Monday, October 2, 2017

American Made

Barry Seal is a TWA pilot that moonlights as an amateur smuggler, bringing Cuban cigars into the USA through Canada. He is grudgingly recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on burgeoning threats in Central America and soon finds himself in the middle of a covert CIA operation and the Medellin cartel.

Funny, sarcastic, dark comedy about real events that almost brought down the Reagan administration.

*** Must See

Rated R (for language and some sexuality/nudity)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

After their headquarters destroyed and the world at risk, the Kingsman find allies in a similar US organization known as the Statesman.

Sadly predictable and completely forgettable.

** Rentable

Rated R (for strong language, violence and drug use)

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Hitman's Bodyguard

A former CIA turned professional bodyguard must transport a hitman to Holland so he can testify at the International Court of Justice.

This is really long - the set up alone took way too long and the storyline is very predictable.  The banter between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson is pretty funny but not enough so to carry the whole movie.

** Rentable

Rated R (for gratuitous language, violence and crude humor)

Logan Lucky

Oceans 11 meets Raising Arizona

Bizarre quirky humor with a pacing all it's own.

*** 1/2 - Must See!

Rated PG-13 (for language and violence)

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Big Sick

A young couple's one night stand turns into an unexpected relationship that is cut short by family and a life threatening illness.

This true story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani is sweet and cleverly funny. Relatable to anyone with strong family and religious ties. Super Cute.

*** Must See

Rated R (for language and adult situations)

Spider-Man Homecoming

*** Must See
Rated PG-13 (for violence and language)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz, a Mexican immigrant, has built a career as a health practitioner drawing on her kindness and sensitivity.  She collides with her antithesis, a self-indulging billionaire, at a wealthy clients' dinner party.

Horrifically gauche and unnervingly awkward this disconcerting dinner date falls flat.

** Rentable

Rated R (for language) 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cars 3

Not nearly as memorable as the original but it makes up for Cars 2.

*** Must-See

Rated G

Wonder Woman

D.C. finally got it right!!

*** ½ Must-See!

Rated PG-13 (for violence and some suggestive innuendo) 

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Two young boys hypnotize their principal and transform him into Captain Underpants, the superhero from their homemade comic book.

This was somewhat disappointing.  I didn't ever read the books as a child, that being said, I expected something much more clever and heartfelt.

** Rentable for kids maybe

Rated PG (for bathroom humor and violence)