Movies we’ve seen to save you time or to give you a hot tip 2/3/21

Searching 2018-

John Cho (1/2 of the MILF guys from American Pie and Harold from Harold and Kumar) has his daughter go missing. He pairs up with a detective trying to piece together what happened. The way the story is presented is strictly through FaceTime and video chat and believe me, it works. It’s a really fantastic story and a few twists that completely pay off as well I didn’t see coming. Excellent movie, must rent. 8/10

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo USA version 2011-

Daniel Craig plays a decent Bloomqvist in the first of the trilogy. Rooney Mara is the title character and does a solid job. Although for some reason, this dragged more than the Swedish version did. It’s still decent but I’d read the books and watch the Swedish versions, you’ll like them better. 6/10

Dog Eat Dog 2016-

Nicholas Cage, Willem Dafoe, and some other dude are recently released criminals and go right back to their garbage ways. It’s a mess and I turned it off after 40 minutes. 1/10

Plus One 2013-

Teens at a party experience a phenomenon where an alien rock lands, hits the electrical lines, and people start becoming duplicated. A bunch of Groundhog Day stuff happens

Kevin Israel’s pick:

  • Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.el (2019)
  • So, because of events in WandaVision (no spoilers), my wife and I decided to watch it this one again. I hadn’t seen it since the first time I saw it in the theater almost two years ago. I wasn’t a fan then and I’m still not. I know, it was a whole big deal when people were bashing the movie and Brie Larson, so I wanted to give it a fair shake one more time. The problem is, the movie’s not fun, exciting, or interesting. Both Kree and the Skrull come off pretty generic and Captain Marvel is just boring. They tell us that Danvers is this Maverick-like character, but I never believe it. I won’t rehash all the criticism of this movie, but I agree with most of it. The best part was seeing a young Nick Fury, the worst was the embarrassing way they had him lose his eye. I think two viewings is more than enough for this rare MCU dud. 

Author: gtscpodcast