I went to see the new film The Greatest Showman with our daughter Bianca today.  It’s another musical with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, along with some other popular actors. If you’ve read my previous reviews of how I feel about musicals and people running around singing than you know that I normally hate them.  The last one that I saw that I liked was La La Land and that ending sucked and pretty much wrecked that movie.  I actually liked that film and endured all the singing and dancing only to have the ending blow the entire movie.

Needless to say, my expectations for this movie were beyond low.  I expected to see High School Musical on the big screen since Zac Efron was in it.  I didn’t even want to see it, so I sent Becky and Bianca to go see it.  Earlier today though Bianca said she wanted to see it again and asked me if I would go and see it with her.  I reluctantly went to see it before the Wild Card games came on that were much more interesting to me than this movie.

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Well, I was wrong.  It was really good.  Even with all the running around and singing and dancing the story was good and it was entertaining.  Unlike La La Land, The Greatest Showman actually had a great ending, so you didn’t feel like you wasted an entire time watching a musical only to be let down.  I still am not a fan of musicals, but I have to say that they did a great job on this movie and it’s based on a true story of PT Barnuam that made it more interesting.  I think for the first time ever, I’m going to rate a musical as a Don’t Miss It.  I think even if you don’t like musicals you will still like it.

John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – **** Don’t Miss It

Bianca – **** Don’t Miss It

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

We went to Carlsbad, CA this year for Christmas, so as you might expect we went to the movies on Christmas Day.  We actually went a few other times while we were there as well.  We decided to see Molly’s Game though on Christmas Day since the previews looked really good.

This movie was really well done.  The acting was good, the story was entertaining and the fact that it was a true story made it that much better.  Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction and in this case Molly’s Game delivered on being a very strange flick.  Especially given the fact that Molly was a world class skier from Colorado and her brother is the famous Olympic skier and football player Jeremy Bloom.  It seemed really strange that she would look for success in such an odd way with her family background and opportunities.

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The movie shows how Molly Bloom started running high stake poker games with high profile actors, athletes and the ultra-rich..  It takes you through her good and bad decisions and her rise and fall, including her getting involved in drugs and alcohol.

The story is fascinating and the movie is really well done.  We all liked it and thought it was definitely a Don’t Miss It.  This is one that will probably win some awards.

John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – **** Don’t Miss It

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

Becky and I went to see the new movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO this evening with our 17 year old son Corban.

The Yahoo Movies website describes it as follows:  In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.

The Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a quirky film that has a few good laughs, but it’s actually really dark and depressing about a woman who’s daughter has been murdered and the murderer has gotten away.

The woman played by Frances McDormand has gone pretty crazy since the passing of her daughter and is disgusted that the police have not found her daughter’s killer.  She decides to put up three billboards to bring attention to the fact that her daughter’s case has not been solved by the police yet.

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The premise for the movie is pretty good and the acting is good, but the story really goes no where.  It’s really boring and instead of having a beginning, a middle and an end the film takes you on a journey of a beginning, a middle and a middle with an ending that really sucks and just leaves you hanging.

Becky liked the movie, but Corban and I found it to be a waste of time.  Corban thought it was a Don’t Bother and I would rate it as a Rental.

John – ** Rental
Becky – *** Worth The Trip

Corban – * Don’t Bother

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

Becky and I went to see the new movie Baby Driver at the AMC theater in Castle  Rock, CO this evening with our 17 year old son Corban.

The Review:  Baby Driver has the writer directing the film and he does an amazing job because it’s his story.  It’s finally a realistic action flick and a thrill ride from start to finish with a great cast and really good acting.  The story is really good and very entertaining.  It definitely rated R by the way.

I’m going to give much information about the movie other than to say that it’s a bank robber flick, with a driver and a girl and a crazy cast of bad dudes.  It’s really well done and definitely a film to see on the big screen.

If you’re into fast cars, great driving and action flicks you will love Baby Driver.   The movie is violent.  I really liked it, but being The Cool Car Guy I love seeing movies with fast cars and people who love to drive them.

It’s on my top list of favorite movies now, I’ll see it again for sure and you know I see a ton of movies.  It definitely won’t be for everyone.

John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – **** Don’t  Miss It

Corban – **** Don’t Miss It

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

Becky and I went to see the new movie The Mummy at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO this afternoon.

The Review:  The Mummy stars Tom Cruise who is known for putting out a Summer blockbuster about every year or every other year and it’s always a hit or a miss with this guy.  This film also has an overweight Russell Crowe, who looks like he needs to go and do another Gladiator movie to get in shape.  His character is none other than Dr. Jekyll Hyde as in the famous doctor turned monster, but he really has nothing to do with this film other than to battle with Tom Cruise’s character “Nick”.

The movie is a bomb.  I talked Becky into seeing it with me to more or less go and chill out after a 10 mile run this morning and eat popcorn and sit in the nice reclining chairs.  It wasn’t worth the price of admission.  We knew going in that it would be far-fetched and a goofy movie, but it just kept getting worse by the minute.  The special effects were cool.  The story even started out interesting and then it’s like the script writer, the Director and everyone involved with the exception of the actors said, “Let’s just see how stupid we can make this movie and still sell millions of tickets to suckers”.  Yes, I was one of those suckers!

Now you don’t have to be one of those suckers because you read this review.  Wait for it to come out of television and you can fall asleep watching it with a blanket as though you were watching a golf game on Sunday.  It’s a stupid movie that might appeal to kids in grade school and maybe that was the audience, but it’s too adult for them, so they blew that demographic as well.  The bottom line is don’t bother seeing this movie, unless you are really, really, really bored and just want to waste some money.

John – * Don’t Bother
Becky – * Don’t  Bother

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

Becky and I went to see the new movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO.  The Fandango website at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 describes the movie as follows…

“While on the run following a botched heist, the Guardians of the Galaxy encounter a mysterious being known as Ego (Kurt Russell), who claims to be the long-lost father of team leader Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). As Quill learns more about his past, the Guardians battle foes old and new. James Gunn returns to write and direct this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,…”

The Review:  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is exactly what it says and it was exactly what it was supposed to be, the second installment of the first comic book character film.  It’s a crazy movie with a bunch of whacky outer space characters that most people who do not like science fiction and space movies will probably not like very much.  It’s far fetched, but it’s loads of fun.  I love these characters and found the film funny like the first one.  I still thought the first one was better, but it was still really well done.

I’m not going to go into great detail about the movie here.  If you liked the first one you’ll like this one.  If you didn’t see the first one I would suggest renting that one first or you will probably be completely lost and hate this movie.  I’m a fan of these characters and I’m sure they will make some more films, but it is ridiculous at times, which you expect from most super hero movies.

I thought it was a Don’t Miss It and even Becky thought it was Worth The Trip.  Go check it out on the big screen.

John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – * Don’t  Bother

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

Becky and I went to see the new movie Fate of the Furious last night at the Regal Cinemas in Lone tree, CO.  The Fandango website at Fate of the Furious describes the movie as follows…

“In the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious series, Dominic Toretto’s crew are rocked to their core when they must face their most dangerous adversary yet: Dom himself (Vin Diesel), who is now working with a shadowy cyber-terrorist known only as Cipher (Charlize Theron). As DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the team attempt to fight back, they find themselves in an alliance…”

The Review:  Fate of the Furious is the eighth time around for the Fast and the Furious series and they just keep getting more crazy than the previous one before.  In this installment there are more high-profile actors than the previous films with more crazy stunts.

These films are massively popular at the box office and raking in the cash.  People love action flicks with cool cars and great looking men and women with big time action.  Unfortunately, they keep getting so over-the-top ridiculous that although they are fun to watch, they are extremely far-fetched.  People driving cars at 100 or 200 mph and jumping out of them without getting a scratch is really difficult to watch.

The cars are amazing and they crash and blow-up a bunch of them in this movie.  One part of the movie that is interesting is when the villain played by Charlize Theron uses a computer system to take control of vehicles and drive them.  She is able to cause vehicles to crash into each other, which is fascinating.

I liked it and Becky didn’t think it was worth the price of admission.

John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – * Don’t  Bother

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

John & Becky’s Movie Review Of Collide

Becky and I went to see the new movie Collide last night at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO with our friends Mark and Maria.  The Fandango website at Collide describes the movie as follows…

“After a robbery goes awry, a young man (Nicholas Hoult) must call on his drug-smuggling former boss (Ben Kingsley) to protect his girlfriend (Felicity Jones) from mobsters who want to kill both of them and retrieve their cargo. Anthony Hopkins co-stars…”

The Review:  Collide is another lame action film that is too far fetched to be enjoyable.  The acting is pretty good with Anthony Hopkins showing his age by taking roles like this one and Ben Kingsley.  Their talent is being wasted on a movie like this one for sure.  The two older actors each play older mobsters who are in a feud with the main character caught in the middle.  The main character is trying to get a couple hundred thousand for his girlfriend to get a kidney transplant, so he turns back to a life of crime.

The story is pretty pathetic because there is no way that the main character would be putting himself into this terrible situation to try to save his girlfriend with the possibility of getting killed.  The movie didn’t make much sense and several people got up and left.  If we hadn’t been with our friends, we probably would have left too.  It was just too cheesy and one of those movies where you roll your eyes too many times.  The best thing about the film were the cool cars that the main character got to drive.

However, he steals what looked like a Volvo station wagon and gets in a high speed chase with a Porsche Cayenne and some other high-end cars on the Autobahn and they are shooting machine guns at him on the freeway.  As if that wasn’t unrealistic enough, he is out driving these much faster vehicles and after rolling his car multiple times he gets out and steals a hot Mercedes to keep rolling.  It was pretty ridiculous.  Becky and Maria both fell asleep during this movie.  It wasn’t very good, but Mark liked it more than we did.  I’ll rate it as a rental and Becky thought it was a total waste of time.

John – ** Rental
Becky – * Don’t  Bother

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

John & Becky’s Movie Review Of John Wick Chapter: 2

Becky and I went to see the new movie John Wick Chapter: 2 two weeks ago the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO with our friends Mark and Maria.  The Fandango website at John Wick Chapter: 2 describes the movie as follows…

“Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is once again called out of retirement, this time by a former colleague (Riccardo Scamarcio) who wants him to repay a debt by killing an Italian crime lord (Claudia Gerini). But when the attempted assassination goes awry, Wick finds himself hunted by an international cabal of killers, and his only hope for survival might be a shadowy figure known as the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne). Director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad return for this sequel to their 2014 cult action hit…”

The Review:  John Wick Chapter: 2 is a continuation of the first John Wick film that pretty much sucked.  This one sucks too.  It’s so ridiculous that it’s not even enjoyable to watch as Reeves character runs around making really bad decisions over and over again.  He’s like a super hero that is unstoppable, but he doesn’t have any super powers.  He can get run over by a car and get up and kick ten guys butt.  He can get stabbed, shot at with his suit that is apparently bullet proof and like a Timex watch, he takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

The story makes zero sense.  He also knows that if he kills a bad guy that he’s after in a specific area that it will be signing his death warrant, so of course he does that because he’s such a genius he just likes to do stupid things throughout the movie.  Don’t get me started on the body count.  This guy kills more people than all the people the were killed in every series of The Matrix.  It’s beyond absurd and after a while your brain turns to mush watching the movie.

Becky and Maria fell asleep they were so bored and Mark and I both looked at each other thinking that this movie couldn’t get any more stupid.  Apparently though people really like this movie.  Why we do not know.  I like the character and that’s about it, so I rated it a rental at best, but the acting sucks, the directing sucks, the story sucks so there isn’t much to this film.  You could stay home and watch your teenager play a video game and it would be about as realistic as this movie.

John – ** Rental
Becky – * Don’t  Bother

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

John & Becky’s Movie Review of A Cure for Wellness

Becky and I went to see the new movie A Cure for Wellness last night at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO.  The Fandango website at A Cure for Wellness describes the movie as follows…

“A young executive (Dane DeHaan) must travel to an isolated spa in the Swiss Alps in order to find and bring home the CEO of his company. But when he begins digging into the truth behind the resort’s supposed “miracle cures,” the staff diagnose him with the same affliction that has left the other guests trapped there…”

The Review:  A Cure for Wellness is a trip into a bizarre world of crazy rich people and miracle cures.  This flick is really dark and pretty disturbing, but it’s definitely unique.  You haven’t seen this movie before for sure.  The characters are interesting, the story is strange to say the least and the conspiracy behind this spa hidden in the mountains is really wild.  Most people won’t like it though.  We sent our son Conroy and his girlfriend to see this movie and they hated it.  They thought it was stupid, but Becky and I both liked it because it was refreshingly weird.

So many movies today are the same canned Hollywood crap, but this movie was a cross between an evil scientist like Frankenstein and a suspense thriller.  The story is really weird because it takes place in a remote mountain village in Europe where rich people are going to retreat into this spa for their health and longevity.  What they fail to realize is that the guy behind the spa used to experiment on the local peasants and now he’s experimenting on the rich people who are paying to be his science project.  It’s like the Hotel California where you can check out, but you can never leave and what the mad scientist has conjured up is a way to live longer using a type of eel, spring water and a dehydration therapy.  It’s really crazy.

Becky and I both liked it and thought it was definitely worth the price of admission, but you have to really pay attention and follow the story as it goes through the history of the castle, the family, the rich people and the local town folk.  If you don’t follow along you’ll definitely get lost in this movie.  It’s not for everyone, but we liked that it was refreshingly different.

John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip

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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto consultant who owns CoolCarGuy.com that is a licensed car dealership in Lone Tree, CO.  He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy