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Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

After a thirty year hiatus, the Kennedy Miller Productions / Village Roadshow Pictures Mad Max franchise returns with the 2015, R-rated, Mad Max: Fury Road. Once again George Miller directs and, this time, is also credited with co-writing. Tom Hardy replaces Mel...
Insurgent

Insurgent

Robert Schwentke directs the 2015 sequel to the first movie in the Divergent series for Lionsgate. Like the first movie, “Insurgent” follows along the same path the books take – for most of the film. More on that later (Spoiler alert – This would be a good place to...
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Every once in a while a movie comes along that is a notch above the normal Hollywood fare. These films almost always become blockbuster hits. "Kingsman: The Secret Service" fits this description to a tee. In this 20th Century Fox film, director Matthew Vaughn (“X-Men:...
Seventh Son

Seventh Son

When I saw the trailers for Seventh Son – directed by Sergey (Sergei) Bodrov, distributed by Universal Pictures - I hoped the film might be able to fill some of the fantasy void left after the Hobbit movies ended. It had dragons, sexy she-devils and all manner of...
American Sniper

American Sniper

I am deeply grateful for our military and the sacrifices they make to defend the freedoms that we all enjoy as Americans. I go out of my way to shake the hand of every service man and woman that I encounter, and thank them for their service. That duty profoundly...
The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

Back in grade school, I used to construct mazes in my free time. Line by line the labyrinth would take shape on the paper. I delighted in creating paths that led to dead ends and misdirecting whoever might try to work their way through. Eventually I learned to create...
Lucy

Lucy

I had been looking forward to seeing “Lucy” for some time. It features Scarlett Johansson (and what able bodied male wouldn’t want to watch her in a movie) and Morgan Freeman as co-star and has some cool special effects, with a twist of sci-fi thrown in for seasoning....
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction

I went to see “Transformers: Age of Extinction” with lukewarm expectations. I liked the previous Transformer movies but I wasn’t sure how well they would play with the absence of Shia LaBeouf. As is so often the case when an actor leaves a franchise, there was nothing...

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