On this edition, Christopher Nolan places us in World War II with Dunkirk, Luc Besson places us in an intergalactic future with Valerian and Charlize Theron places Berlin in a headlock with Atomic Blonde.
On this edition, Tom Holland slings web in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Timothy Spall slings politics in The Journey and Joey King slings stupidity in Wish Upon.
Earlier this summer, I decided to make a video on the best and worst movies of the year so far. However, I had to scarp this project after having recently seen Transformers: The Last Knight (easily the worst) and Baby Driver (easily the best). This video is a collection of a view clips and segments from movies I have not reviewed on this program and were once intended for a list.
Titles include Queen of the Desert, Rings, The Space Between Us, Fist Fight, I Am Not Your Negro, John Wick 2, Get Out and Logan.
On this edition of Movies With Mark, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver restores my faith in movies, Despicable Me 3 drowns my faith in animations and The Little Hours satirizes faith for some laughs.
On this edition of Movies With Mark, Marky Mark Wahlberg transforms into a cartoon in TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT and Christopher Plummer transforms into the Kaiser in THE EXCEPTION. Plus, streaming recommendations for Netflix, Amazon Prime and Filmstruck.
CORRECTION: Okja premieres on Netflix June 28. I was thrown off as I had a screening for it this week and thought it was premiering in a few days. Mark your calendars though. I’ve seen it and it’s a damn good movie.
Also, look how far we’ve come:[Rich_Web_Timeline id=”1″]
Michael Bay’s fifth round of relentless robot carnage is as noisy, incoherent and insulting as this franchise ever was. From its very first shot of fireballs hurling over the Paramount Pictures logo to the final speech of Optimus Prime that contradicts any shred of heroism or morality in the rest of the picture, its a consistent mess of terrible filmmaking. Believe me, I didn’t enter this picture with the intention of hating it. To be fair, this picture didn’t offend me as much as the previous Transformers film, Age of Extinction (2014). There’s no older gentlemen lusting after a teenage girl, keeping a laminated copy of Juliet’s Law in his pocket at all times to excuse his actions. There’s much less product placement, reserving the obligatory Budweiser shot for one bottle taken out of a fridge. I can see a little, but not a lot, of the action going on where I just barely have an idea of who is attacking who. The plot doesn’t seem as overly convoluted this time. There’s even a surprising element of female empowerment for young girls, a rarity of any Bay production. These minor improvements, however, do little to improve a movie where there is very little to care about.
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On this edition of Movies With Mark, I review Tom Cruise running from THE MUMMY, Joel Edgerton going paranoid in IT COMES AT NIGHT and Sam Elliott trying not to be another cowboy in THE HERO.
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