Death Wish (2018)

What I Liked: Better paced than the original, never feels slow. His profession in this version makes more sense than in the original and even helps progress the story along. It’s nice to see director Eli Roth expand his resume to outside of the horror genre. [SPOILER ALERT] The attack on the family is notContinue reading “Death Wish (2018)”

The Tick (tv) (season 1)

The Tick and his related universe of absurdity is something that I’ve enjoyed for over 20 years in different forms. My first exposure was via a Saturday-morning animated series on Fox (which was based on a late-80’s comic of the same name). After that came a truly horrible video game based on that cartoon BUTContinue reading “The Tick (tv) (season 1)”

Ducktales (tv) (2017)

First things first: I haven’t watched the original “Ducktales” cartoon in DECADES. Sometimes, things like movies, cartoons and music don’t hold up to our cynical adult views, and it’s best to leave them in the past with our youthful innocence. But that doesn’t mean you can’t turn that thirst for nostalgia into a much more richContinue reading “Ducktales (tv) (2017)”

Atomic Blonde

The action in this movie is fantastic. HOWEVER, there isn’t a lot of action in this movie at all. Please note: this is more of a spy-drama than an action-thriller. The movie moves extremely slow and is told through pure flashbacks. And I was very bored until the last 3rd of the movie (which givesContinue reading “Atomic Blonde”

Spider-Man: Homecoming

There will NEVER be a better Spider-Man film than Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2”. You remember that one, right? Tobey Maquire? Alfred Molina as “Doc Ock”? THAT ENDING. THAT DOC OCK CREATION SCENE. THAT ELEVATED TRAIN SEQUENCE? THE HEART AT THE CENTER OF THAT STORY??? That FILM WAS SO PERFECT, the reigning film critics of that era (whoContinue reading “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Baby Driver

The main story line is heavily cliched, but the dialog is not. The pacing is pretty slow, but then again, I have a TERRIBLE attention span. Felt a little long, with a long-winded ending. It’s great to see REAL cars (not computer graphic cars) doing REAL driving stunts. It’s too bad the quick editing diminishesContinue reading “Baby Driver”

The Fate of the Furious

– I’ve watched most of this series with my Dad, and I think he would’ve enjoyed this one (even if it is a bit long [seriously, can they STOP making action movies so dang long? This one is ALMOST THREE HOURS]). – An extremely entertaining movie in an always entertaining series. – There were rumorsContinue reading “The Fate of the Furious”

Hell or High Water

– Other critics have called it a neo or contemporary western but that classification does not do it justice. Hell or High Water dusts off a mirror to show us exactly what warped sense of justice we have in the good ole US of A. – A perfect example of the end justifying the means,Continue reading “Hell or High Water”