Old Henry is an action-Western that feels like it could fit in perfectly with the old-school Westerns of the Classic Hollywood era. A widowed farmer, Henry (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son, Wyatt (Gavin Lewis), allow a mysterious injured man, Curry (Scott Haze) to stay at their residence. Sure, it’s a bad idea in the Old West and they definitely don’t trust him. I mean, the guy is carrying a satchel of cash! Did he…"Old Henry Is An Old-School Western"
Minority Report might take place some fifty years after the film was shot but the film’s themes are still relevant almost twenty years later. This film marks the first collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise. The film has audiences asking some important questions. What if we knew what was going to happen in the future? After you ask yourself the question, what if the person knowing this found out he was going to kill someone? …"Minority Report: Spielberg Tackles the Future"
Just Mercy is a star-studded legal drama directed by Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton and tells an important story. Harvard graduate Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) could have gone anywhere after graduating. After all, he received an array of job offers. Rather than go for the money, Stevenson ops to help those who need it the most. In this case, it’s the people sitting on death row in Monroe County. After setting up…"Toronto 2019: Just Mercy"
I don’t know what we as a society did to deserve a Has Fallen trilogy but Angel Has Fallen certainly isn’t going to raise the bar. Aaron Eckhart does not return as President Benjamin Asher. There’s not a single mention of him in the film. In any event, Morgan Freeman’s Allan Trumbull is now the president. Serving as Trumbull’s Vice President is Martin Kirby (Tim Blake Nelson). Gerard Butler also reprises his role as everyone’s…"Angel Has Fallen: Somehow, We Got A Trilogy"
With some very strong acting performances, The Report follows a Senate staffer’s thorough investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Even though the film starts with the beginning of the investigation in 2009, the flashbacks date back to 2001. Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) was tasked with researching the CIA while working as a staffer for U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. This followed a 14-1 vote by the Senate Intelligence Committee. As an…"Sundance 2019: The Report"
Taking us back to the days of the Old West, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is another classic from the minds of the Coen Brothers. The Western is one of the oldest genres in the book but it always makes for interesting material. Even when we think that every possible scenario has been exhausted, someone comes about with a fresh take. This is what the Coens do and they do it so well, I must…"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Another Coen Classic"
Colossal, the underrated sci-fi comedy released this past April is now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD. Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, the indie film stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson. Produced on a budget of $15 million, the film did not do anywhere near where it should at the box office as it only brought in $4.3 million. The comedy is one of my favorites this…"Colossal, An Underrated Sci-Fi Comedy, Now On Blu-Ray"