Finally… “Black Widow” on the Big Screen!!!
This installment covers the dark parts of Black Widow’s ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past come to light. Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow is pursued by forces determined to destroy her and her family. Natasha is forced to deal with her past as a Spy and the broken relationships that she left behind before she became an Avenger. The story unfolds from there…
Although there are a few “Dead Spots” in this story, the movie is still intriguing with tons of action, some cool special effects and on-point cinematography.
The fight scenes look pretty painful, but are awesome none the less. Scarlett Johansson gives it everything she has. I can’t wait to see if there will be another installment.
This is a 4 Star Movie!!
Set in 1950’s Detroit, “No Sudden Move” is about a group of small-time Criminals who are given a job to steal a document, but they do not know who their boss is and they have to work together to uncover what’s really going on. Then the job at hand goes terribly wrong and the Criminals find themselves up against each other and not knowing who to trust.
This is a Steven Soderbergh production. This crime caper is crazy cool! There are no special effects, just plain old-fashion fist fights, regular hand guns and pistols. The movie weaves its way thru Detroit, MI during a time of change…
The cast is HUGE and they all make this movie entertaining, enjoyable; funny at times and even a bit silly.
“No Sudden Move” is not at the box office. It opened July 1st and is streaming on HBO MAX. Check it out!!
This is a 4 Star Movie!!
The Crew is back!! The long-awaited 9th installment of the “Fast & Furious” Franchise has arrived on the big screen.
The crew finds themselves once again thrust into a mission where they are tasked with trying to stop something catastrophic from happening to the world.
Unlike other installments, there is a serious backstory that plays a part in this current mission and forces one of the crew to face their past. On this mission the crew crosses paths with the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they have ever encountered. The story unfolds from there…
Don’t try to keep up, just enjoy the ride!! Just when you think that you have seen every possible stunt, acrobatic move or crazy car chase, a movie comes along and throws more over-the-top craziness in your face. “F9” is fast paced, has tons of action, intrigue and a decent amount of suspense and humor. The cinematography, special effects and camera angles are on point. You may think you know the enemy and have it all figured out, but you will be surprised.
There are a few holes in the story and a bit of a lull… But that does not diminish the movie.
There are a few surprises like Actress Helen Mirren makes an appearance. I wish her role would have been a bit larger. She is so much fun to watch.
“F9” is a must see for “Fast & Furious” Fans. Something to note… This franchise has amassed $6.2 Billion dollars since its humble beginnings in 2001. I doubt it will be going anywhere anytime soon…
This is a 4 Star Movie!!
“The Heights” is a modern-day musical about the tight knit community in Washington Heights, NY. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are played out via song and dance.
There really isn’t nothing not to like about “The Heights”. The movie is very pleasurable and is executed very well. The music is always on point. You will be dancing in your theater seat.
“The Heights” is definitely worth seeing on the big screen so that you get the full effect of the songs and dances. If you can’t get out to the theater, then check out “The Heights” on HBO MAX.
This is a 4 ½ Star Movie!!
Jason Statham shows you what revenge really looks like in “Wrath of Man”. A Robbery of an Armored Car leaves many dead, some are innocent casualties. This is what fuels the plot and motive of the movie.
There are many flashbacks in “Wrath of Man”, so it’s very important to pay attention. The story does come together nicely at the end, but you have to wade through the saga to get there.
“Wrath of Man” contains the right amount of action, suspense and intrigue to make it a movie worth watching on the big screen. Everything clicks on all cylinders.
“Wrath of Man” quietly opened in theaters on May 7th. It’s still playing at the box office. Catch it if you can.
This is a 3 Star Movie!!
“Those Who Wish Me Dead” is about a Smoke Jumper and a traumatized young boy who are fighting for their lives as they make their way through a National Survival Forest fleeing from two relentless Assassins.
On the surface, “Those Who wish Me Dead” looked to be a very meaty story, but in reality, the back story and plot are mysteriously missing. Several incidents occur at the beginning of the movie, but the reason is not quite clear. It is a true mystery thriller.
The cast of characters is pretty deep with undeveloped back stories. I have to applaud Angelina Jolie! She is always playing a strong tough woman.
There is plenty of action and intrigue, but that is not enough to make-up for the missing back story or plot.
In addition to being on the big screen, “Those Who Wish Me Dead” is streaming on HBO MAX. You have choices as to where you see it.
This is a 2 ½ Star Movie!!
A Tom Clancy movie that’s not on the Big Screen.
At first, I was upset that “Without Remorse” did not come to the box office. Give me a break!! This is a Tom Clancy book come to life, so I expected to see it on a big screen, but none the less it’s available on Amazon Prime.
Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse” is about an Elite Navy Seal who uncovers an International Conspiracy while seeking justice for his murdered wife and unborn child. This is the explosive original story of John Clark who is one of the most popular characters in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Universe.
A group of Russian soldiers kills Sr. Chief John Kelly’s (Michael B. Jordan) family in retaliation for his role in a Top-Secret Ops. John Kelly makes it his personal duty to get revenge at all costs. The story unfolds from there…
As you would expect Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse” is action packed from the start. I wanted to love it, but unfortunately the main characters appeared flat and uninviting. I stayed with it for the action, suspense and intrigue.
It’s probably just as well that it’s not on the big screen, but this is a Tom Clancy installment and Tom Clancy’s books are awesome! This installment to the screen just missed its mark.
Check out Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse” streaming on Amazon Prime or wait for it to come to cable.
This is a 2 Star Movie!!
“Mortal Kombat” was not on my original watch list, but I decided to go see it on the BIG SCREEN.
It’s been 26 years since the first “Mortal Kombat” arrived on the movie scene. Has anything changed…Not really? The players have changed, but the premise of the movie remains the same.
This version feels empty. The movie is “In Your Face Bloody”, Loud and Plotless. Although you could say that the plot is getting to the tournament to fight.
Instead of all the noise to get to the tournament, the movie should just be about the tournament. There will most likely be another installment. The door remains open. This installment mostly matches up with the video game of the same name.
The movie is entertaining, has lots of action and some intrigue. If you like martial arts, you will be entertained. The violence is “Eye-Opening”. As I previously stated, Bloody.
The story sort of stops short of a real ending, you are left to wonder. If you are invested in the Mortal Kombat Franchise, then you will want to see this installment. The fight sequences look good on the big screen.
Save your money and see it on HBO MAX unless you just want to get out and be in the theater.
This is a 2 ½ Star Movie!!
Just what we need right now, a “Block-Buster Monster Movie”
Do legends ever die…? Apparently not as two Mythic Monster Legends Godzilla and Kong meet up for an ultimate battle.
The state of the world hangs in the balance while Kong and his protectors are out on a journey in search of his true home, along with them is an orphan little deaf girl named, Jia. Jia and Kong have formed a powerful bond as she signs him, he understands her. During this journey Kong encounters Godzilla. The story unfolds from there…
There are 2 things that come to mind while watching this movie, 1. Part of the movie reminded me of one of the earlier installments of Jurassic Park (Scientists tampering with the Dinosaurs) There was something similar in this movie. 2. Godzilla and Kong reminded me of 2 Prize Fighters going at it. Each retreating at the end of an imaginary Round. The Boxing Ring is the World. Who comes out on top? You will have to see the movie to find out.
The Cinematography was awesome. The Special Effects were on point!! I was leery when I first learned of this movie back in early 2019, but there is some “Freshness” to this installment and it was surprisingly well done. The time went fast and the movie was over before I knew it.
If you feel comfortable it’s best seen on the big screen. The movie is streaming on HBO MAX, but I have heard the sound isn’t that great. If you see the movie in IMAX or a Dolby Cinema you will feel like you are along for the ride!!
This is a 3 ½ Star Movie!!
A really good movie worth wearing a mask to see!!
Based on a true story, “The Courier” is a Cold War Thriller about an unassuming British Businessman, Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch) who is recruited into one of the greatest International Conflicts in History. At the request of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan) Greville Wynne forms a covert and super dangerous partnership with Soviet Officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide critical intel needed to prevent a Nuclear attack and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
After making what he believed was a sufficient number of journeys to Russia, Greville informs MI-6 that he no longer wishes to participate. The story unfolds from there…
The story is tightly constructed, intense and edge of your seat suspenseful. Benedict Cumberbatch brings deep star power to the story. The cinematography is often dark and gloomy, that does not take away from the story or the movie. It’s just a reminder of that time period in the 60’s.
This is a 4 Star Movie!!