Category Archives: Movies

Gemini

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So I’ve seen the trailer for Gemini a few times this year during the previews of other movies I’ve seen. Well, I love Zoe kravitz so I was like yeah, I’m going to see it. The story looked interesting as well. Well, didn’t come to a theater near me, but it is available for rental on iTunes ($5.99)

The movie is about Heather (Zoe) and her assistant Jill (Lola Kirke). Heather backs out of a movie she was signed on for and now everyone hates her. Her ex boyfriend also wants to kill her as well. She ends up dead, but who killed her?! I really liked the script because it seem scripted if you get what I’m trying to say. Like yes, it was obviously scripted because it’s a movie, but the dialog between everyone was so natural! I feel like if the situation were happening in real life, and it involved me and my friends, our interactions and dialog would be almost exactly the same. This gave the movie a sense of realness. Although the scene when Jill meets up with Jamie and says “right now” like 4 times within the span of 1 minute. DEAD!

Im glad this movie was good because Zoe has been making questionable indie choices lately. Vincent and Roxxy?! I can not! But I did! It was so awful!!! I wrote about it a while back if you care to search my blog and read about it. Long story short, don’t waste your time on that movie.

The only thing that I didn’t like, which could be a big deal to some, was the ending! I NEED ANSWERS!!! At the end I was like, soooooo….

Kylie’s Rating – B+

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Whitney

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I finally got a chance to see this movie yesterday and it was amazing. When I saw the preview for the first time about a month ago, I knew I had to see it. I was hoping it would be as good, if not better than the Amy documentary.

I was a little confused at times with some of the filler video they used, but I eventually caught on to what they were doing. Other than that, I have no complaints about this doc.

It was super informative, at least to me because while I knew who Whitney was, and loved her music mainly because my mom played her, I didn’t know much else. I remember her popular songs and movies, but more than anything I remember her downfall. So this documentary shed light on things I never knew, mainly because I was too young to care and I didn’t read tabloids or watch entertainment news, etc. Older people will probably have vivid memories of certain events mentioned.

It was a great movie, but sad as well. I expected it to be a little sad. Long story short, her family is garbage juice.

Amy won the Oscar for best documentary feature in 2015 which I felt was well deserved. Whitney deserves a nomination at the very least.

Kylie’s Rating – A

 

Black Panther

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I went to the 10:30 showing, decked out in my black by popular demand shirt PRAYING that this movie would live up to the hype. AND IT DID!

I knew really nothing of the Black Panther  going in, but I was still going to see it. I’m so glad they didn’t jump right into a storyline without giving people like me some backstory first. I feared this would cater to the comic book fans by starting off at like issue: whatever. Only they would get it! So I’m glad he was explained as well as Wakanda.

I typically don’t like action movies, or super hero movies, but this one was AWESOME!!! And it was funny too! I’m pretty sure the little sister is my favorite character. Her one liners were top notch, lol. All the actors were great! The only thing I didn’t like, was Forest Whitaker’s accent!!! Omg…it KILLED me! Lmao! Other than that, this movie was fantastic!!! I loved how badass the women were in this film!

This movie is definitely worth the hype! I was a bit sleepy towards the end, but that’s because I’m an old lady who saw it at 10:30 (2hr 15min runtime). The movie itself didn’t put me to sleep, lol.

Everyone needs to see this movie!

Kylie’s Rating

A+

 

I, Tonya

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So when I heard they were making a movie about Tonya Harding I was like awww yeah! Then when they said Margot Robbie would be starring in it, i was one million percent sold.

This movie was so good and funny! Everyone did so well! The casting was perfect! I would advise watching the ESPN documentary about Tonya that aired a few years back called “The price of gold”. They literally took that documentary, and made this movie! I thought it was a coincidence in the beginning that it seemed so similar. Then I realized what was going on. I’m telling you, it will make the movie even better if you watch that docu before. You’ll see how they interperted some parts of the documentary and it will make those scenes much funnier, and in some cases sadder.

I still don’t believe Tonya was apart of it, lmao! But who knows?! I feel bad for her. Sure, fine her for her withholding information or whatever, maybe strip her of her titles for that year, but don’t ban her for life!!! Damn!  I feel her punishment didn’t fit the crime. It was too harsh!

Well, go see the movie and have a few laughs and see if she was the mastermind behind this scandal for yourself!

Kylie’s Rating

A

 

 

Mother!

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So ever since I saw the first preview for Mother, I knew I had to see it. It was a huge bonus that JLaw was the star. Well it came out today and I went. It was so dope!! Of course, it was weird AF too, because Darren Aronofsky. There is a thin line between super weird and so weird, you’re doing the most. This movie walked the line.

Now that I’m sitting here typing out my thoughts, I don’t think any character had a name! Like, I don’t remember anybody being called by one. They would just start talking to one another. Anywho, Javier’s character is a poet who is struggling to write his next piece. J Law is his meek and mild wife who has spent all of her time rebuilding Javier’s house (now their house) after it previously burned down in a fire.

There is this weird glowing crystal that Javier has on display in his office. We already know something is up with him/them because of it. J Law is somehow connected to the house and can feel it’s life force when she touches a wall. She herself has some type of sickness and treats her symptoms with this glittery powder she mixes with water. So the first time I saw her take that, I’m like so, what is that? Is she a ghost? Not so much a moaning myrtle type ghost, but Casper when he got to be a boy again for the night. And if so, does she know she is? That’s when I started getting suspicious of the husband.

Next, some random man comes and stays and he’s being all weird, the husband opens the house to him and J Law is like, ummmmmm….but goes along with it. Later that night, he is coughing up his lungs in the bathroom and he also has a massive gash on his side towards the back. They never bring that up again in the movie. So why make sure we notice it in the first place if we were never going to get an explanation? The next day rolls around and his wife shows up. Eventually it’s a damn family reunion, because now the sons show up and chaos ensues! No one is listening to her and some shit goes down, and now I’m looking at the husband like, “really”? Then the movie just gets crazier and crazier from there.

I liked this movie because I couldn’t figure out what was going on for the longest. You know how you’re watching a movie, and then you start to predict what’s going to happen next based on what’s happened so far? Well i tried doing that for the first hour and a half was was wrong each time. It wasn’t until about the last 30 mins or so where I was like, “oohhhhh, okkkkkk”. Even then, I was a tiny bit surprised by the ending, I have so many questions. I would type them into this post, but I don’t want to spoil the movie anymore than I have, if i’ve spoiled it at all. Also, there is this once scene that is completely INSANE, so beware. You will know it when you see it.

Yes, this movie is super weird, but I think it’s worth seeing. I think people are either going to hate it, or love it. There is no in between. See for yourselves.

Kylie’s Rating: 4/5

 

Vincent & Roxxy

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I’ve wanted to see this movie for a while now. 95% because Zoe Kravitz is in it, and 5% because it was shot right here in LA. Well almost a year goes by, wasn’t showing at our local annual film festivals so I gave up on it. Then recently it got a theatrical release date. Limited release though. So you know what that means, LA more than likely wouldn’t get it, and I was right. Well thanks to Vudu, I was able to rent it last night!

I hated it. I wanted to like it, I really did. The script…omg the script! Most of the dialogue was so cheesy, I couldn’t help but to cringe. It also caused me to feel some extreme second hand embarrassment. So when the dialogue wasn’t straight cheddar, it was super predictable. On multiple occasions I finished everybody’s lines like we were BFFS. The movie was about 1hr and 40min, but I felt like the story was empty. Like, there were so many bullshit scenes that ate up the runtime that did nothing for the story. It would go from 0 to 100 real quick straight out of the blue. No lead up or anything. The random heart to hearts at the bar, we could have done with out. Instead they should have replaced those scenes with scenes that tied more into the action.

Based on the trailer, I thought it was going to be Vincent and Roxxy against the world. That was hardly the case. It even seems that way based on the longline. At one point I thought Vincent was some type of human/mythical God hybrid. This movie was all over the place! Their relationship…I can’t. It was cute in the beginning though. They basically only got a beginning now that I think of it. I guess saying I can’t with their relationship isn’t exactly right. What I mean is I can’t with their last encounter. SO CORNBALL!!!

Well kids, I did’t like this movie. I still love Zoe though. Emille Hirsch will always be the homie. They both were too good for this movie. Oh, and Zoey Deutch. It’s available for rent on Vudu. One more random thing. Kid Cudi is in this movie as well.

Kylie’s Rating: C-