“Triple 9” is a “Dark Brooding” Cop Drama based in Atlanta, GA.
A band of dirty cops are being black-mailed by the Russian Mob. This band of dirty cops go about performing virtually impossible heists. The only way to successfully pull off these heist are to issue a “999” police call which represents “Officer Down”.
You know what happens when you have a crew of people working together and money is involved. People get greedy and paranoid. In “Triple 9” the Rookie Cop in the band is setup to die, but he foils the attack. This sets up what turns out to be the best part of the movie which is only a few minutes from the end.
“Triple 9” is strange and subdued. The movie starts off on the wrong foot and it never stands up straight. Kate Winslet is horrible as a Russian Mob Boss.
There is drug use throughout and blatant nudity. Once again you have a movie with “Heavy Weight Actors” who come across as “Light Weight Actors”.
“Triple 9” is best viewed on Cable.
This is a 2 Star Movie!
The “Steve Jobs” Biopic opened wide this weekend. I decided to give it look.
“Steve Jobs” details mostly behind the scenes events and conversations that took place during three iconic product launches. The small intimate look at the man Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) that you get mostly centers around constant confrontations that he had with a woman he had been involved with who had a daughter that she claimed was his. Steve Jobs denied that the child was his, but did eventually provide for the little girl and sort of be a parent to her.
Other elements centered round Steve Jobs being fired from Apple. There were flashbacks of conversations that were had among board members leading up to the unanimous decision to terminate Steve Jobs. You also get a glimpse back in time to where it all started from.
I found “Steve Jobs” to be a bit boring, but the story in and of its-self is fascinating. The movie will cause you to think of this American Icon in a different way. The movie does not spend much time on Steve Jobs brilliance, you are left to assume. Kate Winslet is awesome in her role as Joanna Hoffman, Steve Jobs’ Media Coordinator/Assistant.
This is a 3 1/2 Star Movie!
“Insurgent” is a “Hot Mess!!” The movie is a menagerie of dreams, events and chaos which collectively is supposed to mean something, but doesn’t.
In this installment, Tris (Shailene Woodley) searches for answers and allies in the ruins of futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four (Theo James) are now wanted fugitives on the run; they are being hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet) the leader of the Erudite elite.
Racing against time Tris must find out what her family risked they lives to protect and why the Erudite elite would do anything to stop her and anyone who helps her. The story unfolds from there…
As I stated previous, “Insurgent” is a “Hot Mess”. There is tons of violence and chaos. The story is confusing and uninvolving. The best elements are that the movie is fast-paced and non-stop, but in the end you will not hunger for the next installment.
“Insurgent” is best viewed on cable.
“Divergent” is not bad, but it could be better.
Image living in a world where you live in a distinct faction based on your virtues. Once a person reaches adulthood, they are tested. After testing they are given the chance to choose between 5 distinct factions in which to live out the rest of their lives. Once your choice has been made you must leave the family you grew up with. This includes your Mother, Father and any siblings.
Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) chooses her faction, but during her initiation of her chosen faction she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all “Divergents”. Tris must gain an ally in her training leader who calls himself “Four”(Theo James). Together they must figure out a way to stop the Divergent faction from being destroyed. The story unfolds from there…
“Divergent” is lacking in foundation. Events are not really put in proper perspective. The main actors are great. The problem is the story and how it unfolds. The cinematography and camera angles are excellent.
The running time (2:20) of “Divergent” is a bit long for what you get.