jeudi 9 novembre 2017

Thor: Ragnarok - 8*/10

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neill.

A Bad Moms Christmas - 6*/10

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn and Susan Sarandon.

mardi 31 octobre 2017

Suburbicon — This twisted little tale with delight some and bore others — 8*/10

This is not for everyone. This piece by George Clooney is excellent, but a lot of people might think it weird and too low key. The story is solid, the acting great and the plot gets thicker with each passing moment. Great ending.

Matt Damon, Julianne Moore

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mercredi 25 octobre 2017

The Foreigner — Solid action movie — 6*/10

I have to say that the premise feels weak and forced, with almost any other subject it would have felt better. That being said, the acting is great, the action realistic, the intrigue interesting and the tension solid.

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

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mardi 17 octobre 2017

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women — A compelling romance — 8*/10

It's simply told, but the story itself is anything but, even today. It presents kinky and non-monogamous relationships for the whole world to see and, more importantly, to understand. It doesn't go in depth, but it definitely is compelling. It doesn't contain any action, but it doesn't have any flaws either. A quiet strong romance. A solid biography.

Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote.

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jeudi 12 octobre 2017

Blade Runner 2049 — It's simply mind-blowing, see it — 10*/10

I don't understand how critics can give it a bad review. Unless you don't like long movies or anything to do with sci-fi, you have to at least be entertained.

In this master piece by Denis Villeneuve, produced by Ridley Scott, mood is everything. Yes, there are long scenes where few things happen, but so what, it's delicious if you stop to enjoy it.

It's close to perfection. Just see it. In IMAX, because the sound and the visual are spectacular. Avoid 3D.

Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Ana de Armas and Jared Leto.

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American Made — Excellent and very entertaining biographical movie — 9*/10

Superb photography, great development, perfect acting and extremely interesting story with a solidly made ending. It's crazy, without much violence or any bloodbath. Most people will love it.

Tom Cruise.

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie — Good but disappointing — 6*/10

To my taste, it contains too many real elements, or I should say some elements from the real world are too present onscreen. I think it breaks the mood. Plus, there are too many long speeches.

That being said, I think it's funny and entertaining.

Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen and Michael Peña.

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lundi 9 octobre 2017

Potiche — Une belle comédie qui nous pousse à l'égalitarisme — 8*/10

Drôle, très bien pensé, légèrement intellectuel, c'est une belle pièce qui nous mène à penser à la place des femmes dans notre société patriarcale. J'ai adoré.

Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu et Fabrice Luchini.

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jeudi 5 octobre 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle — Good, but not as good as the first one — 7*/10

Although several of the ideas that make this new chapter are good, some aren't and the novelty has worn off. The first one (read my review here) was a little bit more fleshed out and surprising. This one is just flashy. Still, it's good entertainment.

Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Elton John and Jeff Bridges.

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mardi 26 septembre 2017

It — Very interesting story and technically solid horror flick — 8*/10

This is the kind of horror movie I like. It doesn’t scare the shit out of you, it's not gory, it's super interesting with lots of nice details, you can't tell who's going to die when, with a few exceptions, you have a strong female member of the group, and a bunch of kids who give a solid cohesive performance.

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mardi 19 septembre 2017

American Assassin — A great mix of super spy and real spy movie genres — 7*/10

It has the decisions and complications of a real spy thriller with the action and lone hero specs of a super spy flick. It does come with a few noticeable flaws, but it's still a very entertaining result.

Michael Keaton and Sanaa Lathan.

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mardi 12 septembre 2017

Despicable Me 3 — Pretty funny, better than the second one — 7*/10

Funny, hilarious at time, with lots of great details and many throwbacks to the 80s, it's definitely a better sequel to the original (read my review here) than the second one. If you like that universe, it's a no-brainer.

Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig.

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mardi 5 septembre 2017

Wind River — A powerful drama with a very interesting investigation — 10*/10

This movie won't leave anybody indifferent. Touching, sometimes in a harsh way with a reality that needs to be put to light. Surprising, shocking, and with unusual script decisions.

A must.

Elizabeth Olsen, Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Graham Greene and Jon Bernthal.

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mardi 29 août 2017

Logan Lucky — Great entertainment for those looking for an easy one — 8*/10

It might not be a masterpiece, but Steven Soderbergh created something almost perfect. It lacks the punch, visceral, mental or visual to attract the crowds, but I couldn't find anything wrong with it. Great acting and a very interesting story with a bit of intrigue make for sweet entertainment anyone can enjoy.

Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes and Seth MacFarlane.

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mardi 22 août 2017

The Hitman's Bodyguard — Beyond your average action comedy flick — 8*/10

Excellent entertainment, to say the least. It's funny, full of action and, surprisingly, even a few soulful moments. Solid acting and a nice, if simple, scenario makes this an easy choice for anyone.

Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung and Salma Hayek.

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mardi 15 août 2017

The Dark Tower — A very entertaining mix of sci-fi and fantasy — 7*/10

I liked it. It's not great, it feels like it didn't fulfill its potential, but it has many things that are interesting. The background ideas, the worlds themselves and the characters are captivating. The story is nice if simple. The action is well done, the special effects solid, and there are a few bold choices not to be dismissed.

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

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mardi 8 août 2017

Dunkirk — A tense film you should definitely see on the big screen — 9*/10

As war movies go, there isn't all that much fighting and almost no blood, but you'd need a chainsaw to cut the tension. It's perfection on many levels, if that's the style you're looking for.

Incredibly well done by Christopher Nolan, but he has no idea how movies are going to live in the future. Those who have a great visual will continue to draw people to the cinema, but the rest will be streamed.

As a side note, IMAX or 70mm formats are probably worth the investment.

Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

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mercredi 2 août 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — Astoundingly beautiful and exciting sci-fi — 10*/10

I'll only denounce the "love is stronger than everything" and monogamy ideas. Beyond that it's perfect. Amazing intrigue, action, story... It's just mind-blowing. One of the best 3D I've ever seen, but not necessary. A masterpiece by Luc Besson.

Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer and John Goodman.

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mardi 1 août 2017

Atomic Blonde — Be ready for a great spy action film — 10*/10

Great selection of 80s music, sometimes remixed. The best of the 80s fashion without any of its faux pas. Compact realistic (to a point) action. Amazingly entertaining and captivating story with only a few predictable elements, but themselves often twisted.

Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, John Goodman and Eddie Marsan.

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dimanche 30 juillet 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes — A solid post apocalypse movie — 7*/10

For a flick with "War" in its title, there isn't much of it or action for that matter. However, like its two predecessors, in this reboot there is a strong sense of finality to it, strong emotional perspectives, as well as dirty, raw animosity, so you could say this is a proud continuation in the name of this franchise and I would agree.

The only thing I didn't like is that they introduced a comic relief element that clashes too strongly with this film and the two previous. Beyond that, great acting, solid special effects and powerful camera shots will entertain you without any issue.

Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer.

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mercredi 19 juillet 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming — A solid reboot of the franchise — 8*/10

The whole Happy-Stark-Parker thing is a bit annoying. The story is pretty involved with lots of stuff happening, but low-key for a superhero flick, at least we didn't go through the origin once more. Good action and special effects if, again, low-key. Overall, nice feeling to it and solid entertainment, one of the good Spider-Man. Watch out for those scenes during the end credits and after.

At first, I wasn't happy about the choice of actor for Spidey when I found out in the Avengers, but now I think he's great, perfect even. The perfect balance of humble, witty and courageous. Loved the choice of aunt May. Nice change there.

One very bad thing, though: no spider sense at all!

Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.,

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mardi 11 juillet 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight — On the level with the rest — 6*/10

If you want to see the Transformers, you'll be served. Michael Bay kept it on the level. However, I don't like it when the rewrite "history" and make it all about the Transformers. It's even worst when they rewrite the movie history. That being said, it's fun and entertaining.

Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci and John Turturro.

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Baby Driver — Solid car action flick — 8*/10

It's a movie for car chase lovers. Great tempo, tight action, well built nicely acted characters (if simple), good visuals, delicious dialogs, and very interesting story (if not complex).

Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Lily James, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx.

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mardi 27 juin 2017

Cars 3 — Get your Pixar fix with this fun animation — 6*/10

Good solid entertainment. Overall, touching, plus, even though the story was in a way very easy and safe for the creators, it still had a few surprises and many great details. Not the equal of the first one, but pretty interesting.

Owen Wilson, Chris Cooper and Nathan Fillion.

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The Mummy — Good fantasy with nice action — 6*/10

Very interesting ideas, but with a bad start and a number of weaknesses in the last third of the movie. Mostly, though, it is nicely entertaining and interesting. Funny, but too serious to really connect with the original precursor series (read my review of the first chapter here).

Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella.

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Wonder Woman — An inspiring super hero action flick for all — 8*/10

Amazing visuals, action and special effects. The story is very interesting even if it's not very complex. The part about rewriting Greek mythology is annoying, the bad guy is weak at best and they could have given her one of the more dressed-up version of her costume, but the rest, including the acting, is great.

Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen.

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dimanche 18 juin 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — Entertaining if nothing else — 6*/10

The 5th chapter. Atrocious intro and epilogue. The rest of the story is pretty good even though there are a number of easy or flawed things. Entertaining and with some good special effects. Beware, post credit scene.

Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.

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