A Quiet Place Part II

Film Title

Quiet Place Part II

Synopsis

There are even more threats than the creatures who hunt by sound in Quiet Place 2

Director

John Krasinski

Cast

Emily Blunt
Millicent Simmonds
Cillian Murphy
John Krasinski
Noah Jupe
Djimon Hounsou
Scoot McNairy

“A Quiet Place Part II” – Everything can hear you scream. Since I did not write a full review of A Quiet Place, just noted it as arguably the best movie of 2018 in my year-end review, it is worth spending a little time here to talk about it before getting into Part II. A […]

Cruella

Film Title

Cruella

Synopsis

A tale of two Emmas

Director

Craig Gillespie

Cast

Emma Stone
Emma Thompson
Joel Fry
Paul Walter Hauser
John McCrea
Emily Beecham
Kayvan Novak

“Cruella” – A tale of two Emmas. For years, Disney has been trying to recapture the magic of beloved classics, either by remaking them or attempting to reimagine them, and mostly failing. Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Maleficent, and more. I get that people have enjoyed some of them, […]

Without Remorse

Film Title

Without Remorse

Synopsis

Watch this movie with confidence of remorse

Director

Stefano Sollimo

Cast

Michael G. Jordan
Jamie Bell
Guy Pearce
Jodie Turner Smith
Todd Lasance

“Without Remorse” – Until you watch this film. While we continue to wait for theaters to reopen with movies we actually want to pay for, streaming services are still pumping out plenty of content for us to chew on. Three weeks ago, Without Remorse dropped on Amazon Prime and I finally found some time to […]

Mortal Combat

Film Title

Mortal Combat 1995

Synopsis

Better than you remember

Director

Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast

Christopher Lambert
Robin Shu
Linden Ashley
Trevor Goddard

Mortal Kombat (1995): Better Than You Remember Let’s take a walk through pop culture history and talk about one of my favorite movies. In my opinion, it is the greatest video game to film adaptation to date. This movie isn’t just good by video game movie standards, it is good by regular action movie standards, […]

The Godfather: Part III

Film Title

The Godfather: Part III

Synopsis

Michael Corleone seeks to find a successor to his throne



Cast

Al Pacino
Dianne Keaton
Talia Shire
Andy Garcia
Eli Wallach
Joe Mantegna
George Hamilton
Sophia Coppola

2hrs 42 minutes (but it feels like eternity), R for wholly implausible violence Fair Value of The Godfather Part Three: -$15.00. Ordinarily, in my work day, my profession earns me about $30/ hour. This film wasted three hours of my life. I want my Saturday back. I want my life back. I want to be […]

The History Of Bingo Calls

We’re all familiar with the ‘two fat ladies’, the ‘one little duck’ and the ‘dancing queen’, aren’t we? Of course, we’re referring to Bingo calls! Bingo is a big part of British culture, and we’re sure that most of you have played it – whether that was way back when you were in school, at […]

Wrath Of Man

Film Title

Wrath Of Man

Synopsis

Another movie about bad guys vs. really bad guys

Director

Guy Ritchie

Cast

Jason Statham
Holt McCallany
Rocci Williams
Josh Harnett
Jeffery Donovan
Andy Garcia
Scott Eastwood

“Wrath of Man” – You think you’re soooo clever. One of the things I enjoy the most about writing movie reviews is learning new things. For instance, did you know Guy Ritchie was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award (Razzie) for worst director? And if you were guessing for which movie, it was not for […]

The Godfather: Part 2

Film Title

The Godfather: Part 2

Synopsis

Arguably better than the first, making it the greatest movie ever made. 

Director

Francis Ford Coppola

Cast

Al Pacino
Robert Duvall
Diane Keaton
Robert DiNero
John Cazale
Talia Shire
Lee Strasberg
Michael V. Gazzo
G.D. Spradlin
Bruno Kirby

3 hours 22 minutes, R for numerous murders Fair Value of The Godfather Part II : $18.00. It’s overlong and the pacing can drag, but it’s an immaculately acted film with several stunning set pieces. Focus on the Family: The first Godfather was a study in the parallels between Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) and his […]

Bull Durham (1988)

Film Title

Bull Durham

Synopsis

The hottest Baseball movie ever made

Director

Ron Shelton

Cast

Kevin Costner
Tim Robbins
Susan Sarandon
Trey Wilson
Robert Wuhl

Well, it is springtime, or so I’ve been told. For those of you who don’t know me, which is pretty much all of you, I’ve been a baseball fan and junkie for a lot of my life. Not so much lately, but in the Golden Era of Mays, Mantle and Duke Snider, I was all […]

The Godfather (1972)

Film Title

The Godfather

Synopsis

An offer you simply cannot refuse

Director

Francis Ford Coppola

Cast

Marlon Brando
Al Pacino
James Caan
Robert Duvall
Sterling Hayden
Al Lettieri
Diane Keaton
Abe Vigoda
Richard S. Castellano
Talia Shire
John Cazale

2 Hours 57 minutes, rated R for Gangland Violence Fair Value of The Godfather: $30.00. It is essential American Cinema. Fundamental to an entire genre of movie. But How Good Is it? The first time I saw the Godfather was on a date when I was sixteen years old with my first girlfriend, whom I […]