Free Fire: Reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs [Review]

Free Fire: Reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs [Review]

Action-comedy is a genre that walks a fine line; too far in one direction and the other can falter.  The result is either a funny movie with some action or an action movie with some cheesy one liners. Recent movies like Kingsmen: The Secret Service or Kick-Ass are prime examples of the perfect blend of entertaining action and hearty laughs. That sometimes can work or be a misfire, but those elements culminate in a perfect blend for Ben Wheatley’s latest directorial effort Free Fire. Read more

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: A Perfect Marriage Between Period Piece & Zombie Film [Review]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: A Perfect Marriage Between Period Piece & Zombie Film [Review]

This was the first on my 2016 list of movies I wanted to see and it did not disappoint.   I admit that I’m biased – it’s a zombie film and it’s British.  I loved the idea of this film so much that I might have decided that I liked the film before I even saw it.  It’s so clever! What I was not expecting was how perfectly the theme of Zombie Apocalypse could be patched into a Jane Austin novel.   It’s a parody but it actually stands on its own as a fully functional film.   Read more