Director James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” is more “Deadpool” than “Guardians of the Galaxy” because the film is more Quentin Tarantino than MCU. A sequel to the 2016 film disaster, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) organizes more supervillains to face the impossible mission, willing to sacrifice these characters to achieve mission.
Happy Birthday Barack! HBO kicked off “Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union” for the former President’s 60th birthday and clearly are to set to highlight Obama’s rhetoric and lofty promises foreshadowing the racial division and failures seen in 2021. Opening with Obama’s 2008 race speech, the focus on
After a surprising blockbuster, star and director John Krasinski returns for “A Quiet Place 2,” a sequel attempting to match the silent theater experience of the original. Opening with brief visit to Day One of the “invasion,” Lee (Krasinski) and his family are caught up in a struggle to survive.
Karen Gillan stars in her own version of John Wick with Gunpowder Milkshake. Absurdity and fun can co-exist in this action genre where bullets can fly and the protagonist can tackle dozens of thugs to walk away, sometimes without a scratch. Sam (Gillan) learns, via flashback, that her mother, Scarlet
An all-star cast in a film about Bonnie and Clyde is never about the famous outlaws, but rather the pair set to end their crime spree across several states. A rather sluggish script hinders any intrigue as The Highwaymen becomes a docudrama rather than anything interesting. Set in 1934 as
Audiences will likely roll their eyes at the poster or advertisement for “The Marksman,” as Liam Neeson’s brand has been tainted by his growing resume of formulated action films such as “The Commuter,” “Non-Stop,” and “Cold Pursuit.” Neeson stars as Jim Hanson, an Arizona rancher, mourning the loss of his
Clint Eastwood‘s High Plains Drifter feel like Blumhouse made a Sergio Leone spaghetti western, adding elements of horror to the classic western genre. Similar to the “Man with No Name” role in Sergio Leone’s Dollar Trilogy, Eastwood rides into remote mining town as cigar chewing gunslinger. The Stranger is quickly confronted by
While not a re-make, the 1960 Magnificent Seven film adapted Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai to the Old West with an all-star cast: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steven McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and James Coburn. A gang of bandits, led by Calvera (Wallach), raids a poor Mexican village for food and
The Coen Brothers’ remake of the 1969 Henry Hathaway picture, True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges, is both entertaining and shockingly superior to the original with John Wayne. With a darker and more humorous approach, Bridges now takes the Wayne role of Reuben “Rooster” Cogburn, an obnoxious alcoholic U.S. Marshal, hired
Among some of the greatest westerns is A Fistful of Dollars, the first film release in the “Dollars Trilogy,” famous for Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. While Clint Eastwood became a superstar when these films arrived in America, fans seems to underestimate the excellence of this
Over fifty years later, Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is still widely stands as the Best Western Film of All-Time. The 1966 epic which catapulted Clint Eastwood’s fame is also much more than a cowboys-and-Indians film with groundbreaking storytelling techniques which inspired filmmakers for decades. The
As the George Floyd case inspires rallies and protests, Warner Bros opened up Just Mercy to screen digitally for free. Starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther) and Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained), the film, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Just Mercy is the telling of Bryan Stevenson, the founder
Tombstone may not make the “Best Westerns of All-Time” lists, but the film is certainly entertaining and showcases an amazing portrayal of Doc Holiday by Val Kilmer. Kurt Russell stars as the famous lawman, Wyatt Earp, alongside and all-star cast of Sam Elliott and Bill Paxton as the Earp brothers,
Clint Eastwood’s final western was Unforgiven and still stands atop a resume of great films from the famous actor/director, but also in the genre, earning a Best Picture Oscar and an Oscar for Eastwood as director. Eastwood stars as William Munny, a reformed outlaw, raising hogs and his two children
Nearly an hour into the new Hellboy film and audience has learned very little about the evil Blood Queen, played by Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich, so it’s not surprising fans may lose interest. David Harbour (Hopper on Stranger Things) stars titular demon, who kicks off the thrill ride with