All the Money in the World

Ridley Scott tells the true life tail of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and the drama that ensued when a ransom demand was issues to his billionaire grandfather in All the Money in the World. I’ll start by addressing the production issues that this film had. Ridley Scott was under a tight deadline when…

Transformers: The Last Knight

Michael Bay brings us another dose of giant robot action in his fifth entry to the Transformers cinematic canon; Transformers: The Last Knight. Anyone who has seen any of these movies before this one will know the drill. Nothing about this is any different nor is there any real desire to reinvent what has come…

Patriot’s Day

Peter Berg’s Patriot’s Day tells the tragic story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt by celebrating the people involved. It’s easy to think that making a film about tragic events that happened less than 4 years ago is looking to exploit those events for entertainment and maybe there’s some truth in…

Deepwater Horizon

The worst oil spill in U.S. history is given the film adaptation treatment in Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon. Berg’s film follows the events of that day and the effect it had on the people involved. Disaster movies are a dime a dozen these days and it could be argued that making a film about one…

Ted 2

Ted 2 returns Seth MacFarlane to the role of the foul mouthed sentient bear as well as the directors chair as Ted campaigns for his right to be seen as a person in the eyes of the law. The film opens with Ted marrying his girlfriend from the first film Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) and progresses through…

On the Silver Screen – The Gambler

The Gambler focuses on Literature professor Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg, as an aside his character in Ted is called John Bennett. I just thought that was worth mentioning) who lives a secret life as a high stakes gambler and has hit a streak of bad luck. His extensive debt causes him to borrow money from…

On the Silver Screen – Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth in Michael Bay’s giant robot franchise and is getting mixed reviews across the board. Unsurprising as Michael Bay -and particularly Transformers- films are always divisive among critics and moviegoers alike so here I am adding my thoughts to the melting point. This installment picks up four years after…