Category: Film Reviews

Happy Death Day Review

I give production companies like Blumhouse lots of credit for taking a small budget films like this and taking a chance where hit or miss, is a very refreshing formula in a very stale and creatively bankrupt climate in Hollywood. Happy Death Day is a fun and energetic film perfect for the Halloween season.

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The Foreigner Review

The Foreigner is a smart and entertaining foreign film that doesn’t feel all that foreign. The veteran acting of Chan and Brosnan carries the film’s dialogue, emotion, and action. I doubt this film will be successful enough to grant a sequel, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a part 2 if it came.

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Visually the film earns the highest marks but storytelling drags down what could have been a  film of the year candidate into a sci-fi thriller that is 45 minutes too long. The plot isn’t interesting enough to justify the runtime and the twist ends the film on a flat note rather than an emotional one. Oscar nominations all around for the technical team here otherwise this film is a hard sell for your average moviegoer who needs to clear their schedule to experience Blade Runner 2049.

Flatliners (2017) Review

It is not every day you get the opportunity to watch a film in theatres that has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes (according to critics that is). I’ve been barking at RT critics for years now for their flawed rating system and biased reviews, the only real question here is, Does Flatliners deserve it’s 0% rating?…No.

American Made Review

Looking to lick the wounds of The Mummy, a film that was not only a critical flop, a monetary flop (95 Million dollar loss), but it may have killed Universal’s Dark Universe before it even started. Tom Cruise is hoping everyone forgets about that film as his latest project, American Made hit theaters.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service set a high bar that Golden Circle simply couldn’t match, but Kingsman: The Golden Circle is still a fun enjoyable movie. Escapism is the key and Kingsman excels at being the Bond movie that Bond movies can’t be anymore…crude, violent, funny, and self-aware. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a solid popcorn flick to end a painful Summer Blockbuster season.

Because of Gracia Quick Review

Less is more and the reason other Christian movies worked is that they focused on one topic and wrote a story to best represent their point. Here you feel like they needed a product to target to teens, but is just isn’t relatable to its own Christian teenage demographic. Overall Because of Grácia some moments of brilliance but fails to put together a coherent story in its Pro-life message it wants to present.

American Assassin Review

American Assassin is basically a Reagan era action film with lackluster writing that holds back the film from being something truly memorable. With that said if you haven’t watched IT for the third time this week, American Assassin is easily the best film of the week for moviegoers.

IT (2017) Review

If you are judging this as a horror, the film isn’t as tension filled as another recent movie Annabelle: Creation. With that said the movie is still enjoyable and worth a watch, especially seeing what we dealt with the last few weeks.  IT is a good movie on its own, as a horror film, you may want to hold your judgment for the sequel to give it fair judgment.

Birth of the Dragon Review

Birth of the Dragon only scratches the surface of the life of Bruce Lee and the biggest crime here is that the runtime doesn’t allow a greater story to be told. With that said the film is fine and is at least enjoyable, but if you are looking for a more in-depth story about the battle these two had in the bowels of the Bay Area, you are better off doing your own research.

Logan Lucky Quick Review

Logan Lucky is a good movie, the cast has a great time playing their roles and it shows. The problem is the film is not very original and very clichéd. The story becomes way too convenient in order for everything to work out and takes away from the risk of the heist. That doesn’t mean you won’t have a good time watching it because you will, and perhaps you learn a thing or two about NASCAR when it’s all said and done…like why you don’t watch it.

Wind River Quick Review

Wind River, which is still a good movie needs more polishing to be a great movie. One thing is for sure, Taylor Sheridan is the real deal and has quickly become one of the best screening writers in Hollywood.

Annabelle: Creation Quick Review

Fans of The Conjuring will see many Easter Eggs in the film that ties much of the series together and brings us back to square one. Annabelle: Creation is a very entertaining horror film and if you can overlook a lot of plot induced stupidity, there is a great time to have here.

The Dark Tower Review

The Dark Tower suffers from not having enough time to tell the story that was needed. Missed opportunity is what you will hear repeated by critics and fans and they are correct. However, don’t let the RT score fool you, the film isn’t as bad as advertised, but it is a disappointment for those who have been waiting years to see this story told on the big screen.

Atomic Blonde Review

Now I’ve heard many people complain about this film based on the fact they cannot buy a 130-pound woman beating up men 3x her size, while I do agree to a degree, I’ll leave the science of this film to people like Steven Crowder.

Dunkirk Review

Christopher Nolan makes up for a bloated disappointing Interstellar, with a film that excels in cinematography, sound, story, acting, and relevance. Dunkirk is easily one of the best films of the years and it didn’t take 2 hours and 50 minutes to do that…take notes.

War for the Planet of the Apes Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes established an emotional grounding between Caesar and Koba given their two very different experiences with humans. Without that element, War for the Planet of the Apes wouldn’t have much to work with. As the film it is a technical achievement but as far as storytelling it’s a bore.

Wish Upon Quick Review

Wish Upon, is a poorly constructed horror film that doesn’t nearly go as far as it should with a PG-13 rating, but the film is so unintentionally funny, that it still makes for an entertaining film as long as you give up on the premise about 20 minutes in.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

DO NOT stay for any post credit scenes as it will be a waste of your time and they will literally mock you for it. There is not a cool preview for a future film at the end, but for 2 Hours and 13 minutes you will find Spider-Man: Homecoming to be a highly entertaining popcorn flick and given the last 10 years of the Spiderman movies, that’s all you can ask.

The Beguiled (2017) Quick Review

This is a great commercial for the 1971 film for those who haven’t seen it and if you have seen it, then you have pretty much already watched this film down to the scene with the pet turtle. If you are a fan of Southern Gothic, I definitely recommend this one to you. The Beguiled is worth a watch, especially for guys because playing with repressed sexuality will 9/10 burn you in the end.

Reset (Ni Shi Ying Jiu) Quick Review

The movie is silly at times, but it isn’t that bad, they competently tell the story of a woman who will defy the laws of space and time to save her son. Yang Mi really sells the role of a desperate mother teetering on the edge of sanity as the film progresses. Reset is a decent Sci-fi B-Movie but doesn’t reach any higher heights than that.

The House Review

I went into this film with lower expectations than the American Health Care Act and got results worse than Affordable Care Act. Sometimes you have to save the establishment from themselves and it’s clear that the establishment comedians are completely out of touch with what Americans and beyond find funny and enjoying.