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Sequel Saturday Presents Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

By Paul Anthony

Recently Johnny Depp has been in the media’s eye for abusing Amber heard well that is what she claims but then a tape got recent and it was Amber who was the abusing luckily the truth came out and cleared Johnny’s name. So With that being said I decided it was time to review a Johnny Depp movie and then I decided on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Here is the run down, Dead Man’s Chest is a direct sequel to the first film which is The Curse of the Black Pearl, which came out in 2003 and grossed over 650 million dollars from a budget of 140 million. Which back then was a pretty good amount, by today’s standards that would be the low point where a movie should be at. Nevertheless a sequel was coming. Three years later we got Dead Man’s chest. Like always the budget got larger it went from 140 million to 225 million which is an increase of 85 million, did it pay off for them in the end? Well it sure did  because it grossed over a billion dollars and ended up becoming the highest grossing film of the series only the fourth film came close to it. it’s one thing to make a lot of money but another to live up to the film so the question is did?

The film starts with Will and Elizabeth wedding which comes to an halt when they get arrested for allowing Jack to escape at the end of first film. At this point I would have to assume the events of the first film was only a few months ago because it couldn’t have taken years for Lord Cutler Beckett to arrive and arrest them. At this point Will’s father Bill visits Jack on his ship to reveal that the debt he owes Davy Jones needs to repaid which Jack made a deal with him years ago to raise the Black Pearl and jack would join his crew for 100 years or 100 souls, this debt was something Jack was never going to repay and forgot all about it. Commodore James Norrington who gave Jack a one day lead to escape is on the run and disappears but is also set to be arrested for his action. All Three men want Davy Jones’s chest which contains his heart for their own goals some better than others. Will wants the heart to free his father and Jack wants it to free his debt and Norrington wants it so he can join the navy again. The adventure begins and they have a good one on one on one sword fight but Davy Jones’s crew catches up with them and battle begins and at first Jack runs away when the Kraken is released Elizabeth realizes the monster only wants Jack so she tricks him and chains him to the ship which allows the others to escape and Jack goes down. Its not long after that we learn Norrington won the battle for the heart and rejoins the Navy. The group now decides to rescue Jack but first they need a captain whose been there and the resurrected Hector Barbossa to lead the way and the film ends.

the film overall did get better but did seem at times that they couldn’t figure out when to actually end the film but found the perfect ending. The story had a good twist with the good guys not truly winning, which was gambit if this film would have failed. The highlights for me was the sword fight and the ending of course but other than that there wasn’t too much magic that carried over from the first film. In the end I am giving this film a good high B grade or 89 percent.

Academy Awards Winners are!

By Paul Anthony

Here we are again another award show honestly the biggest one of the season and to say it was a dud would be an understatement. Every year it does seem like that this show does take a hit. They went without a host and jokes went over people’s head and the speeches were predictable and there were enough of weird moments and the crowd was basically falling asleep, well I was but then a surprise performance by Eminem which woke the crowd but if you missed the show here are the winners of this years Academy Awards!

Best picture
1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Winner= Parasite
Ford v Ferrari
Best actress
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Winner= Renée Zellweger, Judy
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Best actor
Winner= Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Best director
Winner= Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Music (original song)
“I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough
“Into The Unknown” from Frozen II
“Stand Up” from Harriet
Winner= “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4
“Glasgow” from Wild Rose
Music (original score)
Winner= Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
International feature film
France, Les Misérables
North Macedonia, Honeyland
Poland, Corpus Christi
Winner= South Korea, Parasite
Spain, Pain and Glory
Makeup and hairstyling
Winner= Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917
Visual effects
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Winner= 1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best film editing
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Winner= Ford v Ferrari
Parasite
Best cinematography
Winner= Roger Deakins, 1917
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Best sound mixing
Ad Astra
Joker
Winner= 1917
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Best sound editing
1917
Winner= Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best supporting actress
Winner= Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Documentary short feature
In the Absence
Winner= Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha
Documentary feature
Winner= American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland
Best costume design
Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson, The Irishman
Mark Bridges, Joker
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Winner= Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit
Best production design
Winner= Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
The Irishman
1917
Jojo Rabbit
Parasite
Live-action short film
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
Winner= The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister
Best adapted screenplay
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Winner= Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Joker
Best original screenplay
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Winner= Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Animated short film
Dcera (Daughter)
Winner= Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister
Animated feature film
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Winner =Toy Story 4
Best supporting actor
Winner= Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Box Office Rundown 2/10/2020

By Paul Anthony

Welcome back to another week of where we find who made it to the number 1 spot and who came up short. This week we saw the release of Birds of Prey which as predicted debuted at number 1. However the problem is the numbers were underwhelming with barely making it to 34 million but with international numbers which saves a lot of movies to worldwide gross came to around 81 million dollars. Another winner in my eyes has been Knives Out this movie last week was out of the top ten only to be back in the top 10 and been in the top ten for most of it’s box office run which started at the end of November. We can’t have winners without Losers though only one of these two films are actually an loser both Gretel and Hansel and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker fell three spots though both remain in the top ten. This week will no doubt shake things up a bit because we have three new movies joining the box office with one being a big name. We have Sonic the Hedgehog which is predicted to be number and then you have Fantasy Island and The Photograph. 2020 hasn’t been all that kind to horror films so it will be interesting to see how well Fantasy Island will actually do.

  1. Birds of Prey, 33.250 million
  2.  Bad Boys For Life, 12.005 million
  3. 1917, 9 million
  4. Dolittle, 6.660 million
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level, 5.553 million
  6. The Gentlemen, 4.180 million
  7.  Gretel and Hansel, 3.510 million
  8.  Knives Out, 2.350 million
  9.  Little Women, 2.325 million
  10.  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, 2.226 million

 

Predictions

  1. Sonic
  2. Birds of Prey
  3. Bad Boys for Life
  4. Fantasy Island
  5. The Photograph
  6. 1917
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level
  8. The Gentlemen
  9. DoLittle
  10. Knives Out

Box Office Rundown 1/21/20

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to a new week and oh wow what a weekend it was, we had Bad Boys for life and Dolittle going head to head. Many people figured this would be a battle to start the year off both films are big budget films and had star power to go with it but what we ended up getting a no contest. Bad Boys for life took the number 1 spot by a landslide and for Dolittle it failed to come even close to Bad Boys. In fact Dolittle came in third behind the war movie 1917 which took the second spot and Dolittle took the third spot and with a budget of 175 million, this film has become the first big bomb of the year. For the winner this blog I am giving it to Bad Boys because it just crushed anyone and the losers for this week was Dolittle and Under Water. Dolittle because it is becoming a flop and Under water because it fell from 7th to 11th an no longer in the top ten.

1.Bad Boys For Life, 62.150 million

2. 1917, 22 million

3. Dolittle, 21.950 million

4. Jumanji: The Next level, 9.680 million

5. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, 8.302 million

6. Little Women, 6.350 million

7. Just Mercy, 5.770 million

8. Knives Out, 4.323 million

9. Like a Boss, 4.35 million

10. Frozen 2, 3.918 million.

 

Now here are the prediction for how next week’s top ten should or could look like.

  1. Bad Boys For Life
  2. The Gentlemen
  3. The Turning
  4. Dolittle
  5. Just Mercy
  6. Jumanji: The Next Level
  7. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  8. Little Women
  9. Like a Boss
  10. Knives Out

Saturday Sequel Presents Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls

By Paul Anthony

I have to admit I never thought the first film ever truly made money but I was wrong. The benchwarmers was a film that came out way back in 2006 and had a budget of 33 million and made 65 million so a 32 million dollar profit. The movie was comedy of course but had a good plot with just certain things being way over the top which you can expect when you have film that stars Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Lovitz. Not to mention the film was made by Happy Madison which Adam Sandler production company. Now when I first saw this movie it wasn’t in 2006, maybe 6 or so years later I actually got to watch and I thought it was pretty decent for what they wanted to do. I never researched if there was ever going to be a sequel or anything like that but then one day a few weeks ago one film caught my eye on Netflix titled benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls. Yes the sequel is a direct to DVD film and the title makes you think this film going to be true garbage but in this case I thought this film was better then the first one despite the title. First only person who is back from the first film was Jon Lovitz reprising his role as Mel but even then his character wasn’t that much over the top with his billions of dollars. In this film the new lead is played by Chris Klein.

The Plot follows ben whos is played by Chris Klein, who was once a up and coming star in the minor leagues of baseball but one game gets his balls crushed when he gets struck by a baseball, it ruined his career and family. years later he works as a landscaper, his wife left him and took their son who sees of course. It is revealed that he became a lawyer through online classes though most good companies don’t approve of that, he gets a job with one of the best companies in the city but the trick is which he learns when he gets there is that his boss only hired him to play on the softball team which Ben no longer wants to play baseball, so he quits and continues to search for a job until he comes across Mel’s firm who wants him both as a lawyer and a manager as of his firm softball team. At the firm he sees a intern that is determine to save her little town from becoming a sewage plant which in the long run they do win the case. However the Firm’s softball team is a joke until ben coaches them and make them believe in themselves and they start winning games and make it to the championship against the defending champs which just happen to be Ben’s old employers of course the benchwarmers win but with some over the top stunts and fights and the film ends on a happy note.

Besides some minor over the top scenes that does nothing for the movie I thought this film was pretty good. Now the comedy wasn’t there though it was a comedy because of the over the top scenes but it never made me laugh instead this felt like a truly a film on a low level about underdogs, the film went away from using kids but that was okay. The acting was average nothing stood out too much in a bad way. Plot was basic and predictable but that is okay as well. In the end I am giving this film a C plus or 70 percent. It’s not the best but not the worse either and better then the first I thought so at least.

Box Office Rundown 1/13/19

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to this week edition and like always we will look at the top ten movies and see how well they did! This past weekend we saw the advantage of having a limited release first then having a wide release. two films in the top 5 had limited releases before going into this week. The number 1 spot goes to the war film 1917 and last week winner Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker fell to number 2. Just Mercy which is a drama that had a limited release came in at number 5 in it’s first weekend as a wide release. the Biggest winner though goes to Just Mercy because it sat at number 29 and jumped up 24 spots to reach the top 5. 1917 was big winner as well because it went from 17th to 1st jumping up 16 spots. We do have a few losers both Spies in Disguise and Frozen 2 fell four spots but still remain in the top ten unlike the Grudge who fell from 5th to 12th. I am also starting a new title and that is the flop of weekend and the first one to be added to this list is Under Water which came in 7th in it’s opening weekend. now Let’s look at our top ten.

  1. 1917, 36.500 million
  2. Star Wars; the Rise of Skywalker, 15.059 million
  3. Jumanji: The next Level, 14 million
  4.  Like A Boss, 10 million
  5.  Just Mercy, 10 million
  6.  Little Women, 7.650 million
  7.  Under Water, 7.003 million
  8.  Frozen 2, 5.761 million
  9.  Knives out, 5.725 million
  10.  Spies in Disguise, 5.108 million

Now we do have two big names entering the run this week and that is the long awaited Bad Boys for Life and the reboot of Dolittle! Now here is what I am predicting!

  1. Bad Boys For Life
  2. Dolittle
  3. 1917
  4. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
  5.  Jumanji: The Next Level
  6. Just Mercy
  7.  Little Women
  8.  Frozen 2
  9.  Like a Boss
  10. Under Water

Friday Roundabout 1/3/19

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to the first edition of roundabout in the new year and I hope we all enjoyed the holiday season but now it is time to go back to work and let’s look at some stories through the week. This one had the biggest amount of steam because well it is Disney. January first came around fans noticed that hit films like The Sandlot and Home alone 1 and 2 and few other films were missing now each film has a loyal fan base so the outcry started to happen which Disney put out an statement regarding those movies and said no worries they will return but because a of legacy deal they had to be pulled which makes sense because they were fox movies and whatever contracts that Fox had, Disney has to honor them.

You want to talk about something scary, let’s talk about getting very sick well you are filming a show called Killing Zac Efron because that is exactly what happen to Zac well he was filming his show. Reports started to surface that he was hospitalization when he contacted some illness which is confirm but what he caught we don’t know. Reports do vary but Zac confirm that he is getting better and was home for the holidays recovering. Which is good news to hear. We all love board games, Monopoly has to been the all time favorite and we know there are so many editions that is crazy to keep count but now we can add one more to the ever growing list and that is they are now coming out with a politic edition where you can be a republican or democrat. This should be fun and exactly what we need.

Fox near the end of its time before Disney was killing the X-Men franchise. Dark Phoenix was the worse and it was their second time at the storyline but they released a trailer for a Movie called new Mutants which almost looked like a horror film which looked pretty good however the movie kept getting pushed back and back for reshoots then Disney took over and seemed like all hope was lost until news broke that Disney was going to release the film without reshoots, so we finally get to see this film well at least at the moment this film has some hope.

Okay we all know that Directors film extra scenes and studios also have input on what makes the final cut and sometimes the directors put together a good movie but the studio thinks otherwise which causes scenes to get cut. Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker now join the trend of fans wanting to release the director’s cut which the hashtag JJAbramsCut. Look His scenes will most likely get added to the deleted scene section and we will get to see the film. Disney knows they can make money off of this final film but don’t want to release all their marbles so just give it time people and enjoy what you see now!

The Golden Globe Nominations are!

By Paul Anthony

We are in the month of award nominations and we are about to kick off award season. First up in the award season is the Golden Globes which will air January 5th, 2020. So who are the lucky ones with the nominations? Well I got the list for you!

Television:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Ben Platt (“The Politician”)
Paul Rudd (“Living with Yourself”)
Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”)
Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Brian Cox (“Succession”)
Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)
Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)
Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)
Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)
Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Christopher Abbott (“Catch-22”)
Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Spy”)
Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice”)
Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”)
Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kaitlyn Dever (“Unbelievable”)
Joey King (“The Act”)
Helen Mirren (“Catherine the Great”)
Merritt Wever (“Unbelievable”)
Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Catch-22″
“Chernobyl”
“Fosse/Verdon”
The Loudest Voice
“Unbelievable”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Patricia Arquette (“The Act”)
Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)
Toni Collette
Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”)
Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”)
Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)
Best Television Series — Drama
“Big Little Lies”
“The Crown”
“Killing Eve”
“The Morning Show”
“Succession”
Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
“Barry”
“Fleabag”
“The Kominsky Method”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“The Politician”
Movies:
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Knives Out”
“Rocketman”
“Dolemite Is My Name”
Best Motion Picture — Drama
“The Irishman”
“Marriage Story”
“1917”
“Joker”
“The Two Popes”
Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language
“The Farewell”
“Pain and Glory”
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
“Parasite”
“Les Misérables”
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”)
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (“Parasite”)
Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Steven Zaillian (“The Irishman”)
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“Beautiful Ghosts” (“Cats”)
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”)
“Into the Unknown” (“Frozen II”)
“Spirit” (“The Lion King”)
“Stand Up” (“Harriet”)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)
Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)
Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)
Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)
Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”)
Annette Bening (“The Report”)
Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)
Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)
Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)
Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)
Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”)
Best Motion Picture — Animated
“Frozen II”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
“Missing Link”
“Toy Story 4”
“Lion King”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)
Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)
Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)
Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)
Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)
Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Awkwafina (“The Farewell”)
Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”)
Cate Blanchett (“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”)
Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”)
Emma Thompson (“Late Night”)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)
Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)
Leonardo Dicaprio (“Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”)
Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)
Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite is My Name”)
Best Director — Motion Picture
Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”)
Sam Mendes (“1917”)
Todd Phillips (“Joker”)

Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Now here are the shows and movies that have more then one nomination!

The following films received multiple nominations:
Nominations
Films
6
Marriage Story
5
The Irishman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
4
Joker
The Two Popes
3
1917
Knives Out
Parasite
Rocketman
2
Bombshell
Dolemite Is My Name
The Farewell
Frozen II
Harriet
Jojo Rabbit
The Lion King
Little Women
Pain and Glory

he following television programs received multiple nominations:
Nominations
Programs
4
Chernobyl
The Crown
Unbelievable
3
Barry
Big Little Lies
Fleabag
Fosse/Verdon
The Kominsky Method
The Morning Show
Succession
2
The Act
Catch-22
Killing Eve
The Loudest Voice
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician

Sequel Saturday presents Creed 2

By Paul Anthony

Last week I reviewed Rocky 2 and I gave it high remarks and I don’t think anyone would disagree with me. As we know the Rocky franchise began to shift away from Rocky the Boxer to Rocker the trainer storylines where Rocky is now a supporting character rather then the main character, there the series brings in Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed whos is the son of Rocky’s former rival turn friend Apollo Creed. Now I must have to admit I never saw the first Creed film and I am disappointed in myself but I am sure I will see it sooner or later. In some ways Creed 2 storyline followed Rocky 2 where the boxer now has to deal with fame this time Adonis didn’t retire and lose money no he became the champ and lived a pretty good life. Now the film received pretty good reviews and made a good profit. The film was made from a 50 million dollar budget and grossed 214 million, which was a increase from the first film which grossed 173 million dollars so a modest increase.

Now the film takes place 3 years after the events of the first film, Donnie since that lost is now on a 6 match winning streak gets a shot at the title and wins the title. Life is going good until Rocky’s old enemy who killed Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago trains his son to become even a bigger machine then he was, Viktor Drago starts to win fights and thanks to a snake of a boxing promoter they bait Creed into a fight with Viktor. Ivan meets up with Rocky and reveals he lost everything including his wife because of the fight he lost to Rocky. Creed agrees to the fight but Rocky doesn’t want him to do and soon they part ways. Creed proposes to his girlfriend Bianca, life gets even better when he learns Bianca is expecting their first child, Creed begins to train without Rocky and then the fight takes place and Creed barely surviving the fight suffers from major injuries and it is clear that he is about to lose however because of a dirty hit Viktor gets disqualified, Creed remains the champion but has a long road to recovery. Viktor realizes that Ivan wanted this fight for himself to get the fame he once had in the end Viktor doesn’t care about the people who left them behind but still wants the title and they begin to campaign for a rematch. Creed in the mean time battle his inner demons and even reconnects with Rocky who once again trains him for the fight, the fight takes place in Russia and at first Viktor gets the upper hand but Creed continues to fight back and wears him down and soon Ivan sees his son is now on the losing end of the fight throws in the towel and tells him its okay. The movie preaches the importance of family. Donnie brings his newborn daughter to his father’s grave and Rocky reconnects with his son and meets his grandson, life moves on.

This move had great acting to it and I loved the character development it made me feel the pain the characters emotions and how they are dealing with what comes their way, this is my favorite part of the whole film and with everything on the wall I have to give it and A or a 93 percent. Creed 3 might not happen instead Rocky might be training a new boxer which could set up a cameo of sorts, we shall see what the next film will be!

Friday Roundabout 12/6/19

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to another addition of Roundabout where we talk about stories that may have went under the radar but let’s not waste anytime. Now this week we saw a release of some great movie trailers, we saw the release of the first trailer for Black Widow, which is slated to be in May of 2020, needless to say the trailer was awesome and honestly I wouldn’t release any other trailer, we know the story will take place after Civil War when she is on the run. Next we had a favorite of mine and that was the trailer for Daniel Craig’s final Bond film No Time To Die. Once again it was another good trailer and if this is the end I am looking forward to it. The last Big trailer at least for this week was the latest trailer for Mulan. Now I have yet to watch this trailer but Disney is on good streak and to think this won’t good would be so far from the truth! Wonder Woman 1984 is set to be released Sunday night and this trailer will have my attention, I thought Wonder Woman help DC turn the corner, It raised the bar so I am very excited to see where this sequel goes. Now this week we also saw the first poster for the new Ghostbuster’s film and even a title but when will a trailer be released rumor is sometime next week and as for the title? Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Now remember this whole Justin Timberlake cheating thing, well this week he finally broke his silence about holding hands with another woman other than his wife, well he did apologize in a public statement and blamed it on alcohol and preached that it was innocent and nothing else happened. I believe though I disagree with it holding hands is a no no but if he speaks the truth then his family will remain intact.

When I was younger I use love Jersey shore but then I grew up and they brought the show back in the form of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation which was basically them doing dumb stuff but older now. Snooki revealed today on her podcast that she is retiring from Jersey Shore and won’t be back for season four if there is one. I know most of the highlights from the show had to involve Snooki if she sticks to her word then no doubt the show will take a hit and in this case then that wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Over the past week it was revealed that two judges left the hit show of America’s Got Talent and those two judges were the horrible Gabrielle Union and Juliane Hough left the show due to racism and so forth, rumor is that Union took offense to a joke that Leno told when he was on the show and explain how producers commented her looks as well as Hough’s looks. Are we really that insecure that we can’t take jokes, I guess so. Now with that other claims with Union with racism I hope they turned out to be not true considering the show’s history, in the end though I didn’t think they were good judges, the show made them look good with judging because this season had so much stand out talent. Well there you have it in this week’s Roundabout!