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The Fifth Element (1997)
The Fifth Element (1997)
1997 | Drama, Sci-Fi
Bruce willis (1 more)
Future
Chris rock (0 more)
Amazing looking film i remember when it first came i was totally blown away by the future setting whats not to be impressed by the film bruce willis is on form gary oldman plays a good villian not keen on chris rock but still thumbs up for any sci fi fans
  
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Nov 10, 2017  
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Bells Of Rhymney by Chris Hillman from Bidin' My Time

Chris Hillman, whose credits include co-founding Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Byrds, as well as the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and Desert Rose Band, releases his latest solo work Bidin' My Time.

  
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
1987 | Action, Comedy
A good funny follow up to the first film. A great mix of action, comedy and shoot outs. Same as the first really but on a bigger scale with a bigger budget. Look out for a very young appearance from Chris Rock as the valet driver.
  
Concrete And Gold by Foo Fighters
Concrete And Gold by Foo Fighters
2017 | Rock
Concrete and Gold is an apt title. The hard rock is still there but finally there’s a bit of a shimmer and glow, something the band absolutely needed lest they continue treading water. It’s a career-capper as unexpected as it is welcome.
Critic- Chris Gerard
Original Score: 8 out of 10

Read Review: http://www.popmatters.com/review/foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold/
  
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
1998 | Action
8
7.3 (11 Ratings)
Movie Rating
End On A High Note
Lethal Weapon 4- is a great, fantasic and good send off for these charcters. Over the period of time you really got to invest/know the charcters, care about them, laugh with them, get really annoyed with them (cough) Joe Pesci and Chris Rock. The action, comedy, suspense, thrills and the chemistry were always good in this franchise. I will miss this franchise.

The plot: Detective Riggs (Mel Gibson) tries to settle down with his pregnant girlfriend, Lorna (Rene Russo), while his partner, Murtaugh (Danny Glover), comes to grips with the marriage of his pregnant daughter, Rianne (Traci Wolfe), to fellow cop Butters (Chris Rock). But they find themselves and their families targeted by Chinese mobsters, led by Wah Sing Ku (Jet Li). Riggs, Murtaugh, Butters and private eye Getz (Joe Pesci) decide to go on the offensive before the gangsters get to their loved ones.

Like i said before its a beautiful send off for this franchise.
  
Blue Jay (London Stories #3)
Blue Jay (London Stories #3)
A. Zukowski | 2019 | Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance
8
8.0 (1 Ratings)
Book Rating
Blue Jay is the third book in the London Stories series. Chris featured in Liam and Ali's story, but now he has his own. Alex has just come out of the prison, with secrets he doesn't want to share.

Oh my. Seriously!!! This is an amazing book and a brilliant addition to the series. Alex is most definitely a gentle giant who has made mistakes and has no intention of repeating them. Once you have a place in his heart, that's it. You're there for life. And Chris finds himself there, he just doesn't understand how. Their relationship is smooth and gentle, which considering their pasts is absolutely the way to go. The most obvious thing is it shows just how much Chris thinks of Alex, even if he won't admit it. Alex is a rock though, and isn't willing to let Chris push him away.

There are a whole host of characters in this book that you will either love or loathe. I loved Dex, but Alex's family grated on me until towards the end. The same with Chris' mum, Annette. I won't tell you how big the smile was on my face with one of the last scenes between her and Chris. You'll just have to read it for yourself, and figure out why I was smiling!

I loved how Chris' pronouns changed dependent upon their mood, and I ADORED that Alex accepted it all - no judgements, only questions to try and help him understand. This was written as first person, present tense, which isn't my favourite way of reading. It does help with getting into the mind of the character, but sometimes I wasn't ready for it to change. Even so, it was a fantastic book that I thoroughly enjoyed, and I have no hesitation in recommending it or the series as a whole. Perfect for those who like their romance a little darker.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
  
Top Five (2014)
Top Five (2014)
2014 | Comedy
Funnier than hell - but evenly painful. As far as straight up vanity projects go, this is one of the better ones - the only thing keeping it from a full five is that it isn't truly long enough to always delve into the surfeit of topics/arcs it adds into the mix. But when there's one hell of a cast like this one, it's incredibly easy to forgive. Chris Rock is one of the funniest people who has ever lived but JB Smoove, Anders Holm (we miss ya, bro), Jerry Seinfeld, and DMX practically steal his own movie away from him. I confess this is vaguely problematic in that it's another movie about a rich asshole who everyone is supposed to suck up to, but it's formulated in such a way that breaks from that usual pungent norm - for the most part. Plus that cinematography is *aces*. The best Woody Allen movie in over a decade and that mf had nothing to do with it. Petition for Chris Rock to write + direct again, anyone?
  
The Week Of (2018)
The Week Of (2018)
2018 | Comedy
Adam Sandler has been pretty prolific recently thanks to a contract with Netflix. This most recent film involves a team up with long time collaborator Chris Rock as fathers of the bride and groom, respectively.

Obviously, based on the actor choice, this is a comedy. So the question is: Is it funny? Answer: YES! It actually is. Frankly, I've been pretty down on Sandler recently, but he still has some decent jokes to pull out. I laughed out loud hard about 5 times and chuckled or smiled quite a bit throughout.

The film was very well acted and the big scene between Sandler and his daughter is particularly touching.

It's not a masterpiece, but a decent Netflix only film.
  
Talk Is Jericho
Talk Is Jericho
Comedy, Sports & Recreation
8
8.5 (6 Ratings)
Podcast Rating
Podcast of Talk and Rock N Roll
I have been a fan of Chris Jericho's since I first saw him on WCW back in the day. Followed him through his move to WWE and then when I stopped watching wrestling he fell off my radar.

Podcasts are amazing for catching back up with celebrities that were born to talk. And talk he does. Jericho uses his connections in the music industry and the wrestling world to bring stars of yesterday and today onto the airwaves. His interviews are amazing, thought-provoking, and real. He gets his guests involved in long-form conversations that draw out stories that they might not have told otherwise.
  
Rock of Ages (2012)
Rock of Ages (2012)
2012 | Drama, Musical
7
7.1 (22 Ratings)
Movie Rating
Rock of Ages is a film adaptation of the 2006 Chris D’Arienzo comedy rock/jukebox Broadway musical.
It is lightly satirical, a parody at times, that seems to mock our beloved 80’s rock era, while honoring its eccentricities, its tight leopard print pants, big hair, shoulder pads and over the top MTV music videos.

I like to judge a movie not only by how it makes me feel but also by how the audience reacts. This wasn’t an in-your-face-slapstick comedy, yet the whole theater roared with laughter throughout the film. To sum up the experience of Rock of Ages, it’s like watching a string of 80’s music videos mashed into a weak plot, with well-timed laughing points. Some of us laughed because we remember being the ones with those crazy hair-dos and out-of-control fashion sense and some were just laughing because this movie was so well done. It walked the fine line between super over-the-top corny and truly honoring our rock heritage. This movie does play to a specific demographic of ages 30 to 50, those who, with great nostalgia, remember how the 80’s rock and fashion revolution shaped their lives.

As the song goes, just a small town girl, Sherrie Christian played by Julianne Hough, travels to the big city in search of her dreams of becoming a singer, where she meets her city boy, Drew Boley played by Diego Boneta. Together they embark on a musical romance while working at a rock club named The Bourbon Room. Alec Baldwin plays an old rocker named Dennis Dupree struggling to keep his legend of a night club/concert hall open. Russell Brand, as always, steps in as the comic relief while playing the club owner;s assistant named Lonny. Together they work to keep The Bourbon Room afloat while dealing with a vengeful Patricia Whitmore, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, who wishes nothing more then to see The Bourbon Room burned to the ground.

There are points in this movie when the acting, the singing and yes, even the plot, grabs you and holds your attention, much like watching the train wreck we call 80’s fashion. Its painful but you can’t look away! There were other times in this movie when the singing felt like it would go on forever. I noticed that the low points would be immediately succeeded by a very entertaining turn of events, so my attention was not lost for long. There came a point, at about the third Glee style 80’s rock mash-up, where I felt like slapping the director, Adam Shankman. Even too much of a good thing can get boring and I felt Shankman reached that point several times in the film. Luckily, he redeemed himself by bringing in Tom Cruise to play the Satan worshiping, alcoholic, megalomaniacal rock god Stacee Jaxx who went above and beyond in perfecting his role.

This movie’s soundtrack features songs and power ballads from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Journey, Twisted Sister, Pat Benetar, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner among other epic bands giving Rock of Ages it’s 80’s jukebox musical foundation.

Mary J. Blige, Cruise, Ale Baldwin, Boneta, Hough and the whole cast of mega stars went above and beyond in selling their characters and performing stunning and accurate vocals that really pulled this movie together. The corny 80’s fashion and authentic dance numbers were the real icing on the cake. If you can sit through two hours of 80’s rock and pop nostalgia and know you will enjoy it, then definitely check this movie out.