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KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017)

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A film by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson 

Kong: Skull island is a turbo charge film with plenty of explosion and gun fire Gee I think this film is made in America. And yes if you have an action picture like that you are going to have Sam Jackson in the mix to be this hard ass soldier and bring you pop corn and sodas because you are in for a hell of a ride. Here is the thing remember those film B-rated about this giant spider, or other monsters fighting monster well it is an homage to all those films with better actors.

The story goes like this. It takes place in 1973 and the movie was primarily shot in Vietnam and yes you are going to see how beautiful Vietnam is. A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific. when they get there not long after they find an inviting beast that is going to change the course of their life. Yes the CGI came out very well here plus I hate to say it is a formulaic film with predictability but it is entertaining as hell. The film takes places in 1973 and you will see the technology of that era ho! my god yeah I know. Still, the nature of Larson’s role is one of the film’s biggest surprises, and the key manner in which Skull Island deviates from the conventional Kong. Do not compare this film with the old Kong this one is different from most. So if you find some time on your hand go see that one you might be surprise pleasantly at that.

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THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015)

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A film by Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner with two other shady character that he picked up along the way find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of miscreant  characters.

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Yes an other Tarantino film and a western, but this on is a whodunit western. He kept true to the genre and a new cool dusty score from Ennio Morricone. The film is broken up into five chapters, led by a musical overture and split by an intermission old school-style, but there film takes a while to really kick in. In the film there is quite a bunch of shady characters “The Hangman” John Ruth (Kurt Russell, perfectly suited for the role as the grizzly bear type  and the criminal  he intends to see hanged, Daisy Dormegue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) she is all fangs and vicious  as hell. But first before they go the their destination they are hold up by two characters that he picks up along the way.The first one is white-hunting former Union soldier Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), who carries around a note written to him by President Abraham Lincoln (I love that one). The second is Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), the supposed new Sheriff of Red Rock, which happens to be where Daisy is meant to meet to be hang . Coincidence? Yeah right! You know better than that. As they have to stop to this cabin because of the blizzard is greeted by a Mexican Bob The Mexican (Demian Bichir), who tells them the owners are out of town; Inside the cabin are Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock; the silent and secretive cowboy Joe Gage (Michael Madsen); and the racist Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). You right there and then you are in for some serious dialogue  and bloody carnage.

Tarantino builds up the tension slowly at first then you will get a punch in the gut as the story goes along. A great ensemble  cast that delivers a kick ass dialogue. The level of details is this film is amazing down right scary. There is comedy, blood, gun fight, fighting , slapstick shock ,and tense as well just like those Spaghetti western and yes Quentin does stylize his film. That is all folks I will say no more than rush to the theater to see this one.

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KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A film by Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson

In 1997, a man is killed while protecting his comrades. it is soon revealed that man was working for a secret organization call the Kingsman. An agent named Harry Hart (Colin Firth) takes it upon himself to visit the man’s family and leaves a bravery medal with the man’s young son, Eggsy. he tells him if you ever need help to call that number on the back. 17 years later Eggsy gets in trouble with the local thugs and steals his car. Eggsy who is at the police station calls the number which lead to Harry Hart to show up takes him as his protégé and introduce him to be a Kingsman.

It is from the comic book that this film pop up and what better to have Matthew Vaughn to direct this film after all he has done a great job with kick Ass. when I saw the trailer I was not really going to see this film but a lot of people loved it so I wanted to see for myself and I was not disappointed. Of course a kingsman should wear a suit when he goes to battle. Another Great performance by Sam Jackson who plays the villain Richmond Valentine who has a lisp to top it all off can’t stand violence and the sight of blood. Dude what kind of villain is that. The films hilarious at times plus the fighting scenes the one in the church is outstanding especially to see Colin Firth bent his body in his fifties like that is amazing. In an interview he said that was the most difficult thing to do especially at my age, I didn’t know it could be done. It was spectacular to see that scene, it takes a lot of practice to pull that off. A film debut of Welsh actor Taron Egerton and he handles the role brilliantly. Firth has the definition of a gentleman who is an experience spy and plays it well, it feels just right. Great action scene violent at that but fun to watch. Matthew Vaughn redefine the spy movie a little bit a la James bond/ a la Quentin Tarantino.

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