I've been watching a lot of movies this past week.
I saw BlackBerry, which is excellent. Glenn Howerton plays the perfect business asshole, as he helps lead the company behind BlackBerry to power, while Jay Baruchel plays the tech guy side of the equation, a man with definite skills but who maybe isn't the visionary he wants to be. It is a lot of fun.
I also watched Fool's Paradise, Charlie Day's directorial debut, which imagines Day's protagonist as a essentially a silent movie character in modern day Hollywood, with everyone he meets projecting what they want to see on him. Some decent scenes, but it doesn't come together as a movie.
Netflix has got an Asterix and Obelix movie, Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom. There are some good puns, and its kind of funny through out. The whole thing is characters with pun names, any other movie had its villain named Deng Tsin Qin, pronounced Dancing Queen, I might think it was being a little racist, but here its right in line with everyone else.
Missing is a pretty dang good thriller shot completely through computer and phone screens, with a teenage girl looking for her missing mom.
And I saw Fast X: Your Seatbelts. If you rate a movie based on the body mass of it's stars, this would rank near the top. Vin Diesel, John Cena, Jason Momoa, Alan Ritchson, The Rock. If you rate movies like a sane person, and not like Mac from Always Sunny, it continues the nosedive this series has been in since Furious 7. The sustained stupidity of this series doesn't work if you slow it down and try to give it serious emotional heft. This is 2.5 hours long and its only half a movie. It is entertaining in spurts, but it really should just get on with it. Jason Momoa is on another planet that everyone else. Playing against the growling statue that is Vin Diesel, he goes as big and as emotive as possible.