Vastly Inferior Sequel
I wasn't expecting much from ABC's of Death 2. Sure, there were some moments of witty, disturbing fun. However, for the most part this follow up anthology of horror shorts based on letters of the alphabet are not good or simply didn't translate well. I'll give 2.5 a shot because I believe in the Horror genre. Hopefully, it delivers for me.
A Decent Enough Entry Into My All-time Favorite Franchise
I agree with just about everything VungTauMantis said. However, I feel like the scenes between the two synthetics as well as the general exploration of the creationism theme add enough to a fun enough romp in Scott's esteemed franchise.
There are a lot of dumb moments though, things that belong in C list movies from decades ago. However, what can I say? I'm a fan of the setting and in that Scott does not disappoint. Squeaks in for a 7.
A Massive Letdown
It's had to explain how I truly feel about this film. Alien: Covenant had some strong points. Production was beautiful. You get a really good looking world as well as some great looking shots of outer space and different looking space craft. Michael Fassbender is amazing once again as David, a survivor of Prometheus and as Walter, the synthetic for the Covenant. Katherine Waterston, as the Covenant's 2nd in command, Daniels gives you a new school Ripley that is likable and fun to root for.
I loved the way they portrayed the love between Maddy and Ollie. Both had issues in their own family lives, but they came together rather shyly, yet courageously. Experiencing something new, yet holding back. I really LOVED this movie and the movie moved me!
Duvall is Fresh Out the Pen and Ready to Rock
It has been awhile since I watched a 70's crime flick, one of my favorite sub-genres. I had never even heard of this one, surprisingly being that Robert Duvall is one of my fave actors.
This was a fun time. Its nowhere near other entries in the era but its a good watch nonetheless. Its pretty much about 100 minutes give or take of Duvall and Joe Don Baker kicking mob ass. And what's not to like about that?
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Gifted is the story of Frank and his niece Mary whom he has cared for since her mother died. The girl is of genius level intelligence and her school is pushing Frank to send her to a school for the gifted. But Frank has his own ideas on her having a normal kid's life and when his estranged mother steps into the picture to get the girl into the school, things get ugly.
Gifted is one of those Hollywood feel good movies that is just good enough for most audiences to like ...
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Killer Joe is one of those neo-noir films that is just a little too off tilt for me to enjoy completely. It plays on dumb Southerner stereotypes a little too much and is just overall a little too strange. I was surprised at the tone of this film with Friedkin at the helm. It definitely didn't feel like the Friedkin pieces I have seen, with its comedic narrative undercutting the overall dark tone.
I feel like Killer Joe wants to be a Fargo for Texas, and it doesn't succeed at all ...
Life is another entry into the "What's in outer space," genre. Although it doesn't really bring anything new to the table, it is a sleek and enjoyable thriller with a likable cast.
A six man team aboard the International Space Station discover a highly evolved life form on Mars. The species is studied at length until things take a drastic turn.
A superbly executed testament of the struggles of a gay boy as he grows into a teen and later an adult. I could probably talk about this movie for a couple of hours with the right person. There is so much under the surface of such a simply shot character study.
Collectively, the acting here is top tier, and from such a range of unknowns mixed in with seasoned vets like Ali and ...