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“We were fucking hurricanes, weren’t we?”
From the moment the first trailer for Hustlers dropped, I was intrigued and I’m so happy to say that it did not disappoint. This entire movie was a blast. I genuinely had the best time watching it and I can honestly say that it was all done incredibly well.
Hustlers is based on the article The Hustlers at Scores by Jessica Pressler meaning there was at least some kind of jumping off point. Even so, I would say the movie does a pretty fantastic job at bringing the essence of that article to the big screen while also creating something that you can follow even if have never heard the story before. Hustlers sucks you in from the very beginning and keeps your attention without really having to try. Whether it be the performances, the slight shift in tone between present day and the past, or even something as simple as the music, at the end of the day there’s always something to focus on and keep you entertained.
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This post contains spoilers.
I wanted to love this movie – it looked super entertaining from the trailer and the cast is pretty great (although their talent wasn’t really utilised) – but unfortunately, I ended up not really liking it at all. I’ll say this, it does pass some time. There are some fairly intense scenes and moments that capture your interest enough to make it feel like it’s not a total waste of time but ultimately, it’s pretty disappointing.
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[Header Image: Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck | Warner Bros. Pictures]
“My mother always tells me to smile and put on a happy face. She told me I had a purpose: to bring laughter and joy to the world.”
Prior to its release, Joker already had a ton of things going for it that made me excited to see it and thankfully, it did deliver on those things but I have to admit that for the most part, I was wildly underwhelmed. Before I really jump into this review, I would still say that it’s worth checking out. However, I wouldn’t say you’re missing out too much if you have to wait to see it and don’t get the chance to do so at the cinema.
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[Header Image: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman | Netflix]
While this post is a spoiler free review, there will be spoilers for the tv series.
Breaking Bad was primarily about Walter White (Bryan Cranston), there’s no denying that. His cancer diagnosis is the catalyst for everything that takes place in the show so it makes sense that it would begin and end with him. The closure of Breaking Bad, while leaving some things open, ended very closed up and final for Walter and his story. Everything was essentially tied up in a nice, neat little bow but over its 5 season run, there was one other character who became just as important and garnered a lot of attention. That, of course, was Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).
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[Header Image: Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis, Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, and Luke Macfarlane as D’avin Jaqobis | Syfy/Space]
I admittedly don’t know where to start with this review. It feels strange writing about the final episode of such a wonderful show. During its lifespan, Killjoys has never truly disappointed. Sure, some episodes are way better than others but no episode has been bad per se. It’s been such an amazing ride with lots of emotional twists throughout that are perfectly separated with laugh-out-loud humour. There’s so much depth in everything Killjoys does and I’m so pleased we got to go on this journey with so many interesting and unique characters (who have been played by such talented people).
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[Header Image: Thom Allison as Pree | Syfy/Space]
We’re reached the penultimate episode of Killjoys and I don’t know know what to do with myself. It was definitely a build up to the finale but still managed to avoid being a filler episode which was great. There was just enough action and wonderful scenes between various character to make the whole thing interesting and to get us invested but not too much to overshadow the upcoming final episode. In short, Terraformance Anxiety was really enjoyable (like the rest of season 5 so far) but waiting for the finale is intense.
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