Tag: Feel Good

A movie that makes you feel good about life.

Movie Review – “12 Strong”

“the real stars are the four-legged variety and this aspect is barely covered once the team mounts up and moves out…which is too bad, because I think the horse soldier revelation was one of the most surprising stories coming out in the weeks following 9/11…” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF In the immediate aftermath of the... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2017

Here are the year’s best films in storytelling and performances: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Superb acting performances highlight this crime drama depicting a grieving mother seeking answers for her daughter’s brutal murder. The brilliant screenplay slowly unmasks the film’s key players, shining a spotlight on how each character’s past and present are interwoven into... Read More »

Movie Review – “Patti Cake$”

I did not see this sensational underdog story coming! I was floored by “Patti Cake$”…  Powerful…and inspiring! – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Each year, countless movies I review never live up to their pre-release hype, despite award-winning directors and easy-to-watch, proven big-screen stars headlining those films. But like a history professor reading from a stack... 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 – “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 – “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 »

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 »

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