Last night has to be the most the Oscars have been talked about in a decade and it's all thanks to Big Willy. In the middle of one of the most prestigious award shows on earth, he got up slapped the fuck out of a presenter, sat down and cursed him out. All in front of literally of dozens of people watching on live TV. Not only was he not kicked out, he got dapped up by Denzel and Samuel L Jackson for his efforts, sat back down and proceeded to win one of the most prestigious awards in the whole show! And everyone cheered for him! If that's not Teflon Don behavior, I don't know what is.
Anyway, in honor of Big Willy, here are his 10 best hits that are currently on a streaming platform.
King Richard - 87/100- HBO Max
Richard Williams serves as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.
He won Best Actor for this movie and it was well deserved regardless of what he did during the show. That is almost what makes his move crazier in my opinion. He has been in so many god damn stinkers in his career and he finally got to the biggest moment in his life. He was the Odds-On favorite to win the highest award any actor can hope to achieve, and he slaps the fuck out of someone on live tv. WILD.
Bad Boys - 83/100 - Peacock, USA
Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.
It's far from the best movie in the world but it is undeniably entertaining and one of the most memorable buddy cop movies ever made.
In Pursuit of Happyness - 83/100 - Starz
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
The movie is a little corny but it never fails to get an emotional reaction out of me.
Bad Boys II - 80/100 - Peacock, USA
Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.
Aladdin - 76/100 - Disney+
A kindhearted street urchin named Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie while a power-hungry Grand Vizier vies for the same lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Disney's live-action remakes were on a BAD streak until this movie came out. It's nowhere near as good as the original movie, but there is a lot to like about it. I think Smith crushed the role of the Genie which was a very pleasant surprise. I remember watching the trailer and putting a preemptive cap of like a 50 on this movie. But it definitely outplayed my expectations.
Ali - 70/100 - Hulu, Netflix
In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.
This movie may have been a box office bomb but it's a pretty solid biopic. Smith was great in a role that had to be pretty daunting considering Ali's status as arguably the most iconic boxer ever.
i, Robot - 69/100 - HBO Max
In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.
This movie is one I thought was MUCH better when I was a teen. When I rewatched as an adult, I was very shocked to realize that it was just not quite what I remember when I rewatched it as an adult. Regardless, there is some good action and dialogue in the movie.
Concussion - 68/100 - Peacock
A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.
I don't care much for this movie either, but it's football I guess.
Hitch - 67/100 - Peacock, Hulu, USA
Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas, a tabloid reporter digging for dirt on Allegra Cole's love life. When Sara discovers Hitch's connection to Albert – now Allegra's boyfriend – it threatens to destroy both relationships.
This one is for sure a guilty pleasure for me. There is just something very endearing to me about Kevin James and Will Smith's charisma only makes it better. The only bad thing is that it gave big fat boys like me hope that we could hitch up with a trillionare model.
Seven Pounds - 67/100 - Hulu
An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
I sort of blend this movie and Pursuit of Happyness in my head which isn't really fair since the former is way better. This one has a bit more jarring of an ending, but also some good moments.
Make sure to listen to our full recap of the Oscars with guest Coley Mick.