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Caleb Baral

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21, works at Rutters, dashingly handsome, groovy bachelor, film lover, and reviews movies for the instagram audience.

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Fast-n-Short Reviews! 12 Strong = 2.5/5 or 5/10 I don’t really have much to say about 12 Strong aside from....meh. It’s well made and had good intentions, good performances, and the action scenes can be intense. But sadly, that’s about all that it’s got going for it. It’s very barebones when it comes to the events of the start of the war in Aphganistan, the characters are two-dimensional, and the film does very little to avoid the military cliques that we’ve seen hundreds of times(mainly in the very preachy dialogue). Overall: The intense action scenes and good intentions keep the film from falling into the bad category(like Acts of Valor), though I can’t help but feel like it should’ve did more given what the film is about and the events that happened during the War in Aphganistan. It’s at least a rental, but sadly not as memorable as it should be. #opinion #random #review #12strong #movie #film #moviereview #filmreview #trueevents #moviereview #12strong #review #filmreview #film #random #opinion #movie #trueevents

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Best of 2017: 4 = Baby Driver! Sure the romance could’ve been better, but that doesn’t take away the awesomeness that is, Baby Driver. Extremely entertaining, groovy soundtrack, fun action scenes, very well edited, and great characters. Definitely some of the most fun I had at the movies in 2017. Worst of 2017: 4 = Underworld: Blood Wars! It’s everything that I hate about the late 90’s and early 2000’s! It’s literally just another terrible Underworld movie with pretty bad CG, a nonsensical plot, one-dimensional characters, and the dark and “edgy” look is something that feels like it a decade or two late(screw the early 2000’s). Seriously, why is this franchise still going? Does anyone even care anymore? #random #movie #film #opinion #best #worst #bestandworst #babydriver #underworldbloodwars #entertainment #review #moviereview #filmreview #best #moviereview #entertainment #underworldbloodwars #worst #review #filmreview #film #random #bestandworst #opinion #movie #babydriver

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Best of 2017: 5 = American Made! A very entertaining flick based on true events that I honestly was unaware of, so it definitely held my attention from beginning to end. Very fast paced, funny humor, love the nostalgic aspect of the 70-80’s incorporated into the narrations, and just how overall fun the film is while also being very interesting. I may but be a Tom Cruise fan, but I will give him credit when he deserves it and he(as well as the filmmakers) definitely deserves it here. What a great movie! Worst of 2017: 5 = Snatched! Amy Schumer is just not that funny, alright? I think her stand up is just cheap copies of better stand up comedians and she just isn’t funny at all, and it also shows here in this unbearable comedy. Very unfunny humor, annoying characters, very inconsistent pacing, and barely has enough material to be 90 minutes long. Just stay away from Snatched and watch Vacation(the original) instead. #opinion #random #best #worst #snatched #review #bestandworst #americanmade #2017 #entertainment #comedy #movie #film #moviereview #filmreview #best #moviereview #americanmade #entertainment #comedy #review #2017 #filmreview #film #random #snatched #bestandworst #opinion #movie #worst

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Fast-n-Short Reviews! Den of Thieves = 3/5 or 6/10 Went in completely blind and I saw a flawed but decent gritty heist movie that will entertain ya if you’re able to deal with the unnecessarily long running time, unnecessary sub plots(Butler’s marriage problems were that crucial to the plot?), and a “Gotcha!” ending that doesn’t really add up. But it still has some entertaining stuff in it like the really gritty tone that works pretty well, the good acting, the heist itself is fun to watch(despite all the coincidences), and the humor works too. Overall: I had a good time with it despite some of the problems I have with it. I’d say it’s either a matinee price showing or at least a rental, definitely not as bad as most people are saying. Forever my Girl = 0.5/5 or 1/10 Just.....just don’t. Just....stay home and watch The Big Sick instead, ok? Don’t insult your girlfriend’s intelligence by taking her to see this and don’t beg your boyfriend to take you to see this, everyone who sat through this deserves better. Reality does not exist in this movie, dumbass characters haunt this feature, bad message that’ll ruin future relationships, and humor that makes Hallmark movies stand out more. Overall: Just.....don’t.... #opinion #random #movie #film #review #drama #heist #filmreview #moviereview #entertainment #forevermygirl #denofthieves #denofthieves #moviereview #entertainment #drama #review #filmreview #film #random #forevermygirl #opinion #movie #heist

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Best of 2017: 6 = Blade Runner 2049! Despite the unnecessary long runtime and the overly praise from the internet, it is a great film. Adds more to the world introduced to us from the original, interesting story, great performances, beautiful cinematography and visuals, heavy though familiar themes, and a fantastic score. I still prefer the original, but I say that this is a sequel that needs to be seen from everyone regardless if you’ve watched the first one or not(though I recommend the first one anyways). Worst of 2017: 6 = Sandy Wexler! You’d think Netflix would’ve learned from Ridiculous 6, but no, here we have Sandy Wexler. A very unfunny film that’s basically just made for us to feel sorry for Adam Sandler given how his character is portrayed, annoying characters, and is so painfully slow given it’s long running time. Seriously Adam, just stop. #opinion #random #movie #film #top10 #best #worst #bladerunner2049 #sandywexler #moviereview #filmreview #review #bestandworst #comedy #scifi #bladerunner2049 #best #moviereview #comedy #review #top10 #filmreview #scifi #film #random #bestandworst #opinion #movie #worst #sandywexler

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Best of 2017: 7 = The Lego Batman Movie! A very funny and smartly written movie for all ages that not only knows how to have fun(unlike DC now), but is also a great love letter to all the years of Batman stories. Also helps with gorgeous animation, great voice work, and a very moving message that works for all ages. Such a great movie! Worst of 2017: 7 = Geostorm! Yeaaahhh.....Geostorm sucked badly. It’s just another terrible disaster movie with very mediocre visual effects, a ridiculous story, one-dimensional characters that are also poorly acted, and is just overall....so stupid. Can we please just end this genre once and for all? #opinion #random #Best #Worst #Bestandworst #review #geostorm #lego #legobatmanmovie #batman #animated #animation #disastermovie #film #movie #disastermovie #batman #best #review #geostorm #animated #animation #random #film #legobatmanmovie #bestandworst #opinion #movie #worst #lego

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Best of 2017: 8 = GOTG Vol. 2! Some of the most fun I had at a Marvel movie(more fun than Thor 3) and is one of the more emotional Marvel movies that will bring some tears to people’s eyes, along with enjoying the beautiful visual effects, awesome soundtrack, and pretty funny humor. Looking forward to seeing the Guardians in Avengers 3! Worst of 2017: 8 = Bright! Talk about a train wreck of a movie, Bright is a wasted opportunity that could’ve used it’s setting very well. But instead we got 3 inconsistent films squashed into one, a ridiculously silly fantasy story that’s taken way too seriously, bad dialogue, very poor use of humor, and characters that you don’t wanna follow given how horrible they can be. Man, Will Smith needs to pick better films to be in. #random #best #worst #bestandworst #film #movie #entertainment #bright #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 #gotgvol2 #opinion #review #filmreview #top10 #moviereview #bright #best #moviereview #entertainment #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 #review #top10 #filmreview #film #random #gotgvol2 #bestandworst #opinion #movie #worst

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Fast-n-Short Review! Proud Mary = 2/5 or 4/10 Thanks Movie, for the reminder that Rolling on a River is a damn good song! #opinion #random #video #proudmary #review #movie #film #weird #thriller #moviereview #filmreview #videoreview #thriller #moviereview #weird #video #review #videoreview #proudmary #filmreview #film #random #opinion #movie

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Received my Blu-Ray Steelbook copy of Blade Runner 2049 from Best Buy, and it looks great! Hope you all enjoy the unboxing! Oh and also got Happy Death Day too cause....well, why not? #opinion #film #movie #bladerunner #bladerunner2049 #random #unboxing #video #unboxingvideo #scifi #neonoir #2017 #bestbuy #steelbook #bluray #bladerunner2049 #unboxing #bestbuy #video #neonoir #2017 #steelbook #scifi #film #random #opinion #movie #unboxingvideo #bluray #bladerunner

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Best of 2017: 9 = Get Out! A very clever dark comedy-horror film that works as a satire and a legit entertaining horror film that has excellent atmosphere and great acting from everyone. Even though it wasn’t as scary as it could’ve been, it’s still a fun and disturbing ride that I think everyone should try and get on. Worst of 2017: 9 = Home Again! One of the most painful romantic comedies that I’ve sat through in a while, thanks to the very unfunny and teeth-grindingly hateful characters. Just watch You Got Mail and stay clear from Home Again, your girlfriend deserves better romantic comedies. #opinion #random #film #movie #comedy #horror #getout #homeagain #satire #darkcomedy #best #worst #bestandworst #2017 #9 #top10 #getout #homeagain #satire #2017 #film #darkcomedy #horror #worst #best #comedy #9 #top10 #random #bestandworst #opinion #movie

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Best of 2017: 10 = The Post! A very interesting story that definitely feels timely given what it’s about, great performances, and always kept my attention to see how it plays out even when I already know how it ends. Worst of 2017: 10 = The Star! A very lazy take on the story of the birth of Jesus with below average animation, painfully unfunny humor, and barely enough story to fill in the 90 minutes. Seriously should’ve been just released Direct-to-DVD, but again, Sony just won’t give up screwing themselves with their BS. #opinion #best #worst #movies #films #random #2017 #bestandworst #thepost #thestar #drama #animated #animation #top10 #best #thepost #movies #thestar #drama #top10 #2017 #animated #animation #films #random #bestandworst #opinion #worst

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It’s that time again, to do the Top 10 Best and Worst Films of the Year. For this year, I’ll be doing them at the same time and not separate like I have been for the last few years, it just makes it easier for me. There were some very popular films that I was unable to see due to not releasing for me or did not have the time for including, Lady Bird, Call Me by your Name, Battle of the Sexes, Phantom Thread, Only the Brave, I Tonya, and the apparently really bad movies Book of Henry and The Snowman. Oh well, maybe I’ll check them out on a later day. So be sure to keep an eye out for the posts throughout the month and don’t hesitate to comment below on each post on your thoughts about the film choices and what your Top 10 lists are. But before I start posting number 10, I just wanna put up a few films in the honorable and dishonorable mentions due to some of them deserving attention despite not making it on my lists. I think you can easily figure out which ones are good and the ones that aren’t lol #opinion #random #movies #films #collage #honorable #dishonorable #mentions #2017 #best #worst #bestandworst #entertainment #superhero #thriller #horror #comedy #superhero #thriller #entertainment #movies #dishonorable #2017 #films #collage #horror #worst #best #comedy #random #bestandworst #opinion #honorable #mentions

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Fast-n-Short Review! Paddington 2 = 4/5 or 8/10 The British are so silly. #random #video #review #film #movie #paddingtonbear #paddington2 #opinion #charming #familyflick #filmreview #moviereview #videoreview #charming #moviereview #video #review #paddingtonbear #familyflick #videoreview #paddington2 #filmreview #film #random #opinion #movie

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Overrated film of the year = IT While there were quite a bit of overrated films in 2017(Thor 3, John Wick 2), IT takes the cake for being the most overrated of the year. Seriously, I do not get any of the praise that it gets. It’s a ok inconsistent horror-comedy film that does has a few entertaining moments, great acting, and some creepy moments. But it keeps changing tones throughout the film, causing it to feel unfocused, Pennywise is more of a jump scare effect than actually is scary, the characters are mixed when it comes to being likable, and the love triangle was painful to watch. If you love it and all that’s fine, but I seriously do not get why people are praising the crap out of it. I don’t know, maybe I’ve just seen too many better films. Underrated film of the year = Kingsman 2 The one film that I also am confused with when it comes to the public’s opinion is the sequel to Kingsman, so many people were saying how disappointed they were or how they hated it. Again, I don’t get it cause I found it to be excellent. Sure it isn’t as great as the first one and there are a few gripes I got with it(the callbacks to the first film were a bit much), but I found it to be a very fun film with the same great characters(and new ones) that we all love from the previous film. Definitely a movie that I don’t regret owning on Blu-Ray, can’t wait for the 3rd one! Let me know in the comments below on what films from 2017 you thought were overrated/underrated. #opinion #random #kingsmanthegoldencircle #it #action #horror #movie #film #review #overrated #underrated #comedy #entertainment #overrated #entertainment #comedy #underrated #kingsmanthegoldencircle #review #it #action #film #random #opinion #movie #horror

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Fast-n-Short Reviews! The Post = 4.5/5 or 9/10 A really interesting look at a familiar story that definitely deals with some very timely topics, great performances, solid direction, and always kept me interested. Though I feel like there were some key plot points for the investigation stuff that happened in-between scenes and maybe could’ve been shown to us, but it wasn’t too distracting. Overall: I’m glad that I waited for this film to release, definitely recommend seeing The Post! The Commuter = 2/5 or 4/10 There might as well be a new film category titled “Liam Neeson saving his family again,” cause this is literally just another Taken type film that is pretty predictable. Some moments are decent and everyone does a decent job acting wise, but characters do dumb things in the film for the sake of a dramatic moment and it gets really ridiculous as the film keeps going. Overall: Liam Neeson needs to branch out and retire from these generic thrillers that are starting to feel identical from each other. Unless you’re alright with more of the same old Liam Neeson thrillers and nothing really new included, I say just to skip The Commuter. #opinion #random #movie #film #review #moviereview #filmreview #thecommuter #liamneeson #thepost #drama #thriller #thriller #thepost #moviereview #drama #review #movie #filmreview #liamneeson #film #random #opinion #thecommuter

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Fast-n-Short Review! The Darkest Hour = 4/5 or 8/10 Man, Gary Oldman might be the next Daniel Day Lewis. #opinion #random #historical #video #review #movie #film #winstonchurchill #darkesthour #moviereview #filmreview #videoreview #moviereview #videoreview #video #review #filmreview #darkesthour #film #random #winstonchurchill #opinion #movie #historical

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Fast-n-Short Reviews! Molly’s Game = 4/5 or 8/10 A very entertaining film thanks to an engagingly well-written , excellent performances, direction and style is top notch, and is funny when it needs to be. Though the style can be a problem, mainly due to some of the poor editing that can make it difficult to keep track on what part of the story we’re on, also found the conclusion to the subplot with her father to be too Hallmark-esc. Overall: Molly’s Game is definitely a film that I’d recommend checking out if you can, oh and be sure to keep an eye out for some interesting casting choices. *cough* Stranger Things... All the Money in the World = 3/5 or 6/10 Very good looking film, great performances(especially from Plummer given that he didn’t have much time to prepare for his role), the heavy theme of greed is handled well, and has some intense scenes. Sadly though, the controversial reports on Kevin Spacey being replaced was more interesting than the film itself is. The slow pacing really does drag and the characters aren’t really that engaging. Overall: The film was alright and I do think that it’s something that’s worth watching once it hits Blu-ray, but I wish that it was more engaging than it really was. #opinion #random #film #movie #review #mollysgame #allthemoneyintheworld #drama #entertainment #moviereview #filmreview #moviereview #allthemoneyintheworld #entertainment #mollysgame #drama #review #filmreview #film #random #opinion #movie

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....What he said. #random #event #movie #film #wine #alcohol #50shadesofgrey #50shadesfreed #facebook #caleb #comingsoon #annoyed #event #50shadesofgrey #caleb #comingsoon #alcohol #wine #film #random #annoyed #50shadesfreed #movie #facebook

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Fast-n-Short Review! Insidious: The Last Key = 2.5/5 or 5/10 At least it’s over....right? #random #video #review #horror #supernatural #insidiousthelastkey #insidious #movie #film #moviereview #filmreview #videoreview #insidious #moviereview #supernatural #video #review #videoreview #filmreview #film #random #movie #horror #insidiousthelastkey

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Don’t usually review shows, but since one of my new favorite shows of all time has a new season on Netflix right now, I decided to say my quick thoughts on the new season of Black Mirror. Ep 1 = Good but a bit too long. Ep 2 = Good but the subject matter tends to get uneven at times. Ep 3 = Solid and disturbing, definitely one of the more bleak episodes of the show. Ep 4 = Fan-fucking-tastic! So clever, engaging, and satirical, definitely one of my personal favorites from the show. Ep 5 = It was alright, different from most episodes of Black Mirror but feels like it was more of a love letter to Mad Max than dealing with a certain subject matter. Ep 6 = Not on par with Episode 4, but still a really good episode that’s almost a call back to some of the best episodes from the show. Overall: This anthology show continues to do very original(mostly), clever, and interesting stuff that I don’t see as much on TV anymore. Shame that this show isn’t as popular as it should be, way better than some other shows that people won’t shut up about(GOT and TWD can go buggar off). Definitely check out the show if you haven’t yet! #opinion #netflix #blackmirror #show #tv #review #random #technology #anthology #satirical #satire #tvshow #themes #moderntwilightzone #new #moderntwilightzone #anthology #tvshow #blackmirror #tv #satirical #show #review #satire #technology #random #new #themes #opinion #netflix

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