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...

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...

Kong: Skull Island

on 3-22-2017

There was some pretty good movie going with this one. I liked it. It was a different approach to a Kong remake. They threw in a WW2 P-51, a Vietnam era Huey, a Chinook and even a Marine Sea Stallion helicopter in the mix of helicopters for Kong to make flaming helicopter parts out of. This particular Kong had to have been a 200 foot tall critter. He could swat a fly by Huey...

Collide

on 2-27-2017

A kinetic love story the plays a lot like Fast and Furious…in Germany. Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Felicity Jones and Nicolas Hault (new, action guy) play in it. It is an action packed love story with action from beginning to end. Great acting, bad guys, reluctant hero and a beautiful girl. Hollywood at its best. It kept me guessing along the way. Just when it seemed to be all played out, up would pop...

John Wick

on 2-13-2017

This is installment number two in this brutal and stylized shootem up franchise. Keanu Reeve is the invincible hit man, John Wick with more lives that a lucky cat. Where he shows up, people die. This one has the twist of a Mafia like central command that has him on a string and can call him out of retirement to do it’s bidding. Well, there are wrinkles that just keep slapping him with bigger...

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,...

London Has Fallen

on 3-05-2016

This movie has a hugely improbable plot but none the less it plays well in the world we live in today. It was well acted by a top notch crew of veteran actors including Morgan Freeman and Gerard Butler. There is plenty of action and a bit of nail biting as it all rolls out. A quality production with some CG hick-ups but still quite entertaining. EXPEKT-O-METER Before 7 After 8 > >...

The Finest Hours

on 3-05-2016

This is a true story of an open sea rescue that had everything against it except grit and human intention. A Coast Guard crew went out in the middle of a severe storm to save the crew of a freighter that had been broken in half by heavy seas. It was still powering itself from the back half of the busted ship. The small rescue boat was being tumbled by powerful seas. It looked...