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STUBER (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Stuber (2019), Kumail Nanjiani, 20th Century Fox
Stuber (2019), Kumail Nanjiani, 20th Century Fox

In Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani’s action / comedy Stuber, where a cop recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure, Bautista and Nanjiani’s characters did deliver some amusement. Yet, if I had to choose, my favourite characters were played by Betty Gilpin – because there’s just something about her delivery, and Iko Uwais, thanks to his great stunt work as villain Oka Tedjo.     

Minus some of Nanjiani’s lines which felt unnecessary and out of place, Bautista’s Vic Manning and Nanjiani’s Stu had some good moments. It’s just unfortunate that I definitely lost faith in the movie because I couldn’t believe that anyone in their right mind would remove their protective glasses within a few hours of undergoing laser eye surgery – and against doctor’s orders. It’s even worse because not only did I not believe the decision, I didn’t buy the character’s motivation for making said decision.

Perhaps your own tolerance for a character’s carelessness with their vision is much higher than mine and Stuber definitely has some good / fun dialogue- and action sequences. As such, why not give it a chance if you’re intrigued?

Happy Film Loving

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017): Good Movie…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Chris Pratt
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Chris Pratt

To those who’ve already read my thoughts on Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014), you’ll know that I didn’t completely love the movie. Regardless of that truth though, I’m still determined to see as many of the stand alone films of each Avengers Endgame (2019) character as possible. And with that goal in mind, a few days ago I sat myself down to two hours and sixteen minutes of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

My expectations weren’t exactly the highest, as one might imagine. So picture my surprise when I found myself having a good time almost immediately.

In trying to understand what had changed, it became clear that , the story is simply much better this time round. I found it more interesting. I definitely enjoyed the surprises within the script as well as the elaboration on the backstory of several of the main characters. I’m also quite sure that there weren’t any sentimental moments or attempts at humour that felt hugely forced. I imagine that everything was that little bit better because the actors were more comfortable in their roles.

I still stand by the truth that I didn’t enjoy Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014), but I’m also sure that my appreciation of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. isn’t a result of me learning to ignore any of the humour that doesn’t quite land or ignore any general corniness within the script. I really did like the new characters, find the story more fun, and appreciated the special effects that little bit extra.

With all that said I now say, watch it because it’s good and especially if you’re sure I’m not completely mad.

Happy Film Loving 

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STUBER (2019): Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, KAREN GILLAN, Iko Uwais…

Stuber (2019), Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, 20th Century Fox

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Stuber (2019).


Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Karen Gillian and Iko Uwais are the stars of new action / comedyStuber.

Directed by Michael Dowse, Bautista plays a detective who recruits his Uber driver (Nanjiani) into an unexpected night of adventure…

The pairing of Bautista and Nanjiani looks like a great idea with very entertaining results. Just the previous day I mentioned having not seen Bautista in many roles where he’s the lead. And now we have two in a row. I’m definitely not in any way complaining.

Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Mira Sorvino, Jimmy Tatro, Joshua Mikel, Scott Lawrence and Christine Horn also star.

Stuber Release Dates: July 12th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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MY SPY (2019): New Trailer From Dave Bautista, Ken Jeong, Chloe Coleman, KRISTEN SCHAAL…

My Spy (2019), Chloe Coleman, Dave Bautista, STX Entertainment
My Spy (2019), Chloe Coleman, Dave Bautista, STX Entertainment

In Peter Segal directed family movie My Spy, Dave Bautista is JJ, a hardened CIA operative sent to surveil the family of a precocious 9 year-old name Sophie. In no time at all, JJ finds himself at the mercy of Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.

Other key cast members include Chloe Colman, Ken Jeong, Kristen Schaal…

I’m quite sure that My Spy will be the first movie I see with Bautista as the lead. It’s a little bit the story but really, it’s mostly the onscreen chemistry between Bautista and young Coleman that has me most curious.

On a side note, Dwayne Johnson definitely did cross my mind as this trailer played and I’m sure you know why; wink, wink.

Michelle McLeod, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Nicola Correia-Damude, Laura Cilevitz, Sima Fisher, Ali Hassan and Marcus Cornwall also star.

My Spy Release Dates: August 23rd, 2019 (US); August 30th, 2019 (UK)…

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017): New Trailer From Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Zoe Saldana
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Zoe Saldana

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, the trailer for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is here…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

I still haven’t seen the first movie so I need to get on that, but  in the meantime… my, oh my this trailer looks cool!

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Release Dates: April 28th 2017 (UK); May 5th 2017 (US)…

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MARAUDERS (2016): New Trailer From Bruce Willis, Dave Bautista & Christopher Meloni

Maruaders (2016), Bruce Willis
Maruaders (2016), Bruce Willis

Marauders is the new action movie starring Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni and Dave Bautista. At the centre of the story is an FBI agent tasked with investigating the robbery of a bank by an elite group of bank robbers…  

The days of Bruce Willis’s first Die Hard (1988) movie is far behind us and based on what I’ve seen in this trailer, I’m guessing that Willis’s character will not be at the centre of the action sequences – I could be wrong, of course. Either way, I’m looking forward to this one because it seems as though Willis’s character may not be a victim in the traditional sense.

Steven C. Miller is the director and Adrian Grenier and Lydia Hull also star.

Marauders Release Dates: July 1st, 2016 (US)…

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