Category: action

Doctor Strange [2016] ★★★

 It’s always refreshing to encounter a new kind of hero in this already overstuffed superhero cinematic universe. DC unleashed “Batman V Superman” and “Suicide Squad” earlier this year, while Marvel delivered one of their best movies yet: “Civil War”. Is there room for more? The answer is yes […]

The Accountant [2016] ★★★

 It could have been a straightforward action movie with nothing new to offer, but “The Accountant” has a lot to offer, including a memorable performance from its leading man: Ben Affleck. He plays an accountant, but not your average accountant. Away from his boring job at a CPA office, […]

Deepwater Horizon [2016] ★★

 It’s the worst oil spill in American history. April 20, 2010, 35 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, a deepwater drilling rig explodes, killing 11 people and injuring many others. Director Peter Berg depicts the events leading up to the explosion, and I gotta tell […]

Ben-Hur [2016] ★½

 Somebody owes me a goddamn explanation: how do you remake William Wyler’s 1959 epic “Ben-Hur” starring Charlton Heston in his Oscar winning performance without screwing it all up? The answer is: you don’t. This new version, directed by Timur Bekmanbetov and starring Jack Huston (Heston, Huston. Get it?) […]

Blood Father [2016] ★★½

 Mel Gibson’s return to the big screen (feels like forever) was well worth the wait. “Blood Father”, a straightforward B-action thriller about an ex convict (Gibson) who must protect his 17 year old daughter from the drug cartel, doesn’t reinvent the wheel. But Gibson, 60, certainly looks ripped […]

Suicide Squad [2016] ★★★

Funny. Exciting. Fast-paced. Action packed. “Suicide Squad” is all of these and more. The premise and the cast couldn’t be more appealing, which wouldn’t matter a damn if the execution lacked inspiration. It doesn’t. Instead, the movie is a blast, even when the plot doesn’t always stay on […]