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Goon: The Last of the Enforcers is a sports comedy film. I don’t see Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) retiring from hockey just because he is injury prone and continually gets into fights. The way I see it he sees a new challenger in the horizon and challenges him as the leagues top leader in fights.
I don’t see Doug hanging up his skates. He settles down and gets married to Eva (Alison Pill) with a baby on a way and a job as an insurance salesman but when Doug’s nemesis Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell) is captain Doug reclaims what’s his and comes back to hockey.
The Halifax Highlanders with the enforcer Doug Glatt goes after Andres Cain with the Reading Wolfdogs! Who wins? To make matters worse Anders is son to their rich, ruthless owner Hyrum Cain (Callum Keith Rennie), so he can’t be put in his place or can he?
The Director, Co-Star, and Writer Jay Baruchel didn’t do a good job in this film because the comic punches don’t land with quite the same frequency, it’s because he hasn’t altered their trajectory much. He’s played it safe and stuck to the script resulting in a film that’s not funny.
Patti Cakes known as rapper Patricia (Danielle Macdonald) formed a group called PBNJ as they tested the beat with Rap. She wanted to get the attention of OZ (Sahr Ngaujah) who is the most fantastical of hip-hop superstars unfortunately Patricia did too much rapping in front of Oz. When she gave her CD to Oz he didn’t think it was good enough. I personally didn’t like the movie there was too much of swearing and vulgarity. It was very disappointing and Danielle Macdonald was dreadful, very mis-cast in it, and poor direction.
This is most complex relationship in the film between Patricia and her mother Barb (Bridget Everett), who resents where her own life ended up after a promising early singing career. Everything from the quiet tragedy of dive bar karaoke to a rap legend’s pretension is displayed with authenticity and dedication.
When she is off from her work her rapping has no fresh beats and has no fresh content. She has internal grievances, her mother doesn’t support her, and she swore every time she could to let it all out.
Atomic Blonde is an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery. She is willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
She is a gifted actress as is McAvoy, but neither can save this mess of a plot.
On the bright side, the cinematography was top rate, the action sequences very believable and the 80’s soundtrack along with neon drenched atmosphere certainly make the viewer feel they’ve slipped back a few decades into the late 80’s in East/West Berlin.
They paint Percival as a traitor, and denies knowing the List’s current whereabouts, forcing the agency to close the case. Three days later, she meets with Bremovych in Paris, revealing herself to be Satchel. Lorraine gives him a fake List, but Bremovych admits he knows she set him up. Lorriane kills his henchmen, and before killing him reveals she was manipulating events from the very beginning. She then meets with Kurzfeld, revealing herself to be an American triple agent planted by the CIA, before returning with him to Langley.