Sunday, 18 March 2018

Maya the Bee Movie (2014)

I saw an episode of the old Maya the Honey Bee anime on TV not long ago (time goes by so fast, it was probably last year) and, though I didn't love it as I used to as a child, I still found it cute and fun, 20 minutes no-brainer. It's a whole different story for Maya the Bee Movie, the dreadful film I watched to "recover" from Oscars night (yes, I watched and reviewed this movie that long ago). 

Maya (Coco Jack Gillies) is a little, overenthusiastic bee who just doesn't and won't follow the rules of the hive, one of them being to not trust hornets. When she discovers Buzzlina Von Beena's (Jacki Weaver) plot to steal the Queen's (Miriam Margolyes) royal jelly, Maya is banished from the hive as she is thought to be an accomplice to the hornets. With her best friend Willy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) tagging along, Maya meets and befriend Sting (Joel Franco), a young hornet, and together they have to stop the plot and the war between bees and hornets.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

When We First Met (2018)

When I first saw When We First Met on Netflix I was like, nah, I'm not going to watch this. It's going to be just another of those terrible Netflix movies and I don't want to waste my time with it. Then something got into me and I watched it.

During Avery's (Alexandra Daddario) engagement party, Noah (Adam DeVine) recalls when they first met on a Halloween party three years earlier and he is depressed because, well, he is in love with her. He gets drunk and ends up at the piano bar where he works. He uses the photo booth he and Avery used on their first day and he falls asleep. Turns out the photo booth is a time machine, Noah wakes up on October 31, 2014, the day he met Avery, and has the chance to "fix" things. Over and over again. 

Friday, 16 March 2018

Fruitvale Station (2013)

I saw Creed about a year ago and I was impressed with both Ryan Coogler (co-writer and director) and Michael B. Jordan (leading actor). Last month I saw Black Panther, also directed by Coogler and starring Jordan and I was even more impressed. I then checked their filmographies and Fruitvale Station popped out. I knew nothing about it, I saw the good rating and checked it out.

It's New Year's Eve, 2008. Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) is a 22-year-old ex-convict who lives with his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz) and his daughter Tatiana (Ariana Neal). He feels something that day and decides to turn his life around. He has had enough with illegal stuff and he is committed to becoming a better son, a better boyfriend and a better father. He won't have a real chance at doing so because that night, on January 1 2009, he is shot in the back and killed by a police officer.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Non c'è più religione (2016)

I remember seeing the trailer for Non c'è più religione back when this was released, I wanted to check out the film but then I completely forgot about it. It was on TV a few weeks ago and though the trailer didn't look that good I still gave it a change. After all, Alessandro Gassmann, the son of Vittorio, is the only Italian living actor I like.

There is no newborn in the small town of Portobuio and that puts in danger the annual representation of the nativity since the only child, the one that used to play Jesus, is now too big, both in age and size, for the role. It's up to the mayor (Claudio Bisio) to find a new Jesus and, with the help of Suor Marta (Angela Finocchiaro), he asks for help to the Islamic community, led by his old friend Marietto (Alessandro Gassmann).