‘John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum’ Has One of the Best Action Scenes Ever!

The John Wick franchise has made a name for itself by being the ultra-raw and violent version of the classic action star story. This isn’t like the Jason Bourne movies or the Mission: Impossible films. This isn’t James Bond or one of the Taken films. This is Keanu Reeves’ epic, blood-splattered John Wick; an assassin gone rogue and now hunted by the secret society of assassins around the world.

John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum is the most high-octane installment so far, featuring mind-blowing and sometimes wince-worthy gory action scenes that never seem to come to an end. One such action scene that I watched again yesterday is a scene featuring Keanu Reeves’ John Wick and newcomer to the franchise Halle Berry’s Sofia taking on a mob of thugs as they escape a gangster’s palace. Continue reading ‘John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum’ Has One of the Best Action Scenes Ever!

A Movie Ranking: Sigourney Weaver

When you think of an iconic actress Sigourney Weaver is undoubtedly a part of that special list. Ever since I saw her in ALIEN I was a fan. Today, for this week’s Movie Ranking, I wanted to highlight one of my favorite actresses and update her list. Enjoy!

10. Finding Dory

Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, and Hayden Rolence in Finding Dory (2016)

As a child, Finding Nemo was one of my favorite movies. Finding Dory isn’t.

9. The Tale of Despereaux

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As a child, my mother used to read me this story all of the time. I used to also watch this film every now and then and clearly, it was nowhere near as good as the book.

8. A Monster Calls

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I saw the last half of this film a while back and I found it to be rather interesting. I wasn’t struck by the emotional weight of this movie because I didn’t know what was going on but it was definitely a film worth remembering.

7. Wall-E

Ben Burtt and Elissa Knight in WALL·E (2008)

Wall-E isn’t a horrible movie but compared to Up, which it beat for Best Animated Picture, there’s no contest.

6. Annie Hall

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Sigourney Weaver makes a brief appearance in this Oscar-winning film and I think I saw her but I can’t be quite sure. Whatever the case, while this movie is pretty good it could’ve been better.

5. Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters is one of those movies that is iconic for a reason. It’s so much fun and honestly, I don’t watch it enough. I love Sigourney Weaver in this film. It’s a nice change of pace from her role as Ripley in ALIEN and yet she still manages to command the screen.

4. Ghostbusters II

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters II (1989)

I actually like Ghostbusters II more than the first one but honestly, I’ve only seen it once so I can’t exactly give a full verdict. But once again, Sigourney Weaver was great. That much, I do remember.

3. Avatar

Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington in Avatar (2009)

While basic, Avatar is made really, really well, making it one of the best movies ever made. The imagination, the world-building, the characters, the music, everything stands out in a very exciting and unique way that still hasn’t been replicated. And Sigourney Weaver manages to shine as the stern but caring Dr. Grace Augustine who (SPOILER ALERT) unfortunately dies in the film. 😟

2. ALIENS

Aliens (1986)

I mean come on, this movie is amazing and Sigourney Weaver is at her absolute best. Unlike ALIEN where we just getting introduced to Ripley, the sequel allows her to shine, showcasing her vulnerable moments when she’s facing trauma and how she overcomes her fear and turns into a gun-wielding hero. It’s so amazing!

1. ALIEN

Alien (1979)

Okay, it’s a fact. ALIEN is one of the best movies ever made. Undoubtedly. Nothing like it has been made since. The film is movie gold. The story, the horror, this movie never gets old and Sigourney Weaver is an icon because of this film. She was amazing in this movie and instantly became one of my favorite heroines of all time.

So, there’s my A Movie Ranking featuring Sigourney Weaver.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fascinating day.

Throwback Friday: ‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Why did Knives Out get nominated for an Oscar? It clearly wasn’t a film unlike any other I’ve ever seen. It was a classic whodunnit movie that has twists and turns, leaving you to watch the story unfold with knit eyebrows and rapt attention just for the film to conclude with a shocking reveal that you probably won’t see coming.

(Unfortunately, the culprit of the crime was spoiled to me by a tweet I saw on Twitter.)

Do not worry. I will not spoil the identity of the culprit. But I will spoil a specific aspect of the film that would, in fact, garner the film its Oscar nomination. And that is the poignant plot that wraps around a foreign worker who works for a wealthy white family. Ecuadorian-American woman, Marta Cabrera takes care of the head of the household, an elderly man named Harlan Thrombey, played by Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer. He dies tragically and his family hungrily await the result of his will. Continue reading Throwback Friday: ‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless