Tag: Movie Rental Picks

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 »

Movie Review – “Small Town Crime”

“Clever. Shocking. One of the best crime dramas in recent years.” -Patrick King, REEL BRIEF This latest film by writer/director brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms takes viewers on a frantic murder investigation by an alcoholic ex-cop trying to prove that he can still make a difference. Stellar acting throughout the cast delivers a solid script... Read More »

Movie Review – “All the Money in the World”

“All the Money in the World” is a fascinating chess match between family and money! – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF By now, most moviegoers are aware of the multiple sexual assault allegations leveled at Netflix’s “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey. While many tabloid headlines covered the television series’ formal break-up with the actor in... 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 – “Blood Stripe”

“Powerful! In what’s bound to be (Kate) Nowlin’s breakout movie, I can’t remember a better female screen portrayal of the U.S. Marine Corps.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF A hallmark of many successful films is their ability to tackle common, often repeated topic areas found in other big screen endeavors and, yet, still surprise viewers.... Read More »

Movie Review – “Victoria & Abdul”

“An interesting and charming start… Victoria & Abdul awkwardly takes on a more serious tone by mid-movie…largely leaving behind the film’s witty humor and successful banter established between the two. …Wait to rent it”. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF It’s easy to understand why the widespread popularity of series like “Game of Thrones” or “Outlander”... 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 – “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 »

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