Review: Rings

Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Johnny Galecki, Alex Rose What next for the presumed-dead Ring movies? It's a question that Rings - the third installment in the American iteration of the franchise - struggles to answer, flitting from one idea to another and steadfast refusing to settle. There are four or five little movies … Continue reading Review: Rings

Review: The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett Denzel Washington - doggedly the least-interesting A-list actor working today - heads up the cast of this wholly unnecessary retread of John Sturges' 1960 film, itself a derivation of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai; a film which frequently finds itself in the top end of critics' polls of … Continue reading Review: The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Review: Jurassic World

Jurassic Park wasn't the first film I saw at the cinema, but it's the first one I have vivid memories of. And while for anecdotal purposes I most often recall being told off by the usher for laughing too much when the kid gets blown off of the electric fence, the reality is that Spielberg's … Continue reading Review: Jurassic World

Review: Escape Plan

In a Hollywood system so obsessively geared toward youth, it may seem like a contradiction that the so-called 'geriactioners' - action movies starring the genre's 80's and 90's stalwarts - continue to pop up and do business. The stars of these movies are unquestionably past their prime, so one might assume that their careers would … Continue reading Review: Escape Plan