Draft Day *****

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The pitch:

At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

To be honest if you are not an American Sport fan you will probably not really understand why I loved this movie! For the others it’s such a great story about the day a team manager have to do choices!

In this movie even if you think he will do what you think he will… it’s still going to the end of the game! It’s even perfect because the overtime is used to the max!

I loved this movie and so it deserve its 5* because it was simply entertaining perfectly! If you are into American Football, Baseball or Basketball it’s for you! Same just if you are into sport in general as the strategy showed here is something!

Enjoy it!

The Purge Anarchy ****

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The pitch:

“A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles.”

Honestly this movie is about the craziest shittiest dumbest idea politician can come with but in a way you think “This shit could happen”!

The background of the story is sick! The idea is sick! The movie is Brilliant! Not crazy but it keeps you on your toe and depict our fucked up society if everything was possible for a limited time. Honestly I don’t think it would go elsewhere!

Ok the movie is not for everybody and some of you might think that it’s the shittiest movie they’ve seen! Personally I think there was space for improvement but the movie is nice! 

Need for Speed ****

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A video game is entertaining and challenging… A movie is only entertaining…

What if you do a movie about a video game? Well I just watched Need for Speed and I do have to say if not challenging it was… Entertaining!

If you know and like the game there is no reason you won’t like the movie. I’m in that case and so give 4* because it’s a cool movie! Not a revolution not an amazing story but just a good entertaining movie like I like it!

47 Ronin ****

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The pitch: A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

This movie seems to have not produce the effect that it was meant for! I so don’t care! The movie is not an epic crazy Feudal Japanese story but a lovely memory of this time!

The story of those samurai (and an outsider in Keanu Reeves) who goes against the rules and straight to death to revenge their master is great! The work on the atmosphere is great! Ok sometimes it’s a bit slow but you are  so immerse in the Japan of that time that it doesn’t matter…

To resume if you are a fan of Call of Duty and movies like Transformers and Iron Man it might be boring and the FX might not be enough. If you love, like I do, the Japanese samurai  and shogun time than you will enjoy this movie!

Monuments Men **

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An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Well the movie could be great as the story is great! It’s even a real defining moment of the WWII that is told… With the great cast it also have everything to be a Masterpiece!

But something is falling… I had the feeling that it should be a comedy during the all movie but it’s not one… This movie is just some scene put one next to each other without suspense or real interest! There is some clue but you never really have to think to understand them…

Well to be honest I was close to give 4* because the story is a really important one but at the end as a movie it worth only two! Could be less as it should be a movie to remember with so great actors and such story…

George Clooney is a great actor but not (yet?) a great director…

 

Captain Phillips *****

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The story is simple:

It’s the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Before watching it I was a bit scared that it could be totally lame… Well Pirates on a ship in the middle of the sea, lots of drama and blablabla…

Well it’s far from that! It really well paced with the right amount of drama and no judging! The actor are doing a great job by putting the right energy in their role. Captain Phillips show a lot of professionalism and the pirates are just perfect with their strength and weaknesses…

This movie really deserve 5* as it feels it takes you as close as you can to the  reality! Watch it!