Prisoner X (2016)

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Fair at best. First off I want to welcome AntVicino 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 this movie is a complete snoozefest people. Nothing new here. It’s like a variation of things we have all seen before. It picks up some steam in the last 1/3 of the movie but by that point who cares. You are probably have a sleep by that time. In a nutshell this movie is about a reluctant agent who is lured out of retirement to interrogate a prisoner. If that sounds like something you want to see then go for it, otherwise avoid this one because there are much better things to see than this.

 

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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Fair at best. From the start you know what you’re getting yourself into with this movie. The story is weak but the only saving grace from this movie being god awful is the superior special effects. The fight scenes are awesome. Watching the movie the following thoughts went through my mind….dumb, corny, are terrible acting. Hollywood needs to come up with some new original ideas and stop rehashing the same old stuff. An old movie with new special effects is still the same old movie just in a shiny new package. Movies like this are why I rarely go to the movies anymore. Considering the complete pieces of garbage Hollywood has been putting out in recent years it’s no wonder why big time movie stars are running to do TV shows instead of movies. Video stores went out of business, and next it’s the movie theaters that will be out of business as well. People like me save a few bucks and save gas by getting the movie in the mail a few months later. It’s very rare there is something that I want to go out and see. Very sad. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!! Good day!

 

 

Logan (2017)

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Good.  I got a mixed bag of e mails on this movie. The Mobile Movie Man is not a huge comic book movie guy and I liked it, but coincidentally some hardo Marvel guys hated this so go figure. Was this a sell out? I don’t know, all I know is I waited a while to see this one and I was pretty sure I was not going to like this one. The franchise comes full circle here and It starts out quick and never loses its pace throughout the entire movie. I will tell you that I was glad that I went into this movie blind because there are some parts that I didn’t expect and was pretty surprised. The writing was good, the acting was good, and the special effects were right on. Not too much, just the right amount of CGI. I think I liked this because it seemed like a different take on these superhero movies. I don’t want to spoil anything but I walked away feeling sometimes even when you win you still lose if that makes sense. I will tell you that there is a reason it’s rated R….there is a ton of violence and a lot of foul language so tread lightly letting little ones watch this. This is better than a lot of the crap out there so you can definitely do way worse than Logan!

 

Life (2017)

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Very Good. Bobby the Wine checks in with a solid recommendation that I probably would have eventual seen due to the star power but not gone out of my way to see. This is basically a reboot of the 1970’s classic Aliens, but the movie should be judged on its own merits. This movie still packs a lot of suspense and action as well as some solid acting performances. When I watch a movie I usually put myself in the shoes of the characters and say “oh I would have done this or that”. These characters didn’t follow protocols that are put into place for reasons and acted as someone in the audience might. So for that you have to suspend your belief a little and just go with it and enjoy this very entertaining movie. I don’t want to give away too much but I was pleased with the ending. Not the typical Liberal Land ending when everyone is happy and life is perfect. Solid movie recommendation Bobby the Wine and I’m glad I saw this one. Thanks again and please keep only the good ones coming.

 

Arrival (2016)

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Good. First off out of the gate I want to welcome @Pepper_Riley to the world of followers. Thanks for checking me out and drop me some recommendations at either www.themobilemovieman@gmail.com or at https://twitter.com/Mobilemovieman .   Now Bobby the Wine was the 1st one to tell me about this movie. He was a big fan, I also got some other mixed reviews on it and if you are the type of viewer who can only relate to sci-fi films where there is nonstop action, fear, explosions, and IMAX surround sound, then you will be disappointed. This is a different movie. It has some serious depth to it. It’s an interesting premise. It throws out the question would you like to see your life from start to finish at an early age? The movie reminds me a little of the movie Contact, and like that movie it isn’t entirely believable, but I thought it was a good viewing experience. I see a lot of movies and when the credits roll and I’m still thinking about a movie far after it’s over,  that is a very good sign because it’s rare when that happens.  For those of you who read me on a daily basis, you know I can’t stand that douche Jeremy Renner, I think he was a complete miscast for his role. I don’t want to give away too much but it was a little refreshing to see the hero be heroic for a change, even if some of it is a little far fetched.  I liked this one and if you are a fan of sci-fi movies then this is in your wheelhouse, but I think this is a movie others should give a shot, so check it out and let me know what you think.  Thanks again Bobby the Wine for the solid recommendation and please keep them coming. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!!

Passengers (2016)

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Not Bad. The Mobile Movie Man likes movies about space and he’s a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence so I figured this was a can’t miss movie. I thought it was a decent sci-fi movie but there were some lame parts. There are no aliens or any scary stuff here. This is more of a love story with a sci-fi back drop. I don’t want to give away too much but the story is ok, you have to check your mind at the door and just go with it and you’ll be ok. It has some great visuals and it’s like an escape from your troubles kind of movie which is what I look for when I’m doing the rat race home from the 212. The movie is at least 15 minutes too long but will keep your attention with the special effects. The story line has been done before in other films with different titles, but this movie approached some situations from a different prospective. Entertaining, and sappy, but overall not that bad. So just to recap quickly this movie is short on the sci-fi and heavy on the love and emotions. Break out the popcorn for date night. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken!!!

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

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Ok. Tim Burton is a weird dude. I liked Beetle Juice back in the day but I was never a really big fan of him, so I should have known better with this movie. Now I have never read any of these books so I have nothing to compare it to like some of the other people I spoke with, but personally I just thought this movie was a little hard to follow. What could have been a pretty good movie, sadly is not. There are a lot of characters and they are just not really developed. It’s kind of over kill and water downed. I stuck with this because I wanted to see how it ended, but I was really not into this like I am when I really like a movie. There are some good action scenes at the very end, but it take a while to get there and everything has to be explained. There are some good special effects, but the plot is difficult to follow at points. That being said the movie is not awful, but I’m just glad I waited to see this movie on DVD and thankful I didn’t being my 9 year old to see this because she wanted to see it. It’s definitely not for children because I would bet dollars to doughnuts that she would have had nightmares. Bottom line, if you are a Tim Burton fan or a fan of the books you might like this, outside of that there are better thing to see. The Mobile Movie Man has spoken. Now run along children.