Sicario: Day of the Soldado

on 7-11-2018

Here we go with installment #2 of this franchise. It looks like we are being set up for more as the movie ended. I liked this. There is a fair amount of shootem-up but it is backed by a solid story of government twisted allegiances and great acting. If this is your cup of on screen violence, have a look. Benecio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are a dynamic duo to deliver the goods....

Rampage

on 5-13-2018

This is a great Gorillas gone wild story. Throw in a 30 foot wolf with an nasty temper and a slithering, scaly water creature that can dive through buildings and you may start to see how Dwayne Johnson was having trouble convincing the powers that be to not kill his Ape. It is about a space station experiment that went terribly wrong and ended back on Earth creating a path of destruction. It is...

Tomb Raider

on 3-17-2018

We will be seeing more from this franchise boys and girls. There is an obvious set up at the end. I liked this. This is a wild adventure story with 100 situations that would kill any standard humanoid yet this new female action hero bounces back for more. She is a likable hero with a steely focus that gets her through the tightest of situations. I was entertained. It appeals to that “go for...

Annihilation

on 3-03-2018

This is a great science fiction movie. Original creative thought that went into this movie. It is based in scientific principles, yet everything is out of proportion and has a deep and unexplainable mystery to it. I was entertained. It has a stripe of realism woven through all of the computer generated graphics and super natural concepts. I liked this a lot. It is a powerful heroes journey with women in the lead. Thank...

Black Panther

on 2-18-2018

This is a story of dark and light. There is a futuristic colony in Africa and a very advanced tribe. They possess a special natural occurring element that has powerful healing and weaponized properties. They have determined to keep their special weapons and technologies private. The acting is very well done, costumes wonderful and the story holds together. It has a mostly black cast and a token white guy. EXPEKT – O – METER...

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

on 12-25-2017

Alright, I know, I know!! I sneaked in to see a scene of this silly movie and came back the next day to see the whole thing. I was so glad I did. This is a very clever movie with a lot of laugh lines. It also has some good acting. I was drawn into it. There are scenes of a gal inhabiting a mans body that are particularly funny. Jack Black plays the...

Star Wars The Last Jedi

on 12-15-2017

It could have been a pretty good movie if they had cut out all that stuff in the middle and shortened it by about an hour. They missed on the relationship stuff. The acting was not great and it was all and all a bit of a yawn. Pretty good ending segment but……….Come on guys! This is Star Wars you are messing with. Please get it right. Sheesh!! The last one was pretty good...

The Foreigner

on 10-25-2017

Jackie Chan is back.This story takes us into a complicated story that reveals itself a layer at a time. The Jackie Chan character is after justice for the tragic death of his daughter. The layers are so intricate in this story that I do not want to spoil any of if for you. The dramatic tension is expertly managed to have us leaning into the next plot point with anticipation. This is a hallmark...

The Hit Man’s Body Guard

on 8-19-2017

This is a wacky body strewn romp of bullets, bodies and mayhem. Yes, it is mindlessly violent with another large group of bad guys getting killed by the good guys. Cars crash, motorcycles, boats and cars are used as get away vehicles of canal chases. It is fun, kinda. There are good humor lines and bit of a surprise at the end. Ryan Reynolds and Mr. Jackson seem to play will together. EXPEKT –...

Atomic Blonde

on 7-29-2017

Charles Theron works her ass off on this movie. She is in fight scene after fight scene. Near as I can tell, she is actually doing a lot of the action. There must be a body double in there somewhere. She is a secret agent during the days of the Berlin wall coming down. Intrigue and lack of trust from east to west is at its peak. She is going into the eastern part...

Cars

on 6-17-2017

This is the third installment of this movie franchise. I hope there are a lot more. This is fun and entertaining Disney. It has heart and an inspirational story line with many life lessons folded in to a racing fun movie. The hero is learning his life lessons as well as passing a few along to others. It is light hearted fun at the summer movie extravaganza. Opps, I mean moneyganza. EXPEKT – O...

King Arthur: legend Of The Sword

on 5-16-2017

      This is an excellent blend of dark and light story telling, with some crafty twists of Shamanic magic to move the story along. The acting is excellent. The sets seem to depict a dark and damp era long ago. Life was challenging and vacant the comforts we take for granted in todays world.. It was entertaining and hit that rare Hollywood balance of acting and computer generated graphics spot on. It...