Movie Review: I Feel Pretty

Movie Review: I Feel Pretty

I Feel Pretty.pngI Feel Pretty stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Rory Scovel, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell, and Lauren Hutton. It is a Romantic Comedy about a woman (Renee) who doesn’t have any confidence and is looking for a miracle.

When she hits her head, she thinks the impossible has happened and she’s been transformed.

This was a well-written script and I found myself enjoying all the shenninagians she went through. I also loved that when she thought she had become pretty, the reflection and everyone showed her as she is, rather than some model.

For once, I didn’t feel the need to fast forward parts, like I’ve done with other movies. This one was enjoyable with a great message for girls and women (though it is not for kids are there are some nude and adult scenes).

However, I did feel like this movie could’ve had a bit more of Renee’s descent into the dark night of the soul and her redemption.

 

My rating: 4.7 / 5 stars

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Spiderman – Far From Home

Spider-Man Far From Home poster.jpgPeter Parker (Spiderman) wants nothing more to do with being a hero. He’s lost his mentor (Ironman) and only wants to enjoy his High School European trip. To put away his superhero duties and tell MJ how he feels about her.

However, new villains arise.

I can’t go into too much detail without giving away the plot. This movie had a lot of action, a few laughs, and some touching moments. The illusions and CD images were amazing.

However, I didn’t feel like it did as much as the other movies. It just seemed rushed. There was little evidence of Peter’s spider-sense not working except for a harrowing scene. I’d have liked the buildup of that. Of seeing it fail, knowing it wasn’t working, then have the first run up against the big bad guy.

Overall though, the movie and cast were great. Stay after the credits for the post-credits scene with the Skrulls.

 

My rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review: Peppermint

Movie Review: Peppermint

Peppermint.pngPeppermint is a 2018 Vigilante/ Revenge movie starring Jennifer Garner. Jennifer plays Riley North a wife and mother to a 6yr old girl who are middle-class Americans. Her husband almost goes along with a co-worker to steal from a gangster. However, the gang leader doesn’t care that he wasn’t involved and guns down Riley’s husband and daughter.

Riley then goes on to extract her revenge, killing whoever gets in her way.

While I did enjoy the movie, I would’ve liked to have seen a bit of the training and pain Riley’s character goes through. There was a blip for about five seconds about it, but I would have liked to have seen her push past her limits and move forward.

Also, the ending was a bit anticlimactic when Riley kills the gang leader in the end. Overall though, not a bad movie. If you like Punisher’ style movies, then check out Peppermint.

My rating: 3.7 / 5 stars

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

 

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Movie Review: Glass

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Movie Review: Glass

Glass is a thriller-superhero movie based on the fact that ordinary people can have extraordinary gifts. And superhero comics were based on reality like the fact the original Superman in 1938 couldn’t fly only jump far. It wasn’t until 1941 that he flew for the first time (kinda like how Wonder Woman never flew outside of her invisible jet until 1985).

All three men: Mr. Glass (aka. Elijah Price played by Samuel L. Jackson), The Beast (aka. Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde played by James McAvoy) and The Overseer (aka. David Dunn played by Bruce Willis) have been captured and taken to a psychiatric ward. There a doctor, Dr. Ellie Staple (played by Sarah Paulson) has three days to convince them that they are just men with no special abilities.

I loved the acting of both Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy. However, it felt like the movie was incomplete. Like as soon as things started to heat up in action and suspense, the plug was pulled. And as smart as ‘Mr. Glass’ was, he should’ve figured out sooner about the doctor’s truth and played off her more.

Overall, I did like the movie and hope they make more. I loved that they brought the minor characters from both previous movies of Unbreakable and Split back for this one. Out of this trilogy, I thought Split was the best followed by Unbreakable. Glass needed another half hour of action and suspense in my opinion.

My rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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