RED-

I am a huge fan of all movies. If its a well done action thriller, I’m your girl. Crappy B-rated syfy movie that has no point, I’m all over it. Romantic Comedies, like Ugly Truth loving it! Alien Gore Fest, even better! Old actors being badasses, count me in. That’s the movie series, I wanna talk about. RED. Retired Extremely Dangerous. You know what, this movie is my lullaby. RED and RED 2 are both my lullaby, plus a whole other list of movies (that’s for another blog). These movies are based on gun slinging retired spies comic that was actually quite short. I personally find the movie appealing for a few reasons:

  1. Bruce Willis is in it. I literally grew up watch Hans Gruber fall from Nakatomi Tower every Christmas. (I have three older brothers, I rarely watched feminine shows or even just kid shows). But Bruce Willis is literally one of my favorite actors. He’s the man you call to kick ass!
  2. Taboo love? Older man and younger woman? How can you not love that? Its kind of a redundant taboo but for this movie it is perfect! Its even funnier because its like a case of Stockholm Syndrome, she falls in love with the guy who she thinks is kidnapping her (but really he’s saving her life).
  3. Guns! Lots of guns! Love the shooting scenes and how badass the different kinds of guns there are used. I personally love the French Quarter scene when Bruce steps out of the spinning cop car. Its pretty awesome, even if its fact.
  4. Supporting Cast! John Malkovich, the bad guy off of Con-Air, Helen Mirren (One of my favorite British actresses, she literally does everything), Morgan Freeman and the chick from Weeds, Mary-Louise Parker. But I’ll also throw Karl Urban in to the mix of great supporting cast because he can play a bad guy and a good guy, which maybe why I love him too!
    1. For RED 2- Some of my favorite actors are in it too! Anthony Hopkins- my all time favorite fictional serial killer! Catherine Zeta-Jones- I remember watching Mask of Zorro with my mother as a little girl and rooting for her when she and Zorro fought for the first time ;). Gotta throw my Remus Lupin out there as well, David Thewlis. One of my favorite Harry Potter Characters! Byung-hun Lee is also a creditable very sexy Korean actor that I first watched in G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra, makes any movie better. He definitely added the sexy factor to RED 2 kind of like Karl Urban did for the first one. But definitely better because DAMN he is sexy!
  5. I’ve watched both of these movies so much, I can easily drift off to sleep with them. So when I’m sick, I use them to gauge how bad I am. If I can fall asleep to it, I’ll survive but if they pain keeps me up, something is totally wrong.

I think there is only one type of movie I can’t stand which are movies that are about love that end horrifically or make me cry for very upsetting reasons. Examples: Notebook, Titanic, any of stupid movie made from a book from Nicolas Sparks pretty much sums my hated genre of movies. I can stand crying about one or two scene through a whole action movie or some other type of movie but to be constantly crying is just annoying. Plus I’m an ugly crier; boogies, puffy red eyes and everything.

As always thanks for reading my rants and reviews-

J~

 

A Movie I’m Excited to see!

The closest movie that is about to com out and I’m like over the moon excited for is….. (drum roll)…. The Jungle Book!! It looks not only super cute but also super intense. I grew up (only in my 20s) reading my this book. I always adored the idea and always wanted to be Mowgli. I mean who wouldn’t want to be raised with wolves and have friends that are dangerous creatures? (This might just be me, because I LOVE animals always have and always will). When I was younger, I loved all the movies and stories like Jungle Book, Tarzan, George of the Jungle, Swiss Family Robinson and more. If there were animals and being in a deserted area involved you bet i knew (still do) every line from the movies and knew the book like the back of my hand. As a future author, I actually have a story idea based with same idea and some. But back to why I’m excited for Jungle Book. First of all, it has a bunch of character I love! Lupita Nyong’o is a great actress! Her character in 12 years of slave was epic to me! I also don’t hate that she was in Force Awakens, she was pretty darn awesome as Maz. And I’m as excited as a bee to fresh honey that she is playing Raksha, I always wanted to name my dogs Raksha but my family dislikes my weird names. I also love that Giancarlo Esposito is playing Akela, another pet name. I loved him in Maze Runner, his relationship with Brenda is beyond heart felt and made me want to hug my own father, who intensely enjoys the Maze Runner Trilogies.  Idris Elba also makes my heart thump! Loved him the first time I really saw him in a movie, which was in This Christmas. He was absolutely amazing as a traitor in Losers and I can’t wait to see (hear him) as Shere Khan. Another thing I can’t wait to see is the amazing graphics in this movie. The fight scenes between Khan and Bagheera look breath taking. I also can’t wait to see the iconic scene of Mowgli on Baloo’s tummy in the river. It is one of those scenes that just make your heart stop at the closeness of man and beast, the friendship that could be created. I just can’t wait to see it!