This movie was all formula, twist included.The problem with that is they allowed me to notice how ridiculous certain things were. But it’s still a typical Bond movie: lots of action, amazing stunts, cackling bad guys, beautiful women, and Bond doing Bond things for Queen, Country, and MI6. If you like spy movies, then you probably like James Bond, and that means, issues or not, you’ll probably enjoy this movie. Issues and all, I did. [Read more…]
If Archer and Miami Vice had a baby, gave that baby nothing but hard drugs, had that baby live in a world designed by Patrick Nagel (who designed the iconic Duran Duran “Rio” album cover), and hired South Park to be the baby’s sitter, that baby would be named Moonbeam City. [Read more…]
The acting is great. No, make that stellar. This is a movie that should be shown in acting classes, to show aspiring actors how to do it all right. Every single actor is amazing. But the movie truly doesn’t work for a variety of reasons, but the main reason is that there is no real beginning and there is no real end. There is only middle. [Read more…]
Of the several action franchise movies without their original stars and/or creative teams that are coming out right now, this one looked the most palatable. So I went into this movie with literally zero expectations. Imagine my surprise when… I enjoyed this entire movie. [Read more…]
Basically, this is a mashup of Mad Men and the Mission: Impossible movies and I mean that as a compliment. It’s a movie about spy craft when everyone wore suits and couture dresses and saved the world using rudimentary technology and their wits and skills alone. [Read more…]
I went into Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation with the expectation that I’d enjoy it, but no expectation of loving it. But love it I did. This is the fifth Mission: Impossible film, and while you’ll love the nods to the previous movies if you’ve seen them, if you haven’t, you can still walk into this movie cold and be caught up and entertained. [Read more…]
The movie is very entertaining, but it’s far more entertaining for adults than children. Riley is eleven, and I wouldn’t recommend this movie for kids under eight, due to a variety of fairly heavy and depressing things that happen. Yes, there’s a happy ending, but things get slow and sad more than once. [Read more…]
The best part about Spy? The funniest bits are not in the trailers. The trailers, in fact, have some of the weakest jokes. So, if you’re laughing at the trailers, get ready to laugh a lot more during the movie. And, if you’re an asthmatic, bring your inhaler. [Read more…]
True Confession: This is not a review for those who are going to see this movie regardless of what I, or any other reviewer, say. Meaning it’s probably not for most of the world. However, it’s definitely for those on the fence about this movie and for those who feel they might just be burning out a teensy bit on superhero anything. [Read more…]
I’m not going to these movies to see real life. I’m going to be entertained, and these movies are definitely entertaining.
It helps if you’ve seen the other six movies in this franchise, but it’s not a requirement – the opening minutes of Furious Seven will catch you up on what’s pertinent. However, if you haven’t seen the other movies, this review has spoilers for them in it. [Read more…]
The hubs and I saw the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con for the movie Knights of Badassdom years ago now. Basically, it’s supposed to be Galaxy Quest for the Live Action Role Play set. We literally could not wait to see this movie. We got home from Comic-Con and eagerly awaited the release.
But the movie was held up in some sort of development hell, and wasn’t released for years. It’s on Netflix now. So, the question is: Was it worth the wait?
Sadly, no. [Read more…]
There is singing. And dancing. But a lot more singing. If you like satire and musical comedy, this should be your catnip. If you cannot stand characters singing, then stay far, far away. If you’re not sure, give it a try, you may find that you’re pleasantly surprised. [Read more…]