Tag Archives: 2017 Movie Reviews

Reviews: “Chuck,” “Wakefield,” “Beatriz at Dinner,” “Megan Leavey,” “Before I Fall”

If that last quintet of big-budget turkeys left a bad taste in your mouth, check out these four prestige dramas named after their main characters, and a young adult fantasy lumped in mostly because I didn’t have another place to put it… Chuck…I count myself as a fan of the “Rocky” franchise like pretty much… Read More »

Netflix Movies: Our Souls at Night, Gerald’s Game, First They Killed My Father

Three very different Netflix Original offerings finds Redford and Fonda back at their peak, Gugino and Greenwood at a low point, and Angelina Jolie directing another film where the main characters are brutalized for two hours-plus… First They Killed My Father…I’ve mentioned several times that Jolie is a pain-freak in her directorial efforts, piling on… Read More »

Movie Round-Up: Trainspotting 2, CHiPs, Belko Experiment, Wilson

If you had told me I would enjoy the critically-reviled “CHiPs” remake more than the long-anticipated “Trainspotting” sequel, I might’ve punched you in the face. But that’s exactly what happened… Trainspotting 2…Even the movie’s clumsy official title “T2” feels derivative, and although you can’t blame Danny Boyle for wanting some of that Linklater-“Before Sunset/Midnight” indie-sequel magic, this… Read More »

Reviews: “Baby Driver,” “Atomic Blonde,” “Valerian and the 1000 Planets,” “Lego Batman Movie”

Three of these movies are not actually that old, and you may find any of them in less-selective theaters with 20 screens and needing a way to fill them. However, they’re all genre-related and it’s important to look at the right (and wrong) way to do action, sci-fi, or comic book based movies. Baby Driver…I… Read More »