Do the Right Thing takes place in a neighborhood in Brooklyn on one of the hottest days in the summer. Mookie (Spike Lee) works for Sal’s Pizza and we follow him through his interactions he has with those around him. (Disclaimer: there will be spoilers below).Continue reading “Do the Right Thing (1989)”
Captain Marvel centers around Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) a Kree soldier who ends up on Earth to stop the villainous skrulls – a race of alien shapeshifters. She must work with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and an old friend named Maria (Lashana Lynch) to find out what her past is.
This film has a ton of controversy over it which isn’t rare for comic book movies, mainly from fanboys who aren’t a fan of Brie Larson or don’t want to see a female superhero on screen, but I think it’s safe to say to Captain Marvel beat the odds. It’s enjoyable, and while it may not be the best MCU film, I think it’s definitely worth checking out.
Glass is a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split and picks up with Kevin and his split personalities (James McAvoy) and David (Bruce Willis) being captured by a psychiatrist Elise (Sarah Paulson) where she wants to cure them of the delusion that they along with Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) are superheroes.
James McAvoy continues to astound with his performance here, he is both disturbing and fascinating to watch. But for a film named after the character Mr. Glass, he does not play as big of a role as I initially thought. It’s nice to see Bruce Willis not acting like a zombie in a film and see what he and his son have been doing since the events of Unbreakable. And while I really enjoyed seeing these three characters interact, I wish they interacted more than they actually did. And for the supporting characters, I don’t really buy that Ana Taylor Joy’s character from Split would be willing to reach out to and help Kevin. And though I love Sarah Paulson, she felt very one-note and cliche to me.
The Hateful Eight is somewhat ironically the eighth film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Walton Goggins (among many others) in a murder mystery type film which mostly takes place in a cabin in a middle of a blizzard.