The Dark Tower

It’s a tradition that I see a movie before, on the day or after my birthday. This year’s movie choice is “The Dark Tower”.

I started reading the book. I’ve read a few of Stephen King books. I’m a fan of Idris Elba. So, this should be a good movie?

I felt that they didn’t explain how the “Man in Black” came to be. I understand that there are 7 books in the series and it seemed that they fast forward things in the movie.

The special effects were good but not “awesome”. I liked the movie. As I was watching Idris on the screen, I kept thinking to myself…he would make a great James Bond. =]

By the way, there was only 5 of us on a Thursday, 2:45 pm showing.


Baby Driver

Odd title for a movie. Judging by the trailer, it wasn’t that appealing to me, but hubby wanted to see it, so why not?

This movie was AWESOME! The driving and chase scenes were spectacular! The chase scene in the movie “Popeye Doyle” was memorable, but this one should be noted as well.

It had humor, drama and bloody scenes. Ansel Elgort was perfect playing “Baby”. Every time I see Lily James as his love interest, “Debora”, I associate her as “Cinderella” because she played her in the live action movie. Jamie Foxx played of course a smart ass, Bats. John Hamm played one of the robbers, Buddy, who I won’t give it away, but this guy you can’t seem to get rid of. Eliza Gonzalez plays Buddy’s gf/wife?, Darling. She is one tough cookie.

Note: search in YouTube for James Corden riff off with Jamie Foxx and Ansel Elgort. I know Jamie Foxx can sing, but to my surprise Ansel sings too! He’s not bad at all.


Wonder Woman

Finally got the chance to see this movie in the theater. I thought it was..okay. Very dark and gloomy, just like the “Batman” movies.

There were moments that were slow and tend to drag a bit. The fighting and special effects were spectacular. But I found myself dosing in and out.

Hopefully the “Justice League” will hold my attention. I look forward to seeing how the “Flash” character is portrayed. I am a fan of the television show with the same name and character. =]