Captain Marvel

captainmarvel-posterIt has been a few hours since I wandered out of the theater after watching this movie. First, I will say I was really excited to see this movie. It is Marvel and therefore it is at least going to be enjoyable, even if it isn’t as good as my favorite (Thor Ragnarok, btw). I was also excited about a female-driven movie and how this would tie into the rest of the cinematic universe. Now that I have had some time to process after my time seeing it, there are some things that I liked, and some things that were “meh.”

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The one thing I was having trouble with when I left the theater was how I was feeling after. I knew that I liked it, but there was something else that I couldn’t quite think of. I think I was slightly unfulfilled. I feel as if there could have been more done with her back story. You got a small glimpse, but nothing that really, really showed you who she is. As my boyfriend pointed out, many people in the movie were telling her to control her emotions, but you didn’t really see an extreme amount of them. You saw hints. I understood that perhaps you didn’t see a lot of her past because the character herself couldn’t remember them fully. With that being said. I did, truly, like the movie. I think I will really need to watch it again to really see different things and perhaps take it in a different way.

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One thing I really appreciated was how they made Coulson and Nick Fury look younger and do it in a way that it didn’t freak you out. These characters were still recognizable and were just de-aged enough to make it believable. It would have been so bad if Nick Fury didn’t look like Nick Fury. For example, they could have turned out looking like how Jeff Bridges looked in Tron Legacy. That was hard to look at.

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Another thing that I enjoyed was the music in this film. There were some 90s’ hits in there and I found myself singing along with them. I also thought that the placements of these songs were well done as well. For example, (spoiler-ish) in part of the last big battle scene Carol is fighting, and Just A Girl by No Doubt is playing in the background. It is a fabulous song to play during that kind of scene. I really did enjoy it.

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There are some things in this movie that I haven’t decided on. These things are questions brought about after discussing the movie with my boyfriend. I don’t know if I will be able to come up with my decision without watching the movie again. Perhaps I will watch it again soon and come up with some answers. Overall I did really enjoy the film and I do look forward to watching it again. I also will watch it for the cat. He was definitely one of the best parts of the film. He is quite adorable and quite special (wink, wink).

Before I end my review, for now, there is one last thing that I wanted to address. I appreciated the nod to Stan Lee that they did at the beginning of the movie. I was almost at the point of tears. It was so nicely done, it just made me smile.

What did you think about the movie? Did you like it? Have a movie you would like me to review? Comment Below!

-The Film Chick 😉

Update on life.

Hello Everyone!

This whole blogging thing has been quite hard for me in recent times… okay since I started. What happens is I get into a flow of writing, watching and wanting to share these observations with you, but then life happens. Life always happens. I wanted to be able to come home from my day job and have this little hobby to have something that is just for myself. By the time I come home from work I am tired and the last thing that I want to do is write and watch a movie. All I want to do is sleep. In saying all this, I am going to try and be better with what I am doing in my spare time. I am going to do some of the things that I love, that I really enjoy doing. Even if I only publish one post a week, that would be something. So in that spirit, you should hopefully see more posts from me and I do hope that you like them.

Thanks

-The Film Chick 🙂

Robin Hood

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This was a interesting take on Robin Hood, and you know what I didn’t hate it. So I really don’t agree with the rotten tomatoes score. I wasn’t thrilled with it, but it surely wasn’t a “15%” movie. The audience score was better, and that I agree with more. I was entertained and it kept my attention for the full length of the movie. I wasn’t going into this movie thinking that it was going to be the greatest thing and go into my top ten movies, but it did its job of being entertaining and I liked it.

The first thing that really liked was the actors in this movie. I thought they did a good job portraying them and diving into the characters psyche. It also looked like the actors all got along with each other. I must also admit that I really enjoyed Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Jamie Dornan were all in this movie… they are just nice to look at.

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The other aspect of the film that I liked was the way that the story was told. It was different than past Robin Hoods. It was grittier with more up close action. I do also appreciate that they showed Robin in the Crusades, giving him more backstory into becoming the thief we know and love. I am also happy that they put some humor and some banter in the movie.

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There were a few things that I did have problems with. There was, I thought a few pacing issues. I also wished that we had the chance for him to steal more from the sheriff and the rich. We didn’t get a chance for us to really see the character growing fully to his potential. I wanted to see more and learn from about some of the characters. Like what was the issue with WIll and why his he so hesitant about doing what is needed to be done? I want these things explained to me, please! Slight spoiler… but I didn’t like that the bad guy (besides the sheriff) was not who I thought it was, and that person wasn’t in the original story.

Overall I did enjoy the movie and would see it again. I won’t actively reach for it, but when in the mood perhaps it will come of the movie shelf.

What did you think of the movie? Have anything you want me to review? Comment below.

-The Film Chick 🙂

Exciting Upcoming Movies

Here are today’s movies that I am excited for. Enjoy!

First: The Lion King- Release Date: July 7th

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Now, this trailer… okay it’s not really a full trailer, but still, I’m very excited! First thing is that it looks almost identical to the original opening of the animated movie. I know that they did that on purpose, but still, that took a lot for them to try and copy it frame for frame.

I am both really excited and skeptical. I love the original so much (grew up with it) and they have a lot to live up to. I am super happy that they got James Earl Jones back as Mufasa. I think there would have been rioting if they didn’t get him back for the role. There are others that I am also excited to see in this movie, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Oliver. There are some that I am not as happy with, but I will save judgment until the full trailer or the actual movie.

 

Next: Vice- Release Date: December 28th

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This just looks like it is going to be an interesting look on Dick Chaney and his time in the white house. It looks kind of humorous and thrilling. I am really curious because of how these real live people are being portrayed. This wasn’t even that long ago. I mean, I remember the Bush presidency pretty well, so this is going to be something to see. Christian Bales as Dick Chaney alone will get me to see this. He looks barely like himself, it was hard for me to even know that it’s him. Perhaps award season for this movie? Who knows? We will find out soon enough.

 

Finally: On the Basis of Sex- Release Date: December 28th

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I am so so so so excited about this. This is going to be one epic movie about an epic woman who has done so much in her lifetime and still continues to do good. After seeing her recent documentary (review coming soon), I really wanted another look at her life and the cases that she has won. I also think that Felicity Jones was the perfect casting choice. This could be another award season contender? Again we will find out soon enough.

 

What are you excited to see? Comment Below!

– The Film Chick 🙂

Back to the Future

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This is one of those movies where I wish I was around when it first came out. But unfortunately, I was not yet a thought in my parents’ heads. I, like Marty, want to go back in time to the past and see and experience things that I would not have the chance to otherwise. I can only imagine being in the theater for the first time wondering what will be the full story of this movie. Unfortunately, time travel is not real (or is it?). So I like most of my generation, and those after me, get to watch it as an 80s’ classic. Having our parents talk about it when they first saw it. Sigh… I’m sure with my future kids I will be doing the same thing with my kids about movies from my youth.

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Now besides liking this movie because it’s an 80s’ classic, there are other reasons why I like this movie. First I really like the story. It is absolutely crazy. He accidentally goes back in time, to a time when his parents were teens and has to try and get back to the present day without screwing anything up. Also, his mom has the hots for him… What? How on earth did they come up with this plot? It is funny and strange and I love it. I also appreciate having Marty still keep a lot of his 80’s way of speaking and mannerisms in the movie. I mean even though he was told that he had to try and fit in as much as possible, he couldn’t really do it.

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The other thing I really like is the characters and the character development. I like the changes that the characters go through in the movie. Marty changes the way he looks at his parents and his parents change the way that they act toward the people around them, including each other. I know that it is part of the plot, that his dad has to change, but the way that is was done and how much they had him change is amazing.

Overall this will continue to be a movie that I will reach to again and again. I would hope that all of you have watched this and loved it like I did.

 

Tell me what you think about this movie or let me know about a movie that you want me to review. Comment Below!

-The Film Chick 🙂

Believer

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This was quite an interesting documentary. There were things that I wasn’t aware of before watching this. First I enjoyed finding out how Imagine Dragons got started. I also was interested in Dan Reynolds’ background.

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I really appreciate him wanting to try and help those that don’t have a voice in the Mormon church. It’s quite admirable to use his fame and position to try and help all those kids. Not only to do that, but to try and change the “system.” He saw that the Mormon church was hurting a lot of LGBTQ+ youth and he wanted to try and change things for the better. Even though in the end, things didn’t work out for the best, he is still going to continue with the fight.

This was definitely a documentary that I really liked and would recommend, especially for people who like Imagine Dragons. It would make you appreciate them more.

See this doc? What did you think? Comment Below.

-The Film Chick 🙂

The Philadelphia Story

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This is one of my favorite old classic Hollywood films. It is on AFI top 100 movies of all time (number 51) and it is something that should definitely be there. Speaking of AFI’s list, I am trying to watch a bunch of the movies that are on that list. I was to see why those movies in particular were chosen to be on that list. Also I want to see if they would be on my list of my top 100.

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Now back to the movie. As I said before, it is one of my favorite classic films. There is something about this movie that I just understand completely. First thing that I really love about this movie is the story. Now this is about a girl who is getting married again and her ex-husband comes and brings reporters to her wedding. A lot of crazy stuff happens and in like 3 days and everything turns all right in the end.

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Another thing I really like is the acting and the banter that goes on between the characters, especially between Kathrine Hepburn’s and Cary Grant’s characters. They are so evenly matched in their whit. It’s so entertaining to watch. I also loved the main characters little sister. She just wants to cause her sister trouble and it is quite funny.

Overall I really love this movie. If you haven’t watched it before, I highly recommend it.

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-The Film Chick 🙂