NO GOOD DEED
Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.
The script is extremely limited and nothing we haven’t witnessed before, saying that its plus point is its message of female empowerment when we witness Henson kick the incredible Elba’s ass. However good a psycho Elba is in this film I’m afraid it’s just dull dull dull.
See if You Liked: My Soul To Take.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKING JAY PART 1
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.
Full of high octane action scenes, a stellar all cast performance, Especially from Lawrence who quite basically is the glue that holds this together. It doesn’t quite hit the spot of the 1st two films in this franchise; it’s just one big major tease to keep you hooked for the final instalment. I would say it’s beyond me why they needed to split the last part of this story into two films but that’s Hollywood for you, wanting to milk you out of your hard earned money for as long as possible.
Take a look at our Women of the Hunger Games feature here
See if You Liked: The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
GET ON UP
Get On Up, tells the incredible life story of one of the most legendary and influential artists of all time, The Godfather of Soul himself, Mr. James Brown. We get to witness an inside look of the ferocious moods, powerful moves and fantastic music that made this man such a household name throughout the world.
Laced with an exceptional soundtrack of Brown’s music , Get On Up takes us on a tantalizing, surprising journey of both sin and grace for anyone who has a major love of exceptional music, it delivers a whole lotta soul.
See If You Liked: Ray, The Notorious BIG
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: GET ON UP.