Black Box, a horror/mystery/sci-fi film about what happens to Nolan, a single father after he loses his wife and his memory in a car accident is a film I don’t regret watching.
Starring Mamoudou Athie (Uncorked (2020), Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, and from writer/director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour; the story centres around an agonising experimental treatment that causes Nolan to question who he is.
What I like most about Black Box is the unexpected direction the story takes at its most interesting and engaging point. I also enjoyed all the performances. Especially Athie and Christine’s. The latter of whom did a great job of playing a child who’s had to grow up far to fast.
As for what I like least about Black Box, that would be the first third of the movie because it played/felt a tad flat. Thankfully, once we get to around the thirty five minute mark, things get very interesting indeed, through to the very end.
Give Black Box a chance if you’re curious. Especially for the last two thirds and good performances.
Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson, Creed is more than I expected. Having never seen any of the previous Rocky movies, I was imagining plenty of fighting footage for at least one-third of the time. Luckily, as a love/non-fighter, I’m glad to say that this isn’t at all the case.
What I like most about Creed is the way it seems to focus on the stories of the main characters and their relationships with each other, more so than on actual boxing. Nevertheless, Creed is still very much a boxing movie and fans of the sport, especially fans of the Rocky movies will have a good time.
I tuned in because I liked the trailer. Also, I’m just someone who never seems to tire of well-told stories about pivotal life decisions. Especially when the stories are about people choosing to do what is in their hearts, over what is expected/comfortable. Creed, which is written and directed by Ryan Coogler is a movie that captures a compelling example of what that journey can be like.
Watch it for the relatable themes of human experience, the choreography of the main fight sequence, plus, the rather well-paced editing and camera work.
I’m guessing that Rocky (1976) fans will be very excited right about now. The trailer for Creed (2015), the seventh Rocky film and spin-off from the Rocky film series just arrived and ‘promising’ is the word.
Starring Sylvester Stallone as former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa, Creed sees Balboa serve as trainer and mentor to young boxer Adonis Creed, played by rising star, Michael B. Jordan.
Fans of the Rocky films will know that Adonis Creed is the son of the late Apollo Creed, a friend to Balboa, as well as a former rival – all of which makes for an interesting dynamic between the two main characters.
I’m going to confess right now to the fact that I’ve never seen any of the Rocky movies. Yes, shock horror! However, I am contemplating finally changing that fact, and just in time to watch this new release, plus also possibly to keep FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) at bay.