Haywire: On Second Thought Thursday

Gina Carano deserved to be a bigger leading lady. She could’ve been one of the best action stars. AT FIRST, I WAS LIKE: Completely forgettable. I couldn’t get into anything going on but I liked the action as well as Gina Carano’s performance. The one thing I vividly remember from my first watch was theContinue reading “Haywire: On Second Thought Thursday”

Baby Driver: On Second Thought Thursday

AT FIRST, I WAS LIKE: For all of the technical mastery that Edgar Wright displays here, Baby Driver slightly lacks in character. The romance between Ansel Elgort and Lily James isn’t given enough time to develop which makes their relationship seem too sudden. Baby Driver has a lot of great action and the soundtrack isContinue reading “Baby Driver: On Second Thought Thursday”

Insomnia: Pacino Just Wants Some Sleep

It’s a Nolan movie but it’s also not really a Nolan movie REPPED: Nolan yet again draws a solid performance from his actors and this time it’s from Al Pacino as Will Dormer! Detective Will Dormer has some good things going for him: he’s smart, attentive, organized and charming but as the film progresses youContinue reading “Insomnia: Pacino Just Wants Some Sleep”

Memento: It’s Rewind Time

“Which would be worse: to live as a monster or to die as a good man?” REPPED: Guy Pearce’s performance is a top-five Nolan performance for sure. He’s able to balance the various personality traits of Leonard while also delivering a performance that’s very emotional and sympathetic. As a revenge flick, Leonard has all theContinue reading “Memento: It’s Rewind Time”

Mortal Kombat: On Second Thought Thursday

Hot take but Mortal Kombat was better than Mortal Kombat AT FIRST, I WAS LIKE: Wow, what a fun time! I remember watching this late at night after a long day at work and it totally worked for me. None of the characters were particularly interesting, but there was something so charming despite that. TheContinue reading “Mortal Kombat: On Second Thought Thursday”

Following: Nolan Begins

Ladies and gentlemen, won’t you FOLLOW me in this review?…he-he, get it?…*ahem* anyway, on to the review shall we? REPPED: From a technical standpoint, Following is perfectly fine. It has a lot of the Nolan flair albeit less refined, which is understandable considering this is one of his first major films. Too many film brosContinue reading “Following: Nolan Begins”