Megan Leavey

on 6-17-2017

This is a based in fact hero story about a battle dog and it’s female Marine handler who both got damaged in Iraq. It is a very well told story that is worth viewing. It does not glorify the Iraq war. The war is a part of the story because it is the backdrop for the story. The acting is believable and the story telling is quite thorough. It gives us a real sense...

Paris Can Wait

on 6-10-2017

This is a movie that will grow on you. There is a lot more going on off screen than on screen. The plot is a slow and gentle seduction. Diane Lane has the lead. Her and Alec Baldwin are a power couple who see little of each other. A best friend offers to drive the Diane Lane character to Paris from Monaco and here is where the fun begins. The acting is good and...

Churchill

on 6-02-2017

This is an up close and personal view of a cigar smoking and obstinate Winston Churchill. He was haunted by the carnage he saw in World War 1. He was protective of his people and despised wasting human life. He really wanted to win World War 2 but was cautious to save as much life in the process as possible. He was a pain in the side of the top generals as he was...

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...

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...

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....

Get Me Roger Stone

on 5-23-2017

No matter your political persuasion, please see this movie. You will begin to understand how you are being played. And played not just by your candidates but by the scum-baggery behind the candidate(s). What an eye opener. It is on the trail of political dirty tricks from Nixon to Trump. It shows how the Republicans have embraced dirty trickery. It shows you how and from whom these diabolical statements and strategies have come. It...

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 Lost City Of “Z”

on 5-08-2017

This is a very good adventure movie about discovering the unknown regions of Earth. It takes place in the early 1900s. This is an expertly crafted docudrama. It takes us on the physical and emotional journey of discovery. It was dangerous. There are bugs, snakes, hostile tribes but most dangerous of all was the remoteness of the depths of the Amazon jungle. It takes us there not just as spectators. It was as if...

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...

Norman

on 5-06-2017

This is a painful movie to watch in many regards but it has redeeming qualities. It very well acted by veteran actors and great direction. Richard Gere is a seeming shelter. In truth he is a deal maker who has a knack for getting in with the rich and powerful. His deal making instincts are great but has a credibility problem or three. I do not want to give away plus twists but rest...

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...

Born In China

on 4-30-2017

This is a Disney nature film. It was shot with 4G Cameras and is an intimate documentary about critters in remote regions of China. It features, a Snow Leopard family, a Panda and her cub, A Monkey tribe and a goat like creature I lost the actual name of. The cinematographers follow their lives through the four seasons in a year. Hats off to the intrepid filming crews. They stayed steady at their posts...

Tommy’s Honor

on 4-22-2017

Another golf story that has very little to do with golf…really. It is a love and relationship movie about family and marriage. Throw some family legacy in for spice. It is slow paced and very well acted. The scenes take us back to Scotland and a more simple time. The historical development of the game of golf seems to be a sub plot or even the reason for the movie. It is about youth...

Their Finest

on 4-22-2017

This is a simple and dare I say, fun movie being framed in the chaos of war. A young writer gets drawn into writing a story about Dunkirk, while her actual life is living through the Blits in London, got that? It is supposed to be a documentary. So much for plot. The acting is a but stiff, British like but still will pull you in as the characters are wonderfully developed. We get...

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...

Going In Style

on 4-09-2017

This is a very fun and quite over the top romp about three old guys who got defunded from their retirements. They are pissed and looking for answers. It is well acted by veteran actors and a quite fun story that has many twists and turns enroute to the finish line and fade to black. It left me with a smile only face and just might do the same for you as well. EXPEKT...

Logan

on 4-09-2017

This was an extremely bloody, car wrecking, gun battling movie. I have not been a fan of this story. The production value was very high. They did a good job at creating a very brutal story about building brutal robots. Wow, if this is the future of militarization of the gene splicing sphere it makes checking out early seem like a good choice. Oh, I forgot, this is another in the series of marvel...

Queen Of The Desert

on 4-09-2017

The James Franco, Nicole Kidman portion of this movie was pretend-scions sort of acting. The rest of the movie was excellent story telling. The story is one of a woman’s adventuring in the Middle Eastern deserts in the early 1900s. She just went, explored and made many friends. She cracked the nomadic code and eventually brought the information back to the British Empire to help them redefine the countries of the Mid East. It...

The Zookeepers Wife

on 4-02-2017

  This is a harsh reality documentary about some very heroic people who rescued Jewish captors trapped in the Warsaw, Poland Ghetto by the Nazi’s. The Nazi’s rolled into Poland in September, 1939 and took control of the country. Poland had crude oil that the Third Reigh needed for it’s war machine. So, they invaded Poland and took what they wanted. including the lives of many. The acting is top tier with Jessica Chastain...

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...

Tomorrow

on 3-12-2017

Friends insisted I see this documentary. I too suggest you see this. It is a hopeful view into several lives and projects around our wonderful planet geared to sustainability. It is very well done and takes the needed time to explain how we got here ( in an environmental shift ) and a path to a sustainable future. It talks about the Iceland bank failure that started a ripple of financial stress around the...

Tomorrow

on 3-12-2017

Friends insisted I see this documentary. I too, now suggest that you see this. It is a hopeful view into several lives and projects around our wonderful planet geared to sustainability. It is very well done and takes the needed time to explain how we got here ( in an environmental shift ) and a path to a sustainable future. It talks about the Iceland bank failure that started a ripple of financial stress...

A Cure For Wellness

on 2-27-2017

This is a mysterious, surreal loony bin story wrapped in international dirty dealings. It is creepy. There are things we know will happen eventually, they happen and more. It has the spooky, creepy deepness to it. Not my cup of movie but none the less well done if you enjoy being freaked out by a very strange and intense story line. EXPEKT – O – METER Before 7 – After 7 > > >...

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...

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...

Neruda

on 2-13-2017

This is a sub titled movie about Pablo Neruda, the Chilean politician, activist and writer. It takes awhile to get going but once it does, the adventure is easy to stay with. The sub titles come quick, I missed a few lines. The story flows with an interesting style and cadence. It may be hard to chase down but if you like a bit of history and subtitles, I do recommend it. EXPEKT –...

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...