Have You Seen ‘The Upside’?

If you like comedies and you like sappy feel-good movies this is one to watch. I’m telling you, three years ago my family and I saw the commercials. We knew it had the potential to be a really great film. Because I don’t want to share too much of the story here’s the film’s synopsis. (By the way, it’s based on a true story.)

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

Sure enough, last night on a beautiful Saturday evening, we got the chance to finally watch it. And yeah, we were in tears throughout the movie.

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, two naturally funny guys, had remarkable chemistry in this movie that was unexpected but totally worked at the same time. You almost get the feeling that they really did have a whole heck of a lot of fun making this movie and it shows.

The writing is phenomenal, straying from being too cliche or slapstick and staying on the more serious and emotionally impactful side of things.

I have to say, this is another must-watch. Once again, I’m straying from details because the movie will really surprise in a whole lot of ways. And yeah, the film’s pretty predictable at times, but it’s a good kind of predictable.

Forget Green Book. This is the type of feelgood movie that’s worth watching.

I’m giving this movie a solid 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It moved me and is undoubtedly the best Kevin Hart film I’ve seen.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

A Movie Ranking: Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is one of those actors whose movies I actually tend to enjoy. I haven’t watched a movie with him yet that I didn’t like to a certain extent and that’s why I thought it would be fun to have him be the actor listed for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Here are the films I’ve seen with him and my ranking in those movies.

5. Transformers: The Last Knight

Mark Wahlberg, Erik Aadahl, Peter Cullen, Josh Duhamel, Tony Hale, Barbara Eve Harris, Stephen Hogan, John Burke, and Isabela Merced in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

I saw Transformers: Age of Extinction. I’m one of the people who actually really enjoyed the film. The Last Knight, not so much. The third act has some of those tinges of epicness Age of Extinction seemed to contain in abundance but overall, I’ve only been able to watch the film twice, and barely…at that. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Mark Wahlberg

The Stormtroopers: Part 23

FN-3043 hurriedly walked down a corridor, his heart beating quickly in his chest. He felt uncomfortable. He was dressed in a high-collared black shirt, black pants, and boots. These were clothes unworthy of a simple stormtrooper. But he didn’t have time to mind his attire or whether he’d get in trouble. He just wanted to see if the droid was telling him the truth. That his friends were truly still alive.

He reached the door of the stormtroopers’ dormitory and suddenly stopped.

What if the droid had been wrong? What if it had misidentified the wrong people as his friends?

The door suddenly slid open as a pair of chatting stormtroopers exited the dormitory. They didn’t give him so much as a glance. With a deep breath, he entered the area.

His eyes scanned the room; a large space with white walls and polished grey floors.

Plain white chairs were sprawled around the lounge room where troopers sat around unmasked talking jovially amongst each other. Long tables were placed here and there where troopers could be seen sitting quietly and eating.

There was also a small sporting area where there was equipment to stay in shape.

FN-3043 searched every face and couldn’t find FN-2358 and FN-1217 anywhere.

Then, a door opened in the back of the room.

From the door emerged two troopers in their suspected black attire chatting to another happily. When their gazes caught FN-3043’s their eyes widened, as did FN-3043’s.

The droid had been telling the truth.

There were his friends, alive and well.

So, 3043 did the only thing he could do.

He ran to them.