Sunday, September 24, 2017

You know what's a good movie? (Part 11) The Matrix (Video)

Welcome back to the 'You know what's a good movie?' column. It's when I talk about movies that are connected in some way.  Maybe they share a director, maybe they share a starring actor or actress, or maybe there is a common theme?  Let's review:


Part 1: Forrest Gump


Connection: Tom Hanks


Part 2: Toy Story


Connection: Pixar


Part 3: The Incredibles


Connection: Superhero Films


Part 4: Batman (1989)


Connection: Jack Nicholson


Part 5: The Departed


Connection: Matt Damon


Part 6: Good Will Hunting


Connection: Robin Williams


Part 7: Mrs. Doubtfire


Connection: Chris Columbus


Part 8: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Connection: Richard Harris


Part 9: The Count of Monte Cristo


Connection: Guy Pierce


Part 10: Memento


Connection: Joe Pantoliano and Carrie-Anne Moss

The Matrix was a game changer in 1999 when it was first released.  With rich philosophical themes, and intriguing characters, matched with state of the art visuals and martial arts; it was unlike anything we'd ever seen before.  Check out my latest video in the popular video series... You know what's a good movie?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Video Review; A Wasted Sequel


Hey there folks.  Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of my favorite surprise films a few years ago.  What about the sequel?  It's got a bunch of new talent in it; does it live up to the original?  Spoiler alert... it does not.  Check out my video review for Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Video Movie News: Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct Man of Steel 2


The Kingsman and X-Men: First Class director is in talks with Warner Brothers, to take over the Superman franchise!  Check out my video, taking a look at Matthew Vaughn's films, and how they would translate into a good Superman film.

Video News: Gavin O'Connor to Direct Suicide Squad 2?


I'm a huge fan of Gavin O'Connor.  Check out the video below to hear what I think about this news, and what films O'Connor has directed, that hopefully sets him up for success.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dunkirk Video Review; A Marvel Achievement in Storytelling


Christopher Nolan is easily my favorite director in Hollywood right now.  And Dunkirk is one of his best films yet.  It's a marvel achievement in storytelling, and has instantly raised the bar in what a big budget war film should be.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed in this film.  Nolan has created a film that will make you think, as he does not spoon feed the audience anything.  Check out my video review for Dunkirk, then go out and see it for yourself.  Let me know what you thought if you've already seen it. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes Video Review; Quietly the Best Trilogy in Years


I never cared for the Planet of the Apes franchise until the 2011 reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. 6 years, and 2 films later, this has become one of my favorite trilogies in history. Andy Serkis gives, yet another, riveting performance as the leader of the Apes, Caesar. The film is terrific, and I highly recommend it. Check out my review for War for the Planet of the Apes. Thanks!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Spider-Man Homecoming Spoiler Video Discussion, Review and Easter Eggs


Hey Guys!  Spider-Man: Homecoming is putting up BIG numbers.  And now that a few days have passed, I've decided to dive deeper into the film.  Much deeper!  Check out the lengthy video below for all things Spider-Man: Homecoming.  The video contains spoilers by the way.  I provide more of my thoughts about the film, and discuss numerous Easter eggs as well.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  Don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel as well.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Spider-Man Homecoming Video Review; This is the Spider-Man We Wanted


This is the third incarnation of Spider-Man on the big screen, and they nailed it! There's too many things I liked to list here. For that you'll just have to watch the video. But what I will tell you is, the filmmakers captured the essence of the character in ways neither of the previous franchises could. Check out my video review of Spider-Man Homecoming.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The House Video Review; Place Your Bets Elsewhere


Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.  Are you kidding me?  Sprinkle in some Jason Mantzoukas and you should have comedy gold right?  I don't know.  You'll have to watch the video below to find out.  If the title of this post didn't give it away that is.  

Video: Breathe Trailer Reaction and Discussion


I have to admit, this is the first Trailer Reaction video where I get visibly emotional.  The trailer for Breathe is brilliant.  Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy appear to be perfectly cast in this fascinating story.  The film is directed by legendary actor, Andy Serkis.  You may know Serkis as the motion capture actor, made famous by his performances as Gollam and Caeser from the Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes franchises.  Check out the video below and let me know what you think!