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Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – Review

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – Budget of $20 million – 2 hours and 0 minutes

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While sitting in a courtroom, Melinda is staring daggers at Diana, her ex’s new fiance.  After harassing them for months, the judge decides to strengthen their current restraining order and ordering her to go to anger management counseling.  The judge hopes this will bring new light to Melinda’s circumstance and calm the rage inside of her.  As she sits in the counselor’s office, she recounts meeting, loving, and hating her ex Robert.  Through an affair, a car crash, and lost potential, she has stood by his side.  She was there for every step up and every downfall.  She feels she has sacrificed her body, money, and mind for this relationship.  So when Robert reaps the rewards after years of struggle, she believes she is due.  However, one decision leaves Melinda out in the cold and Diana by his side.

Acrimony is told in 6 chapters (Acrimoney, Sunder, Revail, Bewail, Deranged, and Inexorable).  So, get ready to talk to the screen because you are furious with every decision Melinda makes in each chapter.  She states that her rage is slow and when she erupts, she is 100% dangerous.  She makes this evident at the very beginning of their relationship, but Robert stays.  Robert has a wandering eye with empty pockets and his hand out.  However, he makes this know at the beginning of the relationship, but Melinda stays.  Unlike most relationship movies, this is a movie where everyone is wrong.  Even when they both try to get it right, it’s at the wrong time.  This is one to watch and discuss.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

You can’t negotiate with crazy – Diana

Sorry, at least I didn’t break anything this time – Robert

That’s like asking if I’m entitled to feeling hungry – Melinda

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Blockers – Review

Blockers – Budget of $21 million – 1 hour and 42 minutes

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Blockers
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Lisa (single mom of Julie), Mitchell (helicopter, sports dad of Kayla), and Hunter (absentee father of Sam) met on their daughters’ first day of school.  Their daughters became instant friends, so they tried to be friends too.  Twelve years later, it’s the girls’ prom night.  Even though Sam, Julie, and Kayla have remained friends, the parents have not.  Hunter left after his scandalous divorce.  Lisa has spent more time with her daughter before she heads to college; leaving Mitchell in the cold.  Lisa put together a party before the prom that puts all 3 parents in the same space.  They have some awkward conversations but remain pleasant.  Just when Mitchell and Hunter are about to leave, Lisa sees the girls’ text on Julie’s computer.  Hunter is able to decipher from the emojis that the girls have a sex pact.  While Hunter doesn’t care, Lisa and Mitchell want to end this pact.  Lisa and Mitchell head to the prom to intercept the girls but Hunter is trying to stop them.  This will truly be an unforgettable prom night.

This movie is a mix of Superbad and Bad Moms (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  While each parent is trying to hold on to their “little” girl, they are doing it for different reasons.  Julie has separation anxiety, Mitchell doesn’t want to give up his jock, and Hunter wants to mend his relationship.  And each girl has a reason to lose her virginity.  Julie is in love, Kayla just wants to do it, and Sam is questioning her sexuality.  While the movie’s premise seems to be about losing your virginity on prom night, it’s more about the complicated relationships between parents and daughters in today’s society.  However, it does not shove the sappiness or feminism down your throat.  It provides a good amount of laughs and raunchy fun.  Now be warned, some of the jokes fall flat, like dad jokes, but you will laugh.  So go and have fun at a crazy matinee movie.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

It’s not really a dress, the middle’s missing – Mitchell

Let’s say the chef ate something – Kayla

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The Miracle Season – Review

The Miracle Season – Budget Unknown – 1 hour and 39 minutes

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The Miracle Season
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Caroline “Line” Found is the captain and spirit of the West High School Women’s Championship Volleyball team.  Even with her shy best friend and teammate is Kelley, Line can make friends with any and every one.  Their coach Kathy knows that 1st-time champions are a dime a dozen, but 2nd-time champions are rare.  Especially in a row.  Kathy tells the team their championship was last year and no longer counts.  They need to focus on this year.  Even though they lose their first meet and her mother Evelyn is dying, Line keeps her team in great spirits.  Without her father’s knowledge, Line buys a motorbike and hides it from him.  After a team party, Line car battery dies and she takes her motorbike to visit her mom in the hospital.  Within hours, police are at Mr. Found’s door telling him his youngest child has died.  Before he can truly grieve, he loses his wife too.  The team’s heart is broken and they can’t play.  So they lose or forfeit games.  Kathy looks towards Kelley to get the teams spirit up.  After tryouts, Kelley is chosen as the captain, and they decide to not only play but go after the championship.  To get the champions after their losing streak, they have to win 15 games.  And they only have 15 left.  They will need to Live Like Line in order to be two-time champs.

This is an instant tear jerker.  With the constant threat of losing her mother, it’s powerful to see Line remain strong.  But the strength permeated to everyone who knew her after she died.  It inspired each one to “Live Like Line”.  It’s easy to see how this could have been a story of dual loss but it becomes a story of inspiration.  These young women and Mr. Line come together to honor Line by leaving the legacy she dreamed of before she passed.  And while the credits roll, you will see the defining moments in the film through video of the real moments.  As the fans where T-shirts and sing Sweet Caroline for their fallen player, Line and Evelyn will continue to live on in their hearts and yours (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  Make sure your teen sees this film.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

That last announcement, well, is sucked – Kelley

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#CaptainAmericaCivilWar – Review Repost – In Stores Now

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Captain America: Civil War – Budget $250 million – 2 hours 27 minutes

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Captain America: Civil War
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So if you don’t want to know anything that happens in the movie (including a brief synopsis, skip to the next paragraph. After several successful missions, the Avengers work is being scrutinized because of the escalating human and property collateral damage. One hundred and seventeen countries get together to draft the Accords. In the Accords, any mission must be approved by the UN before the Avengers fight. Each Avenger must sign the Accord or retire. Some Avengers sign right way, others retire, and some decide to sign at the UN Accord’s hearing. It is during this hearing that all hell breaks loose. The king of Wakanda is killed and Bucky is the prime suspect. Captain America, who has not signed the Accords, feels that there is more to the story; but Iron Man, who has signed the Accords, wants to bring Bucky in and sort out the details later. This is the start of the Civil War.

Marvel, Disney, and Industrial Light & Magic do it again!!!! The story holds along with the effects. The 3D is great for the fight scenes but loses some of its magic in dialogue because the glass glare messes with the 3D effect. In order to get this movie you must see Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron; as well as have knowledge of the Manchurian Candidate and Star Wars (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). However, this movie feels more like Avengers:Civil War and not Captain America:Civil War. It is believed that since this movie is so Bucky-centric, it was flagged as a Captain America Movie. It is worth full price and in 3D. You will laugh, cheer, hold your breath, and say WTF more than once. Stay past the end crawl and be prepared to see Tony Stark as you have never seen him before

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Ready to comply – Winter Soldier

Anybody’s told you you’re a little paranoid – Falcon

I’m not thanking that thing – Black Widow

Yes but the door was opened so I assumed …” – Vision

Awww, he knows me so well – Iron Man

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#RaceMovie – Review Repost – In Stores Now!!!

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Race – Budget of $5 million – 2 hours 14 minutes

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Race
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James Clevaland “Jesse” Owens is a kind, shy man starting his education at Ohio State University (OSU). He wants to run track and is greeted by a no nonsense coach named Lawrence Snyder. Snyder sees the potential in Jesse but has to learn about Jesse’s everyday struggles. Within 2 years, Jesse is asked to join the Olympic Trails to qualify for the Olympic team. As Jesse dreams of going to Berlin loom closer, he meets with members of the NAACP. They ask Jesse not to run in order to show solidarity for the Jewish people. Jesse knows that not running will have no impact. But running and losing will have an effect on the USA and Berlin. If he runs, he must win.

This story isn’t just about Jesse Owens, but the Olympics and the Hitler Regime. Viewers may know the story of Jesse, but not truly understand his struggles coming from his family, his country, and the world. Also, viewers will learn all the backdoor deals that were made with the Nazis to hold the Olympic games in Berlin with Jewish and African American athletes. This period piece keeps in step with clothing, hair, architecture, and language. It is easy to get sucked into this story. Although it is a 2 hour movie, you are continuously surprised at what you learn, understand, and appreciate in his world. See this film today.

I give this movie 5 out of 5

Can you work? – Coach Snyder

You better be faster than that – Coach Snyder

I ain’t going to tell you what to do, Jesse – Ruth

Danke – Jesse

Well they use to call me J.C. but because of my accent, the teacher mispronounced it. I didn’t have the heart to correct her – Jesse

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#CaptainAmericaCivilWar – Review

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Captain America: Civil War – Budget $250 million – 2 hours 27 minutes

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Captain America: Civil War
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So if you don’t want to know anything that happens in the movie (including a brief synopsis, skip to the next paragraph. After several successful missions, the Avengers work is being scrutinized because of the escalating human and property collateral damage. One hundred and seventeen countries get together to draft the Accords. In the Accords, any mission must be approved by the UN before the Avengers fight. Each Avenger must sign the Accord or retire. Some Avengers sign right way, others retire, and some decide to sign at the UN Accord’s hearing. It is during this hearing that all hell breaks loose. The king of Wakanda is killed and Bucky is the prime suspect. Captain America, who has not signed the Accords, feels that there is more to the story; but Iron Man, who has signed the Accords, wants to bring Bucky in and sort out the details later. This is the start of the Civil War.

Marvel, Disney, and Industrial Light & Magic do it again!!!! The story holds along with the effects. The 3D is great for the fight scenes but loses some of its magic in dialogue because the glass glare messes with the 3D effect. In order to get this movie you must see Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron; as well as have knowledge of the Manchurian Candidate and Star Wars (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). However, this movie feels more like Avengers:Civil War and not Captain America:Civil War. It is believed that since this movie is so Bucky-centric, it was flagged as a Captain America Movie. It is worth full price and in 3D. You will laugh, cheer, hold your breath, and say WTF more than once. Stay past the end crawl and be prepared to see Tony Stark as you have never seen him before

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Ready to comply – Winter Soldier

Anybody’s told you your a little paranoid – Falcon

I’m not thanking that thing – Black Widow

Yes but the door was opened so I assumed …” – Vision

Awww, he knows me so well – Iron Man

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Race – Review

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Race – Budget of $5 million – 2 hours 14 minutes

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Race
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James Clevaland “Jesse” Owens is a kind, shy man starting his education at Ohio State University (OSU). He wants to run track and is greeted by a no nonsense coach named Lawrence Snyder. Snyder sees the potential in Jesse but has to learn about Jesse’s everyday struggles. Within 2 years, Jesse is asked to join the Olympic Trails to qualify for the Olympic team. As Jesse dreams of going to Berlin loom closer, he meets with members of the NAACP. They ask Jesse not to run in order to show solidarity for the Jewish people. Jesse knows that not running will have no impact. But running and losing will have an effect on the USA and Berlin. If he runs, he must win.

This story isn’t just about Jesse Owens, but the Olympics and the Hitler Regime. Viewers may know the story of Jesse, but not truly understand his struggles coming from his family, his country, and the world. Also, viewers will learn all the backdoor deals that were made with the Nazis to hold the Olympic games in Berlin with Jewish and African American athletes. This period piece keeps in step with clothing, hair, architecture, and language. It is easy to get sucked into this story. Although it is a 2 hour movie, you are continuously surprised at what you learn, understand, and appreciate in his world. See this film today.

I give this movie 5 out of 5

Can you work? – Coach Snyder

You better be faster than that – Coach Snyder

I ain’t going to tell you what to do, Jesse – Ruth

Danke – Jesse

Well they use to call me J.C. but because of my accent, the teacher mispronounced it. I didn’t have the heart to correct her – Jesse

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