Directed by George Ratliff; Emily Ratajkowski, Aaron Paul and Riccardo Scamarcio are the stars of Welcome Home; a thriller about a couple on a weekend at a vacation rental home in the Italian countryside. Falling victim to the homeowner’s sinister plans, their attempt to repair their relationship is derailed…
I’m not sure how good this one will be but I do find myself quite curious. There’s also the fact that this movie is set in the beautiful Italian countryside; a part of Italy I last saw on screen and adored in season two of Master Of None (2017).
I’m back at it guys! I’ve had a long break from making YouTube videos but I’m certainly glad to be back at it.
It worked out that Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper would be the movie to mark my return, especially since as per my original non-video Skyscraper review, I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. I’ve actually heard that the plot is super similar to Bruce Willis’s Die Hard. I haven’t watched Die Hard for so long that I barely recall the plot. Are people right? Here is the short video…
Directed and co-written by Faraday Okoro, Nigerian Prince is the story of a Nigerian-American teenager who, after being sent to Nigeria against his will, he teams up with an Internet scammer in order to return to the United States.
Key cast includes Antonio J Bell, Chinaza Uche, Tina Mba….
I almost feel as though anyone who uses the internet is familiar with the concept of the ‘Nigerian scammer.’ Thanks to the fact that I have a hotmail email address, for me, such scammer emails are very much a daily item in my junk folder.
I’m hoping that this movie will be a very interesting and entertaining depiction of the kind of person at the other end of those emails. I also just want to know of the teenager makes it back to America.
Bimbo Manuel, Ebbe Bassey, Rita Edward, Craig Stott, Dean Cameron and Omar Maskati also star
In writer / director Gareth Evans’s new thriller Apostle, Dan Stevens is Thomas Richardson, a man on a mission to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a religious cult.
Other key cast includes Michael Sheen, Kristine Froseth…
I didn’t know I needed a promising Dan Stevens film in my life until I saw this trailer. Oddly enough, perhaps even more than the above trailer, I found myself rather impressed by the special effect on the ‘t’ of Apostle at the very end. You didn’t miss it did you?
Lucy Boynton, Bill Milner, Mark Lewis Jones and Ross O’Hennessy also star.
My fears about the extent to which I’d enjoy Ocean’s Eight were kind of realised. Starring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett – to name just two, director Gary Ross’s movie isn’t quite as exciting for me on the whole as the other Ocean’s movies I’ve seen. It didn’t help that the eight members in Ocean’s group barely interacted long enough for me to gage much about their group chemistry, but I feel as though ‘sizzling’ wouldn’t really be the right word.
Another key reason I didn’t have as much fun is that for a good portion of the first half of the film, even though I was happy to be introduced to the members of the final eight, I found myself a little bored. This is partly because the real reason for Ocean’s elaborate upcoming heist was yet to be revealed.
Once the motivation for the heist was mentioned, I became that little bit more invested. Prior to that it felt as though I was being asked to ‘cheer’ for a major career criminal without really knowing enough about her – except that her brother Danny Ocean was in the same field of work.
I will admit that I was impressed by all of Ocean’s cons immediately post release from prison. Yet, deep down I couldn’t help but judge her. I’d likely have to re-watch the other Oceans movies to find out precisely why I don’t recall judging Danny quite as harshly, if at all. My guess would be that part of the reason is I don’t really identify with Danny. Whereas I have at least one thing in common with his sister. Furthermore, I don’t remember seeing Danny conning the sweet looking lady at the cosmetics counter, though I could be wrong.
Overall, Ocean’s Eight really became most engrossing once the actual steal got under way. Even though Ross’s film didn’t thrill me as much as it’s predecessors, I did identify three things in the movie that I may not forget any time soon. Firstly, Anne Hathaway’s performance. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her behaving terribly. Especially because it seems so far removed from her true character or any other roles I remember her playing. Second, I liked the little moments of comic relief courtesy of Mindy Kaling; an example being the scene where she, erm, ‘speaks French’. There’s also James Cordon whose Britishness among all the Americans proved quite fun to watch.
Give it a chance if you’re so curious. Perhaps you’ll be wowed more than I.