Action

Kong: Skull Island

In retrospect, “Kong: Skull Island” is an entertaining example of the type of genre I’d like to call “The Silly PG-13 Action Movie.” Recent lousy examples include “xXx; Return of Xander Cage” and “The Great Wall,” which both respectively threatened… Read More ›

Logan

From what I hear, “Logan” is the final movie in which Hugh Jackman will reprise his “X-Men” role of Wolverine. Logan is his real name, and I guess the title will set you with the right motions. It’s also rated-R…. Read More ›

The Great Wall

“The Great Wall” stars Matt Damon as a trader, whose team has died, while on a quest for black powder during the Song Dynasty. This is not the Matt Damon I know. The Matt Damon I know gave one of… Read More ›

The Lego Batman Movie

In my Top 10 Worst Films of 2016 list, I said: “I fear the future of D.C. Comics movies.” Both “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” only cared about updates and miscasting, whereas “The Lego Batman Movie”… Read More ›

John Wick: Chapter 2

Every once in a while, a non-superhero sequel surprises you when you least expect it, and “John Wick: Chapter 2” is an entertaining example. It’s the sequel to the surprise 2014 action hit, which redeemed Keanu Reeves as the professional… Read More ›

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

“xXx: Return of Xander Cage” is the second Vin Diesel three-quel I have seen since “Riddick” from 2013. Both these movies have been made despite “The Chronicle of Riddick” and “xXx: State of the Union” flopping. I guess cult following… Read More ›

Live by Night

Ben Affleck has proven himself to be both an eclectic actor and a riveting filmmaker over the years. He’s directed brilliant dramas like “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town,” and “Argo,” but his next directing/acting job “Live by Night” is a… Read More ›

Hell or High Water

It’s about damn time I get a brilliant Indie movie this summer. “Hell or High Water” is the kind that is thrilling, well-acted, and isn’t convoluting in its narrative. Written by Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario”) and directed by David Mackenzie (“Starred… Read More ›

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