Movie Review Flashback: Netflix Delights With Two Original Movies

Last night after watching the premiere of American Ninja Warrior I was bored and desperate for a new movie to watch and so I went browsing on Netflix and I ultimately came across two Netflix Original Movies that were not only really fun to watch but actually very entertaining as well. So for all of you fellow Netflix subscribers and movie lovers I’m here to provide you spoiler-free reviews on these two original films.

True Memoirs of an International Assassin

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If you love action movies and you love the comedian, Kevin James, this is a film worth watching for so many reasons. One, it’s got humor which is always a plus. Secondly, it’s surprisingly enjoyable if you’re just bored and needing a decent movie to satiate the new movie thirst. And three, it keeps you on your toes from beginning to end.

Kevin James’ character, Sam, is an aspiring author who writes a fictional story about an assassin and his top secret missions but when his publisher takes his story and spruces up the tale by tweaking the title and calling it “True” Memoirs of an International Assassin rather than its original title (Memoirs of an International Assassin) a lot of trouble and unwanted attention comes Sam’s way and he partakes in a non-stop adventure that’s truly exciting from beginning to end.

It’s also an entirely family-friendly movie with the exception of a bit of cursing and some violence but besides that there’s nothing inappropriate about this film whatsoever which is always refreshing. What would I give the movie, you might ask? I’d give 3.5 out of 5 stars and 84 out of a 100. It wasn’t the greatest action movie I’ve ever seen but it was very, very enjoyable indeed. Definitely take a look at it if you ever get the chance.

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Fan Art Wednesday

It’s Fan Art Wednesday and you know what that means, I’m going to share at least two of my sister’s incredible pieces from the past week and boy am I excited. So, with no further delay, let’s do this!

A Portrait of Padme in Blue

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This portrait of Padme in what is undoubtedly my favorite outfit of hers is utterly beautiful. There’s something almost magical about this picture that features Padme Amidala that feels both original to the character yet retains that sense Natalie Portman brings to the character.

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The Stormtroopers: Part 26

FN-3043 walked down the polished halls of the Star Destroyer. His heart was racing. His forehead was sweating. His breathing was hurried. An audience with the Supreme Leader was never a light occasion. And for most, it didn’t end well.

He was a simple stormtrooper. A cog in the Supreme Leader’s powerful machine. What reason would Kylo Ren have to see him?

He was trying to remain calm. To think good thoughts. But the odds of his survival weren’t stacked in his favor.

“Are you okay?” the droid asked, startling him from his thoughts.

He nodded rapidly. “Yes, I’m fine.”

“You don’t look fine.”

The black droid’s eyes narrowed into amber slits.

“In fact, you look dreadful. My diagnosis says you are suffering from anxiety.”

FN-3043 looked at the droid.

“And you’re not helping,” he said.

“I am a medical droid. My sole job is to help my patients in any way that I can.”

“I don’t think you can help me,” FN-3043 said.

The droid made a sound that resembled a laugh.

“Of course I can help you. I have been programmed with 5,763,891 different cures to aid my patients.”

FN-3043’s eyebrows rose. “That’s impressive.”

“My diagnosis is that you simply need someone to talk to.”

3043 smiled. “Talking would help.”

They turned a corner.

The droid cocked its head. “So, what would you like to talk about?”

FN-3043 looked at the droid.

“Well for starters, what’s your name?”

“T4-79,” the droid said with a hint of pride in its robotic voice.

“I’m FN-3043 but my friends call me Double Three.”

“Double Three?”

“I have two threes in my name.”

“Oh,” T4-79 drawled.

“Us stormtroopers, we give each other nicknames. It’s our way of standing out so that we can feel like individuals rather than…”

“Droids,” T4-79 finished.

FN-3043 nodded.

“Why wouldn’t you want to be a droid? Droids are the smartest beings in the universe. We are given a purpose and we fulfill it in the best way possible. You don’t see it as a compliment to be considered a droid?”

3043 laughed. “You know, I never thought it about like that. I’ve always seen stormtroopers as nothing more than pawns which are thrown into battle just to die.”

“You may be pawns,” T4-79 tapped his shoulder, “but you are important. The First Order would not thrive if it weren’t for its stormtroopers. You are the foundation that keeps this organization moving.”

FN-3043 smiled. “Thank you, T4-79. That actually made me feel a bit better.”

“My diagnosis never fails.”

They suddenly came to an abrupt halt as they stopped before an elevator which sat at the end of the hallway like a dead end. That meant there was only one for him to go and that was up.

“Supreme Leader Kylo Ren will be waiting for you,” T4-79 said as the elevator door opened.

FN-3043 took a deep breath before stepping into the circular elevator. He gave T4-79 one last look before the elevator doors closed and it lifted him to his imminent audience with the Supreme Leader.