Monthly Archives: February 2018

Going in Style (2017)

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The movie is a heist comedy film by director Zach Braff with writer Theodore Melfi. The movie is the restore of the film 1979 of similar name, and followed the trio of retirees that planned to rob with a bank right after the pensions were cancelled.


The Cast List:

  • Morgan Freeman played as Willie Davis, one from the three protagonists, the grandfather of Kanika and Maya’s father.
  • Michael Caine played as Joe Harding, one from the three protagonists, Rachel’s father, Brooklyn’s grandfather, and father-in-law of Murphy.
  • Alan Arkin played as Albert Garner, one from the three protagonists.
  • Joey King played as Brooklyn Harding, Rachel and Murphy’s daughter and Joe’s granddaughter.
  • Maria Dizzia played as Rachel Harding, Brooklyn’s mother, Joe’s daughter, and Murphy’s wife.
  • Ashley Aufderheide played as Kanika Davis, granddaughter of Willie.
  • Gillian Glasco played as Maya Davis, Kanika’s mother and Willie’s daughter.
  • Matt Dillon played as the Special Agent Hamer, the FBI agent that investigates bank robberies.
  • Ann-Margret played as Annie Santori, Ezra’s grandmother, Albert’s love interest.
  • Jeremy Schinder played as Ezra Bronkowski, grandson of Annie.
  • Anthony Chisholm played as Paul, Grandmaster of the Knights.
  • Christopher Lloyd played as Milton Kupchak, a guys’ senile cottage buddy.
  • Annabelle Chow played as Lucy, a child witness and Mandy’s daughter.
  • Nancy Sun played as Mandy, mother of Lucy.
  • Kenan Thompson played as Keith Schonfield, the store manager in the grocery in Value Town.
  • Josh Pais played as Chuck Lofton, a Williamsburg Savings Bank bank manager.
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan played as Mitzi, a Nat’s Diner waitress.
  • John Ortiz played as Jesus Garcia, the man with unspecified credentials and the pet store landlord in Queens.
  • Peter Serafinowicz played as Murphy Harding, Rachel’s previous husband and Joe’s previous son-in-law.

The Story Line:

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Albert, Joe and Willie were senior citizens and were lifelong friends who stay in New York City. During the unpleasant meeting at a bank, Joe was one of the wounded to witness the robbery in progress executed by three people in black masks. While on robbery, he witness the leader wearing the Mongol fighter tattoo around his neck and the only lead, which might aid the policemen identify the criminal. But, their head empathizes with Joe the moment he discovered the present financial situation stated by the bank. The robbers handle to escape with about $1.6 million.

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When that company they were employed were bought out, the pensions became a target of the restructuring. The main person that was hit was Joe and discovered that he, Rachel his daughter, and Brooklyn his granddaughter, will be living rough in less than 30 long days. Willie discovered out that he is gravely ill from a kidney failure and was in need of a transplant and was more frustrated since the financial situation obliged him to a long-distance connection with his granddaughter and daughter. The three friends were desperate and decided on robbing a bank that will restructure the pension funds and give back what is fairly theirs.


The Writers View:

When you are someone that is so familiar with the casts, you will know that this movie will be sure a blast, but there had been reviews coming out, and says that there was a mixed bag here. Well, as for me, the movie is really interesting and pleasurable to watch and that these critics are just over-analyzing this movie that seems to be an impressive piece of art. This is the movie where casts had been playing and giving their huge role. Without exception, all of them showed how remarkable they can be. Michael Caine has great appeal, Morgan Freeman was very convincing, and Alan Arkin was, of course, the funniest of all. The personalities were enormously well-developed, everybody takes a reason after the choice of taking revenge towards their bank and elevates the movie when their action seems to be going down.


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Father Figures (2017)

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The movie is a comedy film by director Lawrence Sher being his directorial debut and with the writer Justin Malen. The film followed the two adult siblings who were set out to discover who their biological father is.


The Cast List:

Owen Wilson played as Kyle Reynolds, Peter’s brother, the laid-back model that made millions through selling his images to the BBQ sauce company.

Christopher Walken played as Doctor Walter Tinkler, a potential father and the veterinarian.

Katt Williams played as the hitchhiker whom Peter and Kyle meet during their journey.

Terry Bradshaw played as Himself, a potential father and the retired football player.

Glenn Close played as Helen Baxter, Peter and Kyle’s eccentric mother.

Zachary Haven played as Ethan, the teenage son of Peter that hates him.

Ed Helms played as Peter Reynolds, the proctologist, divorced Kyle’s brother.

Ving Rhames played as Rod Hamilton, the ex-teammate player of football and friend of Bradshaw.

J. K. Simmons played as Roland Hunt, the reclusive criminal and the previous financial investor.

Harry Shearer played as Gene Baxter, the new husband of Helen

June Squibb played as Mrs. Hunt, the mother of Roland Hunt

Katie Aselton played being Sarah O’Callaghan

Ryan Cartwright played being Liam O’Callaghan

Alexander Eckert played as the Young Kyle

Brian Huskey played as Joel

Ivan Mallon played as the Young Peter

Ali Wong played as Ali, the nurse of Dr. Tinkler

Annie Starke played as Young Helen

Retta played as Annie, the wedding planner of Helen and Gene


The Story Line:

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The fraternal twin brothers, Peter and Kyle Reynolds have learnt that their biological and real father did not pass away when they were still young, as what they previously thought, and that Helen Baxter, the eccentric mother, had been sexually immoral in 1970. When they were on the road trip to discover who the real father was, they locate more of the family’s secrets and even more regarding their mother than they would want to know. There are also encounters about the unexplained hitchhiker and some other misadventures, when they go through the trip of self-discovery regarding themselves, their family, and with each other.

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The Writers View:

This film is a welcoming break from all of the other movies. Between all of the serious movie line-up, the movie is just fun to watch and will allow you to forget about your stress. The jokes were not at the top of each other just like the other comedy movies, and the characters engage the viewer right from the first scenes, particularly with Katt Williams. But what is more surprising is that, how much heart this movie had. The movie story about the two brothers at their train scene with their interaction with their mom will really make every mother cry at the end. Definitely a really fun and touching movie, you will surely get all the laughs and the warm fuzzies that is packed all in just one film.


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Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

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The movie is a musical comedy film by director Trish Sie and with writers Mike White and Kay Cannon. The sequel to the Pitch Perfect 2 of 2015 and it is the third and the final movie of the Pitch Perfect trilogy.


The Cast List from the Bellas:

Anna Kendrick played as Beca Mitchell, the alumna and a previous head of the Barden Bellas.

Hana Mae Lee played as Lilly Onakuramara, the Barden Bellas alumna identified for her quiet talking voice and strange remarks.

Shelley Regner played as Ashley Jones, member of Barden Bellas alumna.

Brittany Snow played as Chloe Beale, the former co-leader and alumna of Barden Bellas, who is longing for the glory days together with the Bellas.

Hailee Steinfeld played as Emily Junk, the senior student at the University of Barden and the present head of the latest Barden Bellas.

Rebel Wilson played as Patricia Hobart or the Fat Amy, the comedic alumna of Barden Bellas that is from Australia.

Anna Camp played as Aubrey Posen, the Barden Bellas alumna and a previous head before Beca.

Ester Dean played as Cynthia-Rose Adams, the lesbian alumna of Barden Bellas who crashed the simulations of the Flight School.

Chrissie Fit played as Florencia Fuentes, the Barden Bellas alumna that is from Guatemala. She worked at a juice truck before joining the tour.

Kelley Jakle played as Jessica Smith, member of Barden Bellas alumna.

The lists of additional cast:

Elizabeth Banks played as the McKadden Feinberger, Gail-Abernathy, the cappella commentator that makes the insulting documentary.

Guy Burnett played as Theo, the DJ Khaled’s music producer that catches an eye over Beca.

John Michael Higgins played as John Smith, the cappella commentator that makes the insulting documentary.

Alexis Knapp played as Stacie Conrad, the Barden Bellas alumna identified for being too sexual.

John Lithgow played as Fergus Hobart, estranged criminal father of Fat Amy.

Matt Lanter played as Chicago Walp, the over-confident U.S. army that guides the Bellas during their tour.

Whiskey Shivers played as Saddle Up, the country, bluegrass based band that competes with the Bellas.

Moises Arias played as Pimp-Lo

Andy Allo played as Serenity, Evermoist band member

Jessica Chaffin played as Evan

Hannah Fairlight played as Veracity, Evermoist band member

DJ Khaled played as himself

Trinidad James played as Young Sparrow

Michael Rose played as father of Aubrey

Ruby Rose played as Calamity, Evermoist band member

D.J. Looney played as DJ Dragon Nutz

Troy Ian Hall played as Zeke, the U.S. army, partner with Chicago

Venzella Joy Williams played as Charity, Evermoist band member


The Story Line:

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After the event of the Pitch Perfect 2 three years ago, the Bellas have finished their college studies, but have jobs that they all hate. Anxious of seeing each other again and sing once more, Beca, Fat Amy, Chloe, Aubrey, Lilly, Cynthia, Florencia, Jessica, Ashley, and Stacie were all thrilled to study that Emily, now the senior at the Barden and head of the Bellas, had seemingly required the Bellas to reunite at the event in the aquarium to hum with each other again. Upon coming at their reunion they were told that a reunion was not for the Bellas of singing together, but to see Emily sing with the present Bellas.

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Later, they gather at the bar in frustrations where they state how much they missed their company, and Aubrey convinced them in joining the USO presentation accessed by the officer father of Army. If ever they will win in this contest, they will take to open for the DJ Khaled. This Bellas gladly accepted it all, excluding Stacie who that is eight months on the way at that moment and was not able of going with the group. The Bellas then arrived at the hangar where two armies, Chicago and Zeke presented them to the contest, exposed to be three of the other groups who applied instruments not the same with the Bellas. When the Evermoist band, headed by the leader Calamity started to mock and put down the Bellas, the contest was contested to be the riff-off by this Bellas, who left beaten when the other crowd fights with the musical instruments.


The Writers View:

The movie attempts to go beyond the jokes and physical humor of a Fat Girl. There was less music in the movie, but there are more substances in the plot. The plot nonetheless, has nothing to deal with the music competitions. When the Bellas faced with Certain Deaths, it is the Fat Amy that came to be a rescue, and in ways that makes the weight became a benefit instead of being a handicap. If there were more music, the movie could have been more sensible with the title.


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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

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The movie is an action comedy adventure film by director Jake Kasdan and with writers McKenna, Sommers, Rosenberg, and Pinkner, from the story by McKenna. This is the second sequel for the Jumanji franchise of the 1981 kids’ book of similar name and this serves as the stand-alone installment of the 1995 Jumanji.


The Cast List in Jumanji Life:

Dwayne Johnson played as Doctor Smolder Bravestone, the explorer and archaeologist and Spencer’s avatar. He is intelligent and has no weaknesses. His strengths are stamina, smoldering charisma, climbing, courage, reflexes, and boomerang throwing. He is credited being “Spencer”.

Jack Black played as Professor Sheldon Oberon or “Shelly”, the cartographer, cryptographer, paleontologist and archaeologist and Bethany’s avatar. Due to his obesity, he is weak, although his expertise is his strengths. He is credited being “Bethany”.

Kevin Hart played as Franklin Finbar or “Mouse”, the weapons specialist and short zoologist and Fridge’s avatar. Finbar is Bravestone’s bat valet and was skilled in a cranial assault. Finbar weaknesses are strength, speed and cake. He is credited being “Fridge”.

Karen Gillan played as Ruby Roundhouse, the commando, dance fighter, martial artist, and Martha’s avatar. She is proficient in tai chi, jujutsu, karate, and Capoeira, and her weakness is venom from animals within the game. Roundhouse is a beautiful, intelligent, athletic, and scantily clothed video game heroine. She is credited being “Martha”.

Nick Jonas played as Jefferson McDonough or “Seaplane”, and Alex Vreeke’s avatar. He is the mysterious adventurer, pilot and guide, who waits and joined the remaining avatars to escape Jumanji. His strengths are making margaritas and piloting and his weakness is just mosquito bites. He is credited being “Alex”.

Bobby Cannavale played being Russel Van Pelt, the corrupt explorer that is looking to take control of the “Jaguar’s Eye”, and whose power that he is possessed demonically and the antagonist in Jumanji world.

Rohan Chand played as a Boy at the Bazaar, the young NPC guide

Rhys Darby played as Nigel Billingsley, the NPC escort in the game

William Tokarsky played as Trader, the NPC food trader

The Cast List in Reality Life:

Ser’Darius Blain played as Anthony Johnson or Fridge, the football jock at the Brantford High School.

Mason Guccione played as Alex Vreeke, the teenage boy that played and gets trapped inside the Jumanji computer game for about 20 years.

Madison Iseman played as Bethany Walker, the famous, pretty and self-centered teen at the Brantford High School.

Morgan Turner played as Martha Kaply, the teenage girl at the Brantford High School.

Alex Wolff played as Spencer Gilpin, the nerdy player at the Brantford High School and he discovered the Jumanji computer game.

Sean Buxton played as Jogger and Alex’s Father

Marc Evan Jackson played as Principal Bentley

Tim Matheson played as the Older Alex’s Father

Maribeth Monroe played as Teacher

Missi Pyle played as Coach Webb, a gym teacher

Colin Hanks played as Adult Alex Vreeke


The Story Line:

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In year 996, at the Brantford, New Hampshire, the teenager Alex Vreeke takes a Jumanji board game that was discovered on a beach by his father. When Alex declines it, the game mysteriously transformed to a video computer game cartridge. The moment he played on it, he is automatically teleported to the game.

After twenty years, the four students at the Brantford High School were placed in the detention together: Gilpin, who was seized with writing essays for the previous buddy, Anthony Johnson or Fridge who was in detention for plagiarism, while Martha Kaply and Bethany Walker have both insulted their respective professors during class. They had been mocked for their actions, and these almost expelled them, but instead they got another punishment. Being assigned by their school’s principal in the clear out the basement, the four of them discovered the Jumanji, the multiplayer action and adventure computer game. One of the video game avatars, playable characters is not accessible.

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They locate themselves inside a jungle, and now in the shape of the game avatars. Here, Spencer is the tough, muscular voyager called as Doctor Smolder Bravestone, Fridge, the short zoologist called as Franklin Finbar or Mouse, Martha is the martial art expert and the gorgeous commando named as Ruby Roundhouse, while Bethany is the plump, male cartographer known as Prof. Sheldon Oberon or Shelly. They soon understand that they were in a video game, where each of them had only three lives. If they will lose all the three, then, they will die. Each of the avatars also came out with weaknesses and particular skills.


The Writers View:

Unsurprisingly, Jumanji, Welcome to Jungle is simply a video game movie that is best made ever. Everyone that followed movies, even distantly knows that is not the tough task to achieve, but Jumanji sincerely takes the title from the viewers by being armed, self-aware, with compelling performances, and a definite fun and active tone from the beginning to the end. Also, instead of just restarting again a beloved movie from more than 20 years ago, this sequel feels like a standalone movie, but in another way that it gave honor to the legacy where it started with the late Robin Williams led movie of the 1990.


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