The Jam Report's The Best Picture Project rolls along with the gloriously positive film which hit at just the right time - 2008's uplifting and delightful 'Slumdog Millionaire.' Why did it win and did it deserve to? Click the link in my bio to find out!
Paramount's new film "Same Kind Of Different As Me" is being targeted as a "faith based film". Watching the film the preaching and faith based is kept at a minimal to the point where it's hardly evident. Despite being categorized as faith based, if your into true stories and drama's give this one a chance. Ever since the massive success of “The Passion of the Christ,” Hollywood studios have been awakened to the fact that there is a huge Christian or “faith-based” market eager to enjoy a night out at the movies. In the years since, the frequency of Christian themed films has greatly increased, often resulting in such surprisingly big hits such as 2014’s “Heaven Is For Real,” which grossed $90 million. Having seen “Heaven” make such a splash at the box office inspired its star, Greg Kinnear, to find another meaningful and true story movie to star in, and "Same Kind of Different As Me” is that movie. It even bears an even more impressive cast than his earlier hit. The three leads have six Academy Award nominations and one win between them. Kinnear got a nomination for "As Good As It Gets", Renee Zellweger won an Oscar for "Cold Mountain" and Djimon Hounsou was nominated twice for "Amistad" and "Blood Diamond". Another of the film’s key draw's is the True Story bestseller that inspired it, co-written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore (The real subjects of the film) and “Heaven is For Real’s” Lynn Vincent, who saw her first book become a surprise box office hit in 2014. In 1998, millionaire art dealer Ron Hall, a Fort Worth father of two and an adulterer, promised he’d do anything to win back his wife Debbie, a “girl with a heart so big that all of Texas couldn’t hold it.” Debbie gave him a challenge: help her feed the homeless at Fort Worth’s Union Gospel Mission and befriend the scariest man on the block, an ex-felon and murderer named Denver “Suicide” Moore. Debbie realizes that Denver has been appearing for weeks in her dreams.
Top 5 Movies of 2017 5. War for the Planet of The Apes Caesar’s final bow, and it was a fitting one. Dramatic, emotional and powerful; This film was the very definition of the perfect conclusion to a very, very good trilogy. 4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri One of the most hardhitting, simplistic yet relatable and complex stories in recent times, featuring a year-best performance from Frances McDormand and a wonderful script. What’s not to love. 3. Wonder Woman I love this film because of how it focuses on the little moments. It builds relationships between characters and puts them in places of incident/conflict to interact with one another. 2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi I loved Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, who really takes centre stage here with an amazing, committed performance. Of course, Luke Hamill gives the performance of a lifetime in this movie. 1. Blade Runner 2049 What we have on show here is a prowess masterclass in beautiful cinematography from legend Roger Deakins, inspired acting from Harrison Ford (the best we’ve seen him in years) and some wonderful, wonderful music that builds the world of the film perfectly.
Last Shift (2014) Grade : B- A rookie cop gets assigned to the last shift on the last night of a closing police station. Said police station was a venue of cult suicides and murdered cops -- and said rookie cop is the daughter of one of the killed cops -- let the hauntings begin! • We love the mood and the setting, and with great camera work, we give the cliches and the "wtf did she just do" moments a pass. We just can't understand why she decided to stay in the station that long, or at least ask for assistance or backup, given the developing situation -- she locked up a (pressumed) homeless guy who commited a B&E -- shouldn't that be supposed to be passed to the new station for proper processing? Well. And as much as we always try not to make any conclusions as we approach the ending, this time, it was just too easy. And we were right! • It's another generous 5/10 stars (B-) rating. It was really just too easy. But hey, Rotten Tomatoes has it at 100%, currently. ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ #magandabaforme -- MEH #magandabamovie#moviereview#moviereviews#filmreview#filmreviews#lastshiftmovie
Night Of The Living Dead is the first film by George A. Romero and it's a masterpiece. The story follows a group of strangers taking shelter in an abandoned house as they try to survive the night from flesh-eating zombies and each other. Released in 1968 the groundbreaking film that subverts expectations and elevates the genre by expertly executing the politic subtext at the time, which still holds relevance today. Shot by Romero in beautiful black and white creating a newsreel documentary feel. The film has great melodramatic performances by Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, and Judith Ridley. Night Of The Living Dead is a mix of classic and new wave horror that brought the zombies we know today to life. 9.5 out of 10. #nightoftgelivingdead#georgearomero#duanejones#judithodea#judithridley#karlhardman#keithwayne#marilyneastman#horror#cinema#stevenaripezmoviereviews#moviereviews#zombies
🚨Annihalation🚨comes from the Director of Ex Machina and stars Natalie Portman as a biologist who's husband has been missing for months until she is approached by a secret organization that is investigating an altered world called The Shimmer. Lena (Portman) and a group of 4 other women enter The Shimmer to investigate the dissapperance of countless other teams and to gather research. Everywhere around the world, except the US and China, put this film direct to Netflix. And thank god they did not because this was meant to be seen in a large theater. This film is visually stunning. The atmosphere that was crafted by the cinematographer is amazing. And the Director, who also wrote the script, is so creative in so many ways. There are so many elements of the film that are just striking and so inventive. I have not been this awed by a film since Blade Runner 2049. Natalie Portman gave a terrific performance with the material given. The theme of the movie is that: sometimes in life, one thing must be torn down to create another, better. And that's what The Shimmer symbolizes and it's pretty fun to break down. It is pretty high-concept but it is still very entertaining to just take in. Also the Director crafted one of the most terrifying scenes I have seen in a while and this was not even a horror movie. It was so perfectly shot along with the music that went with it. It was so creepy!! However, near the end, the film tries to go too art house and it just came off as beating someone over the head with the theme of your movie. However, it was done in such a creative way. If you want a great theatre experience and want to watch some crazy shit happen in front of you. This is the movie for you. But honestly, I loved it and I beg others to see it too!