Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

This is the season for new movies, at least it used to be before the virus hit. What normally would be a busy Friday night has turned into scarce pickings over streaming and trying to keep up with the idea of specials that these sites are loading out. Tonight though, I managed to catch the early seasonal film, an attempt to get a Christmas spirit … Continue reading Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

Villains (2019)

“Villains” is a long-awaited indie from two filmmakers I’ve been rooting for ever since their overlooked debut feature “Body” back in 2015 – Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. After that came their decent follow-up to “Stake Land” in 2016 & Now “Villains” – their absolute best so far. A quirky, wild and demented horror comedy, supported strongly by four amazing performances, pleasant and polished cinematography … Continue reading Villains (2019)

Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)

1. Big fan of Michael Jai White, which I made clear in my other reviews, especially Blood and Bone, which is a must-see. Called him “the most under-utilized MMA asset in Hollywood.” 2. Guess he got tired of waiting for a phone call, because MJW as “director” cast himself in Never Back Down 2 which, for a low budget effort, was a really tight little … Continue reading Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)

Out of the Furnace (2013)

When I saw the cast list, I knew there would be some wonderful performances, but I was surprised at how they uniformly surpassed my expectations. I believe it’s Bale’s best work so far, and that’s saying something. Likewise with Affleck, Harrelson and Saldana. The rest of the cast was wonderful as well. There is one scene in particular (I won’t spoil it here) where an … Continue reading Out of the Furnace (2013)

Welcome to Sudden Death (2020)

Welcome to discount “Die Hard.” I mean…, “Welcome to Sudden Death,” a movie so blatantly ripping off the popular film, it’s even directly mentioned.  Jesse Freeman (Michael Jai White) is a veteran working as a security guard at a new sports stadium in Phoenix. A group of terrorists kills every other security guard and rigs every exit to blow up when the crowd leaves at … Continue reading Welcome to Sudden Death (2020)