Beirut

on 4-15-2018

This movie captures the suspense of a war torn Beirut. It has before scenes showing the city as an international and cosmopolitan place with culture. It also shows it after a significant war that reduced it to a beat up and dangerous city in the cross hairs of several factions. It takes us along as passengers into an increasingly dangerous and twisted story of recovering a captive from some unsavory characters who may or...

Ready Player One

on 3-29-2018

This It is a very fun movie with both adventure and laugh lines. It is a geeky movie but still fun for non geeks, kinda like me. Not that I do not have my own geekiness but video games has never been my interest. This movie is all about video gaming and actually getting into the game yourself with an ”Avatar” of your design. Am I scaring you away yet? I got into it...

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...

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 Man Who Invented Christmas

on 11-24-2017

This is the story of Charles Dickens in 1843 and all of the torment he brought to himself and his family in mining “The Christmas Carol” story from himself. It was masterfully presented. Christopher Plummer plays Scrouge who became the Dickens muse in writing the story. It is brilliantly presented. They really made the story come to life. I walked out with a greater appreciation of life and all of it’s struggles. EXPEKT –...

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...

Wonder Woman

on 6-02-2017

This is a fun movie. There is great humor. Lots of adventure. A good story line. Some mythical as well as cosmic consciousness. Believe it or not, it has good writing and acting as well. What a package. There are plenty of leaps in reality but, hey, let’s remember this is a comic book on a movie screen. I suggest that you leave your reality at the door and enjoy a fun couple of...

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

on 5-26-2017

      I liked this. It is complex, with converging story lines crisscrossing the movie. It all pulls together to make for a very fun romp of a movie. Javier Bardem is the new kid in this one. He adds a dark dimension to this already deeply shaded story. I was thoroughly entertained. There are several surprise cameos that add to the overall fun of their Very well done Disney summer block buster....

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...

ROGUE ONE

on 12-19-2016

Yes, Star Wars lives on and on… This particular installment is very well done. The acting is top tier. I liked these characters and was engaged by them and their mission. So, away I went into the Star Wars universe holding onto the theater seat. It is a romp, a quest and of course a galaxy sized battle with fighter aircraft filling the skies. It does have a certain proportionality to it, somewhat believable...