“American Assassin” Mini-REVIEW

Is the Assassin film to easy to do correctly? Staking a rare spot in between Jason Bourne, and James Bond, the former 24 Jack Bauer director Michael Cuesta gives an update to the lucrative secret agent formula. The problem is that the film doesn’t go all in on its premise of a hardline assassin’s impact…

Killer Queen ‘Atomic Blonde’ Review

Director: David Leitch (Co-Director of John Wick/ Upcoming Deadpool 2) I often forget how much less film-versed other guys who watch movies and comment on the internet are than me. The top YouTube/ Facebook comments on this film tend to be guys complaining about one of three things. The first is how the movie is a failed…

xXx: Return of Xander Cage ‘Mini-Review’

Review By Arclas Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is back after a decade of self-inflicted exile bouncing around the world performing stunts and acts of adrenaline induced awesomeness. An orbiting satellite gets hijacked and in typical xXx fashion, the government stages something that Xander see’s right through. He organizes a team of misfits and adrenalin junkies…

Underworld: Blood Wars Review

Review By: Arclas Director: Anna Foerster Writer: Cory Goodman Studio: Screen Gems (A division of Sony) Budget: $35 Million Running Time: 91 minutes Series Ranking: Underworld (1) Rise of the Lycans (3) Blood Wars (5) Evolution (2) Awakening (4) My Grade: B- Plot: Underworld: Blood Wars is the fifth instalment of the Underworld series. The movie stars Kate Beckinsale…

‘Collateral Beauty’ a filmwork Uplift

A spoiler-free review: Written by Arclas Collateral Beauty at the forefront is a dramatic film about coming to terms with the death of a child and trying to overcome it. Howard Inlet (Will Smith) was a joyful man and a head of an advertising company until his daughter died at age six. A few years…

Mini-Review: ‘Storks’

Reviewed by Arclas Have you ever wondered where babies actually come from? Watch the movie. Storks fully explained the baby-making process in a kid friendly way so you will never have to have `the talk` again. Simply write a letter in an envelope to the storks specifying the baby you want and the storks will…

The Legend of Tarzan: Mini-Review

Looking at the Tomato-meter after seeing the film, it is hard to imagine how a film with so much behind it, goes so wrong. The casting of Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Honsou and Alexander Skarsgard is great, the cinematography is even better, the special effects are quite excellent, and the film…

The Second Showing ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

Neighbors 1 is one of the funniest movies I have seen in recent years. It had something to say while being funny, it was well paced, great memorable characters and a surprise star vehicle for Zac Efron. The sequel has a lot of that same stuff as its predecessor, it’s still funny though not as quite,…

Deja Vu ‘The Nice Guys’: Review

Bias: I’ve seen the directors previous films, I was slightly tired going into the theatre, I saw the positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, but saw it opening night to avoid fellow audience hype. There is a side-bit in The Nice Guys that nicely sums up the entire movie. Jackson Healy played by a heavyset Russell Crowe recalls…

Civil War is a better Avengers sequel than a Captain America follow-up

I predict with a continuing trend of uber-franchises and mega-sequels we will also see the emergence of co-directors. Joe and Anthony Russo who cut their teeth on ensemble tv-shows like Arrested Development and Community made their big screen debut with the superb Captain America: Winter Soldier. It’s sequel does what Joss Whedon struggled to do…