Genre Archives: Action

American Made

September 29, 2017
The filmmakers of American Made seemingly take some narrative license with their biographical version of the infamous Barry Seal, a career criminal drug smuggler, played gleefully by Tom Cruise. Upon leaving his commercial job as a TWA pilot, Seal was, indeed, in the employ of Pablo Escobar—the [...]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

September 22, 2017
Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton) and his fellow Kingsmen agents make an epic return to the field in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle." One year after the events of the first installment, this film opens with a flashy high-speed chase through the streets of London where Eggsy, known as agent Galahad—in [...]

American Assassin

September 15, 2017
After losing his fiancé to a terrorist attack just moments after his proposal, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) finds himself hardened and resolved on one thing: revenge. This icy motivation fuels Rapp's dauntless rebellion with reckless nerve, lands him a job with the CIA, and ultimately sets him apart [...]

Birth of a Dragon

August 25, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Birth of a Dragon" is based on a true and legendary fight which took place between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man, a fight that is about much more than the winner; it defines the attitude one should take in the use of martial arts. In Bruce Lee's case, the master Wong Jack Man believes he needs less [...]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

August 18, 2017
Have you ever been matched up in a situation with someone that was your opposite? Ryan Reynolds plays Michael Bryce, a top notch bodyguard, a sensitive man that is matched up with hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), who is loud, tough, and impulsive. He and Bryce rub each other the wrong way [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7, 2017
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is Marvel's most recent reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise and features Tom Holland as the latest version of Peter Parker. He does a fine job as the web-slinging teenager that undergoes several trying experiences in the film and who is entrusted by Tony Stark, a.k.a. [...]

Baby Driver

June 28, 2017
Baby Driver is something of the perfect vehicle for [director] Edgar Wright's filmmaking techniques. By mixing up musical styles and genres and setting the action to each accordingly, he proves that, as a filmmaker, he is a classicist in his inspirations, but a full-throttled progressive in his [...]

The Mummy (2017)

June 9, 2017
"The Mummy (2017)" is a movie on an epic scale, a spectacle that is a little bit "Indiana Jones" and a return to some of the themes of the previous Mummy movies. This one stars Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, a thief who is after antiquities to turn them quickly on the black market. He steals a map from [...]

Wonder Woman

June 2, 2017
To quote a wise girlfriend, when I grow up I want to be Wonder Woman. She’s tenderhearted and fiercely powerful. She barges through closed doors into rooms filled with power-mad generals and boldly denounces their warped ideals. How could this war mindset be tolerated? This girl elevates the game [...]

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

May 12, 2017
"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" features several nicely-crafted scenes of the legend, including the sword in the stone, Arthur wielding the famous sword, Excalibur. Even the round table is set in place near the conclusion of the movie. The shadow world Arthur enters is very vivid and stands out. [...]