Videos On Demand For The Week Of April 24, 2020

Bad Boys For Life
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 77%

17 years since the last film, Mike, played by Will Smith, and Marcus played by Martin Lawrence, are still up to their old tricks. The world throughout Miami changes around them. Police officers become more modern, and specialized, the old ways are no longer looked on fondly. However, a new threat arrives in their world, that only the Bad Boys can handle.

This type of last ride films can go in several different ways. Like Die Hard before it, it can revitalize the industry, and bring about another couple of films, it could be the last hurrah, as the stars push off the roles for good or a soulless cash grab. I hope it’s the middle option, and not the former or the latter.

Endings, Beginnings
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 43%

The main character Daphne, played by Shailene Woodley, is in her thirties and looking for love. The story follows her through her year, as she meets Jack, played by Jamie Dornan, and Frank, played by Sebastian Stan. While exploring her life with these new friends, she learns more about herself, and what she wants.

A slice of Americana that was just a few months prior. While normally I wouldn’t be highly suggestive of a movie of this type, this might be just what you need right now at the right time to feel some sort of window into normalcy that isn’t locking yourself indoors. Also, Sebastian Stan isn’t hard to look at. Just saying.

Ip Man 4: The Finale
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 90%

The series is back for it’s fourth, and final film. Donnie Yen returns after the death of his wife, to head to San Francisco to ease tensions between the kung fu masters.

This series is well-loved and is an amazing showcase of fighting. If you loved the kung fu movies of old, this movie will really hit that feeling, while also showcasing a great story.

The Last Full Measure
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 60%

Based on the story of William H. Pitsenbarger, played by Jeremy Irvine, tells his take as a medic, saving the lives of over 60 soldiers during the Vietnam War. While he never made it off the battlefield, the movie picks up over 30 years later as Scott Huffman, played by Sebastien Stan, tries to process the request to award Pitsenbarger the Medal of Honor, but finds out someone in the system is preventing it, and he presses forward in spite of how damaging it might be to his career.

This movie is set to be a passionate tale of doing whatever it takes to do what’s right, told in two timelines, but two people struggling with adversity, as the two become intertwined within the story. With the amazing support of actors like: William Hurt, Christopher Plummer, Diane Ladd, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Fonda, and Ed Harris, this movie stands out as a great contender for an award next year!

True History of the Kelly Gang
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 83%

A story of the Irish after they were sent to Australia by the English. Following the story of Ned Kelly, played by George MacKay, an Irish man, who discovers his lineage of the rebel group, the Sons of Sieve. This rebel group used terror to fight the oppression against the children of Ireland. With the help of Harry Power, played by Russell Crowe, and his mother’s arrest, Ned Kelly builds a new rebel group to fight the British in Australia.

It’s important that we remember how brutal and savage the British treated Australia, and the people they shipped off to the location. If you are looking for an action/drama to take your mind off the matter, then this will definitely fill your need for both those categories. If you are looking for a new Quigley Down Under, I can’t tell you if it’s that good, but it definitely is getting pretty good reviews at this time.

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