Baby Driver FILM REVIEW

BABY DRIVER Director: Edgar Wright Screenplay: Edgar Wright Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Elza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal Rated R for violence and language throughout Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes ****1/2 out of ***** Photo: Tri-Star Pictures Debora (Lily James) and Baby (Ansel Elgort) soon discover there's nowhere to run to and nowhere to hide in Edgar Wright's crime/thriller BABY DRIVER. The heist film. By definition it's a film where we witness the planning, execution and aftermath of a series of heists or in some cases one big score. The plot itself could be presented under the guise of different genres such as comedy, drama, action/adventure o

War for the Planet of the Apes FILM REVIEW

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Director: Matt Reeves Screenplay: Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, Terry Notary Rated PG-13 for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity Running Time: 2 hours 22 minutes ****1/2 out of ***** Photo: 20th Century Fox Caesar (Andy Serkis) leads the apes in a battle against a malevolent colonel (Woody Harrelson) in WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. How many cinematic trilogies can you think of where each subsequent chapter was actually better than the previous one? There aren't that many are there. THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The firs

The Bad Batch FILM REVIEW

Arlen's journey begins when she is tagged and deposited on the other side of a fence in THE BAD BATCH. THIS IS A REPOST OF MY REVIEW FIRST PUBLISHED ON 11/28/16. Denizens of a bleak and desolate wasteland eek out a meager existence while trying to survive the elements and each other. **** Stars The Bad Batch Director: Ana Lily Amirpour Screenplay: Ana Lily Amirpour Starring: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna, Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity Running Time: 1 hour 58 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** =

Transformers: The Last Knight FILM REVIEW

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Director: Michael Bay Screenplay: Art Marcum & Matt Holloway & Ken Nolan Story: Akiva Goldsman and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway & Ken Nolan Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of sci-fi action, language, and some innuendo Running Time: 2 hours 28 minutes **1/2 out of ***** Photo: Paramount Pictures/Di Bonaventura Pictures Mark Wahlberg, returning as Cade Yeager, takes aim in TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT. For nearly a decade the TRANSFORMERS live-action franchise has proven to be a highly lucrative film series. As a whole, the Michael Bay directed seri

Fire and Ice (1983) FILM REVIEW

FIRE AND ICE Director: Ralph Bakshi Screenplay: Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor, Sean Hannon Rated PG Running Time: 1 hour 21 minutes Released: August 26, 1983 ***1/2 out of ***** Photo: 20th Century Fox Princess Teegra and warrior Larn join forces to fight Nekron and his mother, Queen Juliana in Ralph Bakshi's FIRE AND ICE. From their frigid fortress, villainous Nekron and his mother, Queen Juliana, wage war against the human race. Creating mass destruction with huge glaciers, Nekron and Juliana incur the wrath of Larn, a warrior whose entire village was destroyed by ice. When Nekron's underlings kidnap the beautiful Princess Teegra, Larn and

47 Meters Down FILM REVIEW

47 METERS DOWN Director: Johannes Roberts Screenplay: Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera Starring: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense peril, bloody images, and brief strong language Running Time: 1 hours 29 minutes ** out of ***** Photo: Entertainment Studios Sisters Kate (Claire Holt, left) and Lisa (Mandy Moore, right) prepare to go cage diving with great white sharks in 47 METERS DOWN. There's something unsettling about the prospect of being eaten alive. Worse still is finding yourself in a situation where not only do you not know where an attack may come from but your only means of escape will leav

It Comes At Night FILM REVIEW

IT COMES AT NIGHT Director: Trey Edward Shults Screenplay: Trey Edward Shults Starring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Griffin Robert Faulkner, David Pendleton Rated R for violence, disturbing images, and language Running Time: 1 hours 37 minutes ***1/2 out of ***** Photo: A24 Paul (Joel Edgerton) and his son, Travis (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), discover they are not alone in IT COMES AT NIGHT. Trey Edward Shults latest film, IT COMES AT NIGHT, could be loosely categorized as a horror film. Yes, there are some horror elements present in the film but in all honesty it's not a horror film. It is certainly not one cut from the same cloth as the

The Mummy (2017) FILM REVIEW

THE MUMMY Director: Alex Kurtzman Screenplay: David Koepp and Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman Story: Jon Spaihts and Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet Starring: Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Sofia Boutella Rated PG-13 for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity Running Time: 1 hours 50 minutes **1/2 out of ***** Photo: Universal Pictures Nick Morton, treasure hunter and mercenary, soon wishes he never found THE MUMMY. "Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters." And welcome to the beginning of yet another cinematic expanded universe. With the latest incarnation of THE MUMMY, Universal Pictur

Wonder Woman FILM REVIEW

WONDER WOMAN Director: Patty Jenkins Screenplay: Allan Heinberg Story: Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content Running Time: 2 hours 21 minutes **** out of ***** Photo: Warner Bros./DC Entertainment Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) takes a stand for humanity during World War I. After three films, MAN OF STEEL, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and SUICIDE SQUAD, it appeared as though the DC Extended Universe was in dire straits. Financially the property is doing just fine but creatively there was much

I, Daniel Blake FILM REVIEW

I, DANIEL BLAKE Director: Ken Loach Screenplay: Paul Laverty Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan Rated R for language Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes ****1/2 out of ***** Daniel Blake befriends a single mother and her children in Ken Loach's I, DANIEL BLAKE. No matter what part of the world you live in there is one universal truth...bureaucracy can sometimes be a real thoughtless bitch. Whether you're trying to rectify an issue with your credit card company, trying to settle a bill with water & power or just trying to get the most basic of necessities through your health care provider there are times it can be an exercise in frustration and futi

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