Current World Media | Movie Reviews | January 2016 | The Hateful Eight | Creed |The Revenant |


A new year has started and movies are flooding the screens with some heat already there are a few that are worthy of a good night out and are actually worth the price of a cinema ticket.

First up, If you didn’t know Quentin Tarantino , he has been working on this

The Hateful Eight

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In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. (IMDb)

Kurt Russell Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, FULL CAST

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CWM | Review (no spoilers) : “Good film”, it has that full Tarantino feel, who did it? Why did that happen? Oh no he didn’t?  The plot takes John Ruth, Bounty Hunter (Kurt Russell) has captured and is escorting Daisy Domergue ( Jennifer Jason Leigh) to be hanged or his reputation is not worth maintaining.  The journey takes them on a path that allows Tarantino to explore his visual techniques, in setting the mood for the twists we indulged in Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. Samuel L. Jackson (Major Marquis Warren) delivers his trademark intriguing, inquisitive character, that is key to the unravelling of the twist.

The film will make you laugh and has you fighting for the good and understanding the necessity of being an outlaw with intent. A solid one,  main location used well to tie up the plot.

A must watch and worth the personal copy when available, but is it his best ever film i’m not sure.

Next is a project some were surprised would even be considered as a continuation plot , but it works very well and was well executed by Ryan Coogler, (Who is directing, The Black Panther, 2018).

Creed

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The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.(IMDb)

Michael B. JordanSylvester StalloneTessa ThompsonPhylicia RashadTony Bellew

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CWM | Review (no spoilers) : “Excellent Movie”, the storyline complements what’s expected and a Rocky fan’s imagination, as to how to continue the franchise.

The story is exactly what you think Apollo Creed’s Son, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) wants to elevate his already underground boxing career to a professional level. He has the pressure of being his father’s son and needs help on the way getting his mind and body in the correct positions to handle it. Rocky Balboa  (Sylvester Stallone) is courteous and humble in his approach to the delicate situation and really shows his maturity and spirituality as mentor and a legend.

Solid training scenes, nice love interest plot, and a solid ending to a well written and directed movie by Ryan Coogler.

The Revenant

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A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820’s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.(IMDb)

Leonardo DiCaprioTom HardyForrest GoodluckWill Poulter 

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CWM | Review (no spoilers) : After reading the IMDb, synopsis, I was thinking but you left something important out, now I see why. This film is going to be the fuel to Dicaprio’s Oscar. He already picked up a Golden Globe (and gave a heartfelt speech) for his part in this epic movie, but there is something about this movie that draws you in. The story, journey, the emotion, survival instincts, the necessity for justice and the roller coaster of passion that i haven’t really felt since The Last of The Mohicans, when The dad realizes his son was dead and went after the killer running up the mountain with his tribal war weapons and took out everything in his path or The running scenes from the movie Apocalypto, passion.

A must watch for all doubters and sceptics, it’s a good movie, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu .

Look out for our next reviews, all comments are welcome, share and enjoy the films.

@Butchkassidy

Current World Media Team

 

 

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