Now that I’m done with my #RoadtoInfinityWar challenge, it’s time for me to rank the films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe before heading to see Avengers: Infinity War. My rankings looked different prior doing the challenge, sometimes it changes but this list is my current fresh rank. In particular order: — 1. The Avengers (5/5) 2. Guardians of the Galaxy (5/5) 3. Black Panther (5/5) 4. Iron Man (5/5) 5. Thor: Ragnarok (5/5) 6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (5/5) 7. Captain America: Civil War (5/5) 8. Thor (5/5) 9. Ant-Man (5/5) 10. Thor: The Dark World (4.8/5) 11. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (4.6/5) 12. Avengers: Age of Ultron (4.5/5) 13. Captain America: The First Avenger (4.5/5) 14. Spider-Man: Homecoming (4.5/5) 15. Doctor Strange (4.4/5) 16. Iron Man 3 (3.9/5) 17. The Incredible Hulk (3.8/5) 18. Iron Man 2 (3.2/5)
Traffik = (3.7/5) — A movie handled well enough to bring the public awareness of human or sex trafficking in its story for the society to know that such things like these really does happen. I’m not expecting anything great from this movie, in fact this is not marketed really well. As a surprise, I really like this film although sometimes it could be a little melodramatic and cliched. It’s a great thriller movie with a vital message with some unexpectedly dimensional story telling. A great lead performance by Paula Patton, which I also liked her from Mission Impossible 4 and Warcraft. Omar Epps was also okay but the rest of the characters are just not great. Despite people hating on this film and I understand why they do, I still think this movie is worth the shot. — Starring: Paula Patton, Omar Epps, Laz Alonso & William Fitchtner Director: Deon Taylor Movie watched: April 23, 2018 — Would I recommend? YES
Rampage = (4.4/5) — Rampage is a smashing good time in the theater but a ridiculously dumb monster movie which it’s exactly as advertised that works really fine; the filmmakers surely embraced and recognized its ridiculousness which is the reason why this movie managed to entertain the majority of its audiences including myself. You can never go wrong with The Rock and he is probably the world’s biggest movie star right now; whether the movie fails like Baywatch or being loved like Jumanji, either way The Rock would still bring the studio tons of money. I was caught up from beginning to end, however the dialogues and premise felt flat which it’s not the issue here because like I’ve said this movie is meant to just smash everything by just going in with the flow which I enjoyed it a lot especially the last 30 minutes. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was great and also Naomie Harris. In the end, I left the theater with a big smile on my face wanting to watch the movie again. Not long enough we would wait for another movie starring The Rock which is Skyscraper that opens on July which I really cannot wait. — Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy & Jeffrey Dean Morgan Director: Brad Peyton Movie watched: April 22, 2018 — Would I recommend? YES
I love most of these films in fact I recommend all of these; however, I though they’re overrated. It’s like this certain type of movie lacked something which could’ve fully exceeded my expectations. Some are saying that each of these films are the best in its specific league for example: “This is Nolan’s best movie” or “This is the the best Spider-Man movie yet”.. well for me none of those are true. I gave all these movies positive reviews but I think it’s too much when people say it’s the best of the year. I know hating or loving a movie is subjective but in no particular order, here’s the list: — 1. DUNKIRK - Christopher Nolan is one my favorite directors of all time and all his films are pure art and genius. I love the uniqueness Dunkirk gave us but this is not his best movie, not even top 5. . 2. THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS - This is a good movie. The first half was intensely great but the third act turned me off, still a really good film.. but saying that this is one of the best zombie or horror film ever made? Not really. . 3. GOOD TIME - I like this movie and probably Robert Pattinson’s best performance yet.. but I don’t get the fact why people are ranting that this movie is snubbed by the Oscars. I love the first half of the movie but I didn’t get the “suspense” feeling everyone’s talking about. . 4. IT COMES AT NIGHT - Probably one of the most misleading films of the year. The trailer got everyone interested with the premise like “what is in that red door”? This is a post apocalyptic film, which surprised most of its audiences and hated it. I still like this movie no matter what, it’s just that I needed more from the story. . 5. RAW - This movie is oddly crazy and weird which it works... but seriously? some folks are saying that this is one of the best horror films of the year or decade? I like this movie and I think I’m satisfied with the gore scenes but this movie is nothing special. . 6. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING - I really love this movie and I can watch it over and over again, in fact Tom Holland is now the best Peter Parker for me. But saying that this is the best Spider-Man movie? C’mon.. Spider-Man 1&2 with Tobey Maguire are way better than this.
Movies opening wide this weekend: — I FEEL PRETTY Starring: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams & Emily Ratajkowski Director: Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein Rotten tomatoes: 38% rotten IMDB: 2.2/10. . SUPER TROOPERS 2 Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Rob Lowe & Brian Cox Director: Jay Chandrasekhar Rotten tomatoes: 36% rotten IMDB: 6.4/10. . TRAFFIK Starring: Paula Patton, Omar Epps, & Laz Alonso Director: Deon Taylor Rotten tomatoes: N/A IMDB: N/A — Opening with limited release: N/A — THOUGHTS: I know our minds are set for next week’s Infinity War already but that’s not the reason why nothing is exciting to watch this weekend. I’d probably see I Feel Pretty because I find Amy Schumer funny. Have not seen the first Super Troopers and not watching the sequel. Probably not watching Traffik. — What movie will you watch first and what are you excited to see this weekend? It’s the second half of April and Infinity War is opening next week! Sunmer movies are fast approaching. What are your domestic box office predictions? Comment below and let me know. — My box office predictions: 1. A Quiet Place 2. Rampage 3. I Feel Pretty 4. Ready Player One 5. Super Troopers 2 — My last week's prediction score: 5/5
Our New York vacation was a blast. So much places with movie references, saw Chris Evans and Michael Cera in person, stayed in Marriot Marquis Hotel in Time Square, food trippin all day and night, averaged 22,000 steps a day and a whole lot more. Now I’m back watching movies, tv series, for y’all Nba fans it’s already the playoffs.. and let’s not forget, we have 10 days left before Avengers: Infinity War. #LifeisGood #ThankyouLord #NewYorkCity ❤️🙏🏼💯🗽
Truth or Dare = (2.8/5) — I trusted this movie not just because Jason Blum is producing it but he has proved us by giving us bad to okay kind of trailers and ended up being a great film just like Happy Death Day, Oujia: Origin of Evil, Unfriended and more. I gave Truth or Dare a chance and I have to admit I really like the first half of the movie and as a whole, this movie is enjoyable. I don’t have expecations, not going to be the level of Get Out or A Quiet Place, but this movie ended up still being really bad. That ending was one of the worst endings I’ve seen in recent years. This movie could’ve been better, could’ve been Rated R or could have executed a great PG-13 film... but that third act gave a great impact which destroyed everything. I have no problems with the actors and I thought they’re good. Like I’ve said, I still enjoyed this movie despite the ending being garbage. The concept was fun but could’ve been smarter; probably if James Wan or Mike Flanagan directed this movie it will be great. — Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Viollet Beane, Hayden Szeto & Landon Liboiron Director: Jeff Wadlow Movie watched: April 16, 2018 — Would I recommend? NO
Movies opening wide this weekend: — RAMPAGE Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman & Jeffrey Dean Morgan Director: Brad Peyton Rotten tomatoes: 51% rotten IMDB: 6.5/10. . SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO Starring: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter & Gerard Depardieu Director: Richard Lanni Rotten tomatoes: 87% fresh IMDB: 7.2/10. . TRUTH OR DARE Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey & Violett Beane Director: Jeff Wadlow Rotten tomatoes: 15% rotten IMDB: 4.4/10. . . Expanding wide this week: . ISLE OF DOGS Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray & Jeff Goldblum Director: Wes Anderson Rotten tomatoes: 91% certified fresh IMDB: 8.2/10 — Opening with limited release: Beirut, Borg vs. McEnroe & The Rider — THOUGHTS: I would love to see Rampage but not really excited for it. The trailer for Truth or Dare is just getting bad, but I’d still see it. Sgt. Stubby looks interesting and cute so I’d probably see it too. Isle of Dogs is expanding this week and I can’t wait. — What movie will you watch first and what are you excited to see this weekend? It’s the second week of April and Infinity War is fast approaching! What haven’t you seen yet from films that opened in March? What are your domestic box office predictions? Comment below and let me know. — My box office predictions: 1. Rampage 2. A Quiet Place 3. Truth or Dare 4. Ready Player One 5. Blockers — My last week's prediction score: 3/5
Since today is the release date of The Greatest Showman’s blu-ray, I’ve thought of ranking its soundtrack from my most favorite to my least. I love every single song from this film, even my least favorite is wonderful.. and yes I’m still listening to the soundtrack since December. In particular order: — 1. THE GREATEST SHOW - Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron & Zendaya 2. A MILLION DREAMS - Ziv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman & Michelle Williams 3. REWRITE THE STARS - Zac Efron & Zendaya 4. THIS IS ME - Keala Settle 5. FROM NOW ON - Hugh Jackman 6. THE OTHER SIDE - Hugh Jackman & Zac Efron 7. NEVER ENOUGH - Rebecca Ferguson but voice by Loren Allred 8. COME ALIVE - Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Daniel Everidge, Zendaya 9. TIGHTROPE - Michelle Williams — What is your favorite song from the soundtrack? Comment below.
Spider-Man: Homecoming: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = (4.5/5) — A great coming-of-age Spider-Man installment which focused on Peter Parker balancing and weighing his duties & responsibilities for school and being Spider-Man. There is so much to love about this film as Tom Holland portrayed the role so perfectly, thus being the best Peter Parker for me yet. Tobey Maguire is still the Spider-Man in my heart, but Tom Holland is the best portraying it. I am not completely satisfied with this movie, hence I thought it’s overrated because I still don’t get why people think that this is the best Spider-Man yet.. I understand that liking or hating a movie is subjective, but this isn’t really the best Spider-Man film. It’s like I wanted more from this film and it lacked the action sequences that I expected. I also don’t like Tony Stark and Happy Hogan being on the side with Peter Parker all the time; I understand that he needed guidance but I just miss the old Spider-Man films. And again, I thought this movie is overrated but despite those, I still love Spider-Man: Homecoming overall. Michael Keaton as Vulture was great; gotta be one of the best villains in the MCU. Ned is my favorite character in this movie, he is filled with so much humor and such a great sidekick for Peter Parker. I can’t wait what’s in store for Tom Holland as Spider-Man for the next MCU films. #RoadtoInfinityWar. — Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya & Robert Downey Jr. Director: Jon Watts Villain: Adrian Toomes / Vulture (Michael Keaton) Rotten tomatoes: 92% certified fresh Worldwide box office: $880.2 million
A Quiet Place = (5/5) — I don’t mind if people say that A Quiet Place is one of the best horror films ever made even if it’s fresh, thus I could probably agree with them. I just can’t believe what I saw, from beginning to end this movie will take you to the edge of your seat, nail biting isn’t rare, heart pounding sequences and damn that is how you render a perfect horror movie. John Krasinski as the director, screenwriter, producer, actor is a genius, what he did with this film is spectacular which I won’t be surprised if this movie gets an oscar nod by the end of the year. Emily Blunt is a magnificent actress and I’m really a big fan of her. I’m blown away by the kids’ performances, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds. I find this film really smart like every scene is literally a brilliant piece of art; sometimes I just can’t express how great this movie was. The cinematography, sound mixing, score and even the computer generated monsters were all great. This movie is terrifying and it’s funny that even the smallest piece of object on earth could be heard when dropped on the floor during the movie, that’s how unique this movie and I don’t usually use this word but this one is definitely a masterpiece. This film shouldn’t be missed on theaters, everyone should see this movie and again.. kudos to John Krasinksi and the whole crew for this absolutely great movie. — Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe & Millicent Simmonds Director: John Krasinski Movie watched: April 7, 2018 — Would I recommend? YES
Sherlock Gnomes = (1.4/5) — “Great, we’re getting a sequel for this franchise. I can’t wait”.. said no one ever. I liked Gnomeo and Juliet but that doesn’t need a sequel. From the title itself, “Sherlock Gnomes”, to the trailers and posters just made me cringe big time. I had to sit through this since I’ve seen the first one, it’s kind of a requirement for myself even though I know it looks terrible. Sherlock Gnomes was built on a weak idea that can never really justify the effort; it does not have the wit and charm that probably even kids won’t enjoy. It’s weird that almost 90% of the scenes in the trailer aren’t in the movie, I don’t get why they do that? Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes wasn’t even special, in fact I liked Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character as Gnome Watson in the movie. This movie made my eyes roll a billion times because it’s just trying too hard and the jokes were badly awful. Although this film gave us quite of an adventure, Sherlock Gnomes isn’t just enough to save the day. — Starring: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige & Johnny Depp Director: John Stevenson Movie watched: April 7, 2018 — Would I recommend? NO
Blockers = (4.8/5) — A surprisingly, well-made film built on talent from all involved; done just right with genuinely depth feelings and a whole lot of crazy laughs. The great thing about Blockers is that it’s written, directed, and acted with a lot of heart and truth. I thought it was trying hard the first time I saw the trailer, early words of mouth came in then I saw it, and it’s now one of the best comedy films in recent years.. and I meant that. I haven’t laughed like that in theaters where I’m drowning with tears because of laughing too hard and stomping my feet since 22 Jump Street; there have been comedies in between which I also really love and laughed but not the level Blockers and 22 Jump Street gave me. John Cena was great and I’m glad he’s getting better as he is taking his talent to the next level. Leslie Mann’s role is always the charming, funny mother which always works. Ike Barinholtz is the dude you’d see everywhere but can’t tell what his name is; I didn’t like him in his previous films but he stole the show and he was fucking hilarious in the movie. I’m impressed how the girls’ chemistry felt real and it’s amazing. Blockers was such a good time in the cinema, because besides the crazy shit going around, this movie is full of heart which adds the reason why it’s definitely worth seeing. — Starring: John Cena, Leslie Mann & Ike Barinholtz Director: Kay Cannon Movie watched: April 5, 2018 — Would I recommend? YES
Movies opening wide this weekend: — A QUIET PLACE Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski & Noah Jupe Director: John Krasinski Rotten tomatoes: 95% certified fresh IMDB: 8.1/10. . BLOCKERS Starring: Leslie Mann, John Cena & Ike Barinholtz Director: Kay Cannon Rotten tomatoes: 82% certified fresh IMDB: 6.6/10. . CHAPPAQUIDDICK Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms & Bruce Dern Director: John Curran Rotten tomatoes: 80% certified fresh IMDB: 6.9/10. . THE MIRACLE SEASON Starring: Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Erin Moriarty & Danika Yarosh Director: Sean McNamara Rotten tomatoes: 44% rotten IMDB: 6.2/10 — Opening with limited release: Lean on Pete, Pandas & You Were Never Really Here — THOUGHTS: I definitely can’t wait to see A Quiet Place, it has been really great with reviews so far. As well as Blockers, surprisingly with great reviews so I can’t wait to see it. I would love to see Chappaquiddick because the premise looks interesting. I have no plans on watching The Miracle Season. — What movie will you watch first and what are you excited to see this weekend? It’s the first week of April and Infinity War is fast approaching! What haven’t you seen yet from films that opened in March? What are your domestic box office predictions? Comment below and let me know. — My box office predictions: 1. A Quiet Place 2. Ready Player One 3. Blockers 4. Acrimony 5. Black Panther — My last week's prediction score: 2/5
This is my list of films from 2017 that are disappointing. I liked most of these films, some are enjoyable and in fact I gave most of these films positive reviews.. but it’s just not quite I’m expecting and ended up being not as great as I want these films to be. In particular order: — 1. KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE - I love the first Kingsman and it’s probably one of the best films of the decade.. but the sequel is a big letdown, that I still quite enjoyed. . 2. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - The trailer looks great, the cast looks fantastic and I love me some murder mystery films.. ends up being a boring, nonsensical movie. I don’t even understand the words they’re saying, definitely a snooze fest. . 3. ATOMIC BLONDE - I love Charlize Theron, the trailer looks badass, David Leitch is directing this which he directed John Wick.. but what a big disappointment. The action sequences were already from the trailers, it’s dreadful and slow and nothing is impressive. . 4. JUSTICE LEAGUE - I really like this film in fact I’ve seen it twice already. However, it’s really a total mess when it comes to the story, CGI’s, the villain and the dialogues. I am not expecting any Marvel-like praises with the film even though Whedon took over the directorial seat. It’s still an enjoyable movie, enjoyable mess I should say. . 5. JIGSAW - A comeback in the Saw franchise and I was absolutely hyped because the Spierig Brothers are directing a Saw installment (which I loved them from Predestination and Daybreakers).. but ended up this film being nothing special, the gore scenes in the movie didn’t give that eerie feeling.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = (4.6/5) — Not as good as its predecessor but Volume 2 is still a fun, thrill ride. This is a film that gets better when you watch it, feels like one of the best MCU films while watching it but it’s not really and apparently it’s forgettable. During my first time watching it, the jokes felt really bad and cringy.. then I’ve seen it three times and I now find the jokes better and great, but still not as hilarious as what the Volume 1 gave us. All performances were great packed with great camaraderie as the guardians of the galaxy. You can’t just take off your smile while Baby Groot is on screen, it’s like you’d hope he never grows up. Kurt Russell as Ego wasn’t bad, I just hated its name but he was fine. I was disappointed with the role for Drax in this film, he wasn’t given that much action but rather we heard his signature laugh a million times and also flirting with Mantis. Rocket wasn’t as funny compared to the first. Gamora and Nebula were still awesome. Peter Quill was remarkable. What really stood out for me in this installment was Yondu, he stole the show and there’s this one scene that I really loved that involves him. Despite some minor flaws, director James Gunn once again did a pretty good job and I’d still love to watch this movie again. I can’t wait to witness the gang in Infinity War and probably for the third Guardians of the Galaxy installment. #RoadtoInfinityWar. — Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker & Kurt Russell Director: James Gunn Villain: Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell) Rotten tomatoes: 83% certified fresh Worldwide box office: $863.8 million