Movie Review – Magic Mike XXL

 
This movie gets a bad reputation just due to the fact that it is based on male stripping. People automatically assume because it stars Channing Tatum and it’s about stripping, that it is garbage. I have never been to a stripper in my life, but I do appreciate dance, art and beauty. This movie truly does accompany all these things. It was funny, it was sexy, it was beautiful and it was entertaining. The cast of cool celebrity appearances goes on and on in this movie. Childish Gambino (Donald Glover or you may know him as Troy from the TV show Community) Twitch (from The TV show So You Think You Can Dance) as well as Jada Pinkett-Smith’s appearances were awesome. I love how the one stripper is spiritual now and doing reiki, and how they consider themselves as healers helping women have fun and feel beautiful. It’s always great to see spiritual awareness in movies, even if there is fun being poked at it. The story is not so much what is captivating about this film, but more the way the film makes you feel. It really envokes a sense of fun and passion. The eye candy doesn’t hurt at all either! If you love dance, sexy men, and just want to have some fun and feel good, give this movie a watch! Although it has lower ratings elsewhere on the web, I would rate this film a 7.4 out of 10. It was definitely worth the watch! 

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Movie Review – Fifty Shades of Grey

  

I am quite a shy person by nature, one of the reasons this movie got put off for so long.. Also because my boyfriend refused to watch it with me! I am not sure why.. I haven’t read these books, so I wouldn’t be able to make a comparison or base my feelings on this movie having read the novel. Some people have said it doesn’t live up to the novel, which is generally the case in most movies adapted from novels. I finally got a chance to watch it this weekend. As a newcomer to the series, I thought it was a well done movie. It held my attention throughout, the actors were believable enough, it had just enough sex scenes without over doing it or under doing it, and the love story captured my heart. It was much more romantic to me than I expected it was going to be. I guess I’m a sucker for romantic shows!!! (See my review of the new season of The Bachelorette coming up!!) I thought it was a perfect date night or girls night movie!! I read articles that Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson weren’t happy with the film, but I thought their on screen chemistry was great! I am a new fan of both of them! Although it has quite low ratings on other sites, I feel this movie deserves a 6.8 out of 10. If you want to watch some romance and a little heated sexual content, this movie is for you! 

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Movie Review – Fury

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Having recently watched the movie, American Sniper, it reminded me that I really should do a review of Fury. My boyfriend and I both agreed that Fury was a much better film between the 2. The actors were engaging and entertaining. Although it was a war movie, and I am not usually a big fan of war type movies, this one was enjoyable. The subject matter was interesting and captivating. Brad Pitt is solid as per usual. Shia LaBeouf never disappoints. Logan Lerman was definitely suitable in his role as the newbie. Michael Pena is solid in every film I have ever seen him in. Jon Bernthal is also a unique actor that brings a ton of artistic flavor to the movie, he is one of the most interesting actors, especially the character he plays in this movie. Besides the boat load of amazing and talented actors, this film depicts a true sense of honor and pride, strength and courage. I would rate this film a 8.2 out of 10. This blog is just my opinion!

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Movie Review – Anchorman 2

I thought this movie was hilarious!! It kept me laughing all the way through. Especially the part when he goes blind. Anchorman is one of my favorite films, a classic comedy that never gets old. Will Ferrell just can’t be beat for humour, and Ron Burgundy is his best role, I would say. Christina Applegate has been a favorite of mine since “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead”. Paul Rudd and Steve Carell are solid as always too, and also are favorites of mine. I would give this film a 7.8 out of 10. This blog is just my opinion. Thank your for taking the time to view, and I appreciate all likes, comments and follows!

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Movie Review – Gravity

I have to say, as a person who suffers from anxiety, this movie definitely heightened my anxiety levels. I guess that’s what I liked about it, that it made me feel something. As for the movie itself, it was good. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are solid as always. I suppose one thing that tends to disappoint me as a viewer sometimes, are movies that have a similar screenshot all the way through. I am not sure what else they could have done, maybe showed even more of their back stories or memories or something, but I tend to be left feeling a bit bored when the visuals are so similar for the whole hour and a half. Never the less, it was absolutely worth that watch, and still a movie I would very much recommend. I’d give it about a 7.9 out of 10. This blog is just my opinion. Thanks for stopping by!

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