Todays feature focuses on a movie that was released mid 2017, but I am just now seeing it. The thriller stars Halle Berry and although she is known for very well in the movie industry this is probably the worst movie I have ever seen her in. Now this isn't the only movie Berry has done like this, she was in The Call, a movie produced back in 2013 which followed the same story line of a kid being in danger.
Coming back into theaters, the Transformers series make a shocking surprise on the big screen, but this time the leading role is fulfilled by a teenage girl. The switch from a boy or a middle age man to a young girl drew in a new crowd, gaining a larger audience. As of February 4, 2019 the film sits in the 25th spot in the Box office charts, but sits in the top five movies to watch in my heart.
The idea of the movie was cute, i'll give it that. But a lot of the content felt as if it was forced so much so it could feel relatable to teens, in a way being completely cheesy. On the other hand I did love the relationship between Charlie and Bee, the two were on a journey of self discovery while also protecting each other at the same time.
The last highlighted film of the month will be the 2017 thriller, Get Out. The movie depicted the life of an interracial couple in today's society that is hoping to take their relationship to the next level by meeting the family. The film was given the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
The highlighted movie of the day goes to the beloved remake of Karate Kid. The remake, which came out in 2010 included popular stars such as Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, and Taraji P. Henson. The film incorporated themes of its original while still adding it's own style and flare to the movie's concept.
Today spotlight movie is, Earth to Echo. Sadly , this movie cannot be found on Netflix or Youtube, but I strongly suggest renting the movie to watch with friends. Earth to echo released in theaters in 2014 but got few press. This is one of my favorite movies and every time I watch it again I get a feeling of nostalgia.
Looking to spend their last night together, the group of friends sneak out of their house to investigate the sudden government construction but they weren't expecting to find extraterrestrial life instead.
The movie is really cute, and a great watch for younger audiences. Might tug on the heartstrings of the old folks too.
Today's feature will be on a Netflix movie titled Room. The film, a drama thriller was released in 2015 that held its' audience in suspense the entire time. Dealing with a big issue such as being kidnapped, a young mother and her son have are determine to escape after being trapped in this small enclosed space for about five years together.
The film takes place in a little room inside a shack in what looks like a typical backyard. In the room is a mother who was kidnapped as a young teen and forced to have sexual intercourse with the man who kidnapped her. Now trapped inside of the room, she raises her five year old son trying to do her best of giving him a normal life and making sense of the outside world that her son (Jack) has never witnessed.
My favorite movie growing up as a child was Coraline, as I get older I feel like that movie was too ahead of it's time. It gave kids a real scare and when i express my strong love for the movie to my friends the question my sanity. To me, everything about the movie is perfect. From the story line, to the animation, to the dark sense of humor, and the voice actors. Gosh it's such a good movie!
Coraline, a horror fantasy that was directed for younger audience was released in 2009. That seems so long ago! The movie is a about a young girl who moves to a new house with a parents that are too caught up with their own life to show proper attention to their daughter. Which leads her to start using her imagination and explore the house and neighbors. Soon Coraline discovers some dark secrets about both the house she lives in. Uncovering a secret door that leads her into a alternate universe with parents who spoil her, but soon turns terribly wrong.
Today's feature not only focuses on one movie alone, but the genre itself as a whole. Apocalyptic movies normally follow the same plot scheme, starting off with a family or individual from a small town then troubling disaster or a virus that affects the community then following up with monsters, zombies, or some inhumane being running around killing civilians. Then it's up to a group of survivors to band together to survive and lastly try and search for a cure or a way to regain humanity. Although it's mostly always the same, it never stops me from watching them :)
A train to busan
Found on Netflix, A Train to Busan, portrays the life of a young girl and her father being stuck in an epidemic while trying to leave the city in south korea. The two are stuck on a train with others scared passengers as they ride pass outsiders who identify as zombies, attacking any living person they see. The movie tested people's morals in times of stress. Everyone looking out for only themselves and losing their sense of humanity.
This week's spotlight is focused on two of my favorite game related movies. I enjoy teen sci-fi movies because they include intensity, romance, thrill, and leaves you resonating with the "what if" question. These two movies can't be found on Netflix or YouTube, but they are ones that I strongly recommend watching!
Nerve, released in 2016, was the teen drama/mystery of the summer. The movie is about a high school student (Vee) who falls into peer pressure and pure curiosity of a secret online game. The game is set up like a more intense version of truth or dare. Each truth or dare you complete successfully results in a cash prize, but if a player fails the challenge in the time given all money is lost and they are disqualified from the game.
Ready player one
Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released this year in March. The movie is set in the future and is about how a large amount of society ranging from all ages are looking to escape reality by joining a virtual online world (the OASIS) to meet other individuals and be who they really want to be. The story-line focuses on a teenage boy (Wade Watts) who enters the challenge to uncover the hidden secrets the game creator left before he died.
I feel as if recently, Anime has gotten a lot of popularity than previously in a generation that's constantly looking for the next trending thing. This has created a wave of fans who are in search of new movies and shows. Below are a list of my favorite anime movies/shows that can be found either on YouTube or Netflix. Enjoy!
A silent voice
A Silent Voice, which most likely can be found on Youtube, is a heartbreaking love story. The movie is based on a deaf girl, Shouko Nishimiya, who later on falls in love with her bully, Shoya Ishida. It sounds like a typical love story, I know. However the story-line is fast and constantly pulls on the audience heart strings and make you question everyone in the movie. This is my top romance anime movie I would suggest to a friend, I literally cry each time I watch it.
The girl who leapt through time
The Girl who Leapt Through Time, is an interesting movie that most likely can be found on YouTube about a young girl (Makoto Konno) who learns that she has the power of controlling time after getting into a deadly accident. Makoto begins using her power for her own personal needs, but soon realizes that she creates the Butterfly effect by alerting things in the past. This was the first anime movie that I've ever watched and instantly fell in love with but I only suggest watching it if you have nothing else to watch and want something that's predictable and sweet.