Welcome Exiles to this week’s What’s On The Grill?, the weekly mini-review corner where we get to blast about whatever we’ve caught recently, feasted on with our eyes as some say.
WOTG? question of the week-
What is one of your favorite movie theater experiences?
Captain Marvel (2019)
“Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.”
3.5/5-This was ok. Nothing memorable or special here and nothing to make me want to rewatch. Brie Larson was fine as Carol Danvers. I could see her growing into this role even more. It will be interesting to see her stand against the remaining Avengers. As much as I love me some 80’s, it was refreshing to get some 90’s nostalgia. The soundtrack was my favorite aspect of the film. “I’m Just a Girl” scene was probably it’s best. Danvers and Fury’s “buddy cop” was cute but that was it. The first half was pretty bland to the point I started to doze off. The climax was really good and fun though and it landed the ending pretty well. Captain Marvel wouldn’t rank too high in the MCU for me.
The Prophecy (1995)
“The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.”
3/5- I always wished this was better. Christopher Walken as an evil angel is the only thing that works here. The rest is forgettable.
“Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.”
3/5- Nothing special but has some decent body horror and is a fun watch.
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)
“A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.”
3.25/5- It was pretty entertaining but 90 minutes is too long for Teen Titans. Pretty much all the best parts were shown in the trailers.
Free Solo (2018)
“Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000 ft high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.”
Let’s just be honest this was all about the climb. I understand the build up of the first hour or so of build but there wasn’t anything different or special until we get to the climb. The climb was tremendous and toe curling. The way it was shot and watching the man climb 3,000 feet without a rope was pretty incredible.
The Last Dragon (1985)
“In New York City, a young man searches for the “master” to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.”
3.5/5- Remember when ninja’s were a thing? As a kid I thought there would be more ninja’s running around in the world. Maybe they are and we just don’t know it… Simply one of my favorites from the 80’s. Just a fun kung fu comedy with sappy romance and colorful characters.
“A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.”
4.25/5- Just a brutal film. Nothing fancy or stylized here. Terrific performance’s by most involved especially Dafoe and Berenger. Chaos and intimacy are hard to combine but Stone does an amazing job here with both.
That’s it for another What’s On The Grill?, folks!
Tell us about what YOU’VE been watching lately in the comments below! Any great shows that caught you off guard or movies that rocked your world?
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