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‘Bumblebee’ Is SOOOO Cute!

Four years ago Transformers: The Last Knight came out and despite making $600 million it was very clear, the franchise felt dead. Transformers: Age of Extinction had its narrative problems but it was still quite fun to watch wit its various action scenes that were AWESOME (specifically in IMAX.) The Last Knight had some decent action scenes but even that alone couldn’t save this movie, a film that I have barely managed to see twice all the way through.

The very next year, Bumblebee entered theaters during Christmas and the film ultimately saved the franchise.

Bumblebee, starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, could’ve been a disaster! A prequel Transformers movie set in the 80s’? Uh-oh. And yet, screenwriter Christina Hodson delivered a heartfelt origin story of the yellow bug-named Transformer that has warmed my heart all three times that I have seen it.

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A Movie Ranking: Angela Basset

Angela Basset is a beautiful, captivating actress who commands the screen with her presence. Today, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I wanted to highlight an actress and she was the one I chose. Enjoy!

6. Meet the Robinsons

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

I watched this movie as a child and while it isn’t the worst children’s movie I’ve ever seen it’s definitely not the best.

5. Bumblebee

Fred Dryer, Len Cariou, John Ortiz, Megyn Price, Pamela Adlon, Glynn Turman, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Lenny Jacobson, Sachin Bhatt, Hailee Steinfeld, Gracie Dzienny, Tim Martin Gleason, Felicia Stiles, Krystin Goodwin, Isabelle Ellingson, Jason Drucker, Brandon Wardle, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Nick Pilla, and Mika Kubo in Bumblebee (2018)

While this, personally, is not my favorite Transformers movie it’s very cute. Angela Basset does a great job bringing life to the Decepticon Shatter and is one of the better elements of the film.

4. Black Panther

Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Isaach De Bankolé, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Andy Serkis, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya, and Letitia Wright in Black Panther (2018)

Angela Basset plays King T’Challa’s mother, Queen Mother Ramonda, and she exudes power as this Wakandan queen. Her words are full of wisdom and she looks like, if it came down to it, she could defend herself rather efficiently against her foes. I’m interested in what else she can add to the story in the future.

3. Avengers: Endgame

Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Danai Gurira, and Karen Gillan in Avengers: Endgame (2019)

This movie is a masterpiece. No, it’s not the best film in the MCU but it is extraordinary in how it manages to conclude a saga eleven years in the making. I mean, I’ve never been in a movie theater that excited and rowdy in my life. This franchise has impacted the world and deserves every bit of praise it can get.

2. Mission: Impossible-Fallout

Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, and Simon Pegg in Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

This, in my opinion, is the greatest action movie ever made. Filled with jaw-dropping, heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat action sequences, Fallout stands as one of the best films I’ve ever laid eyes on. Angela Basset’s role as CIA deputy director Erika Sloane is actually my favorite role of hers, as she manages to exude such a sternness in all of her scenes in this movie that is downright riveting. I hope she returns in the sequel because I have a feeling she’d only help the film’s story in a big way.

1. Malcolm X

Denzel Washington in Malcolm X (1992)

This is hands down the best biographical film I have ever watched. Denzel Washington should’ve won Best Actor for his stunning portrayal of the iconic civil rights activist, Malcolm X, Spike Lee should’ve at least been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, and this movie should’ve been nominated for Best Picture. It’s one of the greatest movies ever made and a true testament to exceptional moviemaking.

That’s my movie ranking for Angela Basset. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.

‘Bumblebee’ Is a Perfect Family Movie

When I first heard that there was going to be a Bumblebee spinoff movie set in the 80s’ I wasn’t thrilled of the idea. The last Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, was pretty atrocious. So atrocious in fact that I can’t even watch the movie even though I have tried to enjoy it because I loved Age of Extinction so much. So, after how terrible The Last Knight was, I definitely wasn’t ready to see a Transformers movie anytime soon but after hearing that Bumblebee was actually considered a legitimate success I was super excited to see this Transformers spinoff. And it truly deserves all the praise it can get.

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Up until Bumblebee, the Transformers franchise has valued explosions and action over substance and at the end of the day, people want to come away from a film feeling that they’ve watched a good movie rather than two-plus hours of destructive hodgepodge that’ll look cool in IMAX. (I happen to be a fan of awesome eye-popping action but that’s just me.) Bumblebee detracted from that model, however, and focused highly on telling a solid story that came from the heart.

Learning Bumblebee’s origin story was kind of amazing and I enjoyed nearly every second of the film. His relationship with Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) was beautiful and very well-written. The movie took its time to set up event after event and nothing happened that wasn’t expected. The story was easily predictable but in a good way.

I found myself trying to hold back tears on a number of occasions and by the end of the movie I suddenly felt even more interested in Bumblebee. Now I want to watch Age of Extinction for no particular reason other than to see Bumblebee because now I feel I know his character even more and I love it.

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My Reaction to ‘Bumblebee’

I just finished watching Bumblebee and am getting ready to see Aquaman but I figured while I have this break I might as well share with you all my near-live reaction to the film.

Bumblebee is a good movie through and through. Unlike every Transformers movie before the story is clear, concise, and very easy to follow. None of the characters are annoying and the themes are very family friendly which is nice to see, considering that children like the Transformers just as much as adults.

I found the movie to be really fun and cute. There were some truly heartfelt moments that brought a tear (actually tears) to my eyes and when a movie can make me cry that means it’s touched my heart in one capacity or another.

Tomorrow I’ll share my full spoiler-free review and give you my entire verdict on the film but until then, yeah, it’s a solid movie that deserves all the praise. And it is easily the best film in the franchise so far.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. In a few hours, I will share with you my reaction to Aquaman. See you then! 🙂

I’m Going To Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas At the Movies This Year

It’s Christmas Eve folks and that means it’s pretty much going to be an awesome day. Christmas Day, however, is going to be even more special because my family and I are going to have ourselves a movie extravaganza involving ourselves going to see both Bumblebee and Aquaman in the same day and I couldn’t be more excited! *squeal* Ever since I heard the good reviews about both of these movies I’ve been bursting at the seams with anticipation to watch these films and now the time has finally come in the best possible way.

Tomorrow evening I will share with you all my reaction to both movies and then on Wednesday, you will get my full spoiler-free review of both films.

I’m so ready to see these movies and I hope I come away from both of them beaming with happiness, which I probably will if the reviews are anything to go by.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

My Ranking of the September Movie Trailers: from Worst to Best

This month has been jam-packed with trailers for upcoming movies that are set to come out later this year and early next year. So, since there have been so many movie trailers I’m here to rank them for you. Enjoy!

6. Creed

Creed is clearly going to be a good movie, there’s no doubt about that, but I judge a film by how many chills its trailer gives me and this trailer didn’t me give me the goosebumps I would’ve liked.

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