Adamantium Bullet
1Sep/18

Reviews: CRAZY RICH ASIANS / ALPHA / MILE 22

CRAZY RICH ASIANS follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family.

CRAZY RICH ASIANS is Henry Golding's first movie. He was only a travel show host before this, but his accountant had a mutual friend with director Jon Chu and suggested a "good looking gentleman" for the Nick Young role. However, Henry turned down to audition for the role several times as he did not think he himself was good enough for the part and believed a "legitimate" actor would be better suited. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone -- he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

ALPHA could not bear a "no animals were harmed in the making of this film" tag, as four bison were slaughtered for use on a skinning/hide-removal scene. The bison were dispatched humanely by staff from Longview Beef Jerky. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

Mark Wahlberg is James Silva, an operative of Overwatch, the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information twenty-two miles for extraction before the enemy closes in.

Mark Wahlberg's character states, "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." The quote is attributable to English author George Orwell. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

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