Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TOP GUN II-The Later Years Coming Soon!

It's been 30 years and finally, finally word comes that all movie fans have been waiting for! "Top Gun II, The Later Years" will be a reality according to TC himself. Pick A Flick has obtained the plot for this wonderful sequel set to be released in time for Summer of 2018! If you don't want to know the plot, please look away or stop reading. The scene is set in the later years, on Venice Beach, California and we find the Top Gun pilots Maverick, played by TC, Iceman, Cougar and Wolfman close to the volleyball court. No the former pilots/VB players aren't playing volleyball, they are entangled in game of shuffleboard. Having lost in checkers, TC is trying to redeem himself and beat Iceman but is too tired to continue.

A few minutes later, a young man walks up and introduces himself as Goose Jr., son of Lt. Nick Goose Sr. who died in the first flick. Goose Jr. has a problem and only TC can fix it or so it seems. You see Goose Jr. is trying to become a pilot, but he sucks at volleyball and flying. Seeking Maverick's help, he begs for him to teach him how to hit a volleyball and to fly a jet! Iceman, who is nodding off in a lounge chair, wakes up and reminds Maverick he is the only Top Gun and that he, TC, is his wing man.

Maverick gets pissed, grabs his walker, and tries to hit Iceman. Maverick falls down on the shuffleboard court, then falls asleep. A pouting Goose Jr. walks away, but Iceman grumbles that only one person can help him. No, its not Viper...its not Jester...they are both pushing up daisies. It's Charlie!!! Thats right, Kelly McGillis is back as "Charlie" and we mean she is "Charlie". No longer Charlotte Blackwood, Charlie is transgender! We cant wait for the sequel and will post more information about it as we get it.............................

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Seven Five Will Piss You Off!

The Seven Five

 2015 Rated R 104 minutes

Director: Tiller Russell Michael Dowd, Ken Eurell, Chickie

Being in law enforcement I could careless about watching thug cops being featured in a documentary. My love of film and docs overruled my hatred for bad cops so I decided to revisit this flick from 2015 called “The Seven Five” named for the 75th precinct in New York City. Michael Dowd is the feature of this flick, chronicling his years as a New York City beat cop. He was convicted and spent 12 years in federal prison for Racketeering and distributing narcotics. Russell allows Dowd and his cronies to get under your skin thus accomplishing the mission of a true documentary. Well Done Russell!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Get Out!

2017
Comedy, Horror, Suspense, MYSTERY!!!
Rated R (violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references)
Director: Jordan Peele
Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford,

Um, when a brother tells you to get out, you get out! THIS flick is the front runner for best picture! Trust me I will not spoil this flick for you other than give you the premise. Chris Washington, played by Daniel Kaluuya (EXCELLENT) is the boyfriend of Rose Armitage played by Allision Williams (EXCELLENT). HELL EVERYONE IS EXCELLENT! Time to the meet the parents at the ole homestead. Obviously a tense encounter because of the interracial relationship, but wait, Armitage's family is so accommodating...ok, no more!!! GO see this flick in the theater! Take you BFF, girl friend, boy friend, or significant other! AND DON"T go to the bathroom!





Cheesy Puff Alert for Affleck!

2016

Rated R

Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, JK Simmons, Bag of Cheesy Puffs!

128 LONG Minutes

First of all kudo's go to the screenwriters for adaptation and the plot for "The Accountant." I fell for the story line hook, line and sinker. A violent, yet mainstream thriller starring Ben Affleck, JK Simmons, and Anna Kendrick. More on her later. Affleck plays a math wiz...yes a math wiz with autism who becomes an accountant and an assassin! Affleck is hired by a huge bio robotics company owned by a Lamar Blackburn played by John Lithgow who sleep walks through this movie, picks up a paycheck, and laughs to the bank. Of course Affleck finds inconsistencies in the books, originally discovered by Dana Cummings played by Kendrick. SHE is awful, flat out awful in this movie. Stick to dancing or whatever it is you do. Kendrick brings nothing to screen in this flick. JK Simmons plays a Treasury boss trying to located Affleck and solicits the help of Marybeth Medina played by Cynthia Addi-Robinson. She is very nice to look at..........Anyway, I kept waiting for Simmons to pop out of the office saying this flick was a bad Farmer's Insurance commercial. This flick is filled with flashbacks from Affleck's childhood, which are bad, however you never see the autism effect him in adult hood. Folks this is a long, long movie! I ate through two bags of cheesy puffs. The fans love this flick, the rest not so much. Wait for Red Box or catch it at the dollar theater! Two stars is being kind....



Monday, February 27, 2017

"Split" Decision!

2017

116 Minutes, Drama, Horror

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Damn horror flicks in February! Two hours of intense, suspense, and cannibalism! Ok, it's not that bad and in fact "Split" fails to mustard the 75% of Rotten Maters reviewers. Were they watching the same flick as me? What better way to kidnap three cute girls in a car but to spray them with sleepy spray, woohoo! The fact is the audience already knows what happens before it happens. A crazy dude with multiple personalities, 23 to be exact, attempts to inflict pain and misery to the teenagers. Hell, anyone could escape from this bozo and at any time during this flick. Of course, Shyamalan can't allow this because the flick would be over in 10 minutes. Anyway you know the plot....The psycho, played by James McAvoy, kills two of the girls, his therapist (who he sees throughout the flick), and tries to kill Casey, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. She pops him twice with a shotgun, she escapes, he survives and we must wait for "Split 2" in the very near future. Save us the trouble Shyamalan and don't bother! Oh, and "Jason" wants his money back!

Price Waterhouse Coopers Screw Up Oscar Ending or Did They....

In a major gaff, Price Waterhouse Coopers botched the last award given in thy goodnight...the Oscar for Best Picture. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were the presenters for the Oscar and for most, the golden statute was set for La La Land, the favorite. Beatty opened the envelope, look confused and disoriented and even showed the card to Dunaway. Dunaway wavered slightly, but announced La La Land had won the Oscar, like most predicted. Everyone associated with the film arrived on stage, snatched the Oscar, and began with acceptance speeches. A stage director with a headset on rushed over to Beatty and handed him a second, red envelope. In the card was the real winner, "Moonlight" with Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner Producers boldly on the card! La La Land Producer Jordan Horowitz is informed of the major gaff and informs the stunned audience that Moonlight actually won the Oscar for Best Picture. An obviously pissed Horowitz snatches the card from Beatty fumbling hands and presents it to the crowd, corroborating the mistake. Kudos for Horowitz for taking charge and in a modest gesture handed the Oscar over to the Producers of Moonlight. 

Are Beatty and Dunaway cupable in this colossal mistake? Of course they are, just like PwC. Two veteran, albeit brain dead, actors can't adlib without direction or cue cards? Beatty opens the envelope, realizes the error, shows it to Dunaway, and says NOTHING! On top of that, after seeing Emma Stone's name for best actress, Dunaway JUST assumes La La Land is the winner. Most are backing Beatty and Dunaway, but folks these are actors, veterans of the screen. Stop the action, ask for help, or call Kimmel over and show him the card, he is the flippen host! I would have ripped the card from Beatty's cold, dead hands too!  


This will go down as the biggest goof in live television and for the Oscars. Long live Steve Harvey!