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Movie Reviews with Randy and Owen September 2019 Edition

Movie Reviews with Randy and Owen September 2019 Edition

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Hello everyone. Dash Kitten is proud to announce the return of our movie reviews by Owen and his human Randy.

Their previous reviews and Oscar predictions were scarily accurate so please relax, grab a coffee and find out what Randy believes you should be watching at the movies right now.

Enjoy this month’s movie reviews!

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Howdy everyone! I’m back reviewing movies. 

Why did I stop you ask? I just didn’t feel like doing it. Going to the movies was expensive but since AMC has a movie pass now it’s much more feasible and I need a creative outlet. I figured doing this again was a good way to do that. So I’m here reviewing movies again. 

A reminder of how I rate my movie reviews: 

It’s based on the following rankings, which speak for themselves:

  • See it Now,
  • See It Soon
  • See It in Theaters
  • Wait For Netflix/Redbox/Streaming, and
  • Don’t Waste Your Time.

This return column will be a smorgasbord of reviews with some quick thoughts. 

You ready? I am! Let’s review! 

The Peanut Butter Falcon 

  • Rating: See It Now

I loved this movie. Great chemistry between the leads in a modern retelling of Huck Finn. I was never crazy about Shia LaBeouf but he’s great here as a man helping Zack Gottsagen achieving his dream to attend a wrestling school. Lots of great characters and fun adventures on this road trip. Highest recommendation.

Blinded By The Light

  • Rating: See it Soon

Who knew The Boss Bruce Springsteen has such reach as to affect a Pakistani growing up in Britain confronting working class blues and racism? It sorta of a musical as there’s several scenes involving them running around singing Springsteen songs.

Enjoyed the lead actor Viveik Kalra. I liked how the movie showed regardless of who you are and where you’re from, music can move you reagrdless of you who and where you are. Relied a little too much on Springsteen lyrics, but still a fine move. 

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Good Boys

  • Rating: See It Soon

Not as funny as I hoped since the commercials gave a lot away, but made up for it in showing a lot of heart and how growing up and sometimes apart is a big life lesson. The three leads ( Jacob Tremblay, Keith Williams, Brady Noon) worked great together. There’s some raunch to this one so be prepared. Noon stands out as the boy who loves singing but would rather be a popular bad boy. 

The Kitchen

  • Rating: Netflix/RedBox It

Three women whose significant others go to jail decide to go into the crime business for themselves. Plots based on a graphic novel, but I never read it so I don’t know how much it deviates. Regardless, plot for the film is thin.

If not for the leads (Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elizabeth Moss) I would say not to bother. Haddish is the stand out as I worried she would incorporate too much of herself ala Will Farrell into her character, but she didn’t. Her performance alone is reason to see it.

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The Farewell

  • Rating: See It In Theaters 

A Chinese born American returns with her family to China to see their grandmother one last time before she dies. The catch? The whole family lies to her about it in the guise of a cousin’s wedding. Awkwafina stars as Billi Wang who is very close to her Nai Nai (Zhao Shuzhen, who is excellent) in a departure from her usual comedic roles. I liked her a lot in Crazy Rich Asians and I like her a lot here. The plot was eh, nothing offensive but nothing outstanding. 

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobb & Shaw

  • Rating: Netflix/RedBox It

Outside of the opening action sequences and Idris Elba’s performance as the villian, this is what you would expect out of a Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and F&F mash up. You can wait to see it. 

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The Lion King

  • Rating: See It In Theaters

This is a beautiful movie but it’s basically the same as the animated classic. Worth venturing out to see it in IMAX or Dolby for the visuals, otherwise you might want to pass. 

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

  • Rating: See It Now

Outside of the Bruce Lee depiction, this is an excellent film. I was never a hardcore Tarantino fan, but I’ll always check out his movies. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt give great performances, and you get what you expect out of a Tarantino film, which is not a bad thing. I will say that I wish Margot Robbie had more to do. In the little time she is on onscreen, despite having so little dialogue, she leaves an impression. 

That’s eight quick reviews for now. Next time you hear from me you’ll get a full on review of whatever it is I see next.

A quick question for you after our August movie reviews

Why do people talk during movies in a theater? I had a women in front of me continuously comment the whole time? I don’t remember asking for a commentary track.

For the life of me, I never understood why people thought that was Ok. I’m trying to enjoy the film, not listen to your blathering. 

Se y’all next time!

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

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6 thoughts on “Movie Reviews with Randy and Owen September 2019 Edition”

  1. Awsome reviews thank you. Yup I agree, no outside commentary during the movie….it’s after movie dinner talk!! Want to see The Peanut Butter Falcon with grandson and The Lion King with granddaughter. Then debrief over pizza MOL ❤🐱❤

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  2. I completely agree about talking in movie theaters! So rude. The Lion King and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood are both on my list of must sees. I usually wait to watch the movies at home with Mudpie though LOL

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  3. I love this feature! I want to see Blinded by the Light. My hubby and I never talk during a movie- only in the previews we say if we think it looks good or not.

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  4. Great reviews. The peeps won’t go to the movie place because of all of the rude peeps and their cell phones.

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  5. Wow, thanks for such a great review of the current movies. I for one will follow that and just go for the sure-fire see it nows, or the ones that I get from Prime.
    Have a great month and look forwards to the next set.
    Purrs
    ERin

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