Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

on 7-11-2018

This is a Summer Block Buster that delivers. It is a take off on the other two Jurassic movies and it is a stand alone, in that respect. I liked it. There are several very questionable scenes and several nail bitter scenes or should I say: Veloca Raptor biter scenes?? At any rate, if you like this sorta movie, you will love this new addition of this ongoing franchise. EXPEKT- O – METER Before...

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...

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...

Transformers: The Last Knight

on 6-23-2017

This was very fun. It is a fresh take on the Transformers history and a lot of the same old fighting and taking over the world. The acting is fresh with Mark Wahlberg having the lead and a beautiful brainiac Laura Haddock love interest. She, also has the power to halt this war from deep in her family tree. The visuals are well done with the CG guys having a field day with al...

Alien: Covenant

on 6-01-2017

This is a fun adventure with some pretty spooky, nasty scenes. It is not a gross out movie. It has a plot, a story line andtrail of crumbs you will want to follow. There are new things and old themes rolled into a big league space adventure. The acting is excellent and the direction was effective at getting the most out of the actors in each scene.The sets were very convincing and served as...

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...

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...

Passengers

on 12-21-2016

Total eimmersion in a believable make believe world of future inter-stellar travel. The pacing and tempo of this movie are excellent. The story unfolds in a series of technical glitches and human frailty that draws us in. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt deliver top tier performances as they do what can be done to figure out how to rescue their ailing space crafts’ life support system. I didn’t want it to end. EXPEKT-O-METER Before...

Arrival

on 11-14-2016

Might call this: the invasion of the octopus people or arrival of the octopus folks. It actually is a kinda okay movie in that the Earth and all of it’s people are not annihilated. Oops, I am giving away a key plot point, sorry. However, the choice of using an octopus like creature with a Rorschach test communication style were some poor writing and production decisions, in my opinion. The acting and directing were...

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...

Inferno

on 10-29-2016

This is a quite good movie and another Oscar chance for Mr. Tom Hanks. This is a who is about to” done it”, by releasing a global virus that will kill half the population of the planet. It is very well directed, shot and acted. It is largely filmed in beautiful, historic sites in Florence and Venice, Italy. The sites are real and the plot is woven around them and their historical content. The...

The Martian

on 10-03-2015

  WOW!! This is a true to form adventure that is quite scientifically plausible. To quote Matt Damons character, “I am going to science the shit out of this”. It seems that was the theme of the writer as well. This is an excellent movie. All aspects of it just plain WORK!! The acting is believable, the dynamics of the story are connected and believable, the scenarios and how they arrive to them are...