Bad Boys For Life (Adil & Bilall,
Pretty much everything you could reasonably want from a Bad Boys movie. Over-the-top action sequences, good chemistry and goofy humor between the leads, and an absurd storyline that works solely as device to move these two from one shootout to the next.
It’s mindless fun, and plenty of it. - 8/10
Underwater (William Eubank, 2020)
The disaster/survival aspect is a whole lot more interesting/effective than the creature-feature stuff. There are several effective set-pieces, and the suspense throughout is well handled. But, in the end, it’s all dragged down by characters I’m never made to care about. There’s no Ripley, here. Instead, we’re stuck with someone lacking any charisma or grit, and a slew of overwritten, under-realized supporting characters, leaving me stuck with a stuffed bunny to care about.
At least they gave him a satisfying end. - 4.5/10
The Thin Man
(W.S. Van Dyke, 1934)
A ton of fun…
William Powell and Myrna Loy are incredible together. The screenplay is clever and witty and lightning fast. And the direction understands the balance between screwball comedy and mystery, showcasing both the phenomenal writing and our perfect leads without ever letting things lose control or get too messy/silly (when they’re not supposed to be). - 9/10
Little Women (George Cukor, 1933)
This is my third adaptation of this story. I loved Greta’s 2019 film, and I don’t remember the ‘90s Winona version at all. This one suffers due to its skimming over some interesting aspects and the quality (or lack thereof) of the supporting cast. Katharine Hepburn is damn good as Jo. There’s a detail here that’s not in the 2019 film that hit me pretty hard, and that’s the fact that Beth was holding the baby when it died. The rest of her storyline fails to live up to the greatness of last year’s take. The same goes for everything Amy and Meg. The only other aspect that I preferred here over the newer adaptation was the relationship between Jo and her Professor friend. The ages/sense of attraction works better in Gerwig’s film, but the relationship here is more realized and feels less spontaneous.
I didn’t want to just compare the two, but without it, I had very little to say, so there’s that. - 5/10
Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)
Dietrich is absolutely captivating, the cinematography is stunning, and the interesting cast of characters and brisk runtime is enough to keep this otherwise simple story from getting boring. - 7/10
Blow the Man Down (Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy, 2020)
The writer/directors are far more impressed with their work than they have any right to be. Regardless, some of this still (kinda) works as a seedy small-town crime tale. The cast isn’t necessarily strong, but they carry the story forward with enough conviction to make it (kinda) interesting. In the end, the small-town secrets slant is a whole lot more intriguing and fleshed-out than the crime aspects, but the two are blended (just) well enough that the latter doesn’t quite drag the former down. - 4/10
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No, I am not watching Bad Boys for Life just to look at Jacob Scipio
This might be the highest grossing film this year
Bad boys 4 life just came to digital and y’all these dudes in this movie can get it like omg like I’m excited and overjoyed there in the bad boy franchise cause y’all oooooo THESE MEN ARE BADDDDD! 💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️
Bad Boys For Life
Dir. Adil & Bilall
watched bad boys for life with today and i lo v ed it
mike’s story was so good!!! i only was able to put together everything just a few minutes before it was revealed, but i didn’t mind it one bit!
marcus’s running bit through the movie was so entertaining kdjdjdkfjfj also his family was so precious and i lov the baby<33
and the ammo squad 🥺🥺🥺 i love them 🥺 soft golden retriever dorn who chugs respecting women juice and rafe who can’t keep out of trouble but is babey (they’re dating, no i am not accepting criticism) and ofc my main girl kelly with the cool hair (who gave off strong lesbian vibes and i love that for her)
tl;dr even if it isn’t your type of movie bls watch bad boys for life, it’s such a fun time!
also i need fan content
Bruhhhh nooooo they killed the captain????
I’m watching Bad Boys For Life and Armando could get my panties any day idc idc