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Movie Review: “IT” (2017)

Movies inspired by Stephen King’s fiction are more apt to be called “adaptations” than most other based-on-a-bestseller works.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em it’s generally agreed that King’s books contain elements that can’t be accurately conveyed on film or shouldn’t be attempted.  2017 has brought us two such extremes in King-Flicks.  “The Dark Tower” approached [...]

By |September 8th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”

Buddy-Cop movies have a long history in Cinema, one that is easily divided between painful duds and memorable favorites.  But “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” doesn’t neatly fall into either of these categories. Instead, it’s a smorgasbord of various story threads that never quite weaves together a cohesive film.  It has the aura of one of those [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”

It’s been a few years since we last caught up with Surly, Andie and the rest of the gang.  In that time, they have made a life for themselves....in the condemned peanut shop from the first film.  Living high off the hog, they have stayed under the radar, Surly has become the respected leader and [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Kidnap”

Halle Berry demonstrates time and again how magnetic her presence is on the silver screen.  She made her feature film debut in Tony Scott's The Last Boy Scout in 1991.  She has won an Academy Award for her lead performance in Monster’s Ball and has been a Bond Girl, the epitome of actresses the world [...]

By |August 5th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Dark Tower”

There are few literary series which are as creative or intricate as Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” anthology.  Over the span of eight novels and a standalone short story, King weaves an ultimate tale of good versus evil.  His characters are deep and complex, heroes often doing terrible things or making painful sacrifices in the name [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie review: “Detroit”

“Detroit” – The definition of power:  possession of control, authority or influence over others; a controlling group. On July 23, 1967, a group of Detroit policemen raided a private gathering at the Economy Printing Company Building.  In a very public display, white police officers forced their way into the facility and grabbed, mishandled and arrested [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Atomic Blonde”

David Leitch might not be a recognizable name to most, but it likely soon will be.  His career as a stunt actor/coordinator covers 82 films and includes some of the most memorable American action films of the past 20 years.  After working on the Matrix Trilogy, he and Chad Stahelski were approached by Keanu Reeves [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Dunkirk”

Christopher Nolan has been quick to correct those who dismiss his latest film as a War Movie.  “It’s not a war movie, it’s a survival movie.”   Indeed, while it does take place in 1940 during WWII, it’s a story not of battle, but of 400,000 allied soldiers stranded on a beach, surrounded by the enemy, [...]

By |July 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Without doubt, Writer/Director Luc Besson is a very talented artist.  He’s brought us some memorable and entertaining films including La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, and Léon: The Professional.  However there seems to be a negative correlation between the size of the budget and the quality of his screenplay.  With this is mind it’s been [...]

By |July 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “A Ghost Story”

Occasionally we come across a film that deserves to be admired for a variety of reasons but still cannot be recommended as a “good movie.”  For simplicity's sake, this article’s definition of a “good movie” is a film that can be recommended to a specific audience group who will appreciate the experience it provides.  By [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments