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 […]

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 […]

Mortal Kombat

Film Title

Mortal Kombat

Synopsis

Finish me already. Please

Director

Simon McQuoid

Cast

Lewis Tan
Jessica McNamee
Joe Talsim
Josh Lawson
Mehcad Brooks
Matilda Kimber
Laura Brent

“Mortal Kombat (2021)” – Finish me already. I’m struggling, friends. On one hand, I asked for big, dumb blockbusters to come back. On the other hand, not like this. You don’t need me to tell you that Mortal Kombat is a shit movie catering to the dumbest common denominator. That was a given; it’s right […]

Moneyball (2011)

Film Title

Moneyball

Synopsis

The story of the amazing turnaround of the 2002 Oakland A’s baseball team

Director

Bennett Miller

Cast

Brad Pitt
Jonah Hill
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Robin Wright
Chris Pratt

I’m trying to recall the first movie that I watched with Brad Pitt; it was either 12 Monkeys or Spy Game, both excellent movies. Last night I watched a baseball movie, Moneyball, and Brad Pitt was again his magnificent self. Brad Pitt is Billy Beane, the General Manager of the 2002 Oakland A’s. Billy Beane […]

The Help

Film Title

The Help

Synopsis

How to make pie for white supremacists

Director

Tate Taylor

Cast

Emma Stone
Viola Davis
Octavia Spencer
Bryce Dallas Howard
Cicely Tyson
Sissy Spacek
Allison Janney

The Help is a lot like Crash, The Blind Side, and other presumably well-meaning but largely tone-deaf movies about race that don’t happen to star Sandra Bullock (as a longtime devotee of both Demolition Man and The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down, I have to believe sweet Sandy’s heart is in the right place). However […]