Weekly I give you my What to Watch This Weekend piece, where you can check it out here, but I wanted to start a new series where I breakdown the things I watched in the previous weekend.
I will share each film that I watched during the weekend, give a little review, and an overall star rating for each of them.
I watched 8 movies this weekend, one of which was a rewatch of the 2007 film, There Will Be Blood. That is the only film you will not see a review for because I plan on putting that out as a separate review.
New Mutants – In Theaters Now
Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
The build is ridiculously slow. We slowly understand the backstories behind each character. As we peel back each layer of Mutants, we figure out why they are within these facilities and what they are capable of.
The story isn’t complex. We get introduced to our mutants, give us their back story and execute the mission, simple and easy. The action is fine, the acting is fine, the script is fine, the movie is just fine.
Overall, the build of the film makes the short runtime seem long, but this film does not deserve the hate it is getting.
Bill & Ted Face The Music – In Theaters and on VOD
Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.
Bill & Ted starts with a bang with some solid laughs, and from there, it just falls off. It legit was just not funny at all, 85% of the jokes fall flat on there face, and I found myself bored throughout the movie.
Samara Weaving is the only good thing about this movie. She is going to be a star for the next decade.
If you like nostalgia, sure watch it, otherwise easy skip for me.
You Cannot Kill David Arquette – On VOD Now
Following his infamous championship as part of a marketing stunt for the film Ready to Rumble, David Arquette is widely known as the most hated man in pro-wrestling worldwide. Nearly 20 years after he “won” the initial title, through ups and downs in his career, with his family, and with his struggles with addiction, David Arquette seeks redemption by returning to the ring…for real this time.
I watched You Cannot Kill David Arquette for a second time this weekend, and I was more impressed with this film. It is hands down one of the best movies of the year. The story of redemption is a sweet one, but this one shows how even within redemption we can lose ourselves.
I highly recommend checking this out, and here is my full review here.
All Together Now – Available on Netflix Now
An optimistic, talented teen clings to a huge secret: she’s homeless and living on a school bus. When tragedy strikes, can she learn to accept a helping hand?
Cravalho was an absolute delight in this as she carried this film from start to finish. She played teenager Amber, who was trying to fix all the problems of her world on her own. She was sweet, charming, and emotional.
All Together Now is funny, sweet, charming, and sure to leave you with some tears in your eyes. This was an easy watch and one I highly recommend.
Side Note: Carol Burnett still got it.
The War With Grandpa – Out October 9th
Sixth-grader Peter is pretty much your average kid—he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed moves in with Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight.
Battle of Grandpa vs. Grandson, Grandpa moves in and takes over Grandpa’s bedroom, and it’s starting a war.
Was this movie good? Who knows, but it had some funny laughs, not every joke hit, but enough to make it a good time.
DeNiro playing an angry old man makes me want Dirty Grandpa 2, stat.
An enjoyable movie that you can laugh and enjoy with the kids, and without.
Dead Sound – Available on Amazon Prime
Four best friends from boarding school decide to attend a massive blow-out High School graduation party on Block Island. After missing the last ferry they decide to hire a fishing boat to take them on what should be a simple journey. What they get is the trip from hell, with a captain and his first mate that have no intention of taking the kids to Block Island, putting them into a fight to survive and to simply make it back to land… any land.
So, I threw this on thinking that it was going to be a subpar film that provided some decent entertainment, and I got just that.
Some hokey bad things that happened that are annoying, but the low budget doesn’t help the cause here.
Dead Sound has mediocre acting, mediocre plot, mediocre film, not bad, not great, but a decent time.
The Silencing – Available on VOD Now
A reformed hunter becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.
The Silencing is your prototypical missing kid/parents split up, and one can’t get over the other thriller.
Waldau was solid in the film as the drunk, crazed dad who just wants answers on what happened to his daughter. Early on in the movie, I was annoyed by his strange breathing and awkward presence, but as the film progressed that’s just who he was.
We have some typical twists and turns and an unsurprising ending, but overall it’s not terrible.
What did you watch this weekend? Was it good? Was it Bad? Tell me about it. Hit me up on here or talk to me on Twitter @RickyValero_