It’s been 20 years to the week since Will Smith and the remnants of the USAF battled aliens looking to harvest America (and I GUESS the rest of the world). 20 years since Bill Pullman as President Whitmore delivered one of the greatest presidential addresses in the history of the position (real or fictional). 20 years ago, a failed astronaut, a cable repairman and a drunken crop duster pilot, worked together to save mankind. Continue reading “Review – Independence Day Resurgence”
Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) lives in obscurity within the friendly confines of his West Virginian small town. Whether at work at the grocery store or home with his live-in girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), Mike spends most of his time smoking weed and working on his comic about a superhero monkey in space. For all the weed Mike smokes, it doesn’t seem to help him with his panic attacks. After booking a trip to Hawaii, Mike has a panic attack at the airport, causing he and Phoebe to miss the trip. Mike’s nervousness and panic attacks aren’t without reason. Continue reading “Movie Review – American Ultra”
Being very loosely based on the 1980’s CBS show of the same name; The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington as Bob McCall. His days as an agent in one of the alphabet soup of federal agencies, Bob, a widow, lives alone in his cozy Boston apartment. He spends his days working at Home Mart, a Lowes/Home Depot knockoff and his many sleepless nights at a local diner. At the diner he befriends Elena (Chloe Grace-Moretz), a teenage Russian prostitute who stops in to grab a bite to eat in between jobs. When Elena is hospitalized by her pimp, Bob does the honorable thing and tries to buy Elena’s freedom. Just under $10,000 should cover costs, but as you may have guessed by the picture above; negotiations break down quickly and five dead Russians in a pool of blood is all that remains.
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