie wanted you to know who Orcs represent in real life and as Orcs are ugly big beast creatures what is the film indirectly trying to say?

In the opening scene, we are pulled in, and we see creatures living beside humans, the segregation and the conflicts gradually occur, however, the film takes a turn  down a very violent and dark creepy world that creates questions like “what is the point of this film?” The social commentary that they tried to pull off seemed to fade into the background, and there were too many scenes with no real explanation.

With magic and demons being the centre of the film, the storyline just does not develop. The movie felt like a mad version of Men in Black, and it was far too over the top with a strange agenda.

There were many scenes in the film that were not explained, and there wasn’t an apparent reason for why so many random activities were taking place. The audience was forced to endure a film that told the ending very early on, and the whole Bright concept became very predictable.

Noomi Rapace plays the twisted evil character very well although she doesn’t really speak much. The costumes and the makeup are all very believable however the overall storyline flops.

Overall Bright is a buddy cop, a thriller which tried to blend too many genres together.

 

It’s nice to see Will Smith taking the lead and Joel Edgerton being the slightly clumsy Orc cop but the movie is drenched in rituals spells and various other stuff that didn’t feel right. Will Smith has plenty of other films and as hard as this review is to write (Will your still so excellent), but the truth is you are totally better than this movie.

So with that being said, it wasn’t for me, but Director David Ayer is still fresh and the attempt was much appreciated!!!! 

Bright is on Netflix now!

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West of Jordan River Film Review

I had the privilege of attending the screening for the documentary West of Jordan River. Controversial director Amos Gitai makes a return to observe the Israelis and Palestinians since his first 1982 documentary Field Diary. 

Often featured on camera his hard-hitting interviewing style combined with his willingness to gain an understanding from the Palestinians, this documentary is thought-provoking and moving.

The documentary shows a powerful scene with Amos and a young boy who wants to die. He looks about 10 years old and has given up on life. Watching, the audience is saddened by this and find it hard to grasp.

We see a moment of bonding throughout the documentary and conflict. Gitai takes his audience on a  journey, and we are encouraged to pay attention. The large text used as transitions reminded me of newspaper headlines which gave the documentary a nice creative element.

When speaking with Amos he mentioned wanting to show the relationship and the views of the people, to understand the separation and the desire for peace.

Overall this is a decent documentary, but if you are not familiar with the dynamics in Israel, you may struggle to follow.

Rating: 3/5

Amos Gitai
Image is taken from CiciMustSee

 

 

Christmas is coming check out this December film line up

Where has the year gone? Christmas in a month so let me fill you in on what to watch before the year is over.

There are entertaining movies on the horizon this December. I love a good flick, and I’m sure you do too. So let’s check out the trailers for some of my individual picks.

 

  1. Downsizing (2017): Starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Kristen Wiig! The movie is all about saving yourself by making yourself small while experiencing a better life, saving money and living life to the fullest. I don’t think this movie will be fantastic, but if you have some spare time a few friends and some cash, you may just enjoy it. Released nationwide Friday 22nd December 2017.

 

2. Starwars Last Jedi: Another epic stars wars film will be gracing our screens, and I’m ready. Starring the super fresh Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and a whole bunch of superstars. Rey will continue on her journey from The Force Awakens so if you have not seen that then you still have time. Anyway…. Finn, Poe, Luke Skywalker will take you on a ride in this one so check it out  December 15th, 2017

 

3. Bright: Action-thriller directed by David Ayer writer of Training Day looks at two police officers from very different demographics. Will Smith plays Ward, a human, wait, it wouldn’t be a Will Smith movie if the strange creatures were not involved so here you go, Joel Edgerton plays Jakoby an Orc.They alter the future the film gets a little odd, but it does look pretty good. This unlikey pair must work together to destroy the bad guys. This movie will be released on Netflix only so sign up for that free account if you’re not hooked up. Check it out on December 22nd, 2017

 

4. The Greatest ShowMan: I don’t mind a musical number especially around Christmas time. Who knew Hugh Jackman could sing? The Greatest Showman is an musical that celebrates the creation of show business check out the trailer below and if you are really into it, the movie hits the cinema December 20th 2017.

 

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