Blade Runner 2049

on 10-06-2017

If you enjoy excessively long movies (2.43), that are dark, brooding, with plot points unsatisfactorily peeled back to reveal a big ‘so what’ and takes itself entirely too seriously, then this just might be for you. Great acting, wonderful set design and a fantasy sex scene we all have done at one time or another. His dream gal ( a true beauty ) is inhabiting his actual sex partner. Sound familiar? Just checking. All...

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...

The Circle

on 4-30-2017

Sad to say folks that Forrest Gump finally belly flopped. The acting is terrible in this movie. The story itself is very compelling. A company is about to develop an extremely invasive media camera and personal intelligence gathering system and deploy it far and wide. It will creep out your sensitivities if you can get through the extremely low quality of acting. I blame the director for having a talented crew and not getting...

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...

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...

50 Shades Darker

on 2-13-2017

This is a movie with sex in it and a little bit of relationship between the sexual episodes. The only difference from pornography and this movie is, camera angle. Having gotten that off my chest, it does have a plot….this time. I mean a plot beyond sex in our faces. There are people who are introduced into the story that were burned in various ways by the lead guy. They also set up the...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

on 11-18-2016

She’s Back!! J.K. Rowling has created another masterwork of storytelling with this fun and magical fantasy movie. It is clever and believable in an unbelievable sore of way. The acting is excellent with Eddie Redmayne having the lead. It is a takeoff of the Hogwarts School For Wizards and has even better magical innovations than the original Harry Potter. it is a romp with things getting destroyed, then reconstituted right before our eyes. If...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

on 12-20-2015

I left this movie very disappointed. Sure, it has a bigger star weapon, the old guys were back, some of the new guys were memorable but it was lacking energy. I did not believe the story. It is just rehashed stuff that once was thrilling but now is hoo hum. The black white couple dance was a bit too cliche and seemed pandering. It all and all was not my cup of greatness that...

The Last Witch Hunter

on 10-24-2015

This is a flash back, flash forward movie with supernatural themes and great computer animation. Vin Diesel is chasing multi dimensional evil doers. He had an immortality spell placed on him 800 years ago and was assigned the task of keeping us all safe from, off the reservation, witches. It is a romp of a movie expertly produced and projected onto our movie screens. I usually avoid this genre of movie but found this...

Pan

on 10-10-2015

This Peter Pan reborn into the world of computer animation with some very imaginative writing, set design and themes. It is a twist on the old story line but it all works well. Highly entertaining and engaging. Great for kids of all ages. EXPEKT-O-METER Before 7.5 – After 8.3 > >...