Sunday, 15 July 2018

Tomb Raider (2018)

I liked it a little more than the Angelina Jolie vehicles. It puts a fresh coat of paint on the old Indiana Jones genre. Alicia Vikander continues to pump a very impressive resume, playing the Tomb Raider.  The supporting cast is fantastic. Daniel Wu of Into the Badlands fame plays a sidekick. Walter Groggins of Justified in his stereotypical bad guy role.

Dominic West of Preacher as Laura Crofts father may be a mistake. His character was a weak point of the movie.

The Director is the Norwegian who wiped out the critics with his first movie The Wave. This movie was well put together, some real drama created.

RT was a little harder than me. It was a smash hit at the box office, expect a sequel which I am looking forward to.

three solid lost island stars

Friday, 8 June 2018

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Annihilation 2018

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This is a good movie. Its good sci fi. I did not like the ending because it was like they ran out of money. In a world where 99% of entertainment is crap, repo, reissued dribble, this movie rises above.

3.5 fractal stars

Saturday, 9 December 2017

I am still standing

some reviews will be comming soon, so is Christmas:)
top of mind best pic recent The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Baby Driver (2017)

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Edgar Wright directed Shaun of the Dead. Since that triumph he has not hit a new level. Baby Driver continues this trend. Its a nice movie done well. Super cast and a story that I have seen a thousand times before made almost fresh.
Ansel Elgrot  gradually wins you over. Similar for Lily James, this is a girl that everyone watching the movie could fall in love with, and that is cinematic magic.

You have seen this movie, repeat a thousand times before. Its worth the one more time. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 93%.  It has generally rave reviews. I call hype and hubris but still give this a solid rating

3.1 for those that love skid marks stars

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)

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The original Starship Troopers based upon the Robert Heinlein juvenile novel was IMHO a Orwellian Masterpiece. 

I could be wrong but this is the first Anime movie I have ever watched to the end. Maybe it was Casper van Dien doing the Johnny Rico voice, or maybe it was the cynical spot on writing, whatever I really dug this cartoon.

If you think Orwell was underselling the problem watch this movie.

Three paranoid stars

Monday, 14 August 2017

Kidnapped (2017)

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A terrible movie that would not even get green lighted as a Criminal Minds episode saved from total lameness by Haley Berry. In the end she makes you care. If you have nothing to watch it will do fine.

Two point 5 pointless stars.