5 Top Movies to Watch this weekend.

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When it comes to movie watching, very few, if not none, can claim to have seen them all. There has to be a great number of movies out there that will skip you and vice versa, one cannot help but following a genre, occasionally swaying but never to far from a heart’s desire.

Game of Thrones Season 7 is like an ongoing movie if you mention the way it has been successfully hacked days before HBO is scheduled to air it.

I seem to be searching every corner of the web for the links but it has been a mission unsuccessful, I think I have to learn how to hack.

This could very well be amongst the greatest series ever produced and with such a huge following, one wonders what next for HBO after it ends, well they never run out of ideas do they, sadly on hacking it seems they have.

And to movies now…

  1. Kong: Skull Island: Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Director) Warner Bros

I am a huge story line fan. In a movie, the story line has to be that good in all aspects to have me concentrate for a very precious two hours of my day.

Making another King Kong movie was risky but they had to follow one simple ingredient and that is ‘go big or go home’ and for sure they did, well according to me as I write.

“Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival…” Google

I am in a state of ambivalence or maybe it is my movie watching skills are redundant.

I watched the movie and enjoyed every bit of it. I thought, what a wonderful version to a story told before. It wasn’t long before I read from the so-called critics who have called the movie, a somewhat ‘dog’s breakfast’ serving.

Bob Hoose
Plugged In

In its jungle-stranded B-movie way, “Kong: Skull Island” may come closer in spirit to the wide-eyed amazement of the original than either of those remakes.

Owen Gleiberman
Variety

Kong: Skull Island is a shared universe launchpad that fulfills its promise of big, goofy, monster mayhem – setting up even bigger things to come.Full review

Sandy Schaefer
Screen Rant

King Kong lives! But only just. This is an uneven adventure that’s saved by the spectacle of its towering title character and the various beasts with whom he shares his island home. 

  1. Get out: Jordan Peele

“Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.” Google.

I would like to think that this is just a story and can never happen in real life. What a horror it is, to imagine living a life as you but sunk in a deep hole whilst someone else takes over? Its even hard to explain but when you decide to watch the movie, be sure to just tell yourself as you go that ‘its just a movie’.

  1. Assasins Creed: Justin Kurzel (Director) New Regency Productions
‘Cal Lynch travels back in time to 15th-century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks the genetic memories contained in his DNA. There, he lives out the experiences of Aguilar de Nerha, a distant relative who’s also a member of the Assassins, a secret society that fights to protect free will from the power-hungry Templar Order. Transformed by the past, Cal begins to gain the knowledge and physical skills necessary to battle the oppressive organization in the present.’ Google

I had to watch this movie again, we all tend to do that once in a while. I have a love for old sets, medieval and epic scenes. I guess it is my way of zoning out. Besides, we all love the video game, in a way it is to really find out where it all began.

4. Power Rangers. Dean Israelite(Director) Lionsgate

‘Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.’ Google

I had to wait till my wife left the house to hire this movie on Box Office. All men have a soft spot for childhood memories and growing up, this was one of the shows on tv we used to watch regularly. It would have been a surprise if I hadn’t seen it and see if the movie is anything like the old show.

It did expose how the team came together in the first place but altogether far removed from the world, you just get the feeling that its all but just a movie and no way the world will be under attack from giant boulders in the shape of men being sewn from the earth.

Oh, yes! I guess the PG rating says it all.

Fast and the Furious 8. F. Gary Gray (Director)

‘With Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.’ Google

The popular car movie series has continued along a path of creating scenes that make us re-think whether my Polo Vivo can achieve such great speeds and tricks as performed in this movie. In this particular version, I was left wondering if self driving cars could be used as a means to hurt or maim innocent people when Cipher hacks most of the cars within the city for her own use, causing chaos unimaginable.

It is the seventh most expensive movie ever made.

One could say that movie making in today’s world is closer to the actual life somewhere. It could instill fear or enlighten us all. The truth is never known until they put a disclaimer.

As the weekend approaches. Immerse yourself in whatever you fancy and have a great one with loved ones.

 

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