jeudi 30 mars 2017

Power Rangers — It's only a teen sci-fi action flick, no more — 5*/10

I guess I was expecting too much and was disappointed. The reboot is not bad considering the comics weren't very good to start with. Nice action, nice ideas, just a bit overly simple.

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mardi 28 mars 2017

CHIPS — A very entertaining action comedy worth seeing — 6*/10

It doesn't take itself seriously and only has minimal resemblance to the TV series. The injected silliness is priceless and makes it a good flick to have some brainless down time.

Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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Wilson — The wacky edge of this flick hides some cutting emotional depth — 7*/10

It's all about being satisfied, turning the page, moving on. It let's us think about our lives through his. It's his life and his shortcomings. It's simple, slow, unusual, silly, wacky, funny, but, weirdly, emotionally stark in many ways.

Judy Greer, Laura Dern and Cheryl Hines.

Woody Harrelson shows great range with this role.

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The Sense of an Ending — A quiet little drama that sums up our lives — 7*/10

Our history is a story we tell ourselves, and this movie really makes us see it. There are a few annoying things, but overall, it's well made. Slow and entertaining.

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mardi 21 mars 2017

Before I Fall — This little flick is slick and has a lot of heart — 7*/10

The societal slice is just too high and the settings too slick, but it's very interesting and the just of it at the right place. Even if it's not really anything new, it's really nice to watch and let go.

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mercredi 15 mars 2017

Kong: Skull Island — An amazing sci-fi full of spectacular action and great special effects — 9*/10

It blew my mind. I wasn't expecting much and I got a plateful of fun. Great intro and amazing fight scenes. Even though the story is rather simple, it is extremely well told. I might not have liked the evil monster, but the other ones were great. Nice imagination there.

Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and John Goodman.

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mardi 14 mars 2017

Table 19 — Easy to watch and enjoy comedy — 7*/10

It's a low-key kind of funny semi romantic flick. Well acted and with a few surprises even if it seems like it's playing an old tune. Last two scenes of the epilogue are very funny.

Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow and Craig Robinson.

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mercredi 8 mars 2017

Logan — Very disappointed because it had so much potential — 6*/10

The acting is good as far as Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are concerned, since there were given solid parts. The other characters are much weaker and it's difficult to give a respectable performance with low grade roles.

It's too bad, because there are a few concept ideas that were pretty interesting. Unfortunately, there was no substance behind it all. Just easy stuff, except for a few things that did show a little bit of guts.

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