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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sorry to bother You Review ( Spoilers Kinda) By Corey “Not Sorry” Floyd

In 2018 the idea of Black Entertainment has continued to evolve we're finally enjoying our entertainment little bit more with thought-provoking shows like Insecure,  Blackish and Atlanta and now it's time to take that magic and put it on the Silver Screen. Surprisingly this Silver Screen romp isn't held by Spike Lee or Dave Chappelle Issa Rae or even Donald Glover it's held by a new Gentleman on the same known as Boots Riley is most commonly known on the scene for his soundtrack assemblies. Not only is he the director he's actually the writer of this piece and with this July release going against The Rock's new movie Skyline as well as Adam Sandler's Transylvania 3 I can't help but feel a little concerned for his outing.  But after I saw the first trailer for it made me very hopeful   

with lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson I was sold on the movie alone and a few nights ago I was very fortunate to see a screener of it and now I'm giving my review for you guys trying to make sure you give me a little hint of what do you have to get ready in sit down for. Here's
” Sorry to Bother You”.

It takes place on a version of Earth not too far removed from ours where there's a soulless Corporation Called worry-free lead by an egotistical man played by Armie “don't remind me of the Lone Ranger” Hammer who has literally streamlined slavery. We meet Cassius played by Stanfield I mean at a crossroad between living in his uncle's garage and homelessness. When he's not Ritalin himself with an existential crisis like what's the meaning of life his lovely girlfriend Detroit play by Thompson keeps him grounded. After one of the funniest interviews, I've ever seen that also included props he gets a job at a telemarketing agency. The calling scenes are a visual treat they literally throw him in every scenario right in this face from interrupting a gentleman at dinner they even interrupting a couple having sex it reminds you of how awkward working in telemarketing really is especially if you're like myself and had to experience it. After watching him fail a few times and hilarious fashion 

A co-worker Langston played by Danny Glover (yes he does say he's too old for this shit) shows him that if he wants to make sales he's going to have to use his white voice. And it hilarious and very relatable but they take it to a higher level to the extent that when he uses his white voice it's no longer Stanfield's voice it's actually the voice of David Cross. It's Charming it's disturbing and it also makes me think about how jobs heard me on the phone.  Naturally, the old song goes Mo Money Mo Problems as he gets money from all of his sales and is eventually promoted to a power caller where he has to use his white voice all the time.  He's starting to transform it into something he never thought he would become. 

I refuse to spoil this film because it is the third act that goes off the rails jumps the shark or whatever you want to call it. As a matter of fact, it seems that in that said third Act is where even the audience tends to get lost in the situation. By the end of the film, it's perfectly okay to be confused or even angry. The film is nothing less of a visual Masterpiece a lot of these scenes I definitely would love to have painted on some canvas very masterful visuals. I recently learned that apparently at least 60 one of the shots in this film or filmed in 21 days something extremely uncommon in any Film Production so that shows the amount of dedication on this project. But this film is definitely not for everybody. It's a cross between a Spike Lee Joint,  David Lynch,  Atlanta and The X-Files.  There are definitely awkward moments in our screening because there were certain things that were funny but as a black man I felt but I'm uncomfortable laughing at me and lie because of the maturity white audience.  All in all, I give it a B it drops a grade for the third act.  It's just a little too weird to set my mind at ease I actually started thinking about the TV show Atlanta again and said maybe this will be a movie that they will be watching in their world. 

Yeah that works I'll see everybody next week be sure to tune in to the Amerime Junkies podcast on Spotify as well as Google Plus and iTunes

Monday, July 9, 2018

Antman and the WASP……. Meh (A salty review) By Corey Floyd

Okay back in May we watched the culmination

 of ten years of storytelling lead up to one of the most emotional moments in the current film. Now as we wait for the ending of that saga its time for some heart filled filler. Hence Antman and the Wasp. Time to wipe away those tears and stop shitting on Starlord for a moment and get lost in some San Francisco espionage.  

Yeah, I was not the happiest of campers with this outing but it's not a dumpster fire like Thor the Dark World. It justs sets up things the wrong way. It's bad enough this the first MCU film after the Infinity war I feel like they were set up to fail from the beginning.  It’s the equivalent go on stage after Michael Jackson and your Taylor Hicks (google him).

The cast returns from the last one Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Lilly as the Wasp and Douglas as Hank Pym. They give stellar performances. Michelle Pfeiffer is revealed to be the original WASP and the key point of the film is to rescue her from the quantum realm. She only on film for a few minutes but she hasn't skipped a beat. 
The three amigos are back as well. They are a little more useful this time and they are a bit funnier especially with Pena as the lead stooge. We are introduced to Bill Foster (aka Goliath) played by Laurence Fishburne. Of course, we have a few villains can’t forget them. Black arms dealer Sunny Burch played by one of the HARDEST  working men in the industry right now
Walton Goggins is there anything he can’t do? In today's round of disposable Marvel Villains, I introduce you to GHOST
   with the power to phase thru anything and equipped with deadly martial arts skills. She was created because Hank Pym caused her father to be fired and ruined his career causing him to make riskier experiments that cost him his life and affected his daughter who is constantly being torn apart at a cellular level but the suit helped her control it. She was then turned into an assassin by SHIELD and now is trying to find a cure herself. She is played by Hannah John Kamen you might remember her as Omela from Game of Thrones. Her overall performance is okay luckily they didn't kill her so I hope to see her make an MCU return. The films action sequences are damn good and fun and it seems like they were simple in making them when in doubt shrink it or make it bigger. Michael Douglas had more to say this time around instead of just exposition, In the last movie he just seem like the guy in a video game that told what happened while you were away, he even has a few jokes.  I have one huge problem that I need to address.        
Fresh off the boat star Randall Park was in this movie as the FBI investigator who monitors Scott. It was criminally Horrible. It's not his fault the writing literally turned him into the new exposition machine and made him seems like a moron and all around not funny. He was not utilized properly here I would have like to see him join the three amigos. I really hope the blooper reel has some gems in it cause watching him was like watching Iron Fist slow torture. I feel like the theme was supposed to be family but I can’t help but think its Hank Pym is an asshole. He makes just as many bad calls as Tony Stark but on a smaller scale (pun not intended).  It made me start to wonder about Edgar Wright’s vision for the series. I give it a C grade its okay but at least it’s not the Thor Dark World. I do appreciate that the bonus scene reveals when the movie takes place. It 4 days before the snap and sadly it leaves Scott trapped In the Quantum realm. But don’t worry they will be back. On the plus side its still better than the best DC film.  
Catch you guys next time. Stay Salty my friends 

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