Sep 4, 2022

Week 12 Wrap-up

John Leguizamo Week Wrap-up

Hi everyone!
Here's this week's wrap up here at Freddy's Cine It.

It wasn't a particularly impressive week, but it wasn't one of the worst either.

Starting with my favorite, almost a mind-blowing movie, we have Critical Thinking (2020). A biopic film directed by Leguizamo and where he plays the role of the amazing Cuban-American teacher Mario Martinez. A film based on real events that managed to get me and Krasnaya excited to play a little game of chess. We haven't done it yet btw. ♞

Next, let's get it done with the worst movie of the week! Please don't watch, oh God please don't watch this - The Pest (1997).

Curiously, some of the scenes are kind of funny on their own and you can give it a try by watching the clips I've uploaded to YouTube. Just click the link for the review and scroll down.

Spun (2002) was a lot of fun. If you like drug-themed movies and are a fan of Guy Ritchie or Tarantino, you might enjoy this one. Every critic seems to compare this movie, and even say that it's a rip off of Requiem for a Dream. I've never seen that one, because Jared Leto sucks, so I can't tell you.

Latin History for Morons (2018), not a movie. A stand-up/theater history lesson that I really enjoyed. John does an outstanding job in this one-man show and it's really worth a watch for spicing up one's interest in history. 

I just have to say that after a little research, some of the stuff he says ended up not being true. Still, there were a lot of new facts and great reading recommendations! 

Summer of Sam (1999) by Spike Lee! Meh... this movie mixed many different ingredients that I love, like punk rock and the mafia, but the cocktail came out without a punch. A messy movie with a great premise and an outstanding performance by John Leguizamo. I didn't enjoy it very much, but Krasnaya sure did. You might give it a try. There's an orgy somewhere in there. 😉

If you are a parent, I will leave you with a great quote from John:

“With kids, the days are long, but the years are short."

I really feel like this when I look at pictures of my daughter from about 1 or 2 years ago.

All done, got to go!
Have a great week!
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Critical Thinking Review - Click Here
Critical Thinking (2020) - Our Score: 72 
Summer of Sam Review - Click Here
Summer of Sam (1999) - Our Score: 71
Latin History for Morons Review - Click Here
Latin History for Morons (2018) - Our Score: 69
Spun Review - Click Here
Spun (2002) - Our Score: 62
The Pest Review - Click Here
The Pest (1997) - Our Score: 5



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