In Movie Theaters This Weekend… Your Quick & Simple Reviews

ALL EYEZ ON ME:  The telling of the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records.

2Pac was a larger than life performer and person and I thinks some would say he was a star among stars.  Unfortunately this film was never able to capture that persona.  Personally I think if you took out all the profanity and the nude scenes you have yourself a Lifetime Movie that really didn’t  reveal anything new or eye opening into 2Pac’s life, that we didn’t already know.  They could have done much better job of using his music to enhance the story they were telling but instead only used it as snippets in the background while showing us part of the music video… No Bueno.   Honestly, this is Not A Must See Movie… and one that should have been much better.


CARS 3:  The tables have turned and Lightning McQueen is no longer the #1 car on the track.  A new generation of blazing-fast racers is taking over and Lighting has to find a way to get back on the right track to recapture the glory he once had.

Disney-Pixar has definitely set the table for keeping the Cars brand going for many more years.   It may not have been as fun and exciting as the original Cars but it is better than number 2 and the kiddos will love it.  Just like the previous films this is visually stunning but not one that needs to be watched in 3D… So save your money.   All the familiar faces are back and we get to meet some new ones at the same time.  The story itself was nice and simple… Out with the old and in with the new.  The transition was done with style and dignity that I appreciated.   So for the kiddos I’m gonna say that this one is A Must See Movie.


ROUGH NIGHT:  5 best friends from college reunite for a bachelorette weekend in Miami. Things take a dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper… Oops.  Trying to cover it up brings them closer together when it matters most.

Although the cast was good together, the story at times was pretty basic and short on the laughs.  From all looks of it I was hoping this was going to be like The Hangover meets Bridesmaids… I was wrong.  There were too many forced jokes throughout.  And I was a lil disappointed with Kate McKinnon’s character just because she’s been on fire lately but she was the one with the most forced moments.   Granted I didn’t hate this one it just wasn’t as good as I hoped… making this, for me, Not A Must See Movie


47 METERS DOWN:  Sisters Kate and Lisa travel to Mexico for some fun and adventure. Deciding to give diving in shark-infested waters a try, things go from good to bad in the blink of an eye as their shark cage breaks and they travel to 47 Meters Down to the ocean floor. 

This was an interesting one to watch.  Mostly because I have come to accept that I have a small phobia when it comes to sharks.  But the fact that I did, with such intensity, and I had to hide my eyes more than a few times because I was constantly waiting for another shark to pop up at any moment, made this a pretty decent movie.  At times the dialog was kind of corny but the waiting for and when the sharks make their presents known had, not only me, a lot of people in the audience jumping in their seats.  Phobia or not, I liked that… Especially since there isn’t much out now that will do that.  So if you’d like a good flinch or two then this is going to be A Must See Movie

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