Get Out Review

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So oh my fucking gosh, I just saw Get Out and I am trying to get down as much as I can before the hype in my soul dies down. Okay. First things first, the concept for this movie is just amazing. It takes the simple horror premise of a couple experiencing some weird ass shit, but it’s different because there’s race involved. Now some might think, “why does a horror movie need to involve race?” My answer to you is 1) this is more of a thriller to be honest, but in my opinion some of the best horror films are thrillers, and 2) because being black in America can be a scary ass thing. This movie plays on the tropes we spend our whole lives seeing. The white parents who act different because the daughter’s boyfriends black, the black friend who is like fuck all that spooky shit. Now, everyone knows of the unwritten belief that black people aren’t really in horror movies because black people don’t fuck with that weird shit. That is still the case. This movie is a series of small weird events that alone are weird and racially insensitive but all together build up to this big fucking reality that is wild and scary as shit. Excuse my language, but this movie just has me blown away. If this review doesn’t end up being as coherent as I would like it to be, I apologize. And the actors in this movie were just marvelous. Daniel Kaluuya was the perfect black man, even if he is a Brit (not that you can tell from his performance). And Allison Williams was like the greatest. Her performance was so real and just amaze. And guess who plays the dad? Fucking Josh Lyman from West Wing! I couldn’t even tell in the movie. I just googled it right now and wow. He’s pretty unrecognizable. Just wow. And Catherine Keener was great as well. And, in the best role of all, we have Chris’s (Daniel Kaluuya) best friend, Rod Williams (Lil Rel Howery). He just stole the show. This whole movie just makes you love black people. And oh my god if you still haven’t seen this movie, find the nearest black movie theater and watch it. This is a communal experience my friend. You don’t have to be black to love it, but I think I do just a touch more because I am. Black folk will applaud at certain parts that a non-black person may not find as enjoyable or satisfying. And speaking of satisfying, this movie had the most satisfying fucking ending. I didn’t leave wanting more, I just left in awe of what I had just witnessed. Jordan Peele is an amazing man, and if

 

Key & Peele didn’t tell you that already this will seal the deal. Jordan Peele has a bright fucking future ahead of him, man. And I eagerly await whatever the hell he sets his mind to next. And how they balanced comedy and horror in this movie was fantastic. The only other movie I’ve seen that claimed itself to be a horror-comedy was Krampus and that was a mess, but this was actually funny and fucking bonkers at the same time. Just such a good film. Such a good story. I think that’s all I have to say but if I wrote all my reviews so fast and passionately I would publish a lot more reviews. But not everything is this good. Get Out has the potential to be in my top five this year. And this is a movie that came out in frickin’ February. Does that make this 2017’s Deadpool? I think the answer has to be yes.

So did this make any sense? I’ve decided not to edit any of it except for spelling mistakes, so you can get the vibe I got while writing this. What are your opinions on Get Out? What is it like being white and seeing this movie? Please inform me of that in the comments, because I am really lacking white friends right now. And don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for hopefully more passionately written reviews that are published within an hour of finishing the movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Out? St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Happy St. Pattie’s day! I hope your Friday is filled will lots of Guinness, green, and pinching! But on to the movies coming out this weekend!

Beauty and The Beast (2017) – Bill Condon

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For the biggest movie coming out this weekend, we have the live action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. Starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, this movie seems to be something nice to go to on a Saturday afternoon. From all the ads I’ve seem, I can only assume that this movie is essentially a shot-for-shot remake of the Best Picture nominated Disney movie (yes I did say BEST PICTURE. The first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture, to be exact.), which I don’t know if I mind. I do have some things off the bat that makes me wary, the biggest thing being that the CGI furniture look creepy as hell, but nothing too massive that my movie experience would be ruined. I am intrigued by this whole Lefou gay thing. I still find it weird that this is the character that had to be the first openly gay character in a Disney movie. It’s like, he was never relevant enough to get his own song in the original, let along a sexuality. He was just Gaston’s short sidekick. Apparently he has some kinda gay scene, which is a big reason why I want to  see this movie to be honest. I want to know what was so perfect for this movie that Lefou had to be so openly gay. It’ll be interesting, to say the least.

 

The Belko Experiment – James Gunn

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Now something for the adults, we have The Belko Experiment. A gory story of 80 American businesspeople who are locked in a building and told to fight to the death to survive. I’m sure you’ve heard many jokes about this movie and the cutthroat world of business, so I will refrain from using them. This movie has had my eye since January and with James Gunn behind the camera you know it’s gonna be something cool. And there are a bunch of random famous-ish people in this that make me happy. Dr. Cox from Scrubs, the President from Scandal, and Sean Gunn cause it seems James Gunn can’t make a movie without throwing his baby bro into the picture as well. This movie is gonna be bloody and entertaining, so keep the kiddies at home and go out to see this Saturday night.

So what are you seeing this weekend? I’m finally seeing Get Out tonight, so that’s cool. How do you feel about Lefou being gay and just getting a bigger role in general? Why do you think James Gunn always puts his bro in his films? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on what’s out and other things in the world of movie news.

 

 

Should WB Relaunch the Matrix?

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If you’re as up to date on movie news as I, then you’ve heard that WB is in the early stages of relaunching the famous Matrix franchise. Michael B. Jordan is said to be eyed for the lead role, though so early in the project nothing definitive can be said about casting. This isn’t the first time that someone thought to bring back the Matrix, however. In 2012 Joel Silver, producer of the original Matrix trilogy, came to WB in the hopes to get another movie out of the franchise, but as we can see that didn’t work out. Now we have this possible new incarnation of one of the biggest movies of the 20th century, but should we redo The Matrix?

Short answer: yes. Yes it will be hard and it is a classic, however this movie is great for rebooting. I mean I will always love Keanu, and if John Wick has taught us anything it’s that he’s still got it, but as a child of the 21st century I can’t help but wonder how wild that movie would be with the technology we have now. Not to mention everything hits a bit closer to home now. With augmented and virtual reality on the rise, it’s only a matter of time before there is technology not too different from the stuff used to create the matrix. Another reason is The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions. Despite how amazing the first movie was, those other two were the definition of major letdowns. But with a reboot WB could make the sequels we should’ve had (because they are hoping to make a successful franchise out of this) all those years ago.

As for MBJ taking the lead in this, he’s not what I pictured but I support MBJ in anything and everything he chooses to do. I wonder if they will keep the same story or alter it. 1999 is a different world than 2017. Wow, this movie is older than I am. Weird. Anyway, this announcement kinda came out of left field for me, so I don’t really have any picks for the new cast (assuming they stick with the original storyline). Just off the top of my head, Keanu should play Agent Smith. At first I was thinking he should be the new Morpheus but, though I would not object to that, I feel like Agent Smith’s role is more action packed. As for Trinity, I don’t know. I don’t want anyone super well known, like Scarlett Johansson or something. As for directors I have literally no idea. I don’t know enough about directors to give suggestions. I really gotta up my movie game.

In conclusion, The Matrix is great but is just waiting for a repeat. Do you agree? Who would you cast in your dream Matrix movie? Should Keanu Reeves play Agent Smith or Morpheus? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more on the Matrix reboot in development at WB.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Should the DCEU Just Give Up?

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The DCEU has had some struggles in it’s short lived time as a cinematic universe. It’s had two movies that have been largely disliked critically and by fans, directors are dropping out of upcoming projects left and right, two of which have completely scrapped their previous scripts and are now starting over. Ben Affleck gave up on them, so should we? In this article we will examine the good and the bad of the DC Extended Universe and really figure out if it is in fact worth it.

Why it Should Go

1. Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

The first real disappointment of the DCEU, Batman vs Superman started the dangerous precedent that most now associate with the DCEU movies. This movie was set to be one of batman_v_superman_posterthe biggest films of 2016. This was made to rival that of Captain America: Civil War and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And then it came out, disappointing millions of nerds all across the world. I’m not in the mood to discuss all the faults of this movie, though I’m sure you remember as vividly as I do the Martha incident. Seriously, I don’t know what they were thinking when writing that. Anyway, this movie, despite a few redeeming qualities (Batman, Alfred, Wonder Woman, etc.), was a bust. Monetarily it was supposed to be a record breaker but instead it didn’t even crack a billion worldwide (we have such high standards these days). And the saddest part of this movie is that it had the three most well-known superheroes in all of human history on the same screen for the first time EVER, and they STILL couldn’t make a satisfying movie out of that. This movie had so much potential and it was squandered. There will never be another first time, this is the only one. And though it was no Battlefield Earth, it should never have been as shitty as it was. Perhaps with a blank slate and a new creative team, something like this could happen again and be what this should have been.

2. Suicide Squad

This movie was interesting. I really enjoyed it, to be honest, but there were faults. Faults that have been demonstrated in the DCEU before. This movie is noted to have a sloppy ending and lackluster character development. I have my complaints as well, but that’s not actually my focus in this part. This movie is an example of the DCEU not having a plan. suicidesquadNot a real plan, any who. Just think about the larger story of the Justice League and what’s to come for them. Does Suicide Squad have any correlation to what that movie is intended to be? I can’t claim to know the full synopsis, but I can’t imagine how this would factor into the Justice League movies in any noticeable capacity. Marvel movies all have a purpose. Even the one’s that seem the most out there, the best example being Guardians of the Galaxy, have a part to play in the upcoming Infinity War movies. This movie, though enjoyable, serves no greater purpose and it’s existence at this period in the DCEU’s history makes it nothing but further proof that the DCEU is a mess that needs to be scrapped in the hopes that something better will emerge in the future.

3. They’re too Reactionary

This is one of my big pet peeves about this whole ordeal. They can’t seem to stick to one plan cause they keep pandering to the audience. I mean this is good, but to an extent. People say they like Batman, next thing you know there’s a Batman movie set for 2018. Everybody loves Harley Quinn and Deadshot, next thing you know Gotham City Sirens is on suicide-squad-margot-robbie-harley-quinnthe horizon and a Deadshot solo movie is not far behind. It’s things like this that make you realize that they don’t really have some set masterplan for the future. Sure they gave us a couple of dates a comic con or so ago about the movies coming soon but it’s 2017 and at least two of those movies aren’t happening as they once were or at the very least aren’t happening on time. They like to jump the gun instead of following through with one big interesting story that leads up to an Avengers-like battle for the earth. Marvel built up the coming together of the Avengers for four films (five if you wanna include The Incredible Hulk), and Infinity War will have been built up for 11 frickin films. Now, they don’t need 11 films to lay a foundation for some big bad guy, but if they keep deviating from whatever thin path they’ve creating leading to whatever they are leading to, they will get lost along the way. They already feel lost, if I’m being honest. Another reason to scrap this and get some fresh eyes in to create a better universe some years down the road.

Why The DCEU Should Stay

1. Man of Steel

Despite the DCEU’s cinematic disappointments, it sta130528-overtheshoulderrted out pretty well. While it wasn’t completely loved by everyone, it wasn’t the extreme love/hatedness of fans for BvS and
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. This movie was an interesting introduction to Superman, even though it was more so the story of Clark Kent. I loved Henry Cavill in this, and I loved the ending with Zodd. Though some of the Zack Synder tendencies of flashbacks could be a bit annoying, for the most part I dug it. This movie made me think that this universe was on the track to something great. And while it hasn’t exactly followed the path I thought it would, one can hope that they can find that path yet again.

2. So Much Potential

This one almost goes without saying, but I’m saying it anyway. There is so much potential in the DCEU that’s it’s crazy that its not being used to the best of its ability. Character-wise, the DCEU has the biggest heroes AND villains in all of superheroes and possibly characters in general. And on top of that there’s the actors. Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams, the list goes on and on. These are some top shelf actors, and yet these movies are just not good. But there’s still hope that this potential (with the right director and script) becomes something great.

These movies are something that should be so much better, and though I understand the thought process of starting fresh I believe they’ll turn the ship around. So I now ask you: What do you think should happen with the DCEU? Should it just keep going with the hopes that they can fix this or just let the ship sink and try again in a decade? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more DCEU related things and other stuff in the world of movies.

 

What’s Out – March 3, 2017

I am getting back to these and this is a great week to do it. Let’s get to why:

Logan – James Mangold

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There are a lot of superhero movies coming out this year, but this has to be my most anticipated. It’s hard to believe that this is the last time Hugh Jackman will grace the big screen as everyone’s favorite mutant, but that doesn’t make it any less true. But instead of this being a sad moment, let us focus on the now and how the awesomest X-Men movie is about to come out. This movie takes pages from the Old Man Logan comic line and has created a version that is bloodier and grittier than we’ve ever seen in theaters. Alongside Jackman we have Patrick Stewart as an aging Professor X and young Dafne Keen playing a new clawed chaTheracter called X-23 (or Laura). This movie seems to be the most dramatic X-men movie to date, which seems fitting for Jackman’s last hurrah. If you haven’t already gotten tickets, I suggest you find yourself some to truly cherish this moment.

Before I Fall – Ry Russo-Young

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This one of the lesser options of the weekend. Based on the Lauren Oliver book of the same name, Before I Fall seems to be a cheap YA version Groundhog Day. Not to insult Lauren Oliver, I am a fan of some of her series’. However this doesn’t seem super interesting. In short, a mean girl gets killed in a car accident and then wakes up and the day’s starting over. When the day keeps happening over and over she tries to make it stop. There isn’t really anyone big in this, unless you happen to be a fan of Zoey Deutch or Liv Hewson. Actually Hewson was great in The Santa Clarita Diet so I shouldn’t rag on her. But anyway this doesn’t seem that cool so just good see Logan.

The Shack – Stuart Hazeldine

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And for the random, out-of-nowhere Christian movie that has a surprisingly decent cat, we have The Shack. Starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, is about a man who is invited to meet with God in a place called “The Shack”. It is unclear if this is an actual shack or not, but that is probably unimportant. I love Octavia Spencer, but I am not seeing this movie. But you can if you so choose. I didn’t know this movie existed till like a week ago, so do with that information what you will.

So what are you seeing? Do you think this is really Hugh Jackman’s last run as Wolverine? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more info on what’s out and other things in the world of movie news.