The Equalizer 2

on 7-29-2018

The Equalizer 2 This has one power sequence after another. It paints its actual goings on as a bit of an echo behind the current evening news. There are many heart felt moments and several very violent fight scenes. The closing segment, in the middle of an on-shoring hurricane gives us a lot to think about. It lends itself to other current weather events. This character that Densel is building might have a long...

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...

Red Sparrow

on 3-03-2018

This is a well placed movie release. It deals with the theme of Russian Cold War tactics in the present day. It is a cold movie with Jennifer Lawrence in a roll of a Russian woman being played from all sides as she learns the tricks of the game and incorporates a few of her own. It portrays the cold hearted tricks in the spy craft she has been coerced into after a career...

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...

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 The sites are real and the plot is woven around them and their historical content.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...

Eye In The Sky

on 3-27-2016

This is a sobering look at the complex world of drone warfare. It touches on: the human interactions involved, the chain of command tangle, what the face of collateral damage looks like and the toll on the remote, although intimately involved pilots.They take us from the pilot’s controlled desert cubicles to the highest echelon of power and legalities. It is a gripper. It is complex, yet paced to give us a ring side seat...

Spectre

on 11-07-2015

Another James Bond and quite a unique one. There is the usual mayhem and a few darlings but the tempo is different with this being not quite as sexy as some. There are exotic and less exotic international destinations but the glitz and glamour is a bit held back. There is the exotic cars and a great car chase, glad that this standard was not violated. The new crew of actors is not near...

Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation

on 8-01-2015

This is what might be expected, a wild ride with lots of fast driving, thrills and a few spills. Oh yes, let’s not forget the gun play and foxy chick. This gal will get you in a head lock and give you a toss as well. It was fun, I admit it. I loved it. Some of the acting is a bit, come on but all in all a great romp. We went from...

Furious, Seven

on 4-06-2015

This is in the theme of over the top thrillers with a lot of computer generated fantasy shots included. This saves the actors and stunt people but creates a big yawn on the viewers side with a groaning: Yea Sure?!?! There was a very sweet tribute to Paul Walker, one of the original family members at the end. Paul died in a car crash before the filming wrapped. The use of digital imagery and...

Kingsman: The Secret Service

on 2-13-2015

This is a clever, quick, fun, diabolical and smartly done romp of a spoof spy thriller. I might add, there is a lot of comedic lines. It was very fun with many surprises. There is a, saving the world from global warming angle as well. It is a big plan using current technology as the saving (?) device. Way over the t op it is but fasten your seat belts and keep the popcorn...

The Loft

on 2-07-2015

This is a wicked good mystery drama, great in content and treachery you may not see coming. It is well acted. You will be pulled in different directions. There are sexy themes. Not that it is pornographic but sex is a theme. There are several friends involved in the use of a mutually owned apartment for discrete purposes. We are jolted to see who actually uses it and who they are there with. The...

Left Behind

on 10-06-2014

Left Behind This is another in the recent spate of movies about biblical fantasy. It is a stand along very good science fiction movie if you take the biblical aspects out of it. With the bible story in it it seems a bit thin. Nickolas Cage is the male lead and as usual he is a bit thin but to his credit actually does some acting in it. The story takes us to a...