Category Archives: Action/Thriller

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons […]

American Made

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot in the late 1970’s and early 80’s who was recruited by the CIA to fly recon missions to South American but ends up involved in a convoluted international scheme of drug/arms trading and money laundering.

Baby Driver

A young getaway driver uses his homemade soundtracks to try and navigate his life out of crime. Writer:  Edgar Wright Director:  Edgar Wright Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Kevin Spacey Runtime/Rating:  112 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter The comments below are from my review of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A Rebel Alliance lead by Jyn Erso adds depth to the Star Wars Saga by attempting to steal plans of how to destroy Darth Vader’s Death Star.

Nocturnal Animals

A New York aristocrat revisits her past through a violent and hauntingly realistic novel written by her ex-husband.

Arrival

After 12 Unidentified Flying Objects arrive in scattered locations around the globe, a brilliant linguist and expert scientist are recruited by the US Government to learn the purpose of the visitors before the fear of the unknown takes over the world.

Doctor Strange

Searching far and wide for a solution to his medical issues, Dr. Stephen Strange encounters the world of mystic arts.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton shines once again as he brings to life Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in this very entertaining and adventurous film for everyone.

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is forced from isolation and discovers more about his past and publicizes new corrupt government programs.

Everest

Based on true events of a 1996 Everest Climb, commercial guides and their clients encounter a severe snow storm on their way up the worlds tallest mountain.

The Revenant

Set in the rough wilderness of 1820’s America, The Revenant is a heroic story of one mans will to survive after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by his fellow traders.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thirty Years after the destruction of the Galactic Empire in “The Return of the Jedi” Han Solo, Princess Leia and team of young heroes faces a new dark force threat in The First Order and it’s leader Kylo Ren.

Sicario

A harshly realistic look at a government task force fighting a battle in a seemingly endless war against the drug cartels at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

The Martian

Mark Watney is stranded alone on Mars after his mission team believes him to be dead and leaves the planet to escape a storm. He is forced to survive on the crew’s remaining small amount of supplies and his skills and creativity while attempting to communicate back to earth.

Spotlight

A true story about the members of special research division “Spotlight” of the Boston Glob who dedicate their time to discover the truth and cover up of molestation within the catholic church.

Creed

Adonis Johnson, the son of former boxing champion Apollo Creed seeks out his father’s old friend and rival Rocky Balboa in Philadelphia to help him launch a career of his own.

Spectre

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. (IMDB) Writers: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth Director:  Sam Mendes Stars:  Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa […]

True Story

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. (IMDB) Writer: Rupert Goold Director:  Rupert Goold Stars:  James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones Run time/Rating:  99 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Small Popcorn with Butter As you scroll through your […]

Irrational Man

The new to school, personally tormented philosophy professor connects with one of his students and finds new meaning for his life in a very unlikely way.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (IMDB)

Jurassic World

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction–a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine–escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. (IMDB) Writer:  Rick Jaffa (screenplay), Amanda Silver(screenplay) Director:  Colin Trevorrow Stars:  Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins Run time/Rating:  124Minutes/ […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. (IMDB) Writer:  Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn Director:  Matthew Vaughn Stars:   Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson Run time/Rating:  129Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn There is a new […]

Foxcatcher

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul – a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. (IMDB)

Into the Woods

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (IMDB) Writers:  James Lapine (screenplay), James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim (musical) Director:  Rob Marshall Stars:  Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine Run time/Rating:  125 Minutes/ PG Popcorn Score:  Small Popcorn. In […]

The Awakening

An educated Hoax buster in the post WWI era visits an English boarding school to solve a mystery of a murdered boy and explain the fear of a child ghost.  Her beliefs become in question when she starts experiencing the horrors of the school herself. Writers:  Stephen Volk (screenplay), Nick Murphy Director:  Nick Murphy Stars:  Rebecca Hall, […]

Gone Girl

The national spotlight is turned to a small town in Missouri when a man’s wife goes missing under curious circumstances. Writer:  Gillian Flynn (Screenplay & Novel) Director:  David Fincher  Stars:  Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry Run time/Rating:  149 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter Wow!   As the credits rolled […]

Cheap Thills

A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.  (IMDB) Writers:   David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga Director:  E.L. Katz Stars:   Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton Run time/Rating:  88 Minutes/ NR Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter Cheap Thrills […]

American Hustle

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.  (IMDB) Writers:  Eric Singer, David O. Russell Directors:  David O. Russell Stars:  Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper Run time/Rating:  138 Minutes/ R […]

Gravity

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (IMDB) Writers:   Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón, Director:   Alfonso Cuarón Stars:  Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Run time/Rating:  91 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn There is no doubt that the greatest achievements in Gravity are the visual effects and […]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever […]