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Director Aaron Schneider sets the scene beautifully with grey skies and violent seas in Greyhound.
Posted Jul 9, 2020
The Old Guard (2020)
The visuals help to set the scenes well and director Gina Prince-Bythewood has decent pacing. The beginning is somewhat slow, but it picks up by the second act.
Posted Jul 8, 2020
Besides Miranda, the cast is made up of an incredibly talented artists who took Miranda's brilliant score and breathed life into it despite being some of the most challenging songs to perform live.
Posted Jul 7, 2020
David Foster: Off the Record (2019)
It's obvious from how Foster and others speak about him that he is his harshest critic and doesn't necessarily think of himself as all that successful.
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Braveheart is beautifully shot, well-acted, and offers an interesting, but an untruthful, story about what many believe to be a great Scotsman.
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Irresistible is a cute, little film not without flaws but the overall feeling you get while watching it helps you to forgive and forget those flaws.
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Gordon-Levitt was an excellent casting choice as he is certainly one of the best parts of 7500.
Posted Jun 17, 2020
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Ringwald has an inner strength about her that makes Andie so resilient even when she is crying her eyes out.
Posted Jun 16, 2020
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Da 5 Bloods is one of Lee's best films to date and one I'm sure that will be studied in intro to film/cinema classes at colleges all across the country.
Posted Jun 11, 2020
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Winger... shines, stealing every scene she is in. She overshadows Travolta, which is usually extremely difficult to do.
Posted Jun 9, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020)
Davidson had to play Scott as so much of the story parallels his own life. He obviously drew on his experiences to bring out the emotions he faces in the film.
Posted Jun 8, 2020
Zombies 2 (2020)
While Z-O-M-B-I-E-S and its sequel are obviously this decade's High School Musical, it does have its own distinctive flavor.
Posted Jun 4, 2020
Jaws was just the beginning of an ever-amazing career for Spielberg and has left audiences with a number of quotable lines including the very popular, "You're going to need a bigger boat".
Posted Jun 1, 2020
With lots of exhaustive violence Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is certain to please fans while impressing those of us who have never played the game.
Posted May 29, 2020
The Hunt (2020)
Gilpin is great and Swank is downright deplorable herself as the evil mastermind behind The Hunt. It helps that they are surrounded by a whole bunch of actors that play their parts well.
Posted May 26, 2020
The High Note (2020)
The biggest gem of The High Note is the music.
Posted May 25, 2020
Body Cam (2020)
At 93 minutes long and a VOD release, you might think Body Cam is going to be terrible and while you aren't completely wrong, you aren't completely right either.
Posted May 19, 2020
With Flashdance, Beals gives a memorable performance that jump-started her career.
Posted May 18, 2020
Days of Thunder (1990)
For race car enthusiasts, Days of Thunder is a treat with great action scenes.
Posted May 18, 2020
War of the Worlds (2005)
Spielberg always delivers a quality product and teaming him with Cruise results in a well done, modern rendition of this classic story.
Posted May 17, 2020
Scoob!'s animation is very well done with vibrant colors and sharp details. The soundtrack is also eclectic helping adult viewers take a stroll down memory lane.
Posted May 15, 2020
Top Gun (1986)
Tony Scott brought some incredible shots to the film, mounting cameras everywhere on the fighter jets to achieve amazing footage while giving the audience the feeling they were flying right alongside Maverick.
Posted May 13, 2020
Spaceship Earth (2020)
What makes Matt Wolf's documentary so interesting is the background and the origin stories of the group that he uses to lay the foundation leading up to the Biosphere 2 experiment.
Posted May 12, 2020
The Photograph (2020)
The Photograph is a study of opposites in so much as the movie itself moves at a slow pace while Michael and Mae's relationship goes from zero to sixty in about ten seconds.
Posted May 11, 2020
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Antonio Banderas was an excellent casting choice and his chemistry with co-star Zeta-Jones is palpable.
Posted May 8, 2020
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
There are several reasons why The Mask of Zorro was so successful, beginning with the cast.
Posted May 7, 2020
Alien helped redefine the Sci-Fi genre for a generation of moviegoers and became the bar that all other movies had to live up to or surpass.
Posted May 6, 2020
The Infiltrators (2020)
Directors Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera take a unique approach to telling this story, which ultimately helps to get the audience invested in the characters and the subject matter.
Posted Apr 30, 2020
Fatal Attraction (1987)
There are so many reasons Fatal Attraction is such a great film but first and foremost is the cast.
Posted Apr 28, 2020
Fantasy Island (2020)
If you remember the Fantasy Island television show, you should watch the film at least once if for nothing more than nostalgia's sake.
Posted Apr 27, 2020
The Rhythm Section (2020)
The Rhythm Section tries its best to be a suspenseful, action-packed thriller.
Posted Apr 27, 2020
King Creole (1958)
Presley was born to be a performer and his portrayal of Danny in King Creole added more credibility to his acting career.
Posted Apr 25, 2020
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Grant had a certain suave, debonair appeal, and charming good looks which made him the perfect casting choice for the role of Robie.
Posted Apr 23, 2020
Like a Boss (2020)
Hayek comes across beautifully as the villain, but I'm not sure there is a role she can't pull off.
Posted Apr 20, 2020
Trolls World Tour (2020)
If you have kids, get Trolls World Tour and watch them dance their little butts off to the timing of the music. You won't regret it.
Posted Apr 10, 2020
The Call of the Wild (2020)
Ford is the best part of this version and the script is strong, but the overuse of CGI brought the production level down a few notches.
Posted Apr 2, 2020
Just Mercy (2020)
Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray and I'd say his performance as McMillian rivals that of his Oscar-winning role.
Posted Mar 31, 2020
Robert Downey, Jr. makes Dolittle what it is
Posted Mar 27, 2020
The Grudge (2020)
The jump scares are spot on and the level of gore produced by the makeup artists is truly horrifying.
Posted Mar 23, 2020
Spies in Disguise (2019)
Spies in Disguise is a fun movie with terrific voice actors and some wonderful animation.
Posted Mar 17, 2020
Richard Jewell (2019)
Hauser was a great option to portray Jewell, not only for his physical resemblance but because he emitted an aura of truly caring for people.
Posted Mar 17, 2020
There is no doubt that Vin Diesel is an action star and he showcases this talent throughout the film.
Posted Mar 12, 2020
A Quiet Place (2018)
The concept for the movie is so basic you would think it was uninspired and couldn't possibly be any good but you would be wrong.
Posted Mar 10, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019)
Filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie bought a quality product to audiences this past year and Sandler shines and the wholly unlikeable Ratner, but the film has flaws.
Posted Mar 9, 2020
The Way Back (2020)
The Way Back isn't a 'feel-good' movie, but after watching it, you feel pretty good.
Posted Mar 5, 2020
Emma has had numerous iterations with more to come I'm sure but this version is well done and worthy of watching at least once.
Posted Mar 4, 2020
Dark Waters (2019)
Ruffalo once again portrays an intelligent, investigative character and, as usual, does a terrific job.
Posted Mar 2, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020)
Whannell (Saw) does a wonderful job bringing this classic tale into modern times with the use of updated technology.
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
There is no question that Waititi is talented and can make a quality product....
Posted Feb 21, 2020
21 Bridges (2019)
Boseman is the bright spot in an otherwise generic, predictable movie.
Posted Feb 18, 2020