So...I made a big boo boo because this week, at Wandering Through The Shelves, is actually films with long titles which I discussed last week when, actually, last week was about 2018 releases. In fact, since I was horrible last year seeing only one movie, I actually rented 3 films so I could discuss them here. Yeah...major brain fart and just skipped ahead like a hippie dippy gal holding a tambourine. I will be curious to see which long titled films will be chosen. I, on the other hand, will talk about 2018 movies...and I saw 3 new ones so here we go....
1. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 67...NOOOOO...I MEAN 6-FALLOUT
Tom Cruise will be in a wheelchair holding on to a moon rocket while we see his false teeth fly out but I digress. This was another fun entry in this franchise even though it stars...Tom Cruise. He is a true adrenaline junkie and does many of his own stunts. Of course, a nutbar (not Cruise, this is the plot) with tons of money is ready to destroy the world and Cruise and his small team must save the day. I always love seeing Simon Pegg and even Ving Rhames but the gals were on board as well and have a strong showing. If you want to escape and turn your brain off, this is a good film to see.
2. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
I truly thought I would get confused by all the superheroes here or that I would be lost because I still have to see Black Panther (don’t judge me). But I was pleasantly surprised and was fully engaged in all the characters even my fav, Rocky Raccoon..ok its not Rocky but it is a foul-mouthed Raccoon..be still my heart. So it starts off that evil god Thanos, with a major chin issue, wants to rule the world and to do this, he must have all 6 stones and he goes about collecting all of them. I thought the seriousness of the film didn’t quite gel with the humour ...or is that the other way around? Anyhoo, oveRall, it is quite good and you know part 2 is all about time travel or something like that otherwise we only get to watch Thanos look at a sunset dreaming about Kirk Douglas’s chin.
This is the best of the 3 that I rented and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it as much as I did but it is gripping. It is actually based on a true story where an African American police detective, the first, in that city, wonders if he can infiltrate the KKK. He does and it’s amazing how he and his fellow detectives go about bringing a part of this disgusting vile faction down. I love the cinematography especially when actors are talking and their faces are brought to the foreground. I was struck by how powerful that was. Spike Lee did a great directing job and the ending showing the maniac going through the crowd killing and injuring people just shows how rife the prejudice still is. Those right wing extremists need to no longer be given any ability to have a voice. I have always thought the KKK are pure evil and I still do.
So those are my 3 from last week and last week is