Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

on 5-06-2017

This one is kind of a yawn, kind of fun but… It was as if they threw everything on the screen and I’m my humble opinion a lot of it belongs on the cutting room floor. Gripping about 20 minutes off of it might have made a far more viewable movie. The cast was great, and the acting very good. I could have had a lot less personal story lines that seemed to be...

The Fate of The Furious

on 4-22-2017

The story falls apart in at least 5 places. It does, however point to an eventual possibility that autonomous cars could be hacked and used n ways not intended by their creators. They might be a future ISIS or Russian threat or just another movie sub plot. Some of the acting was good in a testosteronish sort of way. It was fun to see Charles Theron as the villainess. Even though I never did...

The Great Wall

on 2-27-2017

This is a classic heroes journey. Matt Damon goes out for an adventure and comes home to himself. His journey was the story. It involved a big war, death, heroism, romance and some quite beautiful Chinese landscapes. The CG was spectacular, with scenes that were BIG, complex and innovative. It was excellently done from beginning to end. The myth in this story was quite stunning to see come to life. High marks guys, you...

Hacksaw Ridge

on 11-05-2016

This is a biographical story very well reinacted. Mel Gibson directed this movie. It is the story of a Conscientious Objector who served as a medic in a bloody battle on Okinawa during the closing chapter of World War Two. His heroism earned him the Congressional Medal Of Honor for saving the lives of 75 men. He hauled them from the battle field and lowered them down the face of a cliff to safety,...

Doctor Strange

on 11-05-2016

This movie is brilliantly well done. The use of CG (computer graphics) is clever and convincing. There are great laugh lines and a strong story line. Benedict Cumberbatch was made for this part. He owns this one while having a lot of fun with it. The story is intent on blending reality with the unseen world. it draws powers from the unseen world, into the present convincingly. It took me to new places cinematically...

Magnificent 7

on 9-25-2016

This is a classic western with bad guys, heroic & skilled good guys, an Indian, a Mexican, even an Asian. What it is missing is a plot with heart. Like Reverant, it is based in an elaborate revenge story with a lot of shootem ups, destruction and ruthless death. It is filmed in the beautiful back country of New Mexico and I mean stunning beauty. I walked away both sad and entertained. Yes, a...

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

on 3-27-2016

This was a hard movie to watch and stay with the plot lines. It was confusing. It was dark. It was tedious. It had way to much computer generated scenes. The fights were tttoooo long. The movie was too long. Maybe they thought that giving us more crap would make up for a the lack of a quality story. Maybe it was for a movie universe far into the future?? It has two or...

Spectre

on 11-07-2015

Another James Bond and quite a unique one. There is the usual mayhem and a few darlings but the tempo is different with this being not quite as sexy as some. There are exotic and less exotic international destinations but the glitz and glamour is a bit held back. There is the exotic cars and a great car chase, glad that this standard was not violated. The new crew of actors is not near...

The Transporter Refueled

on 9-07-2015

This is a high stakes caper movie. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did. This means, to me that: the acting was good, the stunts were spectacular and a bit believable, it has a plot both clever and interesting with enough twists to surprise me. Most importantly, I wanted the characters to win at their games. Maybe, just maybe, you will get some enjoyable entertainment from this as well. Enjoy...

American Ultra

on 8-24-2015

This is a well acted movie, by this young crew. BUT oh my God, how violent!! It seems the violence was thrown in our faces to prove the point that the CIA research into making a perfect killing machine agent had paid off. Only this is the agent who thought he was a regular guy. Yep, that is the core plot point. See it and all of the other stuff will be revealed to...

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

on 8-14-2015

This is a fun and very well constructed formula movie. it is a set up for the next movie and also a great stand along caper. The cast clicks! They had a lot of fun filming this movie. I had a lot of fun watching it. It is both low brow, old Russia behind the Iron Curtain and high brow, with mega bucks diabolical characters owning islands, yachts and throwing glitzy parties. it comes...

Ant-Man

on 7-18-2015

This is a fun movie. It is a super hero movie done in a tongue in cheek style. The story is about a the development of a new technology that can shrink things. Naturally, a shrunken warrior is what is being readied for sale to international thugs. Paul Rudd plays an unlikely here who it doing his best to keep out of prison after being recently released from a burglary sentence. The love interest...