Movie Review- The Predator

Simple Review- One Ugly Mother F’er

Travel back with me through the mists of time to 1987, when an action director, at the height of his career, teamed with the greatest action star EVER to deliver an incredible, and unique, sci-fi action adventure. Audiences were blown away by “Predator” and couldn’t wait to see more from the human-trophy hunting alien of the title. Since 1987, our not-so-friendly neighborhood predator has been in a sequel, fought xenomorphs twice and faced Adrien Brody (which sounds weird, but I kind of dug it). Now we have Shane Black bringing us his attempt to expand the Predator franchise. Much like Billy from the original, I walked out on that log bridge, took off my shirt, cut my chest with a machete and faced down ” The Predator.” Were the results similar? You have to read on to find out. Do ITTTT!! DO IT NOW!! Continue reading “Movie Review- The Predator”

Film Franchise’s I Miss

There is one thing Hollywood executives dream about: a Film Franchise! If Hollywood has mastered one thing it is milking a good idea for all it is worth, even at the cost of quality. There are many franchises that dominate your local cinema, especially during those hot, summer months, but there are some that started strong but lost momentum. The recent trend in the movie business is to reboot or reimagine these franchises. This week we will witness the relaunching of “The Predator” franchise, and with my excitement for this flick growing, I started to think of franchises that could use a reboot or relaunch. I thought I would share with you, my reliable reader, a few franchises that I would love to see on the silver screen again. Continue reading “Film Franchise’s I Miss”

Movie Review: Peppermint

Simple review: Sour candy

It is a story that is as old as storytelling itself: REVENGE!! We all know the way the story goes, our hero loses someone they love, the justice system fails them and they take matters into their own hands. Yes, it is a simple plot but when done right a revenge story can satisfy our primal itch to “get back” at those that did us wrong. This week we get to witness a mother, and wife, try to bring harsh justice to those that took her family from her. Will she succeed? Or will she be the first hero in film history to fail to avenge her family? Read on to find out, though I think you know the answer. Continue reading “Movie Review: Peppermint”

Movie Review- The Nun

Simple Review- Nunoriginal

Way back in 2016, “The Conjuring 2″ introduced one of the creepiest horror characters I have seen in a long time. The funny part was that she wasn’t even the main villain in the movie. Her moments were brief but memorable, a sure sign of her receiving her own film. Hence, ‘The Nun” was anointed the next film, and villain, in “The Conjuring” universe, and I could not wait to see what this demonic nun had to unleash on her audience. Were my prayers answered? Or was my faith shaken? Read on to find out, and see more religious puns! Continue reading “Movie Review- The Nun”

10 Fall & Winter Movies I am anticipating.

With the passing of Labor Day, we come to the end of the summer movie season. As we catch our collective breath from all of the explosions, superheroes and chase scenes we saw over the last few months, it is time to gear up for another round of Hollywood’s attention getters. With the release of the new movies during the fall and winter, expect fewer explosions and more award hunting films. To get you excited for the change in seasons, here are ten films that I am looking forward to seeing over the remaining months of 2018. Continue reading “10 Fall & Winter Movies I am anticipating.”

Movie Review- Operation Finale

Simple Review- “Nazis. I hate these guys.”

“Operation Finale,” tells the true life story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann, an SS officer that was behind ” the final solution”, the Nazi plan to exterminate Jews during WWII. Eichmann escaped Europe at the end of the war and went into hiding in Buenos Aires, avoiding capture and starting a new life. Agents from Israel’s national intelligence agency, the Mossad, make a daring move to bring this notorious war criminal to justice by taking him back to Isreal and stand trial for his hand in these atrocities. This is an amazing piece of history that the film gives us a mixed bag version of. Continue reading “Movie Review- Operation Finale”

10 Movies for the new Football season

As the song says, ” it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We are entering the new football season, and the excitement is through the roof. This time of year every team is undefeated, and all the fans have that tiny voice in the back of their heads whispering with hope, ” maybe this is THE year!” So before you break out your team gear and paint your face, here are ten football related flicks to celebrate America’s favorite game. Continue reading “10 Movies for the new Football season”