The Lost City of Z (2017)

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Ok. Let me start by saying there is an audience for this movie, it’s just not me. This is a movie based on a book that I didn’t read and it’s an uninteresting story that is far too long, predictable, boring, and tedious to get through.  There are no surprises. Perhaps the book is more interesting than this. I had really high hopes for this movie because I typically like period pieces. The movie is not exciting whatsoever. I was grateful I didn’t see this in the theater because it runs for over 2 hours, and there is only about 20 minutes in the film total that I was really interested in. This film is not the worst thing I’ve ever seen but it’s not something that I can recommend so tread lightly folks. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken.

 

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Image result for eddie the eagle movieOk. I have no recollection of Eddie the Eagle from the 1988 Winter Games. I do however remember the Jamaican bobsled team though. So basing it on that fact alone the movie falls short off the bat in my humble opinion. This is based on a true story and this is more of a feel good movie. You can’t take this movie too seriously because the acting is what it is but this is something you could watch with the entire family. This has the feel of Rudy to me a little bit. The movie is a bit corny but if you just go with the movie you’ll find yourself rooting for him too. The movie is very predictable, but like I said earlier it’s something you can watch with kids and has an upbeat ending. I was a little taken back to see Hugh Jackman in this though. It was as if he was too big for this role with his X-Men persona but maybe he needed a payday. I really don’t know. Movie is not very good, but on the other hand not god awful either so you can do a lot worse than Eddie the Eagle. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!! Good day!

 

The Founder (2016)

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Good.  This is a good story and it was interesting to learn the story of Ray Kroc who I always assumed was the founder of McDonald’s.  His name should have been spelled Ray Crock as in a crock of $hit, but Michael Keaton does a great job here. Better than his job in Birdman in my humble opinion. The movie is also motivating at the same time on how someone can change their life if they really want to. Every day you have the option to better yourself if you really want to. Ray Kroc is an ethically challenged business man, who has no problem going after another man’s wife then throwing his own under the bus.  He learns a trade from the original McDonald’s brothers, then steals the company from them right under their noses. The fact that Kroc sealed his deal with a handshake and did not live up to it shows what a scumbag he really was, although he’s a rich scumbag. Good movie that you will feel dirty from watching when it’s all over. I can tell you that I will never eat at another McDonald’s ever again. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!!

 

 

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014)

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This is just Ok for me. First off I would like to welcome Grecco from the south shore of God’s country Long Island to the world of followers. Thanks for checking me out and please drop me some movie recommendations at either either www.themobilemovieman@gmail.com or at https://twitter.com/Mobilemovieman Now as a 1st recommendation out of the gate I feel as though you can do much better than this. This is just an ok “rock”umentary for me. This guy was no doubt good at his job, schmoozing and making his clients tons of cash. There are also some entertaining stories along the way. I just walked away having a hard time with this movie because he was portrayed as a man without flaws. The story really goes nowhere and by the end of the movie when you are supposed to feel sorry for him because he is all alone, I could really care less. It was really irritating when he was talking about Teddy Pendergrass and Karma. What a horrible, and pompous thing to imply that Teddy was somehow responsible to blame for his accident because he avoided a concert? I think he is disillusioned with the idea of fame and he is still searching for true happiness. I hope he finds it before he dies. Grecco, I do appreciate the recommendation, but please only good ones going forward. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken.

 

Hands of Stone (2016)

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Good. I liked this more than most people would because I’m a boxing fan. I know the name Roberto Duran, but I never knew him as a hungry young boy in Panama. The movie shows his rise to boxing greatness, his defeat and shame, and then his redemption. The fight scenes were very realistic, and as always Robert De Niro did an outstanding job. If you do not like of follow boxing then you should skip this one, but I did enjoy this. Buyer beware.

 

Snowden (2016)

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Good.  We all know what this movie is about, and far as I’m concerned if this movie went anymore left it would tip over. Look, as far as the movie goes it’s by no means bad or unenjoyable. I think the movie gives a good perspective on Snowden’s life and his decision to hack national secrets. Personally I can’t get behind what he did. The movie props him up like some type of hero, rather than a terrorist or a traitor who deserves to be executed according to the current president. Liberals claim it’s an invasion of privacy but, I say spy on me by all means. I have nothing to hide. You can’t play both sides of the fence and complain about privacy and then complain when there are attacks and you do not feel safe. I saw an interview with a Democrat congresswomen during the election and how she admittedly opposed waterboarding. The journalist flipped the question and said what if you daughter was kidnapped by a terrorist that would not talk. Would you approve of it then to give up the location of your daughter?? After a few seconds she replied “Just don’t tell me you are doing it!” So the liberals live in some sort of fantasy land until they are directly affected, then it’s different. This is part of the reason I can’t stand them. Movie is good, just check it out and make of it what you want. The Mobile Movie Man thinks putting the locations of people who are out there day in and day out trying to keep us safe is un-American, and Snowden did that. You be the judge. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!!

 

Sully (2016)

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Ok.  Clint Eastwood has directed a lot of very good movies that I’ve seen. This is not in the same league as either Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, or Unforgiven. I remember this story very vividly because I was on an international flight with my family out of New York the very next day. The story is a good one but the way the rats at the NTSB try to make this Hero look like the villain is despicable and ought to be ashamed of themselves. I hope that was more for storytelling and not so accurate. That being said I didn’t think there was enough substance here to make a full length feature film.  It’s not bad at all, and it does have its moments but I really do think this could have done much better. I’m glad I rented this and didn’t see this in the theater. I just think the fact than Clint Eastwood attached his name to this it should be much better than this. That’s just my 2 cents! The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!!