I’m a bit of a sucker for British films (unless it’s Russell Brand, Ricky Gervais, or anyone else who stinks) so Their Finest found my attention as a 1940s period film about a screenwriter named Catrin (Gemma Arterton) who is tasked by the British Ministry of Information to help make a movie that will increase war efforts and boost the morale of the country. Gatrin’s team proceeds to clash about the direction of the film and how it should be presented. Whenever they finally get a sense of direction of what the film wants to be, they are told by the higher ups that something else needs to be added to make the film more impactful while making the filmmaker’s job more stressful.
What could possess a man to wander into one of the most dangerous, disease ridden parts of the planet by choice? To be the first man to make the discovery that could change history as we know it. In The Lost City of Z is a film about British explorer Percy Fawcett played by Charlie Hunnam, who’s obsession with discovering an ancient lost city near Bolivia led to the disappearance of him and his son in 1925. The film is a compelling take on the life of Fawcett, a man whose profession became an obsession that threatens his life at home and much more. Read More
I have been a Marvel fan since the mid-90s. What hooked me into the company years ago were great street level heroes like Spiderman, The Punisher, and Daredevil. A far cry from the quality of Comics that Marvel produces today. Not to mention the X-Men animated series made it hard for any kid not to be a fan. Years later when Marvel announced that they were building a Superhero universe of films, I like a lot of people really liked the idea and even though some of the initial films weren’t that good, the way they all came together for Phrase I made the thing feel like a success. After Captain America Winter Solider and Guardians of The Galaxy, I thought that there was no way they could top those films in quality, sadly I was right. Read More
Sleight is your run of the mill story of a teenager trying to survive a bad neighborhood so he and his sister can get out of the ghetto and move into a better neighborhood, so think 8 Mile with black teenage Magneto. The twist is that Bo (Jacob Latimore) has an electromagnet surgically implanted in his arm that allowed him to move metal objects in short distances. Now they don’t really play up why he has this device attached to him, but when they finally reveal why…it is fucking stupid! Read More
I’m going to be honest, this is probably going to be less of a review and more of a commentary about the film The Circle. Now when I first saw the trailer for this film, I was seriously looking forward to crapping all over this film. First, you have one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, Emma Watson in the lead so I knew this film wasn’t going to have anything emotionally gripping and their story didn’t look too interesting either. This was likely something that STX Entertainment threw out there trying to make a quick buck before Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out. I watched the film and spoiler alert…I didn’t like it, but when I read the reviews, what didn’t surprise is that people hated the film by why they hated it. Apparently, the Consensus is that the premise and execution of this movie are ridiculous because people would never be stupid enough to surrender their privacy to make this film in anyway believable….really? Read More
In my Fifty Shades of Grey review, I said that Charlie Hunnam is probably somewhere spiking the football that he backed out of this franchise before it ruined his career. Instead of having his reputation as Jax Teller forever ruined by being the worst film franchise in a couple of decades, if not ever, Charlie decided to opt for Guy Ritchie’s Medieval adventure film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword as the lead. Guy Ritchie can be pretty hit or miss with his films. He has well-received efforts such as Snatch and the Sherlock Holmes series under his belt. Some middle of the road films like The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and the movie he wishes he could throw into a volcano along with his ex-wife Swept Away. With such a long-range of quality in film, it should be a surprise that this film is somewhere in the middle.
Phoenix Forgotten is a fictional documentary based on the real life UFO phenomenon known as ‘the Phoenix Lights’. Back in March 1997, a series of lights were seen by thousands of people in Arizona and Nevada as the events were captured on video that can be found on Youtube today. The accident which many described as a giant boomerang-shaped aircraft silently moving across the skies before disappearing. Despite this incident initially being downplayed by government officials, the reality is that Phoenix Lights is one of the most infamous sightings of UFOs that to this very day as not been explained or debunked by the public. Read More