Baby Driver

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Director: Edgar Wright

Screenplay: Edgar Wright

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm,
Jon Bernthal

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Rating: R-13

Running Time: 113 minutes (1 hr & 52 min)

Release Date: June 28, 2017 (USA)

Synopsis: Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

 

My Review

To be honest, I wasn’t really planning on seeing this movie on the big screen despite the numerous positive reviews I’ve read on the internet. Rotten Tomatoes gave this film a score of 95% and labelled it as ‘Certified Fresh’. IMDb gave it a 8.2/10 while Metacritic gave it a rating of 86%.

The first reason why I decided to skip this one out once it hit theaters in my country is because I’m kinda short. I’m an eighteen year old girl who basically threw all my money on Wonder Woman movie tickets, Wonder Woman shirt, SpiderMan Homecoming movie ticket, art materials, fandom stickers and merch and Papemelroti products during the first half of my summer and now I’m left with little amount of cash. Second, I’m not really a big fan of the ‘crime‘ movie genre and would rather save up for movies like ‘Justice League’ this coming November. But hey, I won three movie invites to Jack TV’s Special Screening of Baby Driver and who couldn’t say no to that?

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Spiderman: Homecoming

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Director: Jon Watts

Screenplay: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris
McKenna, Erik Sommers

Story By: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley

Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Jon
Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 133 minutes (2hr 13 min)

Studio: Marvel Studios

Release Date: July 7, 2017

Based on: Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Synopsis: Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges.

 

My Review

We first saw Tom Holland as Peter Parker A.K.A. your friendly neighborhood Spider Man on last year’s Captain America Civil War and since his debut in the said film, everyone is psyched to see more of Tom Holland play this iconic character and now, a solo movie about the web-slinger hit theaters last July 6 and  it’s already making headlines everywhere.

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Wonder Woman (2017)

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Director: Patty Jenkins

Screenplay: Allan Heidberg

Story by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Connie
Nielsen, Elena Anaya

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 2 hr & 21 min.

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Release Date: June 2, 2017

Based on: Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston

Synopsis: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny

 

My Review

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Can this be the only thing I write for this review? Because it truly is. The DC Extended Universe or DCEU has been receiving a lot of negative reviews from viewers especially DCEU’s last release on August 2016, Suicide Squad. Batman V Superman is a very anticipated movie but even the excitement of DC fans didn’t save the movie from critics, given a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But Wonder Woman really brought the DCEU into a higher level receiving a lot of positive reviews from movie critics and people around the world.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

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Director: David Yates

Screenplay: J.K. Rowling

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Don Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller,
Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo Ron Perlman, Colin Farrell

Genre: Fantasy, Action

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 133 minutes

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Release Date: November 18, 2016

Based on: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Synopsis: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

My Review

Potterheads around the globe rejoiced when news spread out that an extension to the Harry Potter Universe was on the works and when it finally premiered last November 2016, excitement filled every blood of die-hard Harry Potter fans (including me) for we have survived five years of Harry Potter movie deprivation.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is the debut screenplay for J.K. Rowling. The movie is not based on any major novel and it does not revolve around our golden boy; the boy who lived, Harry Potter. Instead, this movie focuses on Newt Scamander, a  well renowned magizoologist and author.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Theatrical Release Poster

Director: Alfonso Gomez Rejon

Screenplay: Jesse Andrews

Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Jon Bernthal

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 105 minutes

Studio: FOX Searchlight

Release Date: January 25, 2015 (Sundance)
June 12, 2015  (United States)

Based on: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Novel) by Jesse Andrews

Synopsis: High Schooler Greg Gaines, an awkward high school senior who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after his mom forces him to spend time with Rachel – a girl in his class with whom he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

My Review

This is the movie that didn’t glamorize cancer. It’s beautiful.

This is the movie that tells us life is full of unexpected turn of events and it is short

This is  the movie that left me in awe. It’s beautiful.

I know a lot of you would disagree with me but I prefer this movie over ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. The two movies seemed to be related and attached that whenever you hit the search button for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Fault in Our Stars is always at the suggestion page for ‘Related Movies’ or ‘People also search for’.

Don’t get me wrong, The Fault in our Stars is a great novel and movie but there’s something about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl that caught my attention (and admittedly my heart and soul). Maybe because it isn’t based on a love story but about a mismatched friendship.

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Peter Pan (2003)

 

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Directed by: P.J. Hogan

Screenplay by: P.J. Hogan and Michael Goldenberg

Starring: Jason Isaacs, Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Olivia Williams

Genre: Fantasy

Running Time: 109 minutes

Release Date: December 25, 2003 (United States and Canada)

Based on: J.M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy

Synopsis: The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

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