November 30, 2019

 

Doctor Sleep is a good connection to The Shining, offering a well-conceived, extended plot. Some of the scenes were brutal, in regards to the imagery; not anything gory or graphic, but just in the context of what was taking place, made it all very stirring.

I didn't believe this followup would be anything eventful, but I was very impressed with its approach. I would classify the film as a thriller, with a strong superna...

November 16, 2019

Harriet is a testament to a true American patriot, and a warrior, in every sense of the word. Her life was the definition of a "hero."  

Some critics have been harsh towards the film for it not being entirely accurate from a historical standpoint, yet the movie never claimed it was an actual documentary of her life. Furthermore, it serves the purpose of exposing people to a hero, who is not credited enough, and has ye...

November 2, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate's action scenes are visually stunning, due to James Cameron's production prowess. But beyond that, it sort of falls apart. 

It's monumental, having Linda Hamilton re-united with Arnold Schwarzenegger, working on the franchise they successfully launched about 30 years ago. 

Gabriel Luna's lethal performance was enjoyable and I'm looking forward to seeing him in more action films. 

I...

October 26, 2019

I was definitely pleased with Black and Blue; the scenes had an intense and rough delivery that made you feel every bit of the fast-paced momentum. 

Much respect is given to Naomi Harris for all of the physical scenes her character had to endure. 

Along with Harris, there are other popular favorites, such as, Mike Colter, Nafessa Williams and Tyrese Gibson to enjoy.  The audience may also recognize Frank Grillo, from two films...

October 19, 2019

Ten years after the release of the first film of the franchise, Zombieland: Double Tap was truly worth the wait and right in time for Halloween. 

The returning cast, along with additional members like Rosario Dawson and Luke Wilson, make the film enjoyable; but Woody Harrelson and Zoey Deutch significantly make this sequel better than the original. 

It's simply an extension of the first film, having the same formula, but...

October 12, 2019

Gemini Man had a great beginning, but it turned out to be just an average film.  With fast-paced action scenes, and a lot of dialogue having emotional depth, the film had enough surprising aspects for me to consider it being the action movie of the year. 

Yet, the subpar computer generated imagery (CGI) just made the movie look like an amateur production. 

The acting cast gave quality work; Clive...

October 10, 2019

The Southern Environmental Law Center is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend a victory it won recently against an important permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which, if approved, would run through Virginia.

Last Friday, the nation’s highest court agreed to hear the appeal, requested by the pipeline developer and the federal government, of a ruling in a case the center won, challenging a U.S. Forest Service...

October 4, 2019

This is a pretty good background story, showing all of the different events and conditions leading to Joker's rise to fame and power. From a writing perspective, the psychological approach is a good one and it is well-executed in the film. 

However, if you are already familiar with the clown prince of crime and have followed his antics throughout the years, this newest movie is just an appetizer and not the main...

September 27, 2019

Sly Stallone returns to the theaters in Rambo Last Blood as one of his most popular and iconic characters.

Although it has an acceptable storyline, Stallone could have taken this chapter in a better direction, especially if this is to be the last installment in the franchise.

A mixture of TakenDeath Wish and Saw,  a majority of the film's kill scenes were quite graphic, though not as detailed and gory as the previous Ra...

September 6, 2019

     There were quite a few significant changes to IT Chapter 2 from the 1990 miniseries; some to my liking, while others met my disapproval. 

     I felt the character, Mike, played by Isaiah Mustafa, wasn't assertive enough and that he was too secretive. 

     There were some changes to the plot that didn't need any revision from its predecessor, but, the visual effects were outstanding and impl...

September 3, 2019

     Humans are not born racist. Somehow, they get some help along the way. White men, with guns killing innocent human beings, because of hatred fueled by fear.

     What do they fear?

     Loss of power and privilege. Loss of life and liberty. Loss of being top dog. Fear of being treated like they want minorities to be treated.

     After 22 people were recently killed in El Paso,...

August 30, 2019

     I like this chapter of Angel Fallen because it possessed certain aspects of the storyline from the previous film of the same ilk. 

     It also has fast-paced action scenes on which the franchise has built a reputation. 

     Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith and Danny Huston are the headliners, constantly keeping your attention focused on the screen. 

     Yet,...

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