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14th JANUARY 2022

Habit (2021) Movie Review ‘Trying So Hard to be Flashy’

Habit – Trying to be Flashy


Director: Janell Shirtcliff

Writer: Libby Mintz, Janell Shirtcliff (Screenplay)

Starring: Bella Thorne, Andreja Pejic, Gavin Rossdale, Libby Mintz, Josie Ho, Ione Skye, Hayley Marie Norman, Paris Jackson

Plot: A street smart party girl gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a Nun.

Runtime: 1 Hour 21 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Habit starts as we meet Mads (Thorne) who has been going around the city selling drugs, but when she loses the job as her cover, she must join her two best friends Addy (Pejic) and Evie (Mintz) selling in the clubs around LA.

When the women get robbed, they will need to find a way to make the money back before the drug lord Queenie (Ho) comes for them and her money.

Thoughts on Habit

ThoughtsHabit follows a group of young women drug dealers that find themselves needing to go on the run to try and get their stash back before the drug lord they work for finds them and kills them. This is told in a way that the three main women are just trying to have fun in life, not caring if they are doing things wrong, while maintaining the carefree styles they have shown throughout what they are doing. These three characters come off very selfish and self-centred never wanting to mix with anyone that isn’t going to give them more money. Bella Thorne does suit these types of roles, with seeing her doing this in other films, she does seem like the best pick for these roles, even if the character does always come off annoying, which is meant for. The film does have plenty of over-the-top character, which will work in this world, where you will find yourself not liking anyone in the film. This however isn’t the most interesting story, offers very little new to the world and in the end creates a world, where you just don’t care about any of the characters involved.

Habit will be available on Digital Download from 22nd November and can be pre-ordered here

Final Thoughts Habit is difficult watch, where you be left wonder who to support in this film.

ABC Film Challenge – Adventure – H – Hell on the Border (2019) Movie Thoughts

Director: Wes Miller

Writer: Wes Miller (Screenplay)

Starring: David Gyasi, Ron Perlman, Frank Grillo, Manu Intiraymi, Chris Mullinax, Ashley Atwood, Gianni Capaldi

Plot: Arkansas, 1875, After shooting 5 men to save a judge and then going into Indian Territory after a lethal outlaw, Bass Reeves becomes the first black deputy marshal west of Mississippi.

Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Hell on the Border starts as we see how black man Bass Reeves (Gyasi) works under a deputy and living a quiet farm life, one day he saves the towns Judge Parker (Intiraymi) from an ambush, giving him the promotion to Deputy himself.

With most of the town against Bass becoming a deputy, he volunteers to go after outlaw Bob Dozier (Grillo) to bring him to justice and earn his role of a deputy.

Thoughts on Hell on the Border

Final Thoughts Hell on the Border might well be about one of the first back deputies in America, but it does seem to struggle to get going with the story, it does feel like a weaker episode in a serial TV show, with how everything is crafted, the dialogue does feel very slow throughout, with very little happening throughout, and if anything does, it isn’t anything fresh. The performances are not the strongest either, with Ron Perlman seemingly having fun with a drunk criminal, while David Gyasi in the leading role, doesn’t seem to have the charisma required for the leading role. This is one of the least entertaining movies you will see, that is trying to teach about an important person, just never kicking into gear.