Yesterday

Go
This film is an absolutely beautiful story that depicts the Beatles’ success in a unique and brilliant way.
Himesh Patel (Jack Malik) is absolutely perfect for his role. Lily James (Ellie Appleton) is also the perfect person for her role as she depicts a very sweet school teacher who has been desperate for Jack to love her since they met. This is also why the romantic element in this film is flawless and heartwarming, particularly towards the end of the film.
The film is also very funny and all the cast do an excellent job of making the audience laugh. Ed Sheeran (playing himself) is hilarious and I am very glad that he agreed to be a part of this film.
Do you enjoy the Beatles and their songs? Comedy? Romance? Fantasy? If you enjoy any of these things, I guarantee you will love this film!

Toy Story 4

Must Go
I laughed out loud many times. I jumped out of my seat a few times. I cried. Go see it!

SPOILER
Funniest line: Bo Peep complains to her three headed sheep, Billie, Goat, and Gruff. “With six eyes, why can’t you drive better!” – priceless.

Late Night

Go
I was expecting a typical fluff summer chick flick…instead I enjoyed a film which, while definitely funny, had some real “meat” to its plot.
I think this is an underrated film that a lot of people are just not ready to see. It really puts a mirror up to our society and ourselves, and we all know how uncomfortable that can get. Mindy Kaling hits on a lot of different issues from racism to ageism to gender disparity in a really clever and playful way, which helped to make the tone of the film rather light despite the seriousness of these issues.
Emma Thompson brings a vulnerability to her stern, strait laced character who is stuck in her own ways. Mindy’s character gets hired to work for Emma’s Late Night talk show to help get it back on track to avoid cancellation. Mindy is incredibly charming, sweet and very opinionated in her role. These two ladies knock it out of the park and will make you laugh and cry. It’s not every day we get to see a team up like this. The story is passionate, the jokes are hilarious, and the emotions are sincere. Watching the expert acting John Lithgow was an unexpected joy.
If smart and witty comedy is your thing, this is definitely worth a watch!

Aladdin

Go
Aladdin is a complete triumph.
Will Smith, as the Genie, had some very large Robin Williams shoes to fill. Smith admittedly did not want to recreate perfection but instead put his own spin on the character while still maintaining the nostalgia of the role. It’s fair to say it was a success.
As for Mena Massoud (a fairly unknown actor) who played the title character, he was simply perfect for the role. He looked the part, had an excellent singing voice and managed to capture the cheeky charisma of the character brilliantly well. With some excellent dance scenes and some hilarious comedy timing with costar Smith, Massoud was a truly wonderful casting choice for the film. He really is the real-life Aladdin. It wasn’t just Massoud and Smith who stood out either. Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) and Marwan Kenzari (Jafar) gave an equally believable performance in recreating these characters. Naomi’s out of this world singing voice was enough to send shivers down your spine whilst the villainous stare and evil tongue of Kenzari did not disappoint. A film is only as strong as its actors and everyone in Aladdin did a phenomenal job.

Rocketman

Must Go
It’s everything you would want from an Elton John bio pic and so much more! This is a full-on musical. Not just Elton singing his hits, but the people around him and in his life from childhood to adulthood, all singing. They do this all while beautifully fitting his songs into his life story. You do not have to be an Elton John fan to like this movie as the musical numbers, comedy, and emotional beats are spot on perfection! I truly thought on multiple occasions Taron Egerton was Elton John himself, I was truly impressed with him. She who must be obeyed cannot recommend this movie highly enough.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

No Go
I am way to old and out of touch for this movie. I was hoping for something like Zootopia.
The film is a mess, not sure what they wanted to get across in this film. Trying so hard to please everyone, you please no one. I didn’t hate it I just didn’t like very much either.

Booksmart

Maybe Go
I would recommend that you skip this movie. It sounds as though it would be a hit from the premise, but it never gets off the ground.
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
Imagine their shock when Amy and Molly discover that many of their less-disciplined (i.e. hard partying) classmates will also be attending elite schools. The besties immediately scheme to make up for 4 years of nose-to-the-grindstone by attending the biggest party of the year … and showing others how much fun, they can be. They fail.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Maybe Go, if you are a fifteen-year-old boy.
This film is just John Wick on the run with the world’s top assassins after him, no other story or character development. From the beginning, it is just dozens of assassins popping out of every doorway, long choreographed fights with John Wick attacked by a half-dozen goons at a time, lots of shooting & knife-throwing in which he kills them all. That’s it. It becomes boring after 20 mins, but goes on for 2 hours of the same with barely a spoken word.
I liked the dogs the most.

Avengers: Endgame

Must Go
No Spoilers.
Endgame is above all the best Marvel superhero movie to date. This is also the best and epic conclusion to the 21 movies in the first 10 years of the MCU. This is the epic culmination. The best storytelling ever told. At three hours, it did not seem too long.

The Mustang

No Go
Despite some great cinematography and the very able direction of her actors, first time French actor turned director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre simply has chosen a subject that doesn’t lend itself to great drama. Part of the problem is the main character Roman; he’s basically a one-note martinet who fits the bill of the generic angry inmate.
The meat of the story is where Coleman must train a horse, he names Marquis. The movie eventually grows tedious as the expected bonding between man and animal takes place right on schedule. Much more successful is Bruce Dern as Myles, the old codger who runs the training program. Myles proves to be much livelier than the perennially glum Coleman.
Finally, there’s the very awkward ending which is designed to be both tragic and bittersweet. During the horse auction, Marquis is spooked by a helicopter passing by overhead and runs amok. Coleman is thrown to the ground and injured, leading to the closing of the horse training program. Why dream that up when the whole idea is to promote the idea of the benefits of all that bonding?
It’s a setup for Myles to clue Coleman that he can open the gates and allow Marquis to escape before he’s put down. Despite the program’s closing, Coleman will be “alright” in the knowledge that Marquis will roam free! All in all, I just didn’t buy the ending where a program of such value is so easily eliminated.