Wednesday, 9 November 2016
A very earthy movie with terrific performances. The movie starts out as a typical yarn about white trash bank robbers. It then veers heavily into Trump territory which makes this a superior flick. There is a push back against vigilantes scene I really enjoyed. Rotten Tomatoes loved it with a 90%, I have to go with 75. A very good movie but aside from the acting no A's.
Monday, 17 October 2016
Amerigeddon is a seething parinod fantasy about the New World Order detonating an EMP designed to send America back to the stone age. Fortunatly we have 8 patriots who resist. The plot is great, the budget shoestring and the acting just passable. This movie needed a Red Dawn injection of vision. Still its better than Dragon Day. In fact the director, and some of its cast could have a future in pictures.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this project is the makers likely think its a documentary.
Two point six stars for true patriot love
This is a totally Russian movie. It stars Danila Kozlovsky and Agne Grudyte. Both IMHO match any current Hollywood screen power. The subtitles are revealing because the translations are literal. For example when the female lead tells the male lead he is too imature for her she says " I like Alexy's older brother, not you". Flight Crew was filmed in IMAX and the production values are world class. Its a good story and the last half hour really generates tension and tears. Well done cultural experience.
Four Stars for our Russian Friends
Thursday, 13 October 2016
|Commandant Pat Quinlan pictured with his men in the aftermath of the Siege of Jadotville|
This film documents a 1961 battle for the riches of the Congo. As we battle ISIS today I hope this film opens the eyes of policymakers and average citizens to the hypocrisy that rules our world and changes minds for the better. The Siege of Jadotville illustrated the reality that the UN would never be more than a referee in an alleyway knife fight. Dag Hamerstrong died in this battle. He was the man that might of made the UN relevant and someone took him out.
The only thing missing was Roland the Headless in the soundtrack.
Four hopefully influential movie stars
Soldiers of fortune when the pay was not okay.
Sunday, 9 October 2016
Its Snowpiecer with Zombies. Even though its Korean dialogue with no subtitles it should not stop anyone from enjoying this Korean take on the Zombie Apocalypse. (Subtitles are comming)There is something fresh about watching non Hollywood productions that is really delicious. One sidenote, the Korean TGV is very industrial looking compared to the Japanese Shinkansen,
The director really make you care about his characters and the tension in the last minutes is heart pounding. Production wise these are the best Zombies ever. Don't miss the Last Train to Pusan.
Three Point Eight stars
Saturday, 1 October 2016
This may be the first Netflicks produced movie I have watched. Cant wait for this one Oct 7. It was a good experience and if it provides funding for similar efforts the public good is well served. Its a time loop groundhog day kinda movie with a twist. They made a lot out of nothing much here kudos all round, especially for Tony Elliot the Orphan Black writer who makes a great directoral debut.
3.5 Stars for difficulty yet clarity which is rare in a time travel movie
Its a Jason Statham movie. It started out realy strong and then just became a meaner McGiver. Lots of clever plot, Jessa Alba is great eye candy. The locations, Phuket, Bangkok, Penang, Sydney, Rio are to die for as all of the people who cross Bishop do. A very nice looking picture with more hand to hand combat than than Bruce lee did in his entire career.
Three been there done that stars