The Protégé, the new assassin thriller starring Maggie Q, is the latest film in the all-too-familiar genre arriving in theaters this weekend. This film is the newest installment in the assassin genre, which includes the Keanu Reeves-starring John Wick and on the comedic side, The Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise. If you’re into assassin films, maybe this will be a film for you or maybe it won’t. I gave this film a chance but it ultimately left…"The Protégé: Assassin Thriller Is Just Meh"
Sgt. Will Gardner tells the story of an Iraq War veteran and shows the effects that traumatic brain injuries have on America’s returning veterans. Writer-director Max Martini is known for portraying a number of military roles on screen. Maybe it’s because of taking on those roles but it’s admirable for the actor to bring the troubles facing American veterans to the screen. After all, thousands of American veterans can be found along many streets and…"Sgt. Will Gardner: American Veterans Need Our Help"
Emotions run high but Back Roads shows a promising start for Alex Pettyfer’s directorial career in his first opportunity behind the camera. The film is set two years after Bonnie Altmyer (Juliette Lewis) is sent to prison for killing her husband. This leaves her son, Harley (Alex Pettyfer), in charge of his three younger sisters. It’s not easy for this family in rural Pennsylvania. The theme of abuse runs very strongly through the film. It’s…"Back Roads: Alex Pettyfer’s Debut Shows Promise"