Tag: Date Night Hits

Romance and comedy films that are perfect compliments to an evening out with your lover.

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 – “Tommy’s Honour”

“One of the best golf films ever produced.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF It’s always fascinating to be caught off-guard by incredible true stories that educate and entertain us on the big-screen. Take for instance last year’s best picture nominated “Hidden Figures”, about three brilliant African-American women who played enormous roles in our nation’s space program... Read More »

Movie Review – “Gifted”

Get out and see one of 2017’s best acting performances from a girl who could wipe the chalkboard with Damon’s persona in “Good Will Hunting”. Patrick King, REEL BRIEF We’ve been awed by brilliant movie minds before, each attempting to cope with the deep personal pain their special brain powers often creates. Russell Crowe shocked us in “A... Read More »

Movie Review – “Life”

“Life” gives us the pulse-racing space terror of 1979’s “Alien” and the suspense-filled isolation found in John Carpenter’s Antarctic in “The Thing” (1982). Make no mistake, the real star is the alien creature whom we learn as much about as any other character in the film.  And that’s the way it should be. – Patrick... Read More »

My 2017 Oscar Picks!

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards show on ABC is one of the most uncertain and open races in recent years.  First-time Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel kicks off the telecast at 5 pm, Arizona time.  Despite La La Land netting a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations (joining Titanic and All About... Read More »

Movie Review – “The Lego Batman Movie”

KAPOW!  After two dreary, less fulfilling gambits last year in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad”, leave it to this animated action pleaser to pump much-needed life back into DC Entertainment. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Three years after co-directing the wildly successful and Academy Award nominated “The Lego Movie”, Chris McKay... Read More »

Movie Review – “Patriots Day”

“The real star of “Patriots Day” is the city of Boston.”  Patrick King, REEL BRIEF No one, right now in Hollywood, is sharper at crafting heroic true-life stories onto the big-screen than Clint Eastwood or Peter Berg. Both directors have powerfully depicted ordinary people doing extraordinary acts of bravery.  Each visionary storyteller so keen at providing... Read More »

Movie Review – “Manchester by the Sea”

Casey Affleck’s spectacular performance in this film earned him a Golden Globe on Sunday and should end any further speculation as to which Affleck brother has the best acting chops.  Sorry, Batman. Chatter from the Left Coast early last year told us film critics to expect a particularly stunning job from the younger Affleck in... Read More »

Movie Review – “Collateral Beauty”

Dissecting the complexity of grief, the year’s most star-studded ensemble follows the life-changing circumstances and aftermath of one Howard Inlet (Will Smith).  This underrated film explores the role that death, love and time play in our daily lives and how they intertwine.  A fresh storyline and unusual plot lure viewers into this tightly-crafted, yet uplifting,... Read More »

The Top 10 Films of 2016

Ten films that should be on everyone’s “Must-See List”.  Drum-roll please! Here are the year’s best films in storytelling and performances: 10. Sing Street  Director John Carney, who gave us the 2007 romantic music trifecta of guitar, piano and vocals in the Irish movie “Once”, returns to Dublin for a stellar encore performance involving a... Read More »

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