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Movie Review – “Wind River”

“While I don’t think “Wind River” is nearly as pleasing of a movie journey as Sheridan’s “Hell or High Water” or “Sicario” (2015) screenplays, it is a solid, yet violent, crime drama with Renner at the helm.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF From the screenwriter of last year’s highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated best picture “Hell... Read More »

Movie Review – “The Glass Castle”

“The Glass Castle” is an emotional and thought-provoking train wreck. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Headlined by a trio of Hollywood heavyweights, this film adaptation of the 2005 best-seller by Jeannette Walls presents a riveting and raw look inside her real-life nomadic upbringing. Riding the same harrowing dysfunctional and shocking family details that kept Walls’... Read More »

Movie Review – “Atomic Blonde”

“With her own trust issues, a willingness to bed attractive female foreign nationals, and rapid-fire hand-to-hand combat skills to boot, Theron’s ready right now to be crowned the next 007.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Movie lovers have always appreciated Charlize Theron’s willingness to take on the most challenging of acting roles. Those leading parts... Read More »

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 »

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 – “The Hero”

“One of the best films of the year!” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Veteran actor Sam Elliott has that famous authoritative deep voice we can all recognize on television from the other room. He also has that legendary bushy mustache that seems to walk into movie scenes minutes ahead of the star—like in 1993’s “Tombstone”... 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 – “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 »

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