Action sequels are often disappointing, lazy, and unnecessary. There are exceptions to this, though. For example, John Wick Chapter 2 was incredible, maybe ever better than the original. But then you have a movie like Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle that was pretty disappointing compared to the original. It is always a risk when it comes to sequels in general. The Equalizer hit theaters back in 2014 and it was decent, not great. It didn’t break any ground but it was definitely watchable. When a sequel got announced, it was difficult to be SUPER excited about it. Well this is a case of the sequel being better than the original. The Equalizer 2 is a very entertaining sequel that sheds some light on the mystery of Denzel Washington’s character Robert McCall. Read more
From Paramount Pictures and director/star Denzel Washington, based on the stage play of the same name by August Wilson comes the Academy Award winning Fences. Also starring Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby and Jovan Adepo, the film is available to own March 17, 2017 on Blu-ray and DVD. Read more
Given the combination of the cast and premise, The Magnificent Seven screams “summer blockbuster.” Thankfully, MGM and Columbia Pictures were wise to place the 2016 Western remake right in the middle of September instead of sticking it somewhere in the crowded (and disappointing) summer season. With a budget over $100M for a movie fitting into a genre many consider “dead,” The Magnificent Seven has a lot riding on its shoulders. Luckily though, director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) delivers an action-packed, astonishing remake that stands on its own apart from the 1960 classic while also proving that Westerns are the only genre worth rebooting in an age where remakes are the new Hollywood strategy.
In the wake of yet more police brutality….. Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, La. by police this past Tuesday after a complaint was called in to the authorities who said Sterling had threatened someone with a gun while selling CD’s outside of a convenience store. Read more