Cool Runnings (1993)

Throughout the run of this film, I was surprised by how cool it was. A Jamaican Bobsled Team? No way, but this is based on a true story. The idea of course seems absurd but you really end up enjoying this and the fun characters. I was dying laughing when they were doing the cold weather training and I almost shed a tear as you see the team compete in the Olympics. John Candy was pretty funny as the has-been bobsled coach and the actors playing the Olympic team have some excellent chemistry together. This is just a fun, laid-back film, mon. You should check it out.

77/100

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Escape from New York (1981)

Sometimes I felt like I wanted to escape this movie. You would think a film with a character named “Snake Plissken”, it was be incredibly cool… or at least cool that the President of the United States is trapped in a giant prison that they turned New York City into. Neither of these things help as this film was kind of boring. There were plenty of segments of quiet that weren’t very entertaining and even the action scenes felt a little lacking. Isaac Hayes was pretty funny in this and Kurt Russell was a pretty awesome looking anti-hero. I always love Harry Dean Stanton, but his role was pretty small in this for the most part. I had high hopes John Carpenter, but they have been brought down as low as a chandelier hanging from a Chrysler Lebaron.

66/100

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Cinderella (2015)

I’m enchanted by Ella. This movie was a lot better than I was expecting. I loved Lily James as Cinderella, she was not only gorgeous but she gave off an air of kindness that warmed my heart. I thought the sets and costumes were amazing and it had really nice Shakespearean feel to it, due to Kenneth Branagh’s direction. I wasn’t a huge fan of Cate Blanchett’s boring version of the evil stepmother. She just looked like she’d rather be in some other Kingdom (maybe Middle-Earth?). I also wish more animals talked and there was better music. I did love the romance between the Prince and Cinderella and those class slippers were amazing looking… but nothing in this movie outshone Lily James, what a beautiful girl! This movie is good as an adult and is suited fine for children too (although, they may not like it as much as the Frozen short at the start of the film). Check this one out if you are a fan of classic Disney.

78/100

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Big Hero 6 (2014)

I’m satisfied with my DisneyCare. I loved this movie! It had fun characters, epic battles and it was very funny. I should also mention that I think the robot Baymax might be one of the most lovable Disney characters I’ve seen in a long time. I loved the futuristic setting of San Fransokyo and the technology that the movie shows us. I thought the voice actors did a great job, especially Scott Adsit who did Baymax. This movie also contained the best joke involving flatulence that I’ve seen in a film. You’ll have a lot of fun, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel a little teary-eyed but you’ll mainly be satisfied with your heath-care, thanks to the awesome Baymax!

90/100

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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

I hate this movie. Well, I don’t exactly hate it, but it did have a profound effect on me. I know it’s good for you to cry but the last twenty or so minutes of this movie break open the floodgates with sadness upon sadness. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are so sweet they’ll give you diabetes. Willem Dafoe is a major jerk for the most part, and sadly Laura Dern wasn’t utilized as much as I wanted her to be. This movie has some really sweet moments and some really sad ones too. I loved their friend with the cancer in the eyes as he had such a funny spirit to him, especially with the scene in the trophy room. It’s hard to recommend this movie as it is so sad, but if you need a good cry, grab some tissues and see where the faults are in our stars.

77/100

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Let’s hope the Transformers’ franchise goes extinct after this movie. I had a glimmer of hope this would be the best Transformers film because Shia wasn’t in it. I really like Mark Walhberg. Even he couldn’t survive this bad movie. It did have some positives, such as some incredible CGI and effects and at times so humor… but there was also the crazy length of the movie, I thought by the time the movie ended, we’d be the next species extinct. I hated Wahlberg’s daughter in the film and her boyfriend was even worse. The poor acting between the two of them could earn them a Razzie for life. Stanley Tucci, Ken Watanabe and John Goodman are too good for a project like this. Michael Bay, please just stay at home on your couch made out of hundred dollar bills and play with some Transformer toys in private and leave us all alone!

55/100

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Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Conan the Barbarian wasn’t as barbaric as I was hoping it would be. Other than a few violent scenes, the film was pretty tame and at times numbingly boring. Two scenes that did stick out to me in particular as being good, were: The Giant Snake scene (I loved the special effects for that part, so gory!), and the attack on the Harem. I really liked the music throughout the film and some of the scenery was breathtaking which gave the movie a very epic feel, but as far as pure entertainment? This movie was just fine, definitely not good. You will get some good laughs from Arnold’s sappy acting. Oh and him randomly punching a camel… what was that about?

62/100

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