Lots of movies coming to theaters or streaming. this new film that I saw in theaters is called A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks, the premise is about Otto Anderson is a grump who’s given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol, leading to a friendship that will turn his world around.
It’s the second film adaption of Fredrik Backman’s 2012 novel A Man Called Ove and an American remake of the 2015 Swedish movie of the same name written and directed by Hannes Holm.
My thoughts: The movie was good, emotional and there are some funny/heartwarming moments; great performances by Tom Hanks and Mariana Treviño.
Also it does have a true message about if someone is having a bad day, introduce yourself and having a positive/comfort conversation.
Last Saturday, I saw Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters; I enjoyed this movie, it was fun, entertaining, hilarious and emotional.
Seeing Thor’s journey moving forward after the events of Avengers: Endgame, it was great to see Jane Foster back who is now the Mighty Thor, along with Korg and Valkyrie, also there’s a lot of surprise appearances and more.
His first time in the MCU: Christian Bale plays the villain Gorr the God Butcher, his performance was brilliant.
As a boy growing up, I never read the book, The Adventures Of Pinocchio, until probably my early days in High School. I only watched Disney’s Pinocchio, which I find to not only be more kid-friendly than the book, but also way better. I mean, I didn’t even see much footage from the 2021 Italian live-action version.
Now, here I am at 30 years old and Disney’s doing a live-action remake of Pinocchio starring Tom Hanks as Pinocchio’s creator Geppetto, which is alright with me due to Hank’s ability to play characters who have a warm kindness to them, like his portrayal of Forrest Gump and my icon Mister Rogers.
Whenever I hear there’s live-action/CG movies based on past projects, I worry about these films getting “The Uncanny Valley Effect”, in which they go for a different or photorealistic look for the CG characters, like in Alvin and the Chipmunks. But here’s your first look at Pinocchio himself in two images…
Tom Hanks as Geppetto
Also included is Cynthia Ervio as The Blue Fairy
Comparable to the 2021 Italian movie and Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming animated version, Disney’s Pinocchio, which is directed by Robert Zemeckis, surprisingly looks accurate to the original animated film. Tom Hanks is said to be “unrecognizable” as Geppetto and Cynthia Ervio, the actress-singer from period film Harriet, sure looks stunning in that BTS image.
Now that I’ve seen photos of the live-action Disney film, it seems they’re going in the right direction in terms of each character’s look. Now I’m waiting to see what Jiminy Cricket and Honest John will look like, but I’m hoping they’ll look the same as the animated original.
What’s your opinion on this latest remake? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
I never played the game, but I’ve heard about it and now it has become a live action movie.
Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, both play Nathan Drake and Drake’s mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
I enjoyed the movie, it was fun and entertaining. Cool action sequences, the movie is a mix of Indiana Jones and Nicolas Cage’s 2 National Treasure movies. Also both Tom and Mark, their performances/chemistry were great.
This was a big movie moment for Tom Holland, Spider-Man: No Way Home to Uncharted.
I, Chris, have been chosen by author Mr. Ben to write a feature film adaptation of his novel, LIFE IN SPACE: THE PARALLEL EARTH STORY. I have just started writing the screenplay on Google Docs, yet I need a lot of support for this film project to happen in the near future.
Everybody, wish me good luck as I proceed on this important project. As a bonus, go check out the novel LIFE IN SPACE: THE PARALLEL EARTH STORY before the film hits theaters later on.
After the first trailer had an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the original design of Sonic.
The new official trailer showed the redesign of Sonic, it looked perfect and finally here are my thoughts: I enjoyed the movie, it’s fun and entertaining…Sonic looked cool, seeing him in action…the rings and facing Doctor Robotnik aka Eggman.
There’s a lot of great scenes in the movie, my favorite scene is Sonic facing Eggman. Actor Ben Schwartz voicing Sonic did an excellent job.
Jim Carrey did great as Robotnik/Eggman, when you watch the film…his performance as Robotnik is cross-between his previous roles the Riddler and Ace Ventura.
The story was good, focusing on the main character and other characters’ point of view. Also the film reminded me of the first two Sherlock Holmes that Guy Ritchie directed and Quentin Tarantino films.
Guy Ritchie did a great job directing and writing the film.
Spies in Disguise was a great computer-animated movie…I enjoyed it…it’s funny and fun spy movie
I thought Will Smith and Tom Holland did an excellent performance, their chemistry was good. also Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka, they were great in the movie.
This review will be a few spoilers, if you haven’t seen the film…don’t read…if you saw the movie…you’re welcome to read the review. I know there’s a lot of mixed opinions about the movie, I respect everyone’s opinions.
My thoughts and reaction: I enjoyed Star Wars: Episode IX -The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode of the Skywalker saga. I was expecting a bit of detail of the Emperor’s return…they didn’t explain much…but I find it interesting is the Emperor stays attached to a large machine.
One twist that I did not expect is that Rey is Emperor Palpatine’s granddaughter…a lot of surprises.
The visual effects looked cool, great music by John Williams and more. Leia Organa played by Carrie Fisher who passed away on December 27, 2016…the film used unused footage of Fisher from The Force Awakens.
Billy Dee Williams coming back as Lando Calrissian was great, it was cool to see Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo
I enjoyed the Sequel trilogy…in my opinion my favorite Star Wars trilogies is the original and prequel
Here my thoughts: the movie was good, very interesting true story that involves a corporate defense lawyer taking on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
The film is based on the 2016 article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont‘s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich, published in The New York Times Magazine. Parts of the story were also reported by Mariah Blake, whose 2015 article, “Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia” was a National Magazine Award finalist, and Sharon Lerner, whose series “Bad Chemistry” ran in the Intercept.
Also the movie is very strong, intense and emotional, Robert Bilott fought justice…understanding what is happening with the waters and others.
And the cast: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber and Bill Pullman did an amazing performance, they captured the emotion of the real people…terrifically
When you watch the movie…you learn the story, understand the human emotion and something that everyone asks the question is why, when and knowing.