Sour Grapes (2016)

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Good.  This one comes to us from Franky Dank formally of the Upper East Side.  This is an interesting story that I knew nothing about. The Mobile Movie Man loves a hustle and Rudy Kurniawan was a straight up HUSTLER. This is a story about the wine market and counterfeit high end super expensive wines. The journey is a fascinating journey, and the director saves some of the best details until the very end. At that point you realize that when you thought you deep into the tale, it turns out what you had so far was merely a taste. Solid recommendation Franky Dank, and please keep just the good ones coming!!

 

All Eyez on Me (2017)

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Ok. This movie comes to us from The Worm, whose reputation speaks for its self but this movie could have been so much better. I would have seen this movie anyway but the Worm telling me to see it makes it a no brainer for me. I can relate to this a little better than some of you out there because I was in high school at the time and I remember exactly how these events played out. Straight out of Compton was good and it was like they were trying to cash in on that success as well because they saw how well that did. The movie is definitely a little long and be cut down at least 30 minutes. Would that have made it better? I don’t know. The movie was a long time coming. I’m not so sure that Tupac’s mother would have green lit this movie if she was alive. If you are a fan of Tupac or that type of music you will see it for sure but the story is so so and the best part about the movie is the music. It took me back to a time with no worries and no responsibilities. Over all I was disappointed because this movie should have been so much better than it was. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken.

 

Zero Days (2016)

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Fair at best. First off I want to welcome Simple Ula to the world of followers. Thanks for checking me out and please drop me a line at either www.themobilemovieman@gmail.com or at https://twitter.com/Mobilemovieman Now those of you that read me on a consistent basis know that I do not like someone’s view force fed to me.  This is just a dishonest documentary with a clear agenda in favor of President Obama and the Iran deal against Israel. The director goes from speaker to speaker to explain “Stuxnet”, he identifies people who are mostly members of the intelligence community. The main speaker throughout is a woman whose identity is shielded who explains that she was employed by the government to help create the virus that targeted the Iranian centrifuges. The documentary is entirely too long but this woman gives the most compelling and dammining testimony but them confesses in the last 60 seconds to be a completely fictional composite represented by an actress. All of the allegations may be 100% accurate, but we’ll never know because the director could not persuade a real witness to come forward. There are better things to watch instead of this fake news. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken.

 

Tower (2016)

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Fair at best. The Worm checks in with a documentary about the University of Texas Austin clock tower sniper from the 60’s. Let me talk about the good and the bad. There was not much footage of the actual event. They had some firsthand witness accounts from that day. What I thought was distracting was they connected the dots through the use of animation. I’m really not sure if that was better than using actual actors, but I will tell you that it was definitely different. Once I got past the distraction it was informative but it was way longer than it needed to be. I thought it would have been more effective if they cut out 20 or 30 minutes. I would not recommend seeing this unless you are from Texas or were affected by this tragedy. This is basically a made for TV viewing experience and there are much better thing than this to see out there now a days. Worm you are much better than this, so please dust yourself off and get back on you horse. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!!

 

Forever Pure (2016)

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Good. The Worm checks in with another solid recommendation. I was a little apprehensive at first because the Mobile Movie Man is not a huge soccer guy. I’m more of a casual fan. I watch during the world cup but that’s about it. I was glad I took the time to watch this one though. This is a documentary about a soccer club in Jerusalem and their die heart fan base. These fans are so invested in their teams, and it’s nothing like you see here in the United Stated. The relationship between sports and politics is always an uneasy one, now throw in Israel and the hatred between Jews and Muslims and you have some disturbing eye opening footage.  The documentary follows this specific soccer club through their 2012 – 13 season during which the political views of a vocal loyal group of fans threatens to tear the team to pieces. When this was over I was like thank god I was born and raised in the USA. This is a solid recommendation and a must see for any soccer fan. Thanks again Worm for the recondition and please keep them coming.

 

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.

 

Leave the World Behind (2014)

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Ok. Now this comes to us from Denny in Jersey City and he is playing to my strengths with this recommendation. The Mobile Movie Man loves EDM and was a DJ in another life. This is a documentary about the group Swedish House Mafia, and there rise to fame. After they achieve the pinnacle in their craft, they decide to go on a world arena tour and before then announce the tour that also announce they were breaking when it’s over. Now it’s cool to see all of the pressure they face trying to duplicate the success of winning a Grammy, but even I thought it was too long and a little boring. I’m their target audience and I checked my watch several times. Some of the footage is mind blowing, but this could have been done in 30 minutes. I think it’s crazy to sell out Madison Square Garden for some guys that basically spin records, but that is what these guys did. Bottom line is this was ok, but 90% of my followers will not like this one, so buyer beware. Denny thank you for taking the time to make a recommendation, and please keep them coming.