Logan Lucky

For those, like me, that saw the trailer for this strange looking slice of Americana and thought, “Wow, that looks weird, and wait, was that Daniel Craig?!?!”, I headed along to see if my worst fears were going to come to pass. With that in mind, I can safely say that Logan Lucky is one…

American Assassin

American Assassin

After his fiancé is killed right in front of him, Mitch Rapp throws himself into extreme training to seek revenge in Michael Cuesta’s American Assassin. American Assassin is really striking in its opening moment. We are introduced to Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) filming his girlfriend as he proposes to her. In a very short time the film…

Rough Night

Rough Night

A Bachelorette weekend goes horribly wrong when a stripper is accidentally killed and the ladies struggle with how they should deal with the problem in Lucia Aniello’s Rough Night. The premise of Rough Night couldn’t be simpler and it conjures up comparisons to The Hangover almost immediately in that it’s a group of friends running…

American Made

American Made

A pilot is recruited by the CIA for various covert jobs at the same time he becomes a drug runner for a noted Cartel in Doug Liman’s American Made. Tom Cruise takes the lead as Barry Seal; a pilot with talents that are very much wasted working on a commercial airline. This changes when he…

The Dark Tower

Dark Tower

Stephen King’s celebrated book series receives the big screen treatment in Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower. I’ll start off by saying that I know almost nothing about The Dark Tower in any form. I know it’s a series of books that a lot of people rave about but beyond that my knowledge of it is…

Batman and Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn

DC offers up another animated adventure in Sam Liu’s Batman and Harley Quinn. Despite being a fan of the DC Animated movies I’ve never actually written about them. The overall quality of them is somewhat mixed but I enjoy them for the most part. Adapting DC’s back catalogue of stories in animated form is a…

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman's Bodyguard

A bodyguard is tasked with protecting a notorious Hitman so that he can be brought safely to testify against a dangerous criminal in Patrick Hughes’ The Hitman’s Bodyguard. This is one of those films where the plot doesn’t matter in the least. Any story the film has is an excuse for the main actors to…

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla

The King of the Monsters receives a new Japanese reboot in Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s giant monster reboot Shin Godzilla. Godzilla is one of the most enduring fictional characters ever to be captured on film with over 30 Japanese feature films, two American versions and a number of animated series as well as Marvel…

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

An undercover CIA agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to recover a list of double agents in David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde. The first thing that stands out about this film is the sense of style. A Germany divided by the Berlin Wall is faithfully recreated in a way that almost makes the…

Detroit

Detroit

Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit delivers a snapshot of the Detroit Rebellion by largely focusing on a specific event in 1967. The event in question was the murder of three young African American men in the Algiers Motel. A large part of the film takes place in the Algiers Motel and details the terrifying situation that had…