This action-packed movie was released on May 1, 2018. Darc is about a man with a past who helps an Interpol agent (Armand Assante) rescue his daughter from the Yakuza. Darc (Tony Sciena) rescues the son of Toshi Kageyama (Kippei Shina) from a gang in order to infiltrate the organization.
This film was rated MA-TV for violence, foul language and partial nudity. There are plenty of fight scenes, lots of blood, and three beheadings (only one is shown on screen). Due to the Yakuza’s dealing in sex slaves, there are quite a few brief sex scenes and partial nudity. The fight scenes, however, were what kept me involved in this film. Since Mr. Sciena is a former Master Karate Champion, the fight scenes were well done, and the story line and direction flowed smoothly.
I would recommend this movie to everyone. It is definitely worth watching more than once. I rate it 5 stars out of 5.
This science fiction film was released on May 4, 2018. The story revolves around a detective who, in a society minus conformity and crime, must find out who is killing people through their bio-links. Detective Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), on his way to work, notices a woman (Amanda Seyfried) who does not register. This is suspicious to Frieland and he tries to trace her identity.
The acting was good as well as the photography. The directing was a little confusing and the story was a bit slow paced. There were some murder scenes done in the POV of the murderer, but they weren’t gory or overly bloody. I really wish they had made the story a bit more fast-paced, because I found myself losing interest in the movie. Some of the scenes, either due to the technical language or the directing, were a bit confusing.
Overall, this was a decent movie but it was not interesting enough for me to want to add it to my collection. As someone who likes crime stories, this had an interesting premise. The main problem was a matter of pacing. The POV concept may be “original” for a film, but it makes the film seem like a video game, and not a very good one. I rate this 3 stars out of 5.
Tremors a Cold Day In Hell, May 2018 PG-13, With Michael Gross as Burt Gummer, Jamie Kennedy as his full grown son Travis B. Walker. For those of you that have the entire group of movies, you won’t care what I say, but read on anyway.
I think the original movie was the best, however, this ranks second out of all of them. We change from the hot sun to the cold north of Canada. Of course, oversized stomach worms can’t live in Canada. So Burt not believing they can exist there, goes anyway. Gosh is he surprised? As they fly into Canada to reach their destination an Ass-Blaster attacks their single-engine plane.
We know that stomach worms eat a lot, and so do Grabboids. You will have to watch the movie to see why I say that. One of the different things in this movie is that a woman gets eaten first, naw, you don’t see any blood and guts, it is just the fact that anymore the only ones that get eaten are men, and in many cases a boy, you never actually see any movie that shows a boy getting eaten, but you assume they did. We can let them get killed in school because we won’t change the gun laws, but heaven forbid you show it on film.
Their is some blood but it is minor, and not really any guts at all. To me, this movie had more action and adventure than previous films. One of the things the movie brings up without saying it is global warming. The worms were frozen in the ice, until the ice started to thaw. 4 out of 5 from me!
Solo A Star Wars Story, May 2018. Based on the last few Star Wars movies, I almost did not watch this. I am glad I did. Alden Ehrenreich plays Hans, Woody Harrelson plays Beckett, Donald Glover plays Lando. The synopsis says Ron Howard is the director however Howard came into the project in the last three weeks of filming and then did the retakes, so I can’t blame this entirely on him.
Action packed from beginning to end a few deaths but nothing gory. Still the movie leaves a lot to be desired. You cannot have a cutting edge state of the art movie with the previous directors and least of all Ron Howard. Howard is a good director, but he is not cutting edge and lets’ face it a cutting edge movie needs a cutting edge director. Howard is is good at directing low key movies.
Overall I think you will enjoy this movie, just keep in mind it is the lowest grossing film of the Star Wars franchise. I rate this movie 4 out of 5