Right after an all too familiar opening action sequence, it becomes quite clear what audiences are in for. Yes, you’re seeing a Will Smith action thriller, but it feels like an action movie straight out of the nineties (complete with the Jerry Bruckheimer production logo before the movie starts). That can be a good thing, and we’ve seen positive examples of that in recent years. But if you have a ho-hum story and laughable dialogue, then no amount of action sequences can save your mundane movie, Gemini Man. A combination of Will Smith and director Ang Lee not only makes for a decent chance for a winning formula, but also a comeback formula here given that both big Hollywood names are due for redemption given their recent track records. But alas, Gemini Man is not that comeback. Read more
Love, Death & Robots season one is currently streaming on Netflix from writer Tim Miller (Deadpool), animation production company Blur Studio and producers Joshua Donen, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller (and Miller himself). Voice actors include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Topher Grace, Gary Cole, Samira Wiley, Stefan Kapičić and MANY more. This is my review: Read more
Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane are now available for the first time ever on 4K UHD Blu-ray! From producer J.J. Abrams, director Matt Reeves (War For The Planet of The Apes) and director Dan Trachtenberg, check out my reviews for both releases and all the special features included. Read more
From producer J.J. Abrams and director Dan Trachtenberg comes the sequel ( or sidequel) to the hit found footage monster film Cloverfield. 10 Cloverfield Lane stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. The script was written by Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken. 10 Cloverfield Lane is available on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack now! Read more
I’m not really a fan of suspense. I think if the only thing that carries you through a movie is not knowing what will happen, then is it really a good movie? I mean having seen what happens, knowing how it turns out, will I want to watch this again? Still there’s something about that first viewing when you really don’t know. Director Dan Trachtenberg did a hell of a job; I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Of course, with Bad Robot, suspense comes with the territory. 10 Cloverfield Lane feels like it was directed by JJ Abrams. Read more
From producer J.J. Abrams and director Dan Trachtenberg comes the sequel ( or sidequel) to the hit found footage monster film Cloverfield. 10 Cloverfield Lane stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. The script was written by Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken. 10 Cloverfield Lane hits theaters March 11, 2016.