The Spy Next Door

I watched The Spy Next Door. I had taped it when it was on HBO. It has Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amber Valletta, Madeline Carroll, Will Shadley, Alina Foley,
George Lopez, and Magnús Scheving in it.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this movie, a man named Bob has been dating his next door neighbor who is a mother of three kids. She thinks he is a salesman of pens, but actually, he is spy. He wants to retire early so he can really be with Gillian. So he does one last job, but the guy he arrests escapes. There is a case of a mole that helped him escape. Gillian’s dad is in the hospital so Bob volunteers to take care of the kids while she is away. One kid accidentally downloads top-secret info that causes the escaped criminal to them. Bob’s secret of being a spy comes to light, but in the end, Gillian and the kids accept him.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching The Commuter.

Spiderman: No Way Home

Like I said earlier, while Chris was here, we went to see Spiderman: No Way Home. Chris thought since he got a spiderman game for Christmas, we should see the movie. It has Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon,
Jamie Foxx, Jon Favreau, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Andrew Garfield, and
Tobey Maguire in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and two sad parts.

In this movie, Spiderman’s identity is revealed which is bad for Peter because a reporter is set up to take him down and the media is following him everywhere. He gets a “bright” idea to ask for Dr. Strange’s help. Dr. Strange doesn’t want to help at first but decides to anyway. His help was to do a spell so everyone will forget who he is, but Peter interrupts the spell making and the spell goes sideways. The spell ends up a portal where metaverses of villains come through to our world. Peter helps capture the villains, but he wants to help the villains and turn them into good people before sending them back into their own world. But that does no good because one refuses to convert to a good person. And Peter’s mother gets killed. Two Spidermans from metaverses come to help and they also help Peter discover what Spiderman really means. Peter ends up using the spell correctly and everyone forgets who he is. Even his best friend and MJ.

Chris and I liked this movie.

White Snake II: The Tribulation of the Green Snake

I watched White Snake II: The Tribulation of the Green Snake. It is an animated movie and you may have to put on translation to know what they are saying. It has Xiaoxi Tang, Zhang Fuzheng, Feodor Chin, and Stephanie Wong in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and it is very sad. Have tissues ready.

In this movie, Blanca and her sister fight a monk who was killing demons. Blanca gets killed and gives her baby to Verta to take of. Verta tries to take on the monk herself, but she is sorta killed. She wakes up in a modern type of China. She is saved by a masked man and a girl named Sister Sun. She tells Verta that this place was limbo (neither heaven or hell). In this limbo, there is some human, monsters, and demons. There is a monster gang that wants to take over everything. There is another gang that just wants peace. Sister Sun gets killed so the other gang takes her in. She meets the leader of the group Simon. She wants to know how to escape the limbo because not only the monster gang is “killing,” but there are soul eaters too. The soul eaters want to consume the beings that don’t want to leave. They make them into one of them so they have to stay. Simon, the masked man, and Verta go see the fox boss (she was in the first movie). She tells them that one way to escape from this limbo is to use a pool and throw the object of your obsession in the pool and you will forget everything. Verta doesn’t want to do that. Simon does do it and Verta says she doesn’t like him anymore because he is weak. She wanted to fall in love with someone strong. The fox boss tells her and the masked man later on that there is a wish bridge that will let her keep her memories and help her escape. There is a trick though she has to fight the monk over and over to finally kill him. To make the bridge appear. Verta also thinks the masked man is her sister Blanca. But the masked man is also a spy for the monster gang. The fox boss causes a flood, but the monster leader doesn’t die. Verta learns that the monk and the monster have an agreement where he would use the dark magic and then he would be able to go home. Verta kills the monk and the monster loses his dark magic. He gets bit by a soul eater and he bites the masked man/Blanca. The masked man makes sure Verta escapes. So she loses Blanca again. She is thrown back to China forward in time. She links the flute that the masked man had with the broken hairpin and she is releases Blanca again.

I sorta liked this movie. There is probably be a third movie that will be out this year is what I read. Of course, I want to see that one. Next week I’m watching The Spy Next Door.

White Snake

Note: I had planned on watching another movie, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. So I decided to watch this movie instead. This week’s movie is White Snake. It is an animated movie. It has Vincent Rodriguez III, Matthew Moy, Stephanie Sheh, Lydia Look, James Sie, Faye Mata, Vivian Lu, and Karen Huie in it.

Big Warning: there is a very sad part. Have tissues ready. There is also some violence.

This movie is based on a fable of a human man who falls in love with a white snake demon. She is an assassin who is hired to kill the general because he is eating snakes to feed his evil power. She gets caught and she runs for her life. Then she wakes up in a patch of grass. She doesn’t remember who she is, or what she has done. A man had rescued her. He is a snake catcher, but he is actually afraid of snakes. lol. He wants to be a doctor instead. They eventually fall in love. Then she remembers who she is and what she has done. In the end, the general and the snake queen are killed at a very huge stake.

Even though I hated the very sad part, I loved the movie. I didn’t know there is a sequel so I watching it next week. It is called White Snake II: The Tribulation of the Green Snake.

Master of the Shadowless Kick

Last week I watched Master of The Shadowless Kick. I had taped it when it was on Cinemax. It is based on the real-life story of Wong Kei-Ying. It has Sun Haoran, Zhou Xiaofei, Chen Zhihui, Jiang Mingyang, Yang Liao, Hou Xu, and Xie Ning in it.

Warning: there is some violence, three sad parts, and some drug use.

In this movie, Wong Kei-Ying is a martial artist and a physician. His wife dies while running away from some masked men who were targeting a martial artist. The governor makes a statement about getting rid of opium houses and cleaning up the neighborhoods. Wong Kei-Ying notices the governor hurt his leg and decides to treat him. But it is later revealed that the governor and his men were the masked men. The martial artist that was targeted was Wong Kei-Ying’s master who has the knowledge of the shadowless kick. The governor had the master in a dungeon. Wong Kei-Ying was called to look after the prisoner. Instead, he rescues his master, but he fails to heal him. Wong Kei-Ying had a project on trying to make a drug to help people that have opium addiction. Then the governor takes over the opium trade and calls on Wong Kei-Ying to get him to make a strong high for the opium. He refuses and the governor kidnaps his kid. Wong Kei-Ying kills the governor.

I sorta liked this movie.

I am Mother

I watched I Am Mother before Christmas. It is on Netflix. It has Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Tahlia Sturzaker, Clara Rugaard, and Hilary Swank in it.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, a robot takes an embryo and makes a little girl. She is the only little girl (supposedly) and the only human (supposedly). The robot becomes a mother to the girl. She is told that the outside is too toxic for her (which is not true). She later finds a mouse that has come in from one of the hatches. She brings the mouse to the robot that kills it. Then a woman comes to the research building. She says the robots tried to kill her and she was with a group near some mines. The girl believes her and the woman tries to convince her to leave the building. The girl finds out there were other girls before her who were killed. She does run away with the woman but comes back for her brother (a male embryo was chosen and made). The robot tells her that the other girls were killed because they didn’t meet the robot’s standards and this girl has.

Here’s a website that explains the movie better than me: https://www.distractify.com/p/i-am-mother-ending-explained

I liked this movie. Next week I will post about Master of the Shadowless Kick.

Chappie

I watched Chappie. It has Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, and Anderson Cooper in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and one sad part.

In this movie, the police were using robots to keep violence down. A guy named Deon made these robots. His co-worker Vincent was jealous that the police were using Deon’s robots and not his. Deon was also secretly working on an AI that would make the robots more human. His boss told him no when tried to present his findings. So he decided to steal one of the robots and the chip that controls the robots. Then Deon and the damaged robot were kidnapped by gang members. They were wanting him to shut down all the robots. He told him his plan to see if his AI program actually works. They let him and it works. They name the robot Chappie. Chappie learns quickly and does some bad stuff. Vincent decides to use that to his advantage and cause all the robots to shut down so he can show everyone that his pet project is better than the robots. Chappie though kills him and kills the other robot. Chappie then successfully transfers Deon’s consciousness into a robot and then transfers Yo-Landi’s consciousness into a robot too.

I loved the movie. Next week I’m watching I am Mother to finish my AI movies.

Pacific Rim Uprising

I watched Pacific Rim Uprising. I had taped it when it was on HBO. It has John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman, Charlie Day, and Rinko Kikuchi in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, A guy name Jake has a famous dad who saved the world (in the previous movie). He didn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps. But he is forced to because he gets caught by the police with a young girl. Instead of going to prison, they both have to join the Rim Corp. Then a Jaeger goes rogue so Jake helps find out what is going on. (the villain is obvious. I had guessed who it was the moment Newton had hooked up to that alien brain) In the end, Newton was arrested and the world was saved again. There was a hint like there will be another movie, but I read that there won’t be anymore.

I like the movie. Someone has suggested the movie Chappie so I am watching it next week.

Ex Machina

I watched Ex Machina. I had taped it when it was on Showtime. It has Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Claire Selby. and
Gana Bayarsaikhan in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence in it.

In this movie, a man named Caleb “wins” a trip to test out a major project with his boss at a research building in the woods. He has to sign an ADA before knowing the project is. The project was an AI. The test was to see if the AI surpasses human intelligence. The AI’s name is Ava. Caleb does the test over several days. During the test though there are power outages. (It was obvious that Ava was causing the power outages.) Ava tells Caleb that his boss wasn’t being truthful. Caleb decides to get his boss drunk to see himself about the lies his boss was telling. He gets freaked out and he cuts his wrist thinking he was an AI. It was then when his boss tells him he didn’t actually win the trip. He was chosen. The test was actually to see if Ava would escape. The thing was Caleb did recode the system. Ava escapes and leaves Caleb in the research building.

I didn’t like the ending. I don’t like cliffhanger endings and there is not going to be a sequel. But I did like the rest of the movie. Next week I’m watching Pacific Rim Uprising.

Jexi

I watched Jexi. I had taped it when it was on Showtime. It has Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Rose Byrne, Ron Funches, Michael Peña, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, and Justin Hartley (love him).

In this movie, a man named Phil has an addiction to phones. His parents would distract him by giving them their phone so they would fight, etc. One day he ran into a girl and she accidentally knocked his phone out of his hand. He suddenly liked the girl, but then his phone was crushed by another biker. He got a new phone which had an AI named Jexi. He gives permission of everything to the AI and the AI says she is there to help improve his life. The AI tries to set up Phil and the girl he met. Then things look good for a while until he tells Jexi that she really helped him and then Jexi gets jealous and falls for Phil. Then Phil loses his job and almost the girl. Later on, he gets the job he dreams of and the girl. Jexi then helps Phil’s old boss.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Ready Player One.