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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 »

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 – “The Promise”

Fans of the galactic X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron in “Star Wars” will find the Guatemalan-American actor and musician Isaac in his best role since 2014’s crime-fest “A Most Violent Year”. Patrick King, REEL BRIEF “The Promise” premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival billed as a dual-threat romance and war story.  After an enthusiastic reception... 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 »

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