Gerard Butler returns for a third time as secret service agent Mike Banning this time protecting Morgan Freeman as the now President of the United States in ANGEL HAS FALLEN. Nick Nolte, Danny Huston and Jada Pinkett Smith join the fray. While the storyline is a rehash of several other action films, director Ric Roman Waugh pulls off ambitious and unique action sequences. Watch my full review below.
READY OR NOT is a hilarious horror comedy with a great leading lady who keeps every moment interesting. Samara Weaving plays Grace, a bride marrying into a well-to-do family whose strange initiation has her on the run as soon as she says, "I do." The last time a horror film was this fun was back in 1981 with Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD. Watch my full reaction below.
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON is one of the most original films in a long time. Shia LaBeouf is outstanding as Tyler, a drifter on the run mentoring a teen boy with down syndrome. Watch my full review below.
47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED has more in common with Sharknado than its predecessor. The original 2017 film starring Mandy Moore was a non-stop anxiety fest, but its sequel is more worthy of a release on the SYFY Network rather than a movie theater experience. When your main characters aren't dying fast enough to end your misery, there's a huge problem.
Guillermo del Toro brings us SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK as a producer with Norwegian director Andre Ovredal at the helm. The PG-13 horror film is based on the Alvin Schwartz's series by the same name. Whether you like it or not depends on your familiarity with the books. Fans of the books will most likely be disappointed but casual horror fans will enjoy it. Watch our review while on the go.
The Incredibles have aged very well and so did the story. INCREDIBLES 2 is a worthy sequel that is so much fun for any age group. Jack-Jack steals the show, and the little guy will have you chucking throughout the movie and make your day. That's just what this ugly world needs right now. INCREDIBLES 2 may also validate that parenting is definitely more challenging than superhero work.
Warner Bros. and DC should forget the live action franchise movies, and release LEGO movies based on DC superheroes every year. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is so much fun, irreverent and a must-see for all ages.
PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING is a totally different movie from PACIFIC RIM. Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM payed homage to classic Japanese Kaiju movies while PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING is going for the TRANSFORMERS feel but albeit with a better story and a few surprising twists. While it's basically another Hollywood action movie, it has something different going for it. The women are strong participants and are treated equally as the male characters.
When we say LONDON HAS FALLEN is a good film, we’re not talking about an Oscar-worthy film, but a what a popcorn flick should be. Here are three reasons why the Gerard Butler starrer is more enjoyable than the original and why it's a guilty pleasure.
A wild premise and outlandish action stunts equals ridiculous fun at the movies with ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. In the hands of any other director, VAMPIRE HUNTER could've been a mess, but Timur Bekmambetov pulled off a very entertaining movie that requires the viewer to suspend belief in a big way.