Tyra Branks slays in ‘Life-Size 2’

Shine Bright, Shine far, Be a STAR

It’s been 18 years since everyone told Barbie to go screw Ken and wanted an Eve doll. Last night, Freeform gave the world the sequel to the movie that EVERYONE slept on when it first came out. Yeah, I’m calling everyone out. Let’s talk about “Life-Size 2.”

“Life-Size 2,” or “Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve” premiered part of Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas. Unlike like the previous made-for-TV movie, this movie was geared towards an older crowd. It’s kind of like making the movie for the now adults that grew up on the movie. Gasp! That’s a brilliant idea.

The movie follows Eve trying to bring holiday cheer and joy to the CEO of the toy company that is responsible for her doll line. Eve is also tasked with also getting the CEO to save her doll line in order to keep Eve and the citizen of Sunnyvale alive. It’s pretty much the premise of the OG “Life-Size” just more adult.

I’ll be honest, Tyra Banks saved this movie for me. She stole every scene she was in. In the first couple of scenes, I was very skeptical because it was just bland and typical Christmas movie. But Tyra made me interested. She made the characters around Eve likable and really got you interested in the movie. Even once Eve was gone, I was still into the movie. Granted, it was waiting for Tyra to come back but still. She got me invested in the movie that wasn’t really that interesting, to begin with.

With that being said, the other characters were rather dense and lame. It took the main adults a quarter of the movie to realize that Eve was a doll even after she told them. The children were more intelligent than some of the adults in this movie. And don’t get me started on the horrible remix they did of the Eve jingle. They ruined it.

My favorite part of the movie is the main character thinking that she had a casual hookup with a girl named Eve. It went on for a solid 15 minutes and it was everything. They didn’t make a big deal about it. They all just acted like if she would have hooked up with someone of the opposite gender. It was fun and showed how people should act. I also enjoyed Eve calling the first Eve for a pep talk and it was Tyra’s epic quote for “America’s Next Top Model.”

If you were a fan of the original, I recommend checking out “Life-Size 2.” Even if you just watch it for Tyra, it worth your time to check out. I only planned on watching it once but Tyra might have me catching it again. Again, Tyra was the most enjoyable part of this movie.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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Movie Review: ‘Spiceworld’

Spice up your life

In honor of the Spice Girls reuniting for a tour of the UK starting next may, I thought it would be a good idea to sit down and watch their movie “Spiceworld.” Yep, that’s right. There was a Spice Girls movie. Unlike the tour, it has all five spice: Baby, Posh, Scary, Sporty, and Ginger. You won’t be able to see any of those in your kitchen cabinets. Side note: it was a miss opportunity that no one made a spice girls spice rack.

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Released in 2007 and in the middle of their success, “Spiceworld” was directed by Bop Spiers. You probably never heard of him as this was his most high-profile film. #Hipster. The movie follows the Quintet as they plan for their major concert. That’s the major plot of the movie. There’s also a small subplot about them trying to balance their lives as Spice Girls and having a small resemblance of a normal life. The movie is full of comedic moments like dream sequences, as well as some flashbacks. The acting in the movie is okay. The Spice Girls aren’t really actors bu they do an okay job. They are just portraying their Spice personas so it’s not like it’s super hard for them since they are doing it all the time. If you are looking for an oscar worth film, then you will be highly disappointed with “Spiceworld.” This is for of a feel good movie that you would want to watch when you are down or just looking for a good time. This movie is extremely corny and not one you would want to take too seriously. If you take it seriously, then you hate this movie. Music was all the songs you would have head from them on the radio at the time. They had only released all but their last album “Forever.” Most don’t realize that the Spice Girls only have three studio albums and a greatest hits album under their belts. I didn’t. But the musical and comedic numbers are the truly highlights of the entire movie. It’s want will make you love the movie because they are iconic. “Spiceworld” is classic campy 90s movie. Like I said before, if you take this movie too seriously then you will hate it. It’s not ment to be taken seriously but just a good time. I recommend watching it at least one time if you haven’t already. It will spice up your life. Get it?
https://youtu.be/XbG8d7CM0IQ

Rating: 2 out of 5

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Movie Review: ‘Teen Titans GO! To the movies!”

When there’s trouble you know who to call

I love a good gritty reboot of a television show. That isn’t what “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” is. I will get to my review of the new DC Universe show “Titans” later on this month. I thought it would only be fitting to review the show that really started it all when it comes to “Teen Titans.”

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Now, you are probably aware of what my thoughts on “Teen Titans GO!” are. They have gotten less angry as time goes on. You just gotta view it as an independent series and less of a continuation of the franchise we love. It made the pain go away a little bit. Anyways, “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies” is an actual bad movie. In fact, it was a rather fun time The movie follows the Titans as they are trying to get Robin a movie of his own. There’s a running gag that everyone including Alfred is getting a movie. It’s a rather funny gag. I died a little at it. The movie is them trying different plans and ideas to get the movie. They run into their arch-nemesis Slade who unwillingly becomes part of their plan to get a movie. I was rather worried about whether this movie would suck or if it would be actually good. I was pleased that it didn’t suck. It does have its moments where it’s too childish but those are few and far between. The musical numbers are also rather good and funny. Like there is a Beastie Boys inspired number that is actually good. The jokes are also well-timed and doesn’t seem out-of-place. My only complaint that it didn’t seem like a movie but rather an over-sized version of the television show. It would have been nice for it to feel like a movie made for a theater and not made-for-TV movie. There’s nothing really special feeling to it. Most of the time, they make the movie feel bigger and more important when it comes to movies based on TV shows. “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies.” doesn’t have that feeling. Even if they changed up the animation style a little bit, it would give off a bigger feel to it.

The Verdict

Overall, “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies” isn’t a bad movie. I recommend it highly. It was good time and an overall enjoyable experience. It is just one long episode of “Teen Titans Go!” which is a shame because they could have done so much more with the bigger budget they had. Honestly, it was better than I thought it was going to be. I didn’t have low exceptions but I did think it was just going to be flop. Maybe this will bring back the OG “Teen Titans” series that we all want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9WhJyyTtqo

Rating: 2 out of 5

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Review: ‘Deadpool 2’

The tight ass in red tights is back!

When I reviewed the first “Deadpool” movie, I literally loved it. It’s one of the few superhero movies that I watched more than once. A lot of that has to do with the fact that it’s just not a superhero movie. It was a comedy that happened to be in a superhero universe. “Deadpool 2” follows suit to this very well.

Directed by “Atomic Blonde” director David Leitch, “Deadpool 2” follows everyone favorite potty-mouthed mercenary Wade Wilson as he tries to find his place after heartbreak happens to him. During his “figuring out life” phase, Deadpool must form his own team to protect a young mutant child from a future mutant, Cable, who is looking to kill him.

This movie is just as good as the first. Deadpool continues to be one of my favorite superhero movie franchises. The movie seems just as fresh and new. None of it came across as overdone or overplayed. It played to its strength, which is the writing, the acting, and the action. At first watch, it seemed too much like the original. It wasn’t until I watched them back-to-back that I saw that they play into each other but

“Deadpool 2” is way less gory than the what was in the first movie. There’s still a lot of gore but it’s not anything close to what was featured in “Deadpool.” It almost felt like they were trying to make a family friendly R rated movie. That sounds like a double negative but that’s what it felt like it was doing. It didn’t hurt the movie but it was just very noticeable.

I really enjoyed “Deadpool 2.” I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one but that was only because you can only enjoy something like that only once. I highly recommend this. Especially if you have seen the first one. I also, watch the credits as well. There are some extra scenes there.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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