Nightstream Review: Bloody Hell (2020)

Nightstream Review: Bloody Hell (2020)

Ah, I love delightful surprises like Bloody Hell. I was interested by the bank robber hook in the write-up on the Nightstream website, and that helps start the film off with a bang. Rex Coen (Ben O’Toole) finds himself in a crazy situation during a bank robbery and decides to take the opportunity to play hero and save the hostages. Instead, he’s hailed by a hero by some and a lunatic by others and is sent to jail. Once he’s released, he leaves this mysterious past behind for better pastures in Finland. But Bloody Hell, Finland is way worse.

Trilogy Review: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) and Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

Trilogy Review: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) and Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

A trilogy review featuring reviews of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) and the latest film, Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020).

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – A Strange Calm, Break Us, Dead Birds and Regret

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – A Strange Calm, Break Us, Dead Birds and Regret

My last batch of short film reviews out of Fantasia Film Festival, including Austin Rourke's "A Strange Calm," Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair's "Break Us," Santiago Menghini's "Regret" and Johnny Kenton's "Dead Birds."

The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

Released: April 15, 2016. Directed by: Jon Favreau. Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley. Runtime: 1hr, 45 min. Director Jon Favreau brings his vision of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story of The Jungle Book to the big screen – telling the story with fantastic visuals and a stellar cast. It’s a coming-of-age tale about Mowgli [...]

The Bronze (2016)

The Bronze (2016)

  Released: March 18, 2016. Directed by: Bryan Buckley. Starring: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson. Runtime: 1hr, 40 min. Written by Melissa Rauch (TV’s The Big Bang Theory) and her husband Winston Rauch, The Bronze appears to rely on the idea that since the 4-foot-11 sweet-natured Melissa Rauch is foul-mouthed and aggressive here, [...]

Triple 9 (2016)

Triple 9 (2016)

Released: February 26, 2016. Directed by: John Hillcoat. Starring: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie. Runtime: 1hr 55 min. In John Hillcoat’s latest film Triple 9, he brings us into the world of criminals and corrupt cops being blackmailed by the Russia mafia in Atlanta, Georgia, a location that is never exactly clear. After the [...]

Gods of Egypt (2016)

Gods of Egypt (2016)

Released: February 26, 2016. Directed by: Alex Proyas. Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler. Runtime: 2hr 7 min. Big-budget films as bland as Gods of Egypt should have no business over=passing a two-hour run time, but somehow, it feels the need to do so. After the Egyptian God of air Horus (Nikolas Coster-Waldau of TV’s [...]