Tag

Hollywood

Browsing

Sequels are sloppy works, riding on the shoulders of the first film, they turn out to be disappointing and better not made. Coming 2 America (2021) is a better work, it is not perfect, but certainly entertaining. The first film talked about Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) ailing from a wealthy African nation, travelling to America in search of true love. The sequel is about the offsprings of Prince Akeem and he taking over the kingdom from his father. The comedy film is available on Amazon Prime Video. Eddie Murphy and Shari Headley are looking good and seem to have aged…

5 Flights Up (2014) is a drama about an elderly couple trying to sell their apartment and buy a new one. Starring as the lead couple, Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton have effortlessly brought to life the mixed-race couple who have a different view on life but share a strong love between them. The pair turn an otherwise average film into something that was a delight to watch, as a result, get a Mangoidiots rating of “Ripe”. Truth be told, youngsters may not be able to relate to the story. It is available on Netflix India. When you don’t have…

If you want to write the screenplay for a romantic comedy in a few minutes, it will result like Standby (2014). Starring Jessica Paré of Mad Men fame and Brian Gleeson the film is typical with no twists or turns, yet was watchable due to decent acting and the location of Dublin, Ireland, a lesser-seen city. The film is available on Kanopy. Alan is a part-time musician, works at the tourist information center of Dublin Airport, and single. One day he meets Alice, who is his first love while he was a student in the USA, the two are meeting…

I Care a Lot (2020) was a thriller I enjoyed a lot, as the film had a powerful protagonist and antagonist characters with no giveaways. The plot was about a greedy, dishonest person exploiting the old for her benefit with the help of the corrupt in the state departments that were meant to protect the vulnerable. The film is available on Netflix. Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) has the doctors, judges, and the police eating out of her hand, with the help of the ecosystem she identifies the wealthy old who are alone or having a troubled relationship with their children.…

True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) was a predictable comedy spy action film starring Kevin James. It is about a fiction writer being mistaken for a real assassin who gets caught in a multinational conspiracy. I like Kevin James and as a result, I liked the film, but others will hardly find anything interesting. It is available on Netflix. Sam Larson (Kevin James) is an aspiring writer who keeps writing spy-thriller stories which never gets published. An online publisher titles his recent work as the true memoirs of an international assassin that becomes a hit. Thinking he was a…