John Wick: Chapter Two Passes

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In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

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The screening will be held on Tuesday, February 7 at South Side Works Cinemas.  For tickets, please comment below with your favorite moment from John Wick.  

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Ice Age: Collision Course Passes

MSQ families are invited to a special Ice Age: Collision Course screening on Saturday, July 16th at the AMC Waterfront 22 at 10AM.

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Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.  For tickets, please comment below with your favorite Ice Age moment.  My kiddos love the Ice Age film series but even as an adult I thoroughly enjoy it too!  My favorite moment is when Ellie finds out she’s pregnant.  I think that was the third one, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

 

The Infiltrator Passes

Movie Scene Queen invites you to an advance screening of THE INFILTRATOR…

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Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, and Benjamin Bratt, a U.S. Customs official (Cranston) uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.  The screening will occur at 7:30pm on Monday, July 11th at the South Side Works theater.  Please comment below with your favorite “drug” movie.  I’m always intrigued and interested in movies involving drugs (don’t ask), but one of my favorites is Paid In Full (2002).

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

John Wick

Liam Neeson in Taken (2008), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Faster (2010), Nicholas Cage in Stolen (2012), Denzel Washington in The Equalizer (2014), and now, Keanu Reeves stars as a retired killing machine in the action-packed film, John Wick. Like many other revenge-based films, John Wick sets a high-level violent agenda to murder dozens of people.

In the movie, many former colleagues feared the news of his return after some Russian gangsters ransacked the Wick residence. John Wick also stars Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Ian McShane, Willem Dafoe and my favorite former drag queen, John Leguizamo (To Wong Foo).

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But, John Wick Director Chad Stahelaki must have known that this storyline was very similar to that of The Equalizer. Both men uses retaliation as the fuel to start an all-out war on foreign enemies. Both men have leave their comfortable retirement to finish their vendettas. And both men, despite their age, use their physical states to kick butt.

Not to mention, both movies have corny endings. No Spoilers! No Shade!

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The plots are almost identical. So similar that I have coined John Wick as the White Equalizer. While The Equalizer is multidimensional (and features the cutest minor, John Wick has ten times more action, killing, and overall brutality.

In addition to the murderous décor, John Wick holds about five big hilarious moments. While there’s nothing funny about dozens of casualties, the infrequent laughter is refreshing and appreciated. I have a queer sense of humor so don’t be alarmed if you don’t laugh as much.

If I had to choose a winner, it would be The Equalizer. But, the White Equalizer comes in at a very close second place.

3 Stars: With the release date and movie plot, John Wick was frightfully too close to The Equalizer. I could pull the race card and say Denzel Washington cannot have one single moment of “glory” but I see this as an opportunity to recognize that everybody cannot be Denzel!

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