Review – Snowden

Like most Americans, I’ve heard the name Edward Snowden.  I even had an inkling of who he was – a whistleblower from the CIA, or NSA, or some such secret government agency.  He revealed secrets about something and got in trouble and had to flee the country.  That’s about it for me though having missedContinue reading “Review – Snowden”

Review – The BFG

When Steven Spielberg makes a new movie you pay attention. When that movie is also an adaptation of one of beloved author Roald Dahl’s classic stories, even more so. Does The Big Friendly Giant live up to its potential? When a young insomniac orphan sees something she wasn’t supposed to, ten year old Sophie findsContinue reading “Review – The BFG”

Review – Finding Dory

In my opinion, Pixar has only made one bad film – The Good Dinosaur (and even that one I gave three hats to).  The rest of their catalog ranges from just above average to priceless gems, and 2003’s Finding Nemo is undeniably one of their better entries.  Thirteen years ( ) later we are presentedContinue reading “Review – Finding Dory”

Review – Central Intelligence

“Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.”  I don’t care if Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were cast solely so that the marketing team could use that genius tagline for this action comedy.  The rather unlikely pairing of two of the most charasmatic men working in Hollywood was moreContinue reading “Review – Central Intelligence”

Review – Hardcore Henry

According to the reliable source that is Urban Dictionary, the phrase “balls to the wall” comes from the act of pushing a throttle – often in an airplane – as far forward as possible, accelerating quickly to maximum speed.  In modern nomenclature it tends to just refer to something being non-stop action to an insaneContinue reading “Review – Hardcore Henry”

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