The Wilde Wedding (2017)

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God Awful. I can’t believe the great John Malkovich would be in such garbage. There is some serious star power here but don’t be fooled like I was. This movie is terrible and should be nominated for the golden razzi’s in every single category. I have no problem when a movie has bad language, explicit sex scenes, and on screen drug use…..but it better be a good movie. This is just another example in a long line of examples that I can give you where the writes for movies in Hollywood these days stink. All of the good writers are doing TV and not movies and boy does it show. If you are a fan of movies like I am and are considering seeing this one, do yourself a favor and avoid this one at all costs and you’ll thank me later. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!! Good day!

 

The Big Sick (2017)

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Fair at best. This movie is based on a true story. There are some funny parts but they are all in the trailer. That is what you have to do these days to get people to see movies. Put lipstick on that pig and sell it!!! The acting was just ok, but most of the movie is boring and dialog driven. The one bright spot of the movie was Ray Romano. Man I forgot just how funny he really is!! There are some good exchanges in the movie but this is basically one long drawn out idea made into a movie. I’m sure there is an audience out there for stuff like this, but I’m just not the target. There is some substance here but they just screwed it all up. Could have been a pretty good movie, but it falls way short. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken, now run along and play. Good day!!

 

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Good. I get the feeling that Disney is going the route of making classics in to real live full length feature films like The Jungle Book. I love the original animated classic. That movie was so good it was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar that year. This movie is not nearly as good as that movie but it’s not bad either. There are some improvements here but there are also others that are not so good. I do like how the movie makes the characters more three dimensional. The movie is basically exactly like the original which makes me question why even make this in the first place? Outside of Emma Watson as Belle, I thought the entire cast did a very good job. Watson has no emotion in her facial expressions and that even translates in her singing of these classic songs. The movie probably could have been very good if she was not in it, but Disney felt they needed star power to sell this one. With all of the crazy stuff going on in this world it was refreshing to see a movie without zombies, vampires, car chases, or bombings. The music was great, and the acting was good enough. At the end of the day its solid family entertainment for the whole family, just not nearly as good and the cartoon. I will throw out there that the beast might be a little scary for very little ones so thread lightly. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!

 

Café Society (2016)

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No Bueno. First off I want to welcome Bensbitterblog  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  The fact that this is a Wood Allen film is reason enough I should have skipped this one. The man just needs to retire because he is constantly putting out garbage over and over again. I saw this movie for Steve Carell, and not even he could save this movie. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart ruin this film. They are both horrid actors that are cardboard and cannot act at all. There is zero chemistry between them and they are supposed to be infatuated with each other. It was so bad that it was actually hilarious to me. These two are terribly miscast. Jesse’s voice is beyond cringe worthy. How he gets any roles is beyond me. He’s exactly the same in every part he plays. I have seen a bunch of movies he was in and every time he plays the exact same character. Zero range. I think Jesse and Kristen Stewart both need to find new careers. There is a point in the movie where I say to myself this has to get better. Maybe Woody can pull a rabbit out of his hat and redeem himself here, but nothing ever comes of it. This is just a boring movie. Just go away already Woody and die with dignity.  Avoid this movie at all costs. You have been warned. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!!

 

Why Him? (2016)

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Good. First off I want to welcome Coreys079 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  This comes to us from K.Koza in the borough and let me start by saying I hate James Franco with a passion, but he was not bad here at all. The movie is rated R for a reason and that’s because there are a TON of F-BOMBS in this film. It was like they were going for the world record here or something. This movie is like if you take Meet the Parents, Superbad, and the foul language of Goodfellas mash them all up and you come up with this over the top comedy. I had zero interest in seeing this but I was glad that I did because there were several laugh out loud moments here for me. You definitely can’t watch this one with the kids but if you can watch this with adults only I think you will like this one because overall I thought it was funny. Thanks again for the solid recommendation K.Koza and please keep just the good ones coming! The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!! Good Day!

 

Collateral Beauty (2016)

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Good.  I spoke to some people that did not like this movie because the director leaves you to make your own conclusions at the end, and I know you might say that is lazy on his part but I thought there were enough twists in the plot to keep you interested throughout. If you are looking for a movie where you can just veg out on the couch and not focus then this might not be the right choice for you. There is some depth to the story and some thought provoking moments. This is a deep movie and unless you are like the tin man in The Wizard of Oz this movie will stir up some deep emotions. The cast is solid and I thought the story was well written. This movie had a little feel of The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis to me. Now there is a lot of negative feedback out there on this movie, but I liked it and if you can just sit back and allow your emotions to come out of hiding you will enjoy this one too. That’s just my humble opinion. Please drop me a line and tell me what you think.

 

La La Land (2016)

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Ok. Back to back Bobby the Wine recommendations here. I had zero interest in seeing this movie from the get go, but it was Bobby the Wine’s recommendation that made me give it a second look. The Mobile Movie Man is not a fan of musicals at all. Evita, Chicago, Les Miz – you can have them all. This is like a hybrid of those films. Half musical, and half speaking traditional movie. I don’t get what all of the hype about this movie was at all. Charlize Theron and Amy Adams were absolutely robbed by the academy here. This is a prime example of the liberals at their political worst on this one. Emma Stone, who I like, can barely sing, and is an ok dancer, is the one bright spot of the movie. Ryan Gosling can’t sing for his life, and to compare his dancing scene on the hill tops of LA to Gene Kelly is downright insulting. They both should not be allowed near a microphone ever again. The ending was a little lame, and if this is real life then these two deserved each other. This is supposed to represent Southern California, it’s no wonder why Northern California wants to secede from the state after watching this. Bobby the Wine, I’m going to give you a mulligan on this one because you are better than this. Thanks for the recommendation but going forward please no more show tunes. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!!