Category Archive: Action and Adventure

Chappie (2015) is a big joke and that’s life. Huh? #movies

As someone once said, there are hits and there are misses, then there are misses.  Big misses.  I think this movie can best be described as a jumbled junk movie or maybe a… Continue reading

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) – Grindhouse shocker

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) is basically crazy.  Nuff said.  This movie went from a $150 fake trailer to a full-length motion picture thanks to the vision of director Jason Eisener and his… Continue reading

Infinity War? The Biggest Marketing Scam of All Time?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building to this weekend for years, and the marketing crescendo lures you in, takes your money, and leaves everybody unsatisfied.  You’ve got to hand to these movie-makers,… Continue reading

Best of the 80s #1 – Temple of Doom and the Hero’s Journey (1949)

You’ve really got to hand it to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas for turning a sure thing on its head with a brand new tone, a bunch of gross-out scenes and a horror… Continue reading

John Wick (2014) for the Holidays

This movie begins in media res which means in begins in the middle or at the end, as it may be, and that seems like a good opening for a great movie. John… Continue reading

Dunkirk (2017) tries to quiet war

Dunkirk (2017) is a well-written film, with threads of plot and action weaving through three separate structures, quietly merging into a nicely woven full story.  I could not believe how quiet this movie… Continue reading

Is Need for Speed (2014) really that slow?

Need for Speed seems to have a good premise but more than six critics I’ve read call this movie a “slog”.  What’s a slog?  It’s a really slow movie.  But this is a… Continue reading

Does Flash Gordon (1980) try too hard to be funny?

Flash Gordon (1980) could be the biggest cult hit of the 80s, and I think it’s as popular as Escape From New York or They Live.  It could be close.  Flash Gordon has action, likeable… Continue reading

Dawn of the Planet of the Franchise

In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), the apes haven’t dominated the planet yet, because this here is a continuing franchise.  Yay.  Probably the most impressive thing about this movie are… Continue reading

Passengers (2016) is good when it’s tedious

I watched Passengers to find out if the rumors were true: is this really a crappy space movie with great stars? Yes, it does have good performances, so the acting really isn’t a problem,… Continue reading

Action Island: Featuring Kong vs Sam Jackson

Kong: Skull Island (2017) is a different kind of Kong Kong movie, with the action turned up to 11, and everything else turned off.  I think Jurassic Park is a good example of… Continue reading

King Kong 1976 – A precursor to 2017?

The 70s remake of King Kong hasn’t dated well.  The thing I like about the original Universal monster movies is that they are pretty much all rewatchable to this day.  However, this one… Continue reading

Where Eagles Dare (to explain things)

Where Eagles Dare (1968) is a decent movie, if you’re patient.  It is very well-made and I love the environments, the story, and all the actors do a great job.  However, this is… Continue reading

How is Assassin’s Creed crap?

The reviews are right.  Assassin’s Creed (2016) is crap.  It’s a terrible movie.  Was this a quickie?  Or some rookie’s pet project?  How is this so bad?   There are some great people… Continue reading

Star Wars: Rogue One Movie Review

Star Wars: Rogue One (2016) is a good movie.  It’s not a perfect movie and it’s not the best Star Wars movie ever made, and I’m guessing it’ll be forgotten about in about… Continue reading

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