Eternals in IMAX

Eternals in IMAX

Finally, “Eternals” from the Marvel Universe hits the big screen. 

In this installment the backstory plays a large part in setting the stage for how the “Eternals” came to be. A group of Ancient Aliens who came to Earth and had been living in secret for thousands of years makes their presence known following the events of the “Avengers: Endgame” an unexpected tragedy forces the “Eternals” out of the shadows to reunite together against mankind’s most dangerous enemy, the Deviants. The story unfolds from there…

 I had high expectations for “Eternals” since it is part of the Marvel Universe, but alas “Eternals” does not live up to the high stands of past Marvel Universe productions. The first 45 minutes was very entertaining and I thought I was in for a great ride. Along the way the movie sags under so many different small plots and different stories that are hinted upon that you will find yourself conflicted and maybe a bit confused.

The cinematography is on point. There are some really great special effects, a lot of action and combat. The door was left open for another installment. Maybe a 2nd installment will come together better.

“Eternals” is only playing in theaters and not on a streaming service. 

If you are a Marvel fan, you will want to see “Eternals” and judge for yourself.

This is a 3 Star Movie!!

No Time to Die in Real 3D

No Time to Die in Real 3D

Wow!! Finally… “No Time to Die”. This installment finds James Bond attempting to live a normal life in Jamaica. He is no longer with the agency and is enjoying a peaceful life. 

James’s peaceful life is short lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA contacts him needing his help. The mission is to find a Scientist who has been kidnapped. The mission ends up being far more dangerous than expected. The trail leads Bond to a mysterious villain who is armed with a dangerous new weapon. The story unfolds from there…

I will miss Daniel Craig as James Bond. He is cool as a cucumber in this installment. He dispatches bad guys with style and grace.

This installment leaves nothing out. The movie has tons of action, suspense, intrigue and a few special effects. The cinematography is on point. The story is rich with a back and a front. The 3D aspects were very good.

While “Skyfall” and “Casino Royale” are two of the very best Bond installments from Dan Craig, “No Time to Die” is right there with them.

If you are a James Bond fan “No Time to Die” should not be missed. 

“No Time to Die” is only available in Theaters.

This is a 4 ½ Star Movie!!

Copshop

Copshop

On the run from an Assassin, a wiry Con-Artist devises a plan to get arrested so he can hide out in the local jail. But when the Assassin shows up and is also booked and placed in a nearby jail cell, a rookie cop gets caught in the cross hairs. The story unfolds from there…

Actress Alexis Louder is absolutely stellar in her role as “Harper”. Actually, she is what keeps the movie interesting. There is action, but it is BLOODY!!


There is a combination of Director’s Guy Richie and Quinton Tarantino influences at work here. But with all of that and the great acting, the story is still lacking. There are many pieces to the puzzle that somehow must have fallen on the cutting room floor.

“Copshop” is only available in Theaters.

This is a 3 Star Movie!!

Shang-Chi and The Legend of the 10 Rings in AMC Dolby

Shang-Chi and The Legend of the 10 Rings in AMC Dolby

What a nice surprise!! Marvel has expanded its Universe and it could not happen at a better time.


The back story for “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the 10 Rings” is on point! The story makes sense and everything ties together nicely. 

Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) must confront his past, a past he thought he had left behind, but it comes and finds him in San Francisco. He is drawn into a web of mystery by an organization known as the Ten Rings. Shang-Chi soon finds out that his Father is behind the mystery and they must confront each other to move forward. The story unfolds from there…

The usual Marvel Universe effects are in play. The movie is chalked full of action, special effects, intrigue and great cinematography.

This is an excellent first installment of Shang-Chi. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

If you are a Marvel Universe fan “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the 10 Rings should not be missed. It’s only in theaters.

This is a 5 Star Movie!!

The Protege

The Protege

The Protégé follows in the footsteps of movies like “Atomic Blonde”, “Peppermint” and “The Rhythm Section”.  


Anna (Maggie Q) is rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson). As Anna grows up, she is trained in the family business to one day take over. 

But suddenly when Moody is violently killed, Anna’s world is once again upended. Anna comes to her senses and vows revenge against whoever murdered Moody. As Anna searches for Moody’s killers, she becomes entangled with a suave killer (Michael Keaton) and their attraction to each other goes way beyond the usual cat and mouse. The story unfolds from there…


The story is decent. There is no plot to speak of. The movie is part violent, bloody and sexy, with a comedic twist. The movie really finds its self in the third act. Everything comes together nicely. I felt the end could have been handled a bit better.

This is a 3 Star Movie!!

The Suicide Squad in AMC Dolby

The Suicide Squad in AMC Dolby

Welcome to Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate. This is a place where the worst super Villains will do anything to get out, even sign-up for do or die assignments with the super-secret, super shady Task Force X.

This assignment starts with an assemble of cons like Bloodsport, Blackguard, Javelin, King Shark, Rat Catcher 2, Peacemaker, Savant, Captain Boomerang and everyone’s favorite psycho Harley Quinn.  Heavily armed and ready, they are sent off to the Island of Corto Maltese. They are not sure what awaits them but they are ready for battle. The story unfolds from there…

The addition of Viola Davis, John Cena and Sylvester Stallone along with the Director/Writer James Gunn makes this installment better that the first.

The story is lacking, but where the story falls short, the movie makes up for it with a super-fast pace, crazy out of this world stunts and great cinematography. The violence is way over the top, at times I had to cover my eyes because it was so bloody. The movie is deranged, but entertaining none the less.

“The Suicide Squad” is open-wide in theaters. It is also streaming on HBO MAX

It’s worth seeing on the big screen.

This is a 4 Star Movie!

Snake Eyes in AMC Dolby

Snake Eyes in AMC Dolby

This “Snake Eyes” is an installment from the G.I. Joe Franchise.  I believe this installment is attempting to jumpstart the Franchise again, but it misses the mark badly…

There is some very nice artistry, special effects and some impressive Martial Arts Combat, but the movie is “Oh-Hum”. It starts off with what could be deemed as a back story for the main character. The theme of revenge and payback fuels the entire movie. The plot is somehow missing…

The action sequences are a bit hard to follow. I found myself getting bored and looking at my watch in the dark. I can honestly say that the Ninja’s are super cool to watch in action, but they only make-up a small part of the movie. 

I had high hopes for this “Snake Eyes”, but my hopes were dashed once again. When I think of “Snake Eyes”, I think about the 1998 Brian De Palma directed “Snake Eyes” that starred Nicholas Cage. It wasn’t much better.

If you are interested in seeing this “Snake Eyes”, I would watch it via a streaming service.

This is a 2 ½ Star Movie!!

Black Widow in AMC Dolby

Black Widow in AMC Dolby

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!!

No Sudden Move

No Sudden Move

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!!

F9: The Fast Saga in Real Dolby

F9: The Fast Saga in Real Dolby

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!!