Tag: Action

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel AMERICAN MADE review

American Made review

It would seem that drugs jumped to the front of every mainstream publication and outlet throughout the 1980s. Illicit drugs have been around, well since always but they reached new highs (forgive the pun) during this timespan. Television shows, movies, novels; they were all sensationalizing the addictive trend. Art was truly imitating life and there …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle review

In February of 2014, Matthew Vaughn floored audiences with amazing graphics, compelling storylines and over the top action for all to enjoy. It was then that we were caught off guard by Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). A symphony of glorious praise is the best way to describe that experience. All off the independent parts …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel AMERICAN ASSASSIN review

American Assassin review

Terrorism is always in the news and we’re exposed to the stories, the threats, the propaganda 24/7 thanks to the industry of news. So even though its a mainstay in our lives, the question becomes whether or not the public wants to willingly spend two hours watching a fictional account of such events. It’s tricky …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel WIND RIVER review

Taylor Sheridan has quickly made quite the name for himself over the last three years, specifically in the area of gritty dramas. Wind River is only his third credit in the writing chair. The other two were Sicario (2015) and Hell or High Water (2016), both of which had viewers on the edges of their …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD review

The Hitman's Bodyguard review

We’re well into the dog days of summer and where August releases are concerned, this usually isn’t a good place to be. Studios typically slate their movies that they don’t think will stand a chance against the bigger (and often better) blockbusters into the final month of summer. All they can hope for is for …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel THE DARK TOWER review

The Dark Tower review

Full disclosure here right off of the bat. I am a HUGE fan of the Dark Tower series of books written by Stephen King. All it took was a seemingly normal high school homework assignment where I was tasked to write a book report on the novel of my choice. I made my way into …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel ATOMIC BLONDE review

Atomic Blonde review

The The Coldest City is a the first book of a trilogy of graphic novels written by Anthony Johnson. The novel did “okay” in the department of success but never set the world on fire. Director David Leitch has a unique opportunity here to make a movie that’s actually better than the book. The question …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel DUNKIRK review

Dunkirk review

Christopher Nolan has been quite the polarizing director over the last almost two decades. Since the turn of the millennia, Nolan has directed eight movies and each of those have gone on to be well received by both the critics and fans alike. One common trait that we’ve experienced from the majority of those films …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets review

Luc Besson is an acclaimed French director that has enjoyed international success for more than three decades. He’s also one of the few that is tied down to any one genre. In my opinion, Besson’s best works were back in the 90s when directed films such as La Femme Nikita (1990), Léon: The Professional (1994) …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES review

War for the Planet of the Apes review

Director Matt Reeves has returned for the third chapter of this arc of the apes. The latest franchise reboot kicked off with Rupert Wyatt in the director’s chair for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) which did very well in the critics’ eyes as well as in the box office. I’m sure that …