Tag: Action

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Movie Review – “Dunkirk”

“Nolan missed the boat (pun intended) on the true heroes over those nine days in 1940. The great reveal at the end–where true civilian heroics emerge–comes too little and too late.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF “Disappointing” was my first thought after seeing this latest story from unconventional director Christopher Nolan. Like most of you,... Read More »

Movie Review – “War for the Planet of the Apes”

“War for the Planet of the Apes” has many positive attributes, none more so than the appealing realism of walking, talking, and horseback-riding chimpanzees, gorillas, and one thoughtful orangutan. These special effects are the foundation to an enjoyable, entertaining, and fast-paced movie! – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Every dog or cat owner, at one time... Read More »

Movie Review – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

“the film’s last 10 minutes evoke deadpan laughter to give us the best Marvel cameo and ending seen in years!” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Fans of last year’s “Captain America: Civil War” will rejoice knowing that the same raw, yet spirited, Spider-Man returns in “Homecoming”. Brit and former gymnast Tom Holland once again provides... Read More »

5 Heartwarming, Powerful Movie Rentals

“Five heartwarming and powerful stories available to rent.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Film enthusiasts looking for “must-see” movies to rent over the Fourth of July holiday will enjoy these winners: The Way (2010) Martin Sheen plays an ophthalmologist living the country club lifestyle when he gets the terrible news that every parent dreads and... Read More »

Movie Review – “Megan Leavey”

“Easily, the best performance of the movie belongs to the German Shepherd “Rex”. His K9 bomb-sniffing training and bonding experience with Leavey leading up to Iraq is fascinating and suspenseful to watch.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Feeling more like a Hallmark made-for-television movie than a Hollywood big-screen production, “Megan Leavey” offers up a real-life... Read More »

Movie Review – “Wonder Woman”

“Move over Batman and Superman, DC Comics is back! All thanks to a strong background story and an even stronger Woman!” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Seventy-six years since her inception, one of the most popular comic book characters of all-time has finally hit the big-screen. And what an amazing and historic arrival “Wonder Woman” has... Read More »

Movie Review – “Baywatch”

“Rounding out the magazine cover ensemble is Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and, uh, really who cares in this world of self-promoting Instagram? This is “Baywatch” after all. And it works.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Returning to its successful beach-combing techniques that made it one of the world’s most watched television programs ever, this big-screen comedy... Read More »

Movie Review – “Alien: Covenant”

With the unexpected but widely applauded 2015 sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina”, filmgoers saw how intriguing and tricky the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) can be for humanity. These synthetic lifeforms, built to accomplish tasks faster and more efficiently than us, quickly turned the lab tables on their human creators in an epic battle for survival.... Read More »

Movie Review – “The Wall”

“Grab some lip balm, a water bottle, and a rifle…this pair needs you.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Few modern war films give a voice to the enemy. Speaking parts are usually reserved for the battlefield’s victor, with only short glimpses of the losing opponent scrambling through a thick jungle or getting shot down in the... Read More »

Movie Review – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

“The film’s superstar is the smart-aleck raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper). His wise-cracking personality and penchant to steal carries this storyline and movie.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF As one of my most anticipated films of 2017, I was anxious to see how this next volume of “Guardians of the Galaxy” stacked up to its first mixtape.... Read More »

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