Tag: Movie Rental Picks

Movie Review – “Logan”

  “Logan” offers plenty of entertainment to X-Men purists… Others, though, seeking to continue the outlandish fun and lightheartedness of 2016’s “Deadpool” formula will find “Logan” missing one-liners and playful banter towards the audience. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF With DC Comics and Marvel adventures spurning film releases at nearly the rate of presidential tweets,... 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 »

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 »

Movie Rental Recommendation – “Meru”

“A film you will remember for the rest of your life.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF.com Not having a white Christmas?  Want to put a new 75″ 4K HDTV Christmas present through its paces?  Here you go.  Rent “Meru” and gather the family around this amazing documentary. Just a couple of minutes into this documentary, the wife... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Readers Cast Their Oscar Ballots

The votes are in!  I want to express my appreciation to the 100 REEL BRIEF readers who participated in this year’s Oscar voting!  As for the results, there are several blow-outs with easy wins in the Acting, Animation and Original Song categories.  By a large margin, REEL BRIEF voters expect a big night tomorrow evening for... Read More »

My 2016 Oscar Predictions

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards show on ABC promises to entertain, surprise and shock viewers.  With very few solid favorites going into this telecast, expect the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award a handful of the 8 ½ pound golden statuettes to newcomers–including a few sentimental actors... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2015

Here are the REEL BRIEF Top 10 Films of 2015. 10.  The Big Short Four bold investors see the writing on the bank industry walls–and turn modern banking upside down.  A “☆☆☆☆☆” cast features Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Using equal investments of superb casting and unique storytelling, Director Adam McKay’s... Read More »

My Top Rental Recommendations

Here are my Top 10 movie rental recommendations: 1. Ant-Man.   Just released today on Netflix and Redbox. Following the successful pattern of Guardians of the Galaxy, this film centers on a single character (Rudd) surrounded by a funny and intriguing supporting cast. Rudd skillfully ignites the movie’s lighter moments with clever lines, silly smirks and spot-on... Read More »

Rental Recommendation – ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

He’s no Bond, James Bond.  But he’ll do if you’re looking for a nice 007-esque rental movie. “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” is available today at Amazon to rent or buy.  The movie will be available at Redbox on December 1 and Netflix December 15. At the center of this foreign intelligence caper are the two... Read More »

Rental Recommendation: The A+ ‘Inside Out’

“★★★★★” “Pixar’s most stunning, cogent production to date!”  ‘Inside Out’ pries and probes diligently—elevating this movie from just a compilation of one-liners into a mind-blowing study on human nature.”  – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Only the second film in 2015 to earn my highest grade possible (A+), “Inside Out” has set the bar high for... Read More »

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