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One can argue if we needed another reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, but when you have Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft that is half of the battle right there, so why not? Directed by Norwegian director Roar Uthaug,...
Jennifer Lawrence has been the problem with some of her most recent films, for me. Since X-Men: Apocalypse and especially Passengers and with last year's Mother, when she is on screen she literally sucks the life off the screen....
Each year as with the best films, there are several which scurry under the floor when the lights come on. I take no pleasure in tearing these films apart. Even (most) bad films are someone's baby and have a...
Having a limited release in late December 2016, Assassin's Creed did not hit theaters until January of 2017. Based on the video games which are extremely popular, it tells the story of Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) who is "executed"...
Alex Garland's Annihilation, based on Jeff Vandermeer's book, tells the story of a lighthouse struck by either an alien ship or a comet, after which a glossy field emerges. They call it The Shimmer and it seems to be...
If you are getting burnt out on all of the comic book films being brought to life, you would not be alone. I know I am. But then comes along Ryan Coogler's Black Panther and although it has its...
I realize we are in February of 2018 but as long as I am ahead of the Academy Awards, I am okay. After all, a lot of these films will be re-released after the awards, depending on how many...
Having been a fan of Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, I watched her comedy special on Netflix expecting some funny material. What I watched was one of unfunniest acts I have ever seen. If you have not seen her Netflix special,...
No, that is not a typo. It is not supposed to be Braver or Brave. Braven is the name of Jason Momoa, the title character of his latest action picture. Joe Braven, to be exact. He lives in what...
Scott Cooper's Hostiles tells the story of characters who are at a crossroads in their lives. Starting with Army Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale) who has spent a lifetime in the military seen and done his share of butchery...
12 Strong is the second film for director Nicolai Fugslig and it tells the true story of America's first response five weeks after 9/11. A Seal team was sent in to fight alongside an Afghan Warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum to...
Jackie Chan takes a serious turn in the new film, The Foreigner, a film that came and went pretty fast in theaters. It has now graced us with its presence on DVD and On Demand. I have enjoyed some...
At first glance, Den of Thieves can be called a ripoff of Michael Mann's 1995 classic, Heat, one of the all-time great crime thrillers in cinema. That would be a true statement. But to dismiss Den of Thieves as...
All the Money in the World tells the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973 and the subsequent back and forth between the kidnappers and Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer). All the Money in...
The Commuter is the fourth collaboration between Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra. The other films being Run All Night, Unknown, Non-Stop and all of them were actually not bad at all. They have their place as being known for...