Blade Runner 2049 the IMAX 3D Experience

Thirty Five Years later, “Blade Runner” returns.

It’s the year 2049, a secret that has been buried for a long time is brought into the light by a young blade runner, Officer K (Ryan Gosling). This secret leads Officer K in search of a former blade runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) who has been missing for over thirty years. The story unfolds from there…

I may be in the minority, because I did not find “Blade Runner 2049” entertaining. It was Dark, Cloudy, Overcast, Dirty and Boring. There was little to no excitement!! The characters were mostly stoic.

However there are some positives, the cinematography is awesome. The special effects are cool and the 3D aspects are on point. The action was sometimes intense, but most of the time just ho-hum.

I just wasn’t able to get into the movie. That doesn’t mean it was bad. You may find that you enjoy it.

This is a 3½ Star Movie!

Wonder Woman in 3D

Wow!! What a fresh first installment! “Wonder Woman” was awesome!

The story starts off perfectly, an Amazon Princess, Diana (Gal Gadot) is living an idyllic life. As a young girl she observes her Mother and other Woman Warriors as they train constantly to be prepared for war. Diana wants to be just like them, so she too is allowed to train. The everyday peacefulness they enjoy on their isolated island is interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash lands in the surrounding sea. By this time Diana is a trained warrior so she dives into the sea to save the pilot.
There is an army chasing the pilot. They make their way to the island and a small war breaks out. The story unfolds from there…

Great special effects, awesome cinematography, lots of action and a great story to start this franchise. Gal Gadot is perfect as “Wonder Woman”. The actors all give strong performances. The story has heart, humor and intrigue.

“Wonder Woman” will be another box office hit for DC. I am excited to see what the next installment will bring.

This is a 4 ½ Star Movie!

A Most Wanted Man

Earlier this year when it was announced that Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had died, I thought it was a terrible joke. His death is another in a long line of famous people gone too soon…

In one of his last performances, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Gunter Bachmann a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg Germany who operates as a rogue agent independently of the GSG-9.

A half-Chechen, half Russian named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), brutally tortured immigrant shows up in Hamburg’s Islamic community claiming his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both the US and German Security agencies take notice and start an all out investigation and surveillance. There is an immediate need to establish this most wanted man’s true identity. Is he an extremist or oppressed victim?

The phrase “Oh what a web we weave when trying to deceive” rings very true in “A Most Wanted Man”.

This is a Spy Suspense Thriller about surveillance, plain and simple!!
The movie has a slow churn to it that doesn’t come together until the last 20 minutes, but you will want to know what happens. There are a few surprises with twists and turns. You have to be patient!

I have seen Philip Seymour Hoffman look better. His dialog is minimal, but his presence and authority in the film speaks volumes.

“A Most Wanted Man” is based on the John Le Carre’s 2008 Spy Novel.
If you are a Philip Seymour Hoffman fan and you like Spy Thriller’s, “A Most Wanted Man” should not be missed.

This is a 4 Star Movie