Tag: drama

Fire Birds

Fire Birds

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The best of the best pilots in the world are called upon to take out America’s enemies.  No, we’re not talking about Top Gun, but rather the 1990 action movie Fire Birds.  The primary difference between the two?  In Top Gun they fly jets, and in Fire Birds they fly helicopters.  Granted, I haven’t seen […]

King of the Gypsies

King of the Gypsies

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Writing for Filmmonthly is always interesting.  I’ve seen so many movies that I otherwise may not have ever heard of.  Now, a lost 70s classic in the style of The Godfather comes across my doorstep and while it may not be the best film I’ve ever seen, I feel like I’m better off seeing this […]

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Street Smart

Street Smart

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pursuing a career in Hollywood is like a yo-yo. There are lots of ups and downs. Sometimes the actor gets strung along. And, there are times when you are stuck on the bottom with no hope of springing back up. Morgan Freeman best personifies this analogy. Freeman toiled in relative Hollywood obscurity for 21 years […]

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Slow West

Slow West

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve always said that Western is not my favorite genre of film.  I think what put that idea in my head is how much I hate old John Wayne movies.  I think he was a terrible actor and not convincing as a hero type, and I associated that with the entire concept of Westerns to […]

Still

Still

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The biggest sin of this film is that it’s almost amazing.  Unfortunately, it’s not.  Still feels like a great short film that was expanded into a feature on a whim.  The story is difficult to summarize because it starts of clunky, tripping over itself as it moves from plot point to plot point.  Aidan Gillen […]

Thrashin’

Thrashin’

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve been watching a lot of interesting new releases from Olive Films lately, and you can find my reviews for things like Zombies From Outer Space, and How to Murder Your Wife on this site.  Next week, Olive is releasing a new group of movies on blu-ray that might’ve never otherwise found the light of […]

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Me Without You

Me Without You

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first thing that occurred to me when I started watching Me Without You was that Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) is still looking really young, passing no problem for a high school student in the beginning of the film.  Turns out this movie was made in 2001, so that makes sense, but I […]

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The Pillow Book

The Pillow Book

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

When God made the first clay model of a human being, He painted in the eyes, the lips, and the sex.  And then He painted in each person’s name lest the person should ever forget it.  If God approved of His creation, He brought the painted clay model into life by signing His own name. […]

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Beyond the Reach

Beyond the Reach

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eccentric millionaire Mr. Madec (Michael Douglas; Ant-Man) has been hunting all his life and has collected a number of impressive trophies, from elephant tusks to rhino horns.  Even for a man with his enormous resources, it has been impossible for him to get a license to hunt his latest trophy, which I gather is some […]

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Camp X-ray

Camp X-ray

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

I tend to not like movies about the military, which isn’t to say I don’t like war movies.  War movies have a lot of action and conflict and things constantly going on, and that tends to make them pretty interesting to watch as well as visually engrossing.  Movies about the military however can be quite […]