If you’re a Blaine fan like me, you were most likely disappointed with the direction the writers took in late season 2. David Anders is well known for playing the lovable bad guy as Julian Sark in Alias and Dr. Whale/Victor Frankenstein in Once Upon a Time. For me, my introduction to Anders was from iZombie and Blaine quickly became my favorite character in the show.
No, this is not a Throwback Thursday, although the film (or films) I’m writing about are not current. At times, it takes me a while to watch movies or shows, and I am not the biggest fan of horror. Which, is the reason for not having watched any of the three Purge movies. The concept, from trailers; was not something that appealed to me. Not until recently and now, I’ve seen all three. Let’s begin a thought analysis, shall we?
If you loved Get Out (how could you not?), you’ll want to watch some of Daniel Kaluuya’s past work. The twenty-seven English actor is just starting his career, but he’s been involved in some big named projects already. He’s been in the well-known series Skins and Black Mirror and I can imagine that Get Out is going to catapult him into being a household name; especially since he also will be in the highly anticipated upcoming Black Panther movie.
My introduction to Kaluuya was in the 2015 film Sicario. The drama stars Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt, and Josh Brolin. Emily Blunt plays an FBI agent who gets recruited to join the CIA on a mission to take down a well-known drug cartel leader. Kaluuya plays her partner/only friend/mother figure.
The Walking Dead and The Punisher star Jon Bernthal is known for playing badass characters. From Shane Walsh, to Frank Castle and his roles in other films such as Fury and The Accountant, Bernthal usually is the guy with the less than reputable morals. Yesterday, the trailer for his latest project Pilgrimage dropped and Bernthal has gone Medieval.
This review is a little late, but that might be a good thing. Hopefully, everyone has watched season three’s second episode and this won’t ruin too much for anyone. Even though the threat of human findings out about zombies loomed over the episode, the past week returned to the “brain of the week” format we all know and love. Tragically, the brains were those of a father and teenaged daughter. Fortunately for us, Liv and Major eating said brains were hilarious.
Not everyone can see a movie or TV show when it first releases. Sometimes, it takes years before you get around to watching something. There could be unknown, Indie films you had no idea originally existed. That’s where Throwback Thursday comes in. This week’s post is about the 2016 Jason Lew film The Free World.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Kong: Skull Island premiered. Almost everyone knows the story of King Kong – it’s about as well known as Godzilla. And after the 2005 remake (featuring Adrian Brody and Jack Black), I wondered if we really needed another redo.
Kong: Skull Island had a great cast. It was a small Marvel Cinematic Universe reunion with Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). On top of that, the film featured a diverse cast that all showcased their own stories and importance in the film.
Taking place in the 1970s rather than the 1930s, Skull Island showcases a world still fresh after the Vietnam War. We see how each character feels about the conflict and how that affects them in their journey to the dangerous island.
What was refreshing about Kong: Skull Island, was that unlike the past films, the cast never left the island. Rather than taking Kong back to the States to exploit him, the characters stayed on his turf and in many ways, became reliant on him. I don’t want to spoil too much, in case there are those who have not seen it yet. I would give it four out of five stars, just for being a fun experience at the movies. And that ending will make you happy cry.
According to Box Office Mojo, Kong: Skull Island has grossed over $139 million domestically.