Going in Style (2017)

IO-pinion

When is it safe to do a remake? 10 years? No, not for me. 20 years? Perhaps. This movie is a remake of the 1979 movie. I never seen the original but the story-line is straightforward. As you can see in the poster it’s about 3 old guys with a gun and a lot of money.

In the beginning of the film you meet the 3 old guys, one witness a bank robbing. The bank is foreclosing the house of him, later they learn that their pension fund gets frozen from their old employer and the same bank is dealing with creditors of that company. So they decide to rob the bank for the money that they should have gotten for their pension.

This is a nice light movie to watch. No one gets hurt in this movie and you will like all 3 main characters. Love the last part of the movie when their reveal how they created alibi’s for them and their plan worked out. I didn’t know Zach Braff (Dr. Dorian from Scrubs) also is a movie director. Michael Caine sets the best performance on the set and is really great in this movie.

Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

IO-pinion

Know what? I had a good time with this movie. Yes it isn’t the best script on the world but there are enough funny moments in the movie to make time fly. I’m not a great fan of Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and tend to skip his movies but his performance in this film is worth to mention. Lets hope his playing a 30-year-old guy with shorts on films are over.

If I had to compare this movie against another one I would pick something like Leslie Nielsen’s Spy Hard (1996) meets …. maybe Get Smart (2008). But this one probably is one of the better spy couple comedy movie genre. It has its funny moments, some can be seen coming from a distance but none the less funny, others are just small and simple but it’s not over the top. Okay not that over the top.

They could have messed it up by transforming the ‘regular couple’ into a new spy couple at the end or during mid movie but luckely they did not do that.

Fun movie, comedy with a little bit of action packed spy stuff keeping it PG-12 all the way.

Wrecked (2016-) – a Lost spoof

About

A new comedy on TBS about a bunch of nobodies who get stranded on a desert island after their plane goes down and all hell breaks loose.

Storyline

Wrecked follows a group of extremely diverse survivors of a plane crash on a remote island who must adjust to life in a dangerous new world that poses unique threats — mostly brought upon themselves. No longer plugged in, the group must navigate this new society and learn to live without the comforts of modern life…like social media, Wi-Fi, indoor plumbing and Chipotle.

Cast

Ratings

IMDB 7.0/10

Audience Score 84%

Critics Consensus: Wrecked is an imaginative spoof of Lost with a game cast that doesn’t have enough good material to work with.

Trivia

Season 1 is filmed in Puerto Rico, Season 2 in Fiji.

“Wrecked” plays as an amalgamation of three different television series: “Lost”, “Gilligan’s Island”, and “Police Squad”, with the actors playing out the absurd situations (most of which they unwittingly create themselves) and dialogue completely straight.

The character of Liam is clearly an homage to the character of Jack in Lost. Liam dies in the pilot episode when the nose of the plane crushes him. The original idea in Lost was to have Jack killed off in the pilot episode

Personal View

Wrecked: a nice show that will not become primetime number 1 watched show of the week but will do just fine when you want to see something funny in under 25 minutes.

First episode

Website

tbs.com/shows/wrecked

Premiere date

The 10-episode first season premiered on June 14, 2016. On July 6, 2016 TBS renewed the show for a second season which will be shot in Fiji. The second season premiered on June 20, 2017.

Runtime

around 21 minutes, 12 episodes in a season

Studio

TBS

The Orville (2017– ) – Star Trek spoof might be incredibly funny

About

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”) and directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”). As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes, “ER,” “Justified”), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald, “24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon, “Shameless,” “Bosch”), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson, “That Royal Today”), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee, FAMILY GUY, “The Cleveland Show”), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage, “Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”), a young, inexperienced security officer whose home planet’s high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and YAPHIT, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald (“The Middle,” “Saturday Night Live”). Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.

Cast

Ratings

 

No reviews are out yet

Information

MacFarlane originally wrote Orville as a spec script, which was picked up by Fox on May 4, 2016. The network ordered 13 episodes. It will be the first live-action TV series created by MacFarlane, as well as his first live-action starring role on television aside from his small role as Ensign Rivers on Star Trek: Enterprise.

Following the project’s greenlight, MacFarlane stated, “I’ve wanted to do something like this show ever since I was a kid, and the timing finally feels right. 20th and FOX have been good to me for many years, and of course, Dana and Gary have been fantastic bosses and true pals, so it was a no-brainer to come to them with the project. I think this is gonna be something special.”

It looks like every episode will be directed by a different director.  People like Brannon Braga (almost 200 Star Trek episodes), Jon Cassar (multiple 24 shows), James L. Conway (Magicians and multiple Star Trek), Jon Favreau (Jungle Book, Iron Man 1 + 2), Jonathan Frakes (multiple Star Trek), Robert Duncan McNeill (Chuck, Star Trek Voyager + Enterprise) will be directing an episode.

Trailer

Website

fox.com/the-orville

Release information

The first season contains 13 episodes, runtime is going to be about 60 minutes. The Orville is set to air Thursdays at 9:00 on Fox during the 2017–18 season. Precise date is not know yet.

Production Company

Fuzzy Door Productions and 20th Century Fox Television

 

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Kingsman

About

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Lets keep an eye on this one

This movie might be a good one, I’ve just seen the trailer and liked it. The trailer gives you the reason of the plot. They have the guts to mention the police vs black people problem and dare to curse on film.

About

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

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Captain Fantastic (2016)

Captain Fantastic

I recently watched this movie and was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I didn’t hear of this movie before watching it. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival that year. This for me isn’t always a stamp for a movie that I want to watch but seeing this movie was well worth it. Solid story and special credits to the soundtrack department. The soundtrack was a perfect fit to match the mood and what you see on the screen.

If you have two spare hours and would like to see a proper life story, go watch it. The film is way underrated and deserves it.

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