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Will Smith Might Get His First Oscar Tonight!

I can’t believe I’m writing this. I’ve been watching Will Smith for years. In fact, I like nearly all of his movies and yes, there are even some that I love. “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” is even one of my favorite summertime songs. And I think Will Smith is hilarious.

When I heard Smith was going to do a movie about the Williams sisters I thought to myself, “Well, that’s a terrible idea.” And then the movie started premiering at the festivals and was met with immense praise. There was even talk about Smith being a favorite for the Oscar win.

Fast forward to now and tonight may finally be the year that another Black man receives a win for Best Actor. If he doesn’t, the outcry is going to be tremendous. He’s swept all of the awards; Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, the SAGs, even the BAFTAs! It’s his Oscar to lose and I absolutely cannot wait to see this monumental moment this evening.

Who or what movie are you rooting for during tonight’s Oscars? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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I Watched ‘King Richard’ and I Cried a Lot

Serena and Venus Williams are not only some of the greatest athletes of all time but their story is so inspiring. And this movie, King Richard, is the story of how these two African-American girls would be crafted into tennis legends.

The film is as sentimental as it gets, resulting in my uncooperative tears every couple of scenes, literally. Will Smith does an absolutely incredible job morphing into Richard Williams. You can feel him really embracing the role and sinking into his acting chops that he hasn’t been able to use for over a decade.

King Richard movie review & film summary (2021) | Roger Ebert

This film will undoubtedly award him his third Oscar nomination but with Benedict Cumberbatch getting so many rave reviews for his work in The Power of the Dog I don’t know if he will win. Beyond the Oscar talk, this story is actually surprisingly well-crafted. It felt like a real story and even though it could be viewed as cheesy or predictable the emotion really came through.

King Richard will be nominated for Best Picture, or at least it should be, and even though it won’t win I’m relieved to say it’s a good film that will undoubtedly lift your spirits.

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I Finally Watched ‘Independence Day’!

So…there are some classics that I still haven’t seen and Independence Day was one of them.

Now, I have seen bits and pieces of it but because I had no interest in the film when it was on TV I pretty much had no idea what was going on. So yesterday, while searching for something to watch on HBO Max, I decided to finally watch the film and well, I enjoyed it!

I am not going to say the movie wasn’t cheesy because it was but it embraced its cheesiness and found a way to tell a compelling story that had me on the edge of my seat.

I can see why the film made Will Smith a superstar because he did such a great job in the film. I was often blown away by how dire the film was and how many people perished during the movie. I hate to admit it but I even cried when the First Lady died. Yeah, I’m sentimental and that scene was sad.

All in all, I understand why this movie has become iconic and like its title, it surely embraced the spirit of patriotism and bravery. Man I was cheering at the end. What a fun film.

I’ll give it 85 out of 100 and 4 out 5 stars.

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‘I Am Legend’: Will Smith’s Best Science-Fiction Movie

I’ve seen a bunch of Will Smith and nearly all of them have been entertaining to a certain degree. Yesterday, my sister and I were bored and trying to find something to watch and we stumbled upon I Am Legend. In the 2000s’ Will Smith made two movies that sound nearly identical, I, Robot and I Am Legend. At the time I had forgotten about I, Robot so I couldn’t remember if I Am Legend dealt with robots or zombies. Ooh, I was introduced to the plot of the story very quickly.

I Am Legend was surprisingly suspenseful, well-written, well-acted, and kind of amazing. I was sucked into this post-apocalyptic world where Will Smith’s character drives through abandoned streets in New York City hunting deer like as if he was in the forest with his only companion in the world, a beautiful German Shepherd called Samantha.

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This movie could’ve steered into the corny zone real quick but somehow it never moved down that path, and even when there is a plot twist about three-quarters of the way into the film it didn’t heed the movie’s storyline or pacing. It simply added to the plot of the film in a heartening way.

I found myself terrified, riveted, and quite emotional while watching I Am Legend, a film that I am crowning Will Smith as his best science-fiction movie. I know, I know. You’re probably saying to yourself, “Better than Men in Black?” Well, Men in Black is genius and iconic, that’s for sure, but I Am Legend just profoundly touched me in a way that Men in Black hasn’t. In fact, I clapped at the end with tears in my eyes.

It was surprisingly really good and I’m so glad I finally watched it. The only con of the film was the CGI but because the CGI was about the same quality as The Mummy from 1999 I could handle it.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Confirmed My Gut Feeling: It’s Not That Good

I watched Bad Boys for Life the other day and unfortunately, it reaffirmed my gut feeling the first time I watched the trailer. I figured that the film wasn’t going to be that good, that the comedic aspect of the movie would feel wooden and that it was basically taking the action movie route than sticking to the comedy theme. Sure enough, as I sat with my family and forced myself to stay awake and watch the too-long two-hour and four-minute movie, it was everything that I expected, and I mean that in a bad way.

Yes, there is a legitimately shocking plot twist about three-fourths into the film that does make the story more complex but the movie suffers from a bland script filled with unnecessary cursing, Martin Lawrence’s acting feels like he hasn’t been in a big-time movie in a long while, making one a bit uncomfortable as you watch him struggle to deliver punch lines and supposedly tear-jerking moments with Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Confirmed My Gut Feeling: It’s Not That Good

A Movie Ranking: Will Smith: Updated

Will Smith is one of the few actors I can say I’ve never seen a bad movie involving him. No, not all of the films are the best movies I’ve ever seen but he chooses his films very well. I’ve seen so many of his movies, some even very recently, and because of his newest film, Gemini Man, which literally comes out today, it makes perfect sense to celebrate the renowned actor for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

14. Men in Black II

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in Men in Black II (2002)

The first Men in Black, amazing. The second one, not so much. Men in Black II is one of those movies that you watch and forget. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Will Smith: Updated