The Foreigner (2017)

Film Title

The Foreigner (2017)

Synopsis

A businessman fights terrorism, his past, and government officials

Director

Martin Campbell

Cast

Jackie Chan
Pierce Bronsan
Katie Leung
Rufus Jones
Mark Tandy

Film Review- The Foreigner (2017) Fair Value of The Foreigner: $5.00. Its worth watching on the in-flight movie, but there’s little that’s memorable about this film. Is This Film Worth My Time? The Foreigner is a taut and engaging mixture of vigilante action and espionage. Its one of the better, more well assembled examples of […]

Blade Runner 2049

Film Title

Blade Runner 2049

Synopsis

Blade Runner 2049 is a visual masterpiece and cerebral joy

Director

Denis Villeneuve

Cast

Ryan Gosling
Harrison Ford
Robin Wright
Jared Leto
Dave Bautista
Anna De Armas
Edward James Olmos
Mackenzie Davis
Sylvia Hoeks
Ana Steline

Film Review- Blade Runner 2049 2hrs 34 minutes, R for graphic violence and nudity Fair Value of Blade Runner 2049: $24. Easily worth multiple viewings, with elaborate scenes and gorgeous visuals making an IMAX premium justifiable. A worthy successor to the classic that invented Cyberpunk. Future Parables Must Be Coded in Chrome and Holograms: To […]

It (2017)

Film Title

It (2017)

Synopsis

A group of bullied kids band together when a shape-shifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

Director

Andy Muschietti

Cast

Jaeden Lieberher
Sophia Lillis
Bill Skarsgard
Jack Glazer
Finn Wolfhard
Wyatt Oleff
Jeremy Taylor
Chosen Jacobs
Nicholas Hamilton

Film Review- It (2017) 2 hours 15 minutes, R for multiple child maiming. Fair Value of It: $20. I’m going to go back for another screening when I can find a cheap seat. Autobio for the Longform: Georgie Denbrough has always been one of the reasons why I hate the name George. Hes the iconic […]

All Eyez on Me

Film Title

All Eyez on Me

Synopsis

The hologram is finally extinguished

Director

Bennie Boom

Cast

Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Danai Gurira
Kat Graham
Jamal Woolard
Annie Ilonzeh

All Eyez On Me 2 hrs 20 minutes, Rated R for Titties, Hoes, and Gangsta Shit Is This Film Worth My Time? Its maybe worth a Netflix viewing if you’re not familiar with West Coast Gangsta Rap. Its a good musical primer to Tupac’s major hits. West Coast Represent: Tupac was from West Oakland, pre-gentrification. […]

Alien 3

Film Title

Alien 3

Synopsis

Alien 3: Ripley and the Xenomorph Go to Prison.

Director

David Fincher

Cast

Sigourney Weaver
Charles S. Dutton
Charles Dance
Charles McGann
Brian Glover
Danny Webb

Alien 3– The Ninth Circle of Development Hell 1 Hour, 54 minutes. Rated R for graphic autopsies, bodily mutilation galore. Is this film worth my time? Only if you’re a David Fincher completest or somebody who likes extra-sour excursions in grim-dark. Who is this film perfect for? People who just wished that Alien was grittier, […]

Land of Mine (sandet)

Film Title

Land of Mine (sandet)

Synopsis

German POW’s are forced to clear beaches of land mines

Director

Martin Zandvliet

Cast

Roland Moller
Louis Hofmann
Joel Basman
Laura Bro
Mads Riisom

Land of Mine (sandet) 1 hour 40 minutes, R for extreme bodily mutilation. Fair Value of Land of Mine: $9.00. It falls in a middle range of films about ordnance disposal, better than The Hurt Locker but not as good as Bravo Two Zero. The Summer Camp from Hell: To the innocents are bequeathed the […]

The Red Turtle

Film Title

The Red Turtle

Synopsis

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

Director

Michael Dudok de wit

Cast

Animated Feature

The Red Turtle 90 minutes, Rated G Fair Value of The Red Turtle:$9.00. Beautiful art and animation at a languid pace. Is this film worth my time? Do you like the idea of Herge, Miyazaki, and Gauguin working together? This film is a moving picture in the truest sense, a 90 minute montage of art. […]

A Cure for Wellness

Film Title

A Cure for Wellness

Synopsis

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps.

Director

Gore Verbinski

Cast

Dane DeHaan
Jason Issacs
Mia Goth
Ivo Nandi
Adrian Schiller
Harry Groener

A Cure for Wellness-2 hours, 26 minutes Rated (R) for copious geriatric nudity, graphic dental torture, body horror Tagline: The cure for the human condition is disease Who is this film perfect for? People who wish that Dario Argento had been given a really big Hollywood budget during his prime. A Cure for Wellness is […]

Doctor Strange (2016)

Film Title

Doctor Strange (2016)

Synopsis

A former neurosurgeon delves into the mystical arts

Director

Scott Derrickson

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Rachal McAdams
Benedict Wong
Mads Mikkelson
Tilda Swinton
Michael Stuhlbarg
Scott Atkins

Film Review- Dr. Strange (2016) PG 13 for very mild gore, 115 minutes, 2 Stinger Scenes Fair Value of Dr. Strange: $10.00. Its a competent superhero film that manages the usual Marvel movie balance of light comedy and action. Is this film worth my time? It’s not stale popcorn. Jumping across multiple realities with the […]

Hacksaw Ridge

Film Title

Hacksaw Ridge

Synopsis

A man tries to be a pacifist and a patriot during World War Two, and gets it the hard way.

Director

Mel Gibson

Cast

Andrew Garfield
Richard Pryos
Jacob Warner
Milo Gibson
Mel Gibson
Hugo Weaving
Kasia Stelmach

The mind-frame of Mr. Gibson is that of the medieval Catholic church, and the ordeal of the saint is his oeuvre. Hacksaw Ridge is the latest riff on that theme, now adorned in the uniform of an American soldier.