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‘The Gray Man’ Is Just Another Disappointing Netflix Movie

Netflix continues to try to make very good original movies on their streaming platforms and this film had all the recipes for success. It was directed by the Russo Brothers. Yeah, those guys who brought Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame to life. The writers were Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the same writers who also brought Infinity War and Endgame to the big screen in resounding fashion while also writing one of the best political action thrillers ever made, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And it starred Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, two actors who have had their fair share of successful movies and memorable performances.

So how did something that seemed so perfect go so wrong? Honestly, I’m not quite sure.

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‘The Adam Project’ Is Sweet but Ultimately Pretty Mediocre

Ryan Reynold’s latest film, an emotional sci-fi flick about reconciling with your past self (literally) just dropped on Netflix yesterday and I decided to check it out.

Reconnecting with Shawn Levy, the director who helped bring the surprisingly good film Free Guy to life, The Adam Project is a film that starts off pretty good for the first forty minutes and then divebombs from there.

The story, on the emotional side of things, is well-written and made my eyes wet on a couple of occasions. However, there’s another side to the story and that’s the meat of this film’s problem.

Remember, this is a sci-fi flick and that means there’s time travel. Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds) ends up traveling back in time to save his wife Laura (Zoe Saldana) but ends up running into his twelve-year-old self (Walker Scobell) instead. What then transpires is a save-the-world sort of adventure but the actual plot is so confusing I gave up trying to figure out what was happening along the way.

The Adam Project is a typical Netflix matinee film. They get an A-list star to make you want to watch the movie and then that movie turns out to be just…okay.

I’ll give The Adam Project 83 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars. It’s not a bad movie. It’s just a mediocre one.

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My Review of ‘Red Notice’

Every movie Dwayne Johnson touches gets a surprising amount of attention and Red Notice is another one of those films. The movie would go on to have the most opening-day views for any film in Netflix history. Think about that.

So of course, having Netflix, I decided to watch it and yeah, it’s okay. This is not a movie that’s trying to be good. In fact, it embraces its ridiculousness all the way, resulting in a silly action-comedy that takes it A-list trio and uses them for what they’re good at.

Dwayne is basically Hobbs from Hobbs and Shaw, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool, and Gal Gadot is a sassier Wonder Woman. They work well together because they’re professional but you can definitely feel the bad script…a lot.

All in all, Red Notice is nothing special but it’s a decent matinee. I’m going to give the movie 75 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars.

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‘The Harder They Fall’ Isn’t Anything Special but It Is a Refreshing Change of Pace

I’m one of those African-American young women who love Westerns. In fact, I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid. Gunsmoke is one of my favorite shows of all time alongside Avatar: The Last Airbender and Sherlock and if I find a Western film I’m watching it because I absolutely love this genre.

Of course, I haven’t seen all of the great Westerns, but I’m finding more every year and it is a rewarding experience.

Now Netflix has given me something I always wanted to see but was never given; a Western starring Black cowboys. When I saw the trailer for The Harder They Fall I knew for a fact I was going to watch it. And when it dropped yesterday on Netflix I sat down with my sister, who’s also a Western fan, and we watched the two-hour and ten-minute film.

Netflix Western Movie 'The Harder They Fall': Coming to Netflix in November  2021 - What's on Netflix

First off, The Harder They Fall is not an instant classic; it’s a mediocre Netflix cowboy flick whose shining brilliance is assembling a Black cast that brought flavor to a story that was very bland. Regina King was the undoubted MVP of the film. She imbued every scene with a sense of power that had me whooping and cheering for her, reminding us why she’s the only actor in the cast who has an Oscar.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Okja’: Bong-Joon Ho Does It Again!

Before yesterday I had seen two Bong-Joon Ho movies (Parasite and Snowpiercer) both of which were really amazing and well-written. So yesterday I watched another film of his; the critically-acclaimed Netflix film Okja.

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Okja is not a typical movie. It’s the story of a young Korean girl and her genetically mutated pig. I’ll leave the details of the film there because the story is so good and full of twists and turns that I’d like to keep a lot of the film under wraps in case you may want to watch it yourself.

What I will mention about the movie is its stellar cast. I’m talking Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Giancarlo Esposito. I have not seen a bad movie with these four actors (well, I saw one bad movie with Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia) and once again Okja was amazing.

Bong-Joon Ho is the type of filmmaker that I would want to be if I decided to make movies because he just doesn’t care. He writes and directs the movies he wants to make and each of his films seem to have a resounding message against society and taking a retrospective look at our worst selves.

I am so happy he finally won an Oscar because this man is too brilliant not to have had one already and Okja is just another proof of that.

This movie made me laugh, it made me gasp, and yes, it made me cry. Okja can be light and airy but it can also be very, very dark. If you’re not into movies with darker subject material this movie may not be for you because it can get really upsetting after a while.

I’m giving Okja 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars. It was a freaking perfect film!

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

‘Okja’: Bong-Joon Ho Does It Again!

Before yesterday I had seen two Bong-Joon Ho movies (Parasite and Snowpiercer) both of which were really amazing and well-written. So yesterday I watched another film of his; the critically-acclaimed Netflix film Okja.

Image result for okja

Okja is not a typical movie. It’s the story of a young Korean girl and her genetically mutated pig. I’ll leave the details of the film there because the story is so good and full of twists and turns that I’d like to keep a lot of the film under wraps in case you may want to watch it yourself.

What I will mention about the movie is its stellar cast. I’m talking Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Giancarlo Esposito. I have not seen a bad movie with these four actors (well, I saw one bad movie with Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia) and once again Okja was amazing.

Bong-Joon Ho is the type of filmmaker that I would want to be if I decided to make movies because he just doesn’t care. He writes and directs the movies he wants to make and each of his films seem to have a resounding message against society and taking a retrospective look at our worst selves.

I am so happy he finally won an Oscar because this man is too brilliant not to have had one already and Okja is just another proof of that.

This movie made me laugh, it made me gasp, and yes, it made me cry. Okja can be light and airy but it can also be very, very dark. If you’re not into movies with darker subject material this movie may not be for you because it can get really upsetting after a while.

I’m giving Okja 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars. It was a freaking perfect film!

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