Category: Movies

The Magnificent Seven

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The Magnificent Seven

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, etc.

Grade: B

This is one I’d been waiting for awhile. After evil miner Bart Bogue threatens the town of Rose Creek (and kills several people) some of the townspeople find help in Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington.) Knowing this is going to be an impossible fight he recruits old friends and new acquaintances to help the townspeople win their freedom.

Midnight Special

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Midnight Special

Director: Jeff Nichols

Starring: Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver…

Grade: A

A young boy has gone missing. Seemingly kidnapped by his own father (Shannon) and his father’s boyhood friend (Joel Edgerton) we quickly come to learn that it’s not just the police looking for this boy but members of the cult like ranch where he grew up and the government.

I missed this in theaters but was very much looking forward to it. The other night when I rented it was pretty late so I thought I’d watch the beginning and then finish the rest the next day and I wound up watching it straight through and being completely intrigued and entertained.

Stay Evil Dollface: Suicide Squad

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Suicide Squad

Director: David Ayer

Grade: C

Oh, I wanted to love this one! I’ll admit- it was entertaining at times. It was well-acted. It had it’s moments but that’s what makes the mess even worse… it had so much potential to be more and it blew it! Actually, what makes it even worse is reading the behind the scenes and everything that went down with the studio.

I don’t know at this point whether the DCU needs to be saved from itself, it’s directors or it’s home studio.

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond Director: Justin Lin Grade: B+/ A- This is kind of weird because while I thought the plot of the movie was really basic- the crew of the Enterprise is getting restless while […]

Ghostbusters 2016

Ghostbusters Directed: Paul Feig Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig Grade: B I admit when the trailers for this Ghostbusters redo came out a couple of months ago, they didn’t look […]

The Shallows

The Shallows Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Grade: B Blake Lively takes a surfing trip to a hidden beach and winds up attacked by a shark and fighting for her life stuck like 200 yards off shore. […]