Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Foreigner

The Foreigner - *** A man sees his daughter killed in a terrorist attack, and he sets out to find out who is responsible, and hold them accountable for their actions. His experience makes him more than just a grieving father. This is fun and exciting action movie that also has a few laughs. Jackie Chan is good as the grieving father out for revenge. He is a bad ass who can whip the bad guys with his martial arts expertise. Add this movie to your list. See it.

Only the Brave

Only the Brave - *** ½ The story of the Yarnell 19, the firefighters who lost their lives battling the wildfire at Yarnell in Arizona. The crew went from a secondary team to a crew of hotshots who go to the front lines battling fires and saving homes. The film is very realistic, as it gave me the feel of being there, along with the brave men fighting the fires. The focus is on three main characters, and it tells the story well. This is one to see, for sure. See it!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Better Watch Out

Better Watch Out - *** ½ A girl is babysitting a neighbor, and the boy has a bit of crush on her. There may be danger lurking outside the house, and a night of terror may be in store. This surprising film is one of the more unpredictable and suspenseful movies of the year. There are no major stars in the film, but the cast is really good. I found myself surprised by the events unfolding and the clever manner in which the story is told. This is definitely a movie that you don’t want to miss. See it!

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes - *** This is story of a tennis match between a former male champion and the premiere female player of the day. It was publicized as the Battle of the Sexes in tennis supremacy. This movie does an effective job of capturing the tension between the genders that existed at the time as women fought for equality. The stars do a good job here portraying the actors in the drama, and the tennis match is realistically portrayed. This is a good one to add to your list of movies to check out. See it.

Friday, September 29, 2017


Stronger - *** ½ A man loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing, and struggles to recover. It creates problems with his girl and his mother. This film dramatizes his effort to come back from the devastating injury. The acting in this movie is excellent, and makes it more than just your standard feel-good drama. The struggle of the man to recover, while not driving away the woman in his life is very well documented, and while you may feel good at the end, the journey is realistically done. See it!

Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky - ** A group of men rob a racetrack. I didn’t find this movie all that funny or interesting. There are good actors in it, but it just did not strike me as a good comedy or a clever heist film. It was unrealistic and the characters were not clever enough to make up for it. I would pass on this movie.  Skip it.

American Made

American Made - *** During the late ‘70’s and early “80’s, an American pilot began working for the CIA, and managed to get involved with the men who would soon form the Medellin drug cartel, moving drugs across the border. The cash piled up, but so do his problems. This is an interesting film, the story is well told, and although liberties may have been taken, the story seems pretty realistic. I would add this one to my list of films to see if I were you. See it.