Thursday, May 5, 2016

Highs and Lows: April 2016's Best and Worst Movie!

April was mostly a good month at the cinemas. A lot of the early summer films have come and gone, and Disney has remained on the top of the proverbial heap thus far between the cute "Zootopia," the unexpectedly great "The Jungle Book," and the impending "Captain America: Civil War," which gross over $200 million its opening weekend overseas. Now, we are upon birthday month! BigJ and I will both be celebrating our birthdays and cannot wait to spend them with sticky floors, loud noises, and the smell of fresh popcorn in the air!

We are here to share with you our picks for the best and worst theater movie from April 2016! This helps us recap what we really liked and what we absolutely hated every month, and it will also let you know what film is worth spending your money on and what you should avoid entirely.

Here are our picks for April!

*April 2016's Best Release*: "Sing Street" - Near perfection, "Sing Street" does and has it all: a killer soundtrack featuring both classic 80's tunes and new, original compositions, excellent acting from a group of up and coming actors, beautiful cinematography and direction, and most importantly, massive amounts of heart and soul. Director John Carney knows how to make a damn fine film, and we cannot recommend this movie enough.  Our rating: 9.5/10.

*April 2016's Worst Release*: "Meet the Blacks" - Comedy is dying, folks, and the blame begins with "Meet the Blacks." What could have been a funny and poignant comedy about race in America gets turned into the lowest common denominator: a boring, sucky, unfunny, offensive, much too long slog with no cohesive plot other than to play out "The Purge," but in a satirical way. "All of the jokes are centered around cultural stereotypes, the worst, most negative stereotypes at that." Full of Z-list celebrities and tons of gags that are way beyond their expiry date, this is a bottom of the barrel, straight to DVD kind of movie.  Our rating: 1/10. 

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