Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life is another great installment to the franchise. It does well with keeping the same tone as its predecessors, as well as providing some new life into the film. The film relies heavily on the chemistry of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. If you are a fan of the franchise this is…

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

I had low expectations of this film after the experience I had with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I felt that there were plot points that were set up in The Force Awakens that were completely ignored and some that were actually negated. It was a big task for J.J. Abrams to come back in…

Terminator: Dark Fate

The general movie-going audience is probably done with this franchise after being burnt by the last couple outings. The franchise as a whole has had a hard time finding what direction they want to take their property. I believe that Terminator: Dark Fate is a step in the right direction. The film takes it back…

Gemini Man

Gemini Man is a call back to the classic 90’s action film. The story is pretty straight forward but still interesting and keeps your attention throughout the whole film. The movie plays to its strength in relying on the charm and wit of its leading man Will Smith. The film uses de-aging technology and throughout…

Angel Has Fallen

This film is exactly what you expect. It’s an action movie that is just right down the middle.  The movie has some great action and the plot is something we have seen multiple times before. However, it is done well and worth the viewing whether or not you are a fan of the series. There…

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

The best part of the Fast and the Furious gets an outing of their own. This is new breath blown yet again into a dying franchise. With all of the drama and bickering that has plagued the cast these past couple years, it’s nice to see something positive come out. Hobbs and Shaw is the…

Godzilla King of the Monsters

Godzilla King of the Monsters is the sequel to the reboot of the Godzilla series. There isn’t much to these giant monster movies besides cool looking monsters and reason for beautiful CGI. Well it whiffs big time on both of these throughout. The rush you into the story picking up 5 years after and expect…

Men in Black: International

Going in I was not expecting too much from this film. Just colorful characters, gadgets and cool aliens. That is exactly what you are getting from Men in Black: International. The film brings you right back into the world that we have come to know from the previous films. The film does a great job…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

This series came out of nowhere and gave new birth to Keanu Reeves as an action star. With this new chapter in the John Wick story, we get more action and great stunt choreography.  John Wick: Chapter 3 picks up right where we left off in John Wick: Chapter 2 and just runs with it….

The Predator

This movie was a giant slap in the face to this property. The worst in the franchise thus far! I wonder what has made this property so hard to nail down with such a solid idea and a great premise for future films. This film started off in a good direction but at every turn…

Equalizer 2

Here is a follow up to a movie that I had enjoyed. It is hard not to enjoy a movie with Denzel Washington as your star. The film is a great stand alone film and you will need no prior knowledge going into the film. There are minor references to the first film but it…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a movie that all kids (now adults) from the 90’s should have been looking forward to. It was the follow up to a movie that brought life back into the Jurassic Park franchise. Following the first Jurassic World, I was excited to see where they could take these new characters….

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

This film is one that I wasn’t sure we needed as the original was such a big part of my childhood. But, as more information was released about the film it gauged my interest. For example, the fact that this isn’t a direct sequel or a reboot of the original peaked my interest more and…

Baby Driver

Baby Driver is a spectacle from the opening credits to the end credits. The film is a wonderful example of the narrative and characters coming together in just the perfect mix. There is really no fat on this film. Every scene drives the story forward. This is the way a heist film should be and…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean has been a franchise that I have loved for a long time. The reviews on the series have been mixed and I myself cannot say that the series is great as a whole. What I can say is that this franchise has some of the best characters out there with depth…

Spectre

If this is really the end to Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond, it could not have played out any better. The completion of his story is an outstanding addition to the 007 collection. The movie has everything going for it: a stand out cast, a rabid fan base and multiple generations of fans.  So…

Sicario

Sicario is a film that might surprise a lot of people. This film is dark and gritty and just what I wanted. I liked the fact that the trailers didn’t give away any information that was significant to the plot. However, I also feel that this film was under marketed. This film is performance and…

Hitman Agent 47

‘Hitman Agent 47’ is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller, but I wouldn’t say it kept me at the edge of my seat. I mean, the fight sequences were pretty entertaining, they showed off some slick moves. However, some of the fights were not very well executed, and they looked as if they were done by amateurs….

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I had never heard about “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” before seeing this film.  After a little research, I discovered that it was a hit television series in the 1960’s, before my time. The TV series later evolved into comics, novels and now a film!  This was my first impression of these characters and story.  I…

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

I have never seen any of the other four Mission: Impossible movies, so I certainly can’t tell you how Rogue Nation compares. However, I can tell you that it is one of the best spy movies I have ever seen. Let me begin by saying I am not a huge fan of Tom Cruise as…