By Adam Ray Palmer
This feature does exactly what it says in the title. Some reviews of films, from over the weekend – basically.
No matter the genre, nor the year… I basically watch a streaming service, or a DVD, and do a little bite-sized reviews for you to agree or disagree to.
Out of the three, let me know which film you prefer!
Dolemite is My Name
Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
The movie explores a lot of Moore’s blossoming career in a short runtime, giving you a flavour of the man he was and also how hard-working he had to be. It has a few belly-laugh moments, largely due to a spot-on performance from Wesley Snipes as D'Urville Martin, but there just constantly seems to be a bit of magic missing. It’s enjoyable, but a little lacklustre.
Cineroom’s rating: 3 stars
Fighting with My Family
An impressively emotive movie that centres on a family of wrestlers. Based on a true story, Stephen Merchant brings to the world a film starring Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Lena Headley and Nick Frost who all kick-ass in their Norwich wrestling gym.
Saraya (Pugh) and her brother Zak (Lowden) try out for WWE, with success coming for one of the siblings. What entails is a touching comedy-drama dealing with inner-family battles, confidence issues and coming-of-age, fighting for your dreams. This is certainly a decent watch.
Cineroom’s rating: 4 stars
A vintage coming-of-age comedy, top drawer. Michael Cera and Jonah Hill are a dream duo of a casting that have bags of chemistry and banter. The script zings along and has quips that are re-quoted to this very day.
Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Seth Rogan and McLovin himself provide a brilliant supporting cast. This movie will go down as one of the best teen comedies alongside American Pie for sure. This is firmly in my blu-ray collection.
Cineroom’s rating: 5 stars