Monthly Archives: January 2019

Remmy’s Review of: Polar

Polar, 25 Jan 2019 rated Mature Audience, is one action movie that you do not want to miss. The movie is based on the Darkhorse Graphic Comic “Polar: Came from the Cold” The protagonist is played by Mads Mikkelsen from Denmark and you will see Vanessa Anne Hudgens, the cute little Martin Zolotarev , Richard Dreyfuss that many of you will not recognize, and other upcoming greats.

This is non stop action all the way through, and the few scenes that slow down really help push the movie to the next level. I cannot say enough good about this movie, action, blood, a touch of gore, The director Jonas Åkerlund from Sweden was excellent, as the photography which was breathtaking at times, and the editing, and the acting was over the top. 5 out of 5 stars from me. Akerlund is a true action director!

Remmy’s Review of: Close

Close, Jan 2019. When looking for a movie to watch or buy, most people go by the actors. Over the years we have seen some big film stars, some didn’t deserve the accolades they received, but because they looked like sweethearts or macho men, they made the big screen and we all fell for it, yes including me.

Some people go by the directors. I like action films not too bloody but even if there is gore I can stand that as long as the action is there. Then you have movies like this one. Two lead women and a woman director. Naomi Rapace plays a bodyguard who must protect a rich heiress played by Sophie Nilesse. I had never heard of either actress or the Director, but still, I wanted to see what a ‘girly’ film called action crime would be like.

I have to say that I was pleased. The acting was very good, the directing above par and the story was believable for the most part But what really got me was the ending, you won’t be ready for that. I rate this 5 out of 5, it was that good.

StevenF Review of Deadly Scholars

The film Deadly Scholars (AKA #Squadgoals) was released on January 16, 2018. It is about a high school reporter who investigates a couple of murders at her school. At the time that it was released it was Unrated.

It was very difficult to find anything positive about this film. I suppose the best I can say is that the acting was decent even though the script was dull and predictable. This was listed as a thriller, but it came across more as a chiller. The actors were, apparently, more used to working on TV channels like Nickelodeon or Disney. The murders were hardly scary or gory. And the other major sin of this film (I can’t even bring myself to call it a movie) was that the “teen” actors were in their mid-20s or older.

I consider it my duty to warn people about wasting their time when it comes to entertainment. This film was a major disappointment and should be avoided at all costs unless you need a sleep remedy. Another clue to watch for is when the producers can’t decide on a title to stick with. I give it 1 star out of 5.

StevenF Review of Deadly Switch

The film Deadly Switch was released on January 15, 2019. It is a thriller about a foreign student Ana (Hayley McLaughlin) who feels threatened by a stalker and is befriended by Monica (Danika Yarosh) who offers to help her get away from the stress at her family’s country home.

The acting was good as well as the director. The major problem with this film is that it is suppose to be a thriller, but it seems as if Disney tried to make a thriller. The plot is predictable and there was no bloody scenes. The musical score, which can sometimes enhance the feeling of the film was a failure when it came to Deadly Switch.

The pacing of the movie and the lackluster musical score were the major flaws of this film. The acting was, as I said, decent but all of these things do not make this movie worth seeing. I give it 2 stars out of 5.

`

Remmy’s Review of Revenger

Revenger, 15 January 2019, rated for Mature Audiences. Do not let the cover fool you. This German/Korean film has subtitles and much of it is in English surprisingly enough. An Interpol detective loses his family in the harshest of ways. Although the perpetrator goes to prison, the detective wants revenge and gets himself sent to an island for criminals, to seek it.

This reminded me of an old-time movie because you can really tell who the bad guys and the good guys are. There is no nudity, there is no gore, but there is plenty of blood. He is befriended by a little girl, in trouble, and has to deal with good guys that want him dead, and the bad guy he is after.

You will not see anything new in this film, a bunch of Karate style fighting, which by the way brings me to one thing I noticed. The Roman Republic armies used a certain way to place their feet for balance and to push into the enemy. This movie has that, but for some reason the actors could not keep their balance, I thought it was strange.

Overall the movie was good, you get to see sights you do not normally see, and the acting was sub par, but it is still an enjoyable action flick. I rate it 4 stars out of 5.

StevenF Review of The Last Laugh

The comedy film The Last Laugh was released on January 11, 2019. It stars Chevy Chase as Al Hart, a retired talent agent and Richard Dreyfuss as Buddy Green, a comedian who quit show business 50 years ago. Al talks Buddy into reviving his career and going on tour, hoping to get on The Late Show.

This was a good movie with a very impressive cast. Also included were Andie MacDowell as a free spirited writer who joins the two for part of the tour, Richard Kind as a Chicago nightclub owner, Lewis Black as Al’s first artiste, and Kate Micucci as Al’s granddaughter. All of the actors did a great job and the directing was excellent. The only thing I didn’t care for was a musical interlude. I felt it distracted from the story.

I did enjoy this movie, however some of the scenes weren’t too original. I would watch this again because it does have some very funny scenes. I give it 4 stars out of 5.

Paul’s review of Grapes of Rome Book 2

This is a continuation of the excellent first book by Mr. Meggs and continues the story of young Dante the son of a Roman Senator who has shown himself to be a great warrior as he leads his army into battle. Don’t just think this is a story about war as it isn’t as there are lots of distractions along the way. It genuinely shows the angst a young man has as he is growing up, gaining an identity and finding love along the way. You will be intrigued as he learns how to deal with new emotions but also genuinely wincing as he inflicts the most brutal punishments to those who fight against him or hurt his friends. This is yet another 5-star rating that I couldn’t put down.

Buy From Amazon