Saturday, 14 July 2018 16:53

MOVIE REVIEWS - In Theaters Now

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The Rock just keeps making movies that people want to see.  This is one of them.  This is nothing except summer thrills and fun.

I can't even say this is a good movie.  But what I can say this is an entertaining movie, especially in the summertime.  The Rock is trying to save hisfamily from the worlds tallest building that is on fire, and under attack by terrible people.   Can we love this guy any more?

 

 
This is filled with sweaty palmed moments and we are almost falling 3,000 feet many times. This movies along nicely and is compelling in it's action, as opposed to its underlying plot, which is adequate at best.   But you won't care. This is summer fun action with a smile.  And a good, fun action flick is right on time right now



 

Sacario 2

The original was a very good movie, and so is this one. This is one of those movies that has no good guys whatsoever.  This deals with the drug cartels, how are awful.  The secret part of the US Government , and they are awful.  Corrupt police north and south of the US/Mexican border.



This is the second in what is turning out to be a series, as this is set up for more.  This time the US kidnaps a cartel leaders daughter in the effort to start a civil war between the cartels in Mexico.  The effort is being made because in our movie, he president has deemed the cartels as terrorists.  And we must engage theme south of the border.

Needless to say, this goes wrong.  Violent, harsh, not easy movie watching. But very good, and puts you on a slow burn that keep you watching.  A hard R rating, and well deserved.  The first one was good, this is very good.

 

Uncle Drew

This is the new basketball movie that stars Kyrie Irving, and a bunch of other ex-NBA stars, that is a sort of live action semi version of the 1990's classic, Space Jam.  Being honest, this lookied real bad on first trailer view.

But, this is not going to win on award anywhere, but you will laugh. The full theater did at the screening I went to.  This is pretty darn funny.  I laughed a bunch.  This movie is plain and simple escapism that shows you a good time for your money.  My hope is that this is the only one they will make, as it could not hold up another.


All in all, this works.  It's not perfect, it's just fun.  Sometimes we need to just slow down, and let funny be funny, and not really worry about art.  This movie is OK, and good for a few laughs, way better than I ever thought this would be.

 

Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom

Well it is making hand over claw, but its a shame this is not a better movie. This 5th installment of the 25 year old series is a far cry from the masterpiece that was the original. In fairness, you do get all the dinosaurs you could possibly want as there is not a shortage of action sequences.  Trouble is, that's about all e get.

This movie is the poster child for movies made for a attention shortened audience. It moves from one action scene to another leaving story holes and character development in the dust.  This movie also feels kind of bad.  There is not real awe, or joy in seeing this. It's dark, agenda laden, and just not the fun experience it should be.

 
This is not summer escapism. This is very intense at times and some of this may be a bit too much for the too young.  Is this a bad day at the movies?  No.  But this franchise is a beacon for one that has run its course. But there will be more.

Jurassic World 2 -  Getting tired.



Monday, 09 April 2018 09:26

MOVIE REVIEWS - New This Week

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A bunch of new movies coming out this week, lets take a look at a few!

 

Monday, 15 January 2018 17:10

MOVIE REVIEWS - In Theaters Now

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Bunch of new movies for you this week, let's check them out!

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