The Fast and the Furious franchise has gone through quite a journey over the past twenty years. From humble street-racing beginnings to bank heists to globe-trotting international adventures, this high-octane adrenaline rush led by franchise star, Vin Diesel, has been an entertaining fixture in the Hollywood action genre for many years. However, long running seriesContinue reading “Justin Lin gets the franchise almost back on track with ‘Fast 9’”
Romantic comedies have a soft spot in my movie selection and given that part of my November is devoted to the charming genre, I was hoping to add a newer, more recent film into that catalog. Insert The Broken Hearts Gallery. After a break-up, a young woman (Geraldine Viswanathan) decides to start a gallery whereContinue reading “‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ is the feel-good movie we need in 2020.”
If you’ve kept up with my blog, you know that horror movies are not at the top list of my favorite genres. But something called to me with this movie. While the trailer for the film reveals most of the movie, I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by how haunting The Invisible ManContinue reading “Elisabeth Moss battles dangerous air in eerie, jump-scary 'The Invisible Man'”
Director Josephine Decker’s take on horror author Shirley Jackson is something completely different for the genre.
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Michael Bay released his first feature-length film, Bad Boys, in 1994, bringing Martin Lawrence and Will Smith together for buddy-cop comedic gold. The trio returned again in 2003 for the unfavorable but hilarious Bad Boys II. Twenty-five years later, we find the pair back togetherContinue reading “Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are still comedic gut-busters in ‘Bad Boys For Life’”
If I had time to see this movie before the end of 2019, my top movie list would look quite different. Most war films are a highlight reel; full of blood, glory, and noble sacrifice for the greater good. There’s even a love story or two involved to help ground the audience (not that weContinue reading “Engaging and visceral, 1917 proves that War is Hell”
When it comes to murder mysteries, I haven’t run into many that I’ve overall liked in the last few years, most falling into the category of one and done viewings. Thank God for Rian Johnson using his writing and directorial talents to Knives Out, a silly, stabby, brilliant whodunit.
It’s no red wedding but this movie surely had a crimson honeymoon for the newlyweds of Ready or Not. A movie I didn’t expect much from; a gory game of Saw with the hunted wearing a white wedding dress. Let’s say I was pleasantly surprised.
Si Vis Pacem, para bellum. For the non scholars of dead languages, you might be interested to know this Latin phrase translates as, “If you want peace, prepare for war.” It’s safe to say that no one prepares for war like John Wick does.
This year hasn’t had much competition in the raunchy comedy/romantic comedy department. So while everyone is focusing on the mega blockbusters coming this summer season, a movie such as Long Shot could sneak under the radar. Going to an early screening of the comedy, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The main selling point wereContinue reading “Raunch and Romance make an interesting mixture in ‘Long Shot’”