The King’s Man – Movie Review

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TL;DR – A war film that does not know what it wants to say about war

Post-Credit Scene – There is a mid-credit scene

Disclosure – I paid for the Disney+ subscription that viewed this film.

The King’s Man. Image Credit: 20th Century Studios.

The King’s Man Review

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the first entry into this universe with Kingsman: The Secret Service. I even liked the follow-up Kingsman: The Golden Circle, though I may be alone on that front. So when I heard that there was going to be a prequel, I was interested but also concerned because revisionist histories can land like a thud. And after watching it all, I’m still not sure.

So to set the scene, we open in South Africa, 1902 with Orlando Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) and his wife Emily Oxford (Alexandra Maria Lara) arriving at British Concentration Camp during the Boer War. They were inspecting the…

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Last Night in Soho

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“Last Night in Soho” is a 2021 mystery/horror starring Thomasin McKenzie (Old), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Terence Stamp (Superman), and Michael Ajao (Attack the Block).

A country girl moves to London to go to school to be a fashion designer. She rents a flat where a woman from the 60’s was killed. She starts to have visions of the woman, and when she goes to sleep at night, she essentially lives as this woman. She believes the killer is still at large as her own life starts to spiral out of control.

It was hard to get a good read of what this one was about from the trailers, and it didn’t stay long in theaters, so I watched it on Redbox. Both Mckenzie and Taylor-Joy play great roles as the line between reality blurs between them. It hooks you…

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Coming Attractions (02/15-02/25)

Ticket For One Movie Reviews with Joseph Calamia

It’s the second half of February, and It’ll mean the aftermath of Valentine’s Day and the lead up to the first days of March and Lent. While you may look forward to half-priced chocolates, work or preparing for Spring, maybe you could take some time to enjoy some new and old movies on streaming and cable. The week of Valentine’s Day will look at a animated movie based on Chinese mythology and one that takes a unique spin on video games. Then the final week of February will explore the underground streets of New York criminal gangs and Daniel Craig’s final outing as the daring James Bond. Please check out these coming attractions coming to Ticket For One Movie Reviews in the following weeks!

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“Over the Moon” s a 2020 computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Glen Keane and available on Netflix. This animated film follows…

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Resurrection (2022) Movie Review

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Resurrection premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Films which hinge on a central revelation are difficult to talk about. The experience of a film like this can be significantly altered if one already knows the revelation ahead of time. I won’t go into much detail about the plot of Andrew Semans’ Resurrection, for this reason. Just suffice it to say that your curiosity and subsequent shock at the revelation in Resurrection are required components to enjoying the film. And I think the film thoroughly fumbles its central conceit.

Which is not to say that the mystery surrounding the strange situation unfolding in front of us is not compelling, nor that the reveal itself is not

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‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Review: Peter Jackson’s Documentary Epic Is an Addictive Look at Who the Beatles Were — Variety

How does anyone, especially a Beatle, write a melody? The answer may be as simple as it is mysterious. In “The Beatles: Get Back,” Peter Jackson’s sprawling and revelatory fly-on-the-studio-wall documentary, there’s a great moment when we get to see it happen. It’s January 1969, and the Beatles — long-haired, scruffy, bearded, looking less like […]

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Review: Peter Jackson’s Documentary Epic Is an Addictive Look at Who the Beatles Were — Variety

Movies, Movies, Movies! Best Movies Recap 2020 – 2021

For any movie buffs out there, this blog provides short and precise (just as I like it) reviews and suggestions.

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Hello Everybody!  This week’s installment will be a list of my favorite movies seen during 2021 but were made in 2020 or 2021.  They are not in any particular order of liking.  All are worth seeing.  I have included a link to the trailers for each and also a short blurb on the plot.  Next week I’ll be back to the regular reviews.

Best Movies I Saw in 2021 that were made in 2020 or 2021

The White Tiger 2020 action Young poor man tries to work his way to success as a driver for a wealthy man in India
Tenet 2020 sci-fi Futuristic mindbender with time travel
Resistance 2020 Action, biography Biography of Marcel Marceau in WWII
Disclosure 2020 Drama 4 yr-old accuses son of politician of sexual misconduct (Australian film)
The Silencing 2020 Crime drama Reformed hunter who lives rustic lifestyle becomes hunted by a serial killer

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King Richard

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You’d think a sports biopic about tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams would frame them as the stars. That’s what makes King Richard so radical. The chronicle centers on their father and how he raised them to be champions. But the surprises don’t stop there. This is an engaging portrait of a difficult, even irascible man. He can be downright aggravating. Fiercely controlling, his choices occasionally hinder their advancement in the tennis world. However, the love and devotion he holds for his daughters are never in doubt. He’s a flawed hero.

As the title would suggest, Richard Williams is the centerpiece. He is a self-taught coach with a 78-page blueprint for his daughter’s success. He and his wife have raised their daughters since birth to excel. Venus’ (Saniyya Sidney) early rise takes the spotlight in the 2nd half. Serena’s (Demi Singleton) talent is somewhat less conspicuous…

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King Richard (2021) Movie Review ‘Inspirational Story’

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King Richard – Inspirational Story


Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

Writer: Zach Baylin (Screenplay)

Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, Mikayla Lashae Bartholomew

Plot: A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

Tagline – Venus, Serena and a plan for greatness.

Runtime: 2 Hours 24 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: King Richard starts as we see the routine Richard Williams (Smith) put his daughters Venus (Sidney), Serena (Singleton) along with his three other daughters Tunde (Bartholomew), Isha (Lawson) and Lyndrea (Crawford) in his plan to make the pair tennis superstars.

Richard spends most of his free time trying to help with coaches, which will see the beginning of the careers of Venus and Serena…

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