Adamantium Bullet
26Oct/18

Reviews: HALLOWEEN (2018) / THE OATH / THE HATE U GIVE

J Bryant and AngieBee discuss HALLOWEEN (2018) starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Will Patton; THE OATH starring Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, and John Cho; and THE HATE U GIVE starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Common, and Anthony Mackie.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

The role of Allyson, Laurie's granddaughter, became somewhat of a coveted role. Multiple popular actresses including Lucy Hale and Emma Roberts met with Danny McBride to personally talk about the movie. However, the studio decided that they wanted to go back to the roots of the first movie and cast an unknown actress, similar to how Jamie Lee Curtis was cast in the original. Newcomer Andi Matichak was ultimately chosen. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

A controversial White House policy turns family member against family member in THE OATH, a savagely funny dark comedy about surviving life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism. When Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal. But as the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’s own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents (John Cho and Billy Magnussen) sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails.

Ike Barinholtz spent two years in Amsterdam with the famed comedy improve troupe, BOOM CHICAGO, along with Jordan Peele, Josh Meyers and Nicole Parker. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil (Algee Smith) at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

Kian Lawley was initially cast as Chris but was replaced by KJ Apa after videos surfaced on YouTube of Lawley using racially offensive slurs. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

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