Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2015 Rated R 104 minutes
Director: Tiller Russell Michael Dowd, Ken Eurell, Chickie
Being in law enforcement I could careless about watching thug cops being featured in a documentary. My love of film and docs overruled my hatred for bad cops so I decided to revisit this flick from 2015 called “The Seven Five” named for the 75th precinct in New York City. Michael Dowd is the feature of this flick, chronicling his years as a New York City beat cop. He was convicted and spent 12 years in federal prison for Racketeering and distributing narcotics. Russell allows Dowd and his cronies to get under your skin thus accomplishing the mission of a true documentary. Well Done Russell!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Comedy, Horror, Suspense, MYSTERY!!!
Rated R (violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references)
Director: Jordan Peele
Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford,
Um, when a brother tells you to get out, you get out! THIS flick is the front runner for best picture! Trust me I will not spoil this flick for you other than give you the premise. Chris Washington, played by Daniel Kaluuya (EXCELLENT) is the boyfriend of Rose Armitage played by Allision Williams (EXCELLENT). HELL EVERYONE IS EXCELLENT! Time to the meet the parents at the ole homestead. Obviously a tense encounter because of the interracial relationship, but wait, Armitage's family is so accommodating...ok, no more!!! GO see this flick in the theater! Take you BFF, girl friend, boy friend, or significant other! AND DON"T go to the bathroom!
Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, JK Simmons, Bag of Cheesy Puffs!
128 LONG Minutes
First of all kudo's go to the screenwriters for adaptation and the plot for "The Accountant." I fell for the story line hook, line and sinker. A violent, yet mainstream thriller starring Ben Affleck, JK Simmons, and Anna Kendrick. More on her later. Affleck plays a math wiz...yes a math wiz with autism who becomes an accountant and an assassin! Affleck is hired by a huge bio robotics company owned by a Lamar Blackburn played by John Lithgow who sleep walks through this movie, picks up a paycheck, and laughs to the bank. Of course Affleck finds inconsistencies in the books, originally discovered by Dana Cummings played by Kendrick. SHE is awful, flat out awful in this movie. Stick to dancing or whatever it is you do. Kendrick brings nothing to screen in this flick. JK Simmons plays a Treasury boss trying to located Affleck and solicits the help of Marybeth Medina played by Cynthia Addi-Robinson. She is very nice to look at..........Anyway, I kept waiting for Simmons to pop out of the office saying this flick was a bad Farmer's Insurance commercial. This flick is filled with flashbacks from Affleck's childhood, which are bad, however you never see the autism effect him in adult hood. Folks this is a long, long movie! I ate through two bags of cheesy puffs. The fans love this flick, the rest not so much. Wait for Red Box or catch it at the dollar theater! Two stars is being kind....