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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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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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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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#ProudMaryMovie and #TheCommuter – Movie Reviews

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Proud Mary – Review

Proud Mary – Budget of $30 million – 1 hour and 28 minutes

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One year ago, Mary was sent on a contract killing for her boss Benny.  A bookie owes Benny $100,000 and Benny is tired of waiting.  Mary walks into the bookie’s home and kills him.  But she hears a noise in another room.  She looks into a room and sees a young boy named Danny with headphones on while playing a video game.  Mary looks at the boy’s picture and leaves him alive.  Now, Mary sees that same boy unconscious in an alleyway and brings him back to her place.  He tells Mary his father’s death has had a domino effect of bad luck in his life.  He is now a drug runner for a man called Uncle.  Uncle beats and starves Danny each day but will never let him go.  Mary decides to go to Uncle and convince him to give Danny up.  When Uncle says no, Mary takes matters into her own hands and starts a gang war that will put Danny’s and her life at risk.

Is this Atomic Blonde? No, but she does wear a blonde wig.  Is this John Wick? No, but she does kill without hesitation.  This story is more like the Blaxploitation films of the 70’s that starred Pam Grier and Richard Roundtree.  And the more time Mary spends with Danny, you come to realize that Mary and Danny have similar lives.  Mary doesn’t help Danny just out of guilt but to save him from her life.  While Mary is saving Danny, she will have to save herself.  This any action packed movie with a lot of heart.  In addition to giving a nod to the 70’s with its opening credits, it has a lot of 70’s music in the film score.  Dare you to try and not sing along.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

Don’t answer that – Mary

It’s alright. I like your style – Uncle

Last thing we need is a war – Benny

You can’t check in – Tom

I started easy. Now you owe – Danny

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The Commuter – Review

The Commuter – Budget of $30 million – 1 hour and 45 minutes

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The retired police officer turned insurance salesman, Mike has just lost his job.  After 10 years on the job, Mike is 60-years old, his son Danny’s tuition check in the mail, and he has 2 mortgages.  Mike doesn’t want to tell his wife.  He dreads the ride home.   So he has a few drinks with an old cop friend and a few laughs.  He gets on his normal train and heads home.  A woman named Joanna, a  behavioral analyst, ask him to find one person on the train that doesn’t belong.  Once he finds the person, he has to get there bag and put a GPS tracker on it.  He will never see that person again or be affected by what happens. But that person’s life will be changed forever.  If he accepts there is $25,000 in the bathroom for him.  If he completes the task, there is $75,000, waiting for him.  Mike takes the offer to find the person, but when he starts to question Joanna’s motives, she tells him to complete the task or his family and everyone on the train will die.

This is a high octane thriller but it gives 30 minutes to delve into the mind of Mike.  He gets up at the same time every day, showers, gets dress, talks with the family, and head to work.  He is the average daily commuter.  So he knows the everyday riders and you watch him narrow them down one by one.  So along with the action thriller, you have the fun of an added mystery.  You try to figure out the unknown rider along with him.  But why Joanna is after this person and who is helping her is the most shocking revelation of them all.  Sit back, relax, watch, and remember to breathe.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

What kind of person are you – Joanna

Is this what you do every day when you go to work – Danny

You’re kidding me – Mike

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Hidden Figures – Budget of $25 million – 2 hours and 6 minutes

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Katherine, Mary, and Dorothy, and a host of others are “colored computers” at NASA. They are given temporary assignments to calculate numbers at anytime and anywhere on the NASA campus. Mary is given the opportunity to work with Karl Zielinski. He tells her to apply for the engineering program because he sees her potential. The only problem is she needs classes at an all white school to join the program. Zielinski, a Jewish man whose parents died in the Holocaust, tells her to fight. Dorothy is doing all the work of a supervisor for the past year, but is still fighting to get the title with the pay. She is politely told that his position will never go to a “woman of color”. But in a brief moment, Dorothy sees the future for “computers” and “borrows” a FORTRAN book.  Now, she has to step up and compute the computer. Katherine is asked to report to Al Harrison to check their numbers, but is met with resistance in the form of black ink, a coffee pot, and a bathroom. These three women will be pushed to the back while helping America move forward in the Space Race. With them NASA will learn that numbers don’t have race or gender.

Based on Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly, the brains on these 3 women can’t be denied (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). Get ready to cheer and be empowered to do more.  They worked hard and fought an uphill battle against segregation, racism, and sexism. When watching this movie, keep in mind that this isn’t 100 year ago. This was 1961. Its amazing to see how long this story has gone in the shadows of American history. These three women and all the other “computers” should make any African American, Women, Engineers, and Americans (period) proud of what they achieved. Also it is great to see how may people were rooting for them and that no computer was left behind. Sometimes ignorance isn’t out of hatred, it’s because you are not affected. Use this movie to look around the world and be affected. Change only comes when a majority sees it is needed.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

I don’t see a colored section. Should I sit anywhere? – Mary

I pay my taxes – Dorothy

That’s NASA for you. Advance in space and slow in advancement – Vivian

How come every time I look up, you’re not there? – Al

Yes sir, I do. Geometry and speak – Katherine

My numbers are spot on – Paul

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Hidden Figures – Budget of $25 million – 2 hours and 6 minutes

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Hidden Figures
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Katherine, Mary, and Dorothy, and a host of others are “colored computers” at NASA. They are given temporary assignments to calculate numbers at anytime and anywhere on the NASA campus. Mary is given the opportunity to work with Karl Zielinski. He tells her to apply for the engineering program because he sees her potential. The only problem is she needs classes at an all white school to join the program. Zielinski, a Jewish man whose parents died in the Holocaust, tells her to fight. Dorothy is doing all the work of a supervisor for the past year, but is still fighting to get the title with the pay. She is politely told that his position will never go to a “woman of color”. But in a brief moment, Dorothy sees the future for “computers” and “borrows” a FORTRAN book.  Now, she has to step up and compute the computer. Katherine is asked to report to Al Harrison to check their numbers, but is met with resistance in the form of black ink, a coffee pot, and a bathroom. These three women will be pushed to the back while helping America move forward in the Space Race. With them NASA will learn that numbers don’t have race or gender.

Based on Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly, the brains on these 3 women can’t be denied (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). Get ready to cheer and be empowered to do more.  They worked hard and fought an uphill battle against segregation, racism, and sexism. When watching this movie, keep in mind that this isn’t 100 year ago. This was 1961. Its amazing to see how long this story has gone in the shadows of American history. These three women and all the other “computers” should make any African American, Women, Engineers, and Americans (period) proud of what they achieved. Also it is great to see how may people were rooting for them and that no computer was left behind. Sometimes ignorance isn’t out of hatred, it’s because you are not affected. Use this movie to look around the world and be affected. Change only comes when a majority sees it is needed.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

I don’t see a colored section. Should I sit anywhere? – Mary

I pay my taxes – Dorothy

That’s NASA for you. Advance in space and slow in advancement – Vivian

How come every time I look up, you’re not there? – Al

Yes sir, I do. Geometry and speak – Katherine

My numbers are spot on – Paul

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