Trailer Park: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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Hello and welcome to The Trailer Park. It’s here where I’ll talk about all the hottest new trailers for all the (potentially) hottest new movies. Just a few hours ago 20th century Fox dropped their first trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the highly anticipated sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s breakout hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, and from the looks of it this movie will have all the fun and action the first had. Despite the tragedy that brings Eggsy to the American version of the Kingsman (the Statesman), this movie looks like a real roller coaster ride. I don’t often describe action movies as fun. But then again, is it just an action movie? Is spy movie an actual genre? Speaking of spy movies, there was some cool ass spy stuff in here. I mean the car going underwater is a touch overdone, but all the other stuff was fan flippin’ tastic. And the whole new cast just looks marvelous. I can’t wait to see Julianne Moore and Halle Berry and Channing Tatum and any others I left out. Is it just me or was Julianne Moore meant to be in a spy movie? I don’t know why, but it just feels so right. Also, I really dug the musical choice. As a big Sinatra fan I adored the use of “My Way”, it really fit the trailer so well. And now for the biggest thing, Harry. Harry Hart (Colin Firth), to be exact. Now, if you saw the first movie you know that this man should be dead. And yet he is very clearly alive and rocking a badass eye patch, so that’ll be interesting to see. Ultimately, this was a great first trailer for old fans and new, that I say is giving the Bond franchise a run for its money (I don’t really know, I’ve never seen a Bond film). It mixes action and adventure perfectly in a way that not only makes you wanna see it in theaters, but it makes you wanna buy the blu-ray.
So what’d you think of the Kingsman trailer? How do you think Harry is still alive? Talk about it in the comments, and don’t forget to like, share, and follow sprom for more Trailer Park reviews and other things in the world of movies.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle comes to theaters September 22nd, 2017.

Here’s the trailer if you feel like rewatching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nxc-3WpMbg

Movies I’ve Seen – The Producers (1967)

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I’ve been catching up on some movies that I know I need to see, so I watched the 1967 version of The Producers starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder as two dopes who pull the best worst scam on Broadway. This movie is probably the first movie I’ve seen from the 60s, at least as far as I can remember. I’m gonna be marathoning some more Mel Brooks movies with mi madre soon so I’ll get a real feel for the time period as well as for Mel Brooks. Speaking simply on the premise of the film, this movie was a success waiting to happen. To elaborate on my one sentence summary, Zero Mostel plays a down on his luck play producer who meets neurotic accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder). Together the two end making the worst play ever to scam their sponsors out of their money. This movie is listed as a musical comedy, but to be honest it’s more of a comedy that happens to have a few songs. There’s a difference.

First let’s talk about the acting. First we have Mr. Zero Mostel, who takes the lead in this unlikely pairing. He plays the crooked scam artist too a T, and I enjoyed eveyr second of his selfish finessery. And his singing voice isn’t too bad either. I’ve never heard of this man before watching this movie, and I may never see him again, but I dig him. But the real stand out was (unsurprisingly) the late, great Gene Wilder. One of the things that really inspired me to watch this movie was to see Gene Wilder in action. When he passed people were really singing his praises, so I figured it was time to finally see some of his flicks. He did not disappoint. I enjoyed his whiny neuroticism and the heart he brings to this film. This could be a movie about two scam artists who make musical to con little old ladies, but Wilder makes it something much more. It becomes the story of a timid man who finds friendship and excitement in a way he never thought possible.  Just seeing his character come into his own in this corrupt business really is something inspiring. The chemistry between these two is one of the reasons this movie works. If those two didn’t work, the movie would’ve been an undoubted bust. But the real genius in this production is the great Mel Brooks. I had heard the stories but this is the first time I’ve actually seen any of his work. I now am wondering why I waited so long. First things first, some of the camera angles in this movie are just hilarious. They’re weird and kind of close up at times and it just makes the situation a bit more entertaining.  Along with being director of this movie, Brooks also wrote the film. It’s this kind of writing that has helped this movie stand the tests of time. It’s funny and vulgar in all the best ways. Really ahead of its time in humor. I didn’t think ’67 could get so edgy. Edgy isn’t exactly the right word but I don’t know what other word to use. Anyway one last person I’d like to mention is a man by the name of Dick Shawn. He plays the lead in their horrible musical, and he’s just lovely. He’s a hippy and he’s funny but you know his character isn’t trying to be. It’s just great. And I noticed he kind of looked like and sounded like Robin Williams. I just really had to mention that, cause it had me pretty confused. In conclusion, this is a movie that one could watch opening night or 2oo years in the future and they’d still love it

. The performances are fantastic, and the amazing script and directorial style makes that so. I happily await whatever Mel Brooks movie I can find next, though I don’t know how this one will be topped.

So what do you think of The Producers? Do you like the remake better? Who was the better of the pair: Mostel or Wilder? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more old movie reviews and other things in the world of movies.

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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Movies I’ve Seen – Captain America: The First Avenger

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So I have been slacking. I really have. But rather than just let this die I’m gonna keep trying to get my life together. So this is a little thing I like to call “Movies I’ve Seen”. This is just me reviewing movies (recent and not) that I watch. It’s an easy way for me to get content out without it taking too much time. Hopefully I stick with it. So the movie I’m starting off with is Captain America: The First Avenger because I want to pretend America is as honest and true as Steve Rogers. This is without a doubt my favorite movie. This movie is one of the three dvds I own and this is the only one I legit love (I won the other two in a contest). This movie is everything I love about movies all rolled up in one. That may not be true, but if I could only have one movie on my mantle this would be the one. Now to get into the nitty-gritty.

This movie is just grand. As a diehard patriot and a girl who was the same weight and height as Steve Rogers pre-super soldier serum, this movie speaks to me on a spiritual level. Steve Rogers represents everything you think America is as a kid and everything you want it to be as an adult. If i could just meet one person who is half the man he is, my faith in humanity would grown tenfold. And Chris Evans as Steve Rogers is completely believable. Him as a little guy who can’t say no to a fight is how I will always see Chris Evans (even though I first knew him as Johnny Storm). Most successful actors come to a point in their career where they play a character that is so beautiful and iconic and brilliant tumblr_n2lra2xgwh1r5a08so1_250that they are seen as that forever. I knew in 2011, before the Avengers, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before any of that, that Chris Evans would always be Captain America. And I’m pretty okay with that. Captain America isn’t a bad person to be.

Now on to the other characters. Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes is just grand. His friendship with Steve is like the best kind of friendship. They’re like brothers. Seeing him evolve throughout the Captain America franchise is truly extraordinary. While I do find Bucky’s character is best used in Captain America: Civil War, this is a great introduction to the character. Now let’s go on to Peggy Carter, who will forever be goals. She is everything I wish I could be. She is a feminist icon that deserves her tv show back, but I digress. Hayley Atwell was the perfect choice for this part. I didn’t know her when I saw her and by the end I couldn’t forget her. And as for her love story with Steve, it didn’t feel forced. It just organically came about because he was a good, honest man and she recognized that. Gosh, were they good. Also let’s talk about Hugo Weaving, cause this has always ground my gears. His Red Skull is one of the best villains the MCU has ever had. People always complain about these half-assed MCU villains, but when we talk good villains Red Skull never comes up! I mean I love Loki as much as the next teenage girl, but you gotta give the man his props. It is a real bummer though that Hugo Weaving has like no desire to come back to the MCU. Cause he doesn’t die at the end. When I first watched the movie I just assumed the Tesseract killed him, but really it transported him to somewhere in the cosmos. They could bring him back, but Hugo just isn’t about it. A true shame. And the last guy to talk about is Tommy Lee Jones, because that man is a fucking national treasure. Though I have literally never seen him young. Did he become an actor at 50 or something? I mean he is amazing but he has always been old. but his character is Tommy Lee at his finest. I’m not gonna go in depth with this cause you know it’s true. OH SHIT! I forgot to talk about Stanley Tucci!! First things first it took me a few watches to realize that man was Stanley Tucci. It just didn’t connect in my head at the time. But damn is that man great. Erskine was just so lovely and that part when he and Steve are talking the night before the operation is just beautiful. His whole little monologue is just great.

As for story this movie catches my heart everytime, and I’ve seen this movie at least 17 times. This is the movie that when you see it on tv you watch it to the end, even if you start it in the middle. While it is the stereotypical hero origin story, it has more of a heart to it than Thor or Iron Man. You don’t think of it as a superhero movie, you think of it as just a beautiful, patriotic movie. You think of it as a regular person putting himself at risk for the tumblr_ojdbtg5vl91tlgqkgo5_250sake of his country. That’s some fucking beautiful shit man. And that last part when he has to crash the jet, it breaks my heart every time. EVERY. TIME. And another thing that makes this movie great is the period it’s set in. Watching it you feel that patriotism caused by World War II being transferred into you. While this period was not the best, it’s nice to just pretend everything’s okay by watching a nice, mousy white boy become a superhero.

And lastly, I love this movie’s score. It just bleeds patriotism, but the best parts aren’t the uber patriotic ones. My favorites are “Farewell to Bucky” and “This is my Choice”. That’s all I’m gonna say, but listen to them if you have a free minute.

In conclusion, this movie is a great thing to watch to forget we’re living in Trump’s America. And for those living outside of the US, I don’t know if this movie will hit you as hard as it hit me, but who knows? Talk about that in the comments and tell me what I should watch next! The Oscar nominations just came out yesterday and I’m gonna be going through those to prepare for the big night, but I’ll find some time in between if y’all suggest something. Also like this and share it with someone. And if you could follow me I’d really appreciate that. But if not that’s fine, just you reading this is a blessing.