I’ve been wanting to see Bad Times at the El Royale since I saw the trailer. I’m a sucker for films around that time. The decor, the music, the clothes, the cars, I love it all. And you could put Chris Hemsworth on anything and I’ll probably watch it at least once. The trailers gave very little away, too, I had no idea what Bad Times at the El Royale was going to be about. Now I know why, so I’m going to give nothing away either.
I’ll be the first to admit that when I first saw the trailer for Only the Brave earlier this year, I didn’t think it looked all that good. All I thought was “Oh great, here’s another cliché biopic.” Well, I’m here to say that I was COMPLETELY wrong. Only the Brave is not only one of the best movies of 2017, but it is also one of the best biopics in the past 5 years. I walked out of the theater completely shocked and amazed at how much I enjoyed it. Read more
I’ve been looking forward to seeing Kingsman: The Golden Circle since I first saw the trailer for it. Could it live up to the first Kingsman? Hard to say, but Channing Tatum as a cowboy is reason enough to get me to see anything. The very idea leaves me a little out breath. Kingsman: TGC knew exactly what it wanted to be; it has a formula and that formula was followed. And to good effect: even at an 2 hours, 21 minutes, Kingsman: TGC did not feel too long. Read more
The recurring theme in two of the previous four movie reviews I’ve reviewed here is that, yes, summer movies have been a major letdown on all fronts. Superhero movies? Duds. Animated movies? Cash-grabs. Mega-budget sci-fi sequels? Repugnant. Comedies? Crickets. It’s worth mentioning summer for a third time because audiences have not been given that ONE movie that stays with them beyond the weekend they see it in theaters. Luckily, that changes this weekend. Hell or High Water is a near-perfect modern Western, filled with excellent performances and cheeky dialogue that personify the embodiment of the withering away of the genuine American Dream.