Blade Runner 2049- A cinephile’s dream come true

Film Title

Blade Runner 2049

Synopsis

“I didn’t want anyone else to fuck it up” -Denis Villeneuve

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

I have seen a few movies in my lifetime, but seldom had I been as moved as I was with this cinematic masterpiece. Blade Runner 2049 is a cinephile’s dream come true. I just returned from my second viewing and although it did not have the Wow! of the initial, unspoiled viewing, the second viewing […]

THE ABCs OF GUN CULTURE

  This is my rifle, this is my gun. This is for fighting, this is for fun. Gun Culture in America Since this article was originally written we have now outdone ourselves with a mass-shooting in Las Vegas. At least 50 58 59 dead and over 200 529 wounded. President Trump’s response? We need more […]

mother!

Film Title

mother!

Synopsis

God interacts with Earth and her mother and chaos is inevitable

Director

Darren Aronofsky

Cast

Jennifer Lawrence
Javier Bardem
Michelle Pfeiffer
Ed Harris

“This is my body, eat. This is my blood, drink” –The Eucharist “The Bible was the Christmas Tree that allowed me to hang these ornaments on it” -Darren Aronofsky explaining the influence of The Bible on his movie “You never loved me. You only loved how I loved you.” —mother (Jennifer Lawrence) to Him (Javier […]

The World Ends Again This September 23

I can’t believe I’m writing about this again, as there is yet another wacky Rapture prediction. We have yet one more nut-case named David Meade who claims that the world will come to an end on Sept. 23, 2017. This will be because of some planet named Nibiru (Planet X). Also, a Space Queen is […]

Stand By Me (1986)

Film Title

Stand By Me (1986)

Synopsis

A Boyhood journey with the coming of age, as 4 friends seek to find a body.

Director

Rob Reiner

Cast

Wil Wheaton
River Phoenix
Corey Feldman
Jerry O'Connell
Kiefer Sutherland
Richard Dreyfuss
Casey Siemaszko
Gary Riley
Bradley Gregg

Stand By Me (1986) was one of those magical movies about growing up that might come along only once in a lifetime. Stand By Me takes place in the Summer of 1959 and was based on the short story The Body, written by Stephen King. The story and the movie are a rare non-horror ode […]

Logan Lucky

Film Title

Logan Lucky

Synopsis

Rednecks pull off a heist of their beloved NASCAR

Director

Steven Soderberg

Cast

Channing Tatum
Adam Driver
Katie Holmes
Daniel Craig
Hilary Swank
Farrah McKenzie
Riley Keough
Seth McFarlane
Dwight Yoakum
Katherine Waterson

Logan Lucky is a heist film, and with any heist film, you follow the money. In this case the money was not in Las Vegas or New York City. The perpetrators were not slick professional face-men with high-tech mysterious plans to get the goods. In Logan Lucky we are introduced to Redneck Culture and NASCAR. […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Film Title

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Synopsis

Everyone is out to get them and “motherfucker” is a term of endearment

Director

Patrick Hughes

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson
Ryan Reynolds
Elodie Yung
Richard E. Grant
Gary Oldman
Salma Hayek
Joaquim de Almeida
Yuri Kolokolnikov

The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Let’s get this out of the way and get onto the review. Most professional critics, including some of my favorites, hated this movie. Their points are all valid, but I think that the points that they are so critical of are points that are not relevant to what the movie actually accomplished. […]

The Terminator (1984)

Film Title

The Terminator (1984)

Synopsis

A terrifying cybernetic unit from the future will stop at nothing until all the Sarah Conners’ are dead

Director

James Cameron

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Michael Biehn
Linda Hamilton
Bill Paxton
Paul Winfield
Lance Henriksen
Rich Rossovich
Bess Motta
Earl Boen
Dick Miller
Shawn Schepps

In 1982 James Cameron had a dream while lying in a sick-bed. His vision turned into what would become one of the most magnificent sci-fi action movies ever created. The Terminator (1984) is the movie that launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career as the greatest bad-ass ever to hit the screen. This masterpiece was as unique as […]

THE ABCs OF REDNECK CULTURE

A-Frame-Since the Redneck either doesn’t have a garage, or it is filled to the brim with hunting gear, duck decoys and other essentials, this contraption for auto and pickup truck maintenance just might be in his front yard in all its grimy glory. Better still it could be in the back as pictured below. Vehicles […]

Villain (1971)

Film Title

Villain (1971)

Synopsis

When a heist goes wrong, the vicious and sadistic Vic tries to pull the loose ends together no matter what the obstacles.

Director

Michael Tuchner

Cast

Richard Burton
Ian McShane
Nigel Davenport
Donald Sinden
Fiona Lewis
T.P. McKenna
Joss Ackland
Cathleen Nesbitt

Villain (1971) How about an obscure British movie starring the great Richard Burton and fantastic (and very young) Ian McShane? Never heard of it? Me either, but if you can catch a copy of this somehow, you won’t be sorry. Burton plays the sadistic and murderous gang-leader Vic Dakin. Vic has a few issues and […]