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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