Tag Archives: Gary Oldman

Hunter Killer (2018) Review

A ENTERTAINING AND LARGER-THAN- LIFE SUBMARINE THRILLER   Military action movies have been a prime staple within the action film genre. Exploring various branches of the military (army, navy, air force, SEALS, etc.), these movies are primarily focused (much like the genre itself) on action premise, relying on tried and true aesthetics of military action / violence to showcase the

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Darkest Hour (2017) Review

WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER. ANOTHER SIDE, ANOTHER STORY.   Director Joe Wright has always gravitated towards doing historical period pieces for his film projects. Whether guide towards historical events or just the thrill of doing a costumed drama, Wright has brought several notable films to life. Perhaps his most famous one was his directorial debut, with 2005’s Pride & Prejudice,

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) Review

REYNOLDS AND JACKSON SHINE IN THIS OTHERWISE DULL MOVIE   The “buddy cop” genre of films has been awhile for quite some time. While it doesn’t redefine the main staple genres of motion pictures (i.e. action, comedy, drama, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, etc.), this subgenre category of films was popular during the mid to late 80s and early 90s, with such

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The Space Between Us Review

AN UNINTERSTING MARTIAN BOY MEETS EARTH GIRL TALE   Over the years, Hollywood has bought up the right to many popular “Young Adult” books (some call it “Teen”) in the hopes of trying to accomplish what the Twilight film saga did (i.e. bringing by bestselling book / series to life, while bringing a big dollar amount at the box office

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

A DAWN OF GREATNESS   The Planet of the Apes movie has been iconic in history of Hollywood movies since its first movie (Planet of the Apes) back in 1968. With its infamous story of intelligent apes that dominate the human race, to its famous lines (“You damn dirty apes!”, etc.), The Planet of the Apes have been a part

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Robocop Review

A REBOOT THAT IS MORE HUMAN DRAMA THAN MECHANICAL ACTION   Debuting back in 1987, Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop was adored by viewers with its dark humor, gritty “R” rated action, and great one-liners that many still say today. While the film, which was regarded as a cult classic, spawned a franchise; the franchise itself wasn’t as glamorous or well received

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Child 44 Review

FROM RUSSIA WITH NO LOVE British writer Tom Rob Smith book titled Child 44 has become an international bestseller. First published back in 2008, this first novel of a trilogy (featuring the character of Leo Demidov), has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into thirty six different languages. Smith’s book went on to receive nominations in the

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