Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the follow-up to the wildly popular Kingsman: The Secret Service directed and co-written once again by Matthew Vaughn. The Kingsman universe lives somewhere between James Bond and Austin Powers, with a bit of almost superhero level action sprinkled in for good measure. Starring Taron Egerton once again as the young charismatic spy Eggsy. Egerton is joined by Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Sophie Cookson all reprising their roles from Kingsman: The Secret Service. They are joined by the Statesman, the American version of the Kingsman, lead by Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, and Channing Tatum.

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TV Review: Insecure - Season 2

TV Review: Insecure - Season 2

On this episode of Coming Distractions, Terrence, T’ara, and Erica sit down to discuss the second season of HBO’s #Insecure starring #IssaRae. Partially based on Rae’s successful web series “Awkward Black Girl,” the show returns in its sophomore season with extended storylines, new characters, and hella drama. The show focuses on the Black female perspective in life, career, and dating in your late 20s. Social and racial issues of #Blackness are well explored in this contemporary setting.

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It

It

Stephen King's classic horror story, It, comes back to life exactly 27 years after the original made for TV movie adaptation was done. This time the tale is better weaved in this version made for the silver screen. Based on the 1986 supernatural horror book, "It" takes place in 1988 where a group of friends called "The Losers" have to come face to face with a murderous clown, known only as Pennywise, that's not quite what he seems to be.

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Death Note

Death Note

Carrie joins Jay to discuss the recent Netflix exclusive film, #DeathNote. The story follows Light Turner (Nat Wolff), a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that has the power to kill whoever has their name written within. He soon partners with the true owner of the notebook, a shinigami named #Ryuk (Willem Dafoe), and begins to enact justice on the world under the guise of "Kira." Light must contend with the brilliant detective known only as L (Lakeith Stanfield), who seeks to expose Light as Kira. Based on the 2003 manga of the same name, Netflix's Death Note provides a wildly different look at the base story underneath. But is it a good enough film to watch?

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The Hitman's Bodyguard

<em>The Hitman's Bodyguard</em>

When the first trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard debuted, people at first seemed to take it as a joke (largely due to the usage of “I Will Always Love You”) only to realize that, no, this was a real movie about to release in 2017. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, the film manages to be an entertaining two-hour romp despite not doing anything really new or particularly memorable for the action film genre.

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Good Time

<em>Good Time</em>

This week on Coming Distractions, Jay and Micah sit down and discuss the first major Hollywood film by the Safdie Brothers entitled, "Good Time." Following two brothers Connie (Robert Pattison) and Nick Nikas (Ben Safdie) who rob a bank and head out into an adventure that sees Connie trying desperately to bail his special needs brother out of jail before something goes terribly wrong.

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Atomic Blonde

<em>Atomic Blonde</em>

Terrence and T'are sit down to discuss the 2017 spy action thriller, #AtomicBlonde, starring Charlize Theron. This is director David Leitch's first solo project without teammate Chad Stahelski (John Wick). 

 In 1989, on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the shifting of superpower alliances, Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown.

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