Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Release: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 👀 Theater Written by: Tom O’Connor; Brandon Murphy; Phillip Murphy Directed by: Patrick Hughes Starring: Ryan Reynolds; Samuel L. Jackson; Salma Hayek; Antonio Banderas; Morgan Freeman **/***** Short review: Well, I’ve seen worse. But that’s not exactly the endorsement I was wanting to write. Not that I was necessarily expecting to come out ofContinue reading “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”

Angel Has Fallen

Release: Friday, August 23, 2019 →Netflix Written by: Robert Mark Kamen; Matt Cook; Ric Roman Waugh Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh Angel Has Fallen is the third but definitely not last installment in the Fallen action movie franchise. That there are enough of these movies to justify the word ‘franchise’ seems an indictment of the American Secret Service. HowContinue reading “Angel Has Fallen”

Going in Style

Release: Friday, April 7, 2017  [Theater] Written by: Theodore Melfi Directed by: Zach Braff Geriatric crime comedy starring three Academy Award winners and directed by former Scrubs star Zach Braff is a bit of an underachiever. Even that might be giving this, a remake of Martin Brest’s 1979 caper of the same name, too much credit because I’m unconvinced this movieContinue reading “Going in Style”

London Has Fallen

Release: Friday, March 4, 2016 [Netflix] Written by: Creighton Rothenberger; Katrin Benedikt; Christian Gudegast; Chad St. John Directed by: Babak Najafi London Has Fallen was a theatrical release I happened to miss out on and I am glad for having saved that money. Buying a bag of crack cocaine (which is what I did) would have been a betterContinue reading “London Has Fallen”

Now You See Me 2

Release: Friday, June 10, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Ed Solomon; Pete Chiarelli Directed by: Jon M. Chu The implausible Now You See Me sequel — yes, this is a thing — is a magic trick you can see right through from the very beginning. For all the entertainment it seeks to provide, the film delivers an equal doseContinue reading “Now You See Me 2”

TBT: Unforgiven (1992)

Thursdays come around pretty quickly, do they not? It seems only yesterday I was babbling on excessively about Chinatown and now, here we are, forging new frontiers yet again in October. This month is shaping up to be one of the most eclectic groups of films I’ve yet had on this blog, which is kindContinue reading “TBT: Unforgiven (1992)”

Ted 2

Release: Friday, June 26, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Seth MacFarlane; Alec Sulkin; Wellesley Wild Directed by: Seth MacFarlane Ted 2 turns out to be ridiculous, which in itself is ridiculous. . .because it’s ridiculous to think the first was ridiculous enough to justify something ridiculous like a sequel. Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed stuffed teddy is growing up in the follow-up toContinue reading “Ted 2”

Lucy

Release: Friday, July 25, 2014 [Theater] While it’s true this outing is a step up from last year’s The Family, with director Luc Besson even seeming willing to dip his toes into deeper waters as far as interesting concepts are concerned, we are, unfortunately, still not operating at 100% yet. It might seem dismissive to rule this summer’s latest sci-fiContinue reading “Lucy”

Transcendence

Release: Friday, April 18, 2014 [Theater] Lol, uh. . .wut? Well, this WAS supposed to be the ‘don’t-give-up-yet-on-Johnny-Depp’ movie, one that would give the colorful thespian room to breathe without his usual cloak of weirdness. . .no Captain Jack Sparrow accent, no scissor hands and no crazy Tonto face paint this time. In a cruel twist of fate,Continue reading “Transcendence”

The Lego Movie

Release: Friday, February 7, 2014 [Theater] The 7-year-old in me nearly wet his bedsheets in anticipation of the first ever full-length feature film involving his favorite toys from childhood. The essential. . . . . . . . . .e-hem. . .building blocks of my youth have come to life on the big screen in 2014Continue reading “The Lego Movie”