Tag: Thriller

Den of Thieves Review

Watching the trailer for Den of Thieves, this film was only going one of two ways. A throwback to past era action/heist movies or a complete disaster starring 50 Cent. Gerald Bulter, 50 Cent, Ice Cube’s son…not the lineup you are expecting from a smash hit.

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The Post Review

Hollywood invested a lot of time, programming, and money into making sure he didn’t win and when that didn’t happen, people kinda lost their shit. Steven Spielberg put the production of this movie on the fly because he saw “scary parallels” between The Pentagon Papers and today’s White House. The narrative of this movie is “truth tellers” are to be believed and they are the “real heroes”. Reality is that just isn’t the case.

Proud Mary Review

I feel like this film should have been released months ago but instead, Proud Mary got its official release into Hollywood’s graveyard…January. Proud Mary is a film that opens like a 1970s Blaxploitation film, but it isn’t. Taraji P. Henson stars as Mary, a hitwoman working for a Boston crime family. When she discovers that one of her targets has a young son who she instantly turns into an orphan

The Commuter Review

If The Commuter didn’t go face first into schlock in the 3rd act, including Liam Neeson being reunited with his family who only seem mildly concerned that three guys were sent to their house to kill them and that Michael barely survived a massive train derailment…I could have given it two stars…but I didn’t. The Commuter is the official welcome into the 2018 ‘Fuck You It’s January’ season and we are already off to a rocky start.

Suburbicon Review

Damien Straker from Impulse Gamer has the perfect summary of this film “Suburbicon is as though Get Out was made by silly White people and it was terrible. Who the hell would want to watch that?” Judging by the box office…no one.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Wall Quick Review

If you are looking for a storybook ending, you won’t get it here. Just like real war, there are no good/bad endings, it’s only survival vs death. The Wall is an intimate cinematic thriller that despite its small-scale is one of the best films so far this year.

The Circle Review

‘ve seen much better movies on this topic, but if you think this film isn’t realistic in the era of Instagram, Snapchat, Alexa, and WorldStarHipHop…you may want to take a closer look at current events…it may scare the crap out of you.

Personal Shopper Review

When it comes to Personal Shopper, there is a lot to like about this film, but you really have to question the decision-making in the writing. The ending is pretty bad as it serves to ask more questions that will never be answered and feels very out of place with the other 100 minutes. The film was booed at Cannes and it seems justified. Personal Shopper is what happens when you shoot yourself in the foot creatively.

The Belko Experiment Review

The Belko Experiment ultimately delivers on a simple premise, workplace violence turned up to 100. With low expectations, the film is a fun thriller worthy of seeing with a few friends or enjoying in the comfort of your own home. James Gunn gets credit for trying to do something different like with most Blumhouse Films. The only negative here is you just wish they took a little more risk to truly be something special.

Get Out Review

Get Out isn’t a film that people have to worried about being lectured to or a film people are afraid to criticize because they don’t want to be called racist. It is a Great Horror/Comedy that exaggerates social issues to get some great laughs and suspense.

A Cure for Wellness Review

A Cure For Nothing (I mean ‘Wellness’) is good enough to be good for all the wrong reasons. If you and your buddies want to get together and laugh at a film that probably wasn’t suppose to be funny, this is the film for you. Otherwise, pass.

Split Review

hyamalan’s old tropes are still around this time around but overall Split does just enough to not only have you a ride worth the price of admission but gives you just a little more faith in M. Night Shyamalan films going forward.

When the Bough Breaks Review

You know it’s a bad week for movies when two of the three major film releases are not screened for critics. Then both of them don’t have scores on Rotten Tomatoes the following Friday, and by Saturday both movies combine for a total score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes on the day of this review.

Don’t Breathe Review

This film is exactly what horror fans have been waiting for. A fresh chapter in a failing genre that achieves in being simple and intense, but without all the cheesy gimmicks and plot induced stupidity.