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Now that we are all going on four weeks of no NBA and no sports while self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic, Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins is here to help!

For those of you who don’t know, Collins is a bit of a movie buff.

And now he is going to be sharing his movie recommendations with you, Rip City!

For the next few weeks, Collins will be handing out his top three movie picks each week.

Here are Zach’s picks for the week of April 6th:

Pick No. 1: Chef

Independent, feel-good movie. Not too long and easy watch. -- Zach Collins on why he recommends Chef

Who’s in it?

Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, and John Leguizamo

Plot: Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film where Jon Favreau plays a chef, who after a public altercation with a food critic, he quits his job at a popular LA restaurant and then starts a food truck business with his son.

Rated R for language

Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 87%

Where to stream Chef?

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • iTunes
  • VUDU
  • YouTube

Movie trailer:

Pick No 2: Whiplash

Another independent movie. Really intense, great acting. J.K. Simmons won the supporting actor Oscar. -- Zach Collins on why he likes the movie Whiplash

 

Who’s in it?

Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, and Melissa Benoist

Plot: A 2014 American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It outlines the relationship between an ambitious jazz drumming student and his abusive music instructor.

Rated R

Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 93%

Where to stream Whiplash?

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • iTunes
  • VUDU
  • YouTube
  • Google Play

Movie trailer:

Pick No. 3: American Assassin

Critics didn’t love it, audiences thought it was OK. I think it’s a very slept on action movie and that’s a big reason why I love it.  Very gritty. -- Zach Collins on American Assassin

Who’s in it?

Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, and Taylor Kitsch

Plot: A 2017 American action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta. The movie is based on Vince Flynn's 2010 novel of the same name about a young CIA black ops recruit who helps a Cold War veteran try to stop the detonation of a rogue nuclear weapon.

Rated R

Where to stream American Assassin?

  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • VUDU
  • YouTube
  • Google Play
  • iTunes

Movie trailer:

Check back next week for more of Zach’s movie recommendations!