The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

Starring

Sacha Baron Cohen – Nobby
Rebel Wilson – Dawn Grobham
Mark Strong – Sebastian

The Brothers GimsbySummary

Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, has everything a man from the poor fishing town of Grimsby could want, including nine children and the most attractive girlfriend in the northeast of England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian (Mark Strong), who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6’s deadliest assassin, but he’s just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.

– From Amazon.com

Review

In all honesty, I really disliked this movie for only one reason.

It was absolutely way too inappropriate for what it was. There were bad words flying left right and center, there was sex up the wazoo, there was strange stuff with animals, there were disgusting references all over. I mean half of the gratuitous sexual stuff was completely unnecessary and brought the movie down big time.

I felt like it was a mixture with like Kingsman and some frat-boy kinda movie with a mixture of porn in there.

Like it was completely unnecessary. The movie could have been quite funny if NONE of that stuff was in there and if half of the stuff they used to make the movie funny was just plain rude.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a prude at all and I don’t mind some sexual content in movies as well as language, but this was light really really excessive. Like The Interview, but worse in my opinion.

I don’t really have much to say about this movie except it’s honestly a miss in my opinion and not something that I would recommend watching, unless that kind of really whacky stuff is something you’re into, then go for it.

But if it’s not, please just avoid this movie. And spend 2 hours doing something else or watching some other good movie.

If you’d like to purchase this movie, click here.

Other than that, don’t.

Happy viewing!

 

John Wick (2014)

Starring

Keanu Reeves – John Wick
Michael Nyqvist – Viggo Tarasov
Alfie Allen – Iosef Tarasov
Willem Dafoe – Markus

John Wick movie trailer

Summary

“An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.”

-From Amazon.com

Review

This movie was SO good! And like it may be one of my new favorite movies. It had a fantastic story, great acting, amazing fight sequences and overall was badass as hell.

First off, it was a mafia movie and those movies aren’t terribly popular anymore. If they are they are usually unrealistic and all hollywoodized. And while this was of course like that, there was a lot to it which was similar to what happens in mobs in real life with the whole you can never get out and if you ever somehow do get out, if you touch the old life, you will be dragged back in.

I also really liked how in the action sequences, even though John Wick was really good, he would never come out unscathed as he wasn’t perfect and sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes he was shot, something he had the absolute shit beaten out of him, which sucks, but makes the movie a little more realistic. The action sequences were also beyond epic. An example is the scene just below this, but a warning it is very violent.

It was also interesting how the entire movie was about a dog. I won’t say how as it’s an important part of the story, but watch it and you’ll find out.

The cinematography was also amazing as well. The entire movie was done with this blue/green tinge which kind of added an aspect to the movie. So there were no sunny scenes. The only pop of color which you got was red as the mafia was known as the Red Circle. Kinda cool.

Overall I do recommend this movie. It is for 18 and older as it is an R because of the violence and there was a lot of it. Also a lot of heavy swearing. F-words were used left, right and center. Of course it wasn’t stupid placement as what was going on did warrant the words, but still, viewer discretion is advised.

Purchase it here.

Happy watching!

 

Books To Movie…COMING SOON!

Soooo, I’m clearly behind everything because I only just found out about the new BFG movie coming out soon.

I’m definitely going to be seeing this because I remember reading the book as a child. It wasn’t my favorite book, not by a long shot, but I did enjoy it. And the trailer looks quite good, I have to say. Even if it does look a little…hollywoodized. It is a Spielberg movie so of course it will have to be big.

But what do you think about the trailer? Do you remember the movie and will you be checking it out?

I’m not setting my hopes too high yet, but I’m hoping it will do the book justice.

In addition to this there is an Inferno movie coming out. That one I’m REALLY excited for as I loved that book! The book was exciting and similar to other Dan Brown books but the message throughout this one was kind of shocking and eye opening. So I do recommend reading the book. It wasn’t a terribly difficult read but it brings up some interesting concepts.

This is another book to movie I’ll be checking out as well! This summer will be awesome movie wise.

Fun Friday

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Just a fun little video I made for the Ultimate Star Wars Book!

It has information on characters, creatures, locations, technology, vehicles and more! It even has a forward by Anthony Daniels, or better known as C-3PO. Written by Patricia Barr, Adam Brag, Daniel Wallace and Ryder Windham.

I apologize if the video is blocked in certain countries. It is due to the soundtrack. If I get too many complaints that it is not viewable then I’ll re-upload it with a new non-star wars sound track. (Comment thoughts!)

Update May 21: Video has been re-uploaded and edited so it should be viewable in every country!

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Written in 1947 and published in 1952 by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas this powerful poem has made numerous appearances in films, television and video games.  “The Bourne Ultimatum”,” Independence Day” and “Doctor Who” are just some of the many places you can find lines of this poem used. The 2014 film “Interstellar” uses the poem to dramatic and powerful effect with its appearance as a backdrop to one of the scenes, heightening the emotional intensity. So powerful was its presence that the internet lit up with viewers wanting to know ‘what’s that poem’?  So, you think you don’t like poetry?

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

What Order Do I Read The Star Wars Books?

What Order you ask?

Well Order 66. Or the First Order…

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Too soon?….Sorry. (Yes, that was a Star Wars joke – or a lame attempt at one).

Anyway, with all of these movies coming out and all of these new books and graphic novels, the question is which one do you read first? Especially with all these side universes and such, it can get so confusing. But thankfully BookRiot came up with the list of where the books fit in with the movies and with the other books.

It’s genuinely quite useful, especially if you’re looking for it to all make sense.

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