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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

Life versus The Power Rangers

There was no way I was seeing a Power Rangers movie, so I watched Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds fight an alien.  Life has a lot of good things going for it, and it does… 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

The Final Saw (Until the Next One)

Saw: The Final Chapter (2010) or Saw 3D is the supposed end of the Saw franchise, and it dies with a paper thin plot and very stupid characters.  As with previous Saw films,… Continue reading

The Master (2012) on a Depressing Day

The Master (2012) is a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, playing two very different men.  This movie is spectacular, but you need some patience.  The director Paul Thomas Anderson plays… 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

Lonely Are the Brave (1962) is a Metaphor – Kirk Douglas is 100

Unforgiven was Clint Eastwood’s swan song for Westerns, but Lonely Are the Brave is the real metaphor for the confrontation between old and new.  The movie insists that the cowboy has no place in… Continue reading

What is Rollerball (1975) About?

Since my last post, a lot of people have asked me what Rolleball (1975) is about, and if it really is as heavy on the social commentary as it’s made out to be.… Continue reading

Dr. Strange Reviewed

Dr. Strange (2016) is Marvel having fun with their Universe, and it’s enjoyable.  The only thing I have to complain about is Benedict Cumberbun’s accent.  I think everything else is pretty acceptable.  The… Continue reading

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