“Ambulance” is a high-energy, high-octane roller-coaster ride with some quality actors careening down the streets of LA in said emergency vehicle. The plot asks you to completely turn off your brain and focus on the screen — so you view the motion and feel the emotion. This movie is directed by Michael Bay. He continues to show that he must have an unofficial catch phrase: ‘The Secret to Success is Using Too Much Excess”. Read more
Tag: Action Thriller
“Blacklight” – Hey it’s no longer only a far-out glow-in-the-dark poster at Spencer’s in the Mall. Now it is a full-blown movie. But this run-of-the-mill thriller is a new way to bring some action to some older actors. There is a big conspiracy at a major government agency, and the hero will get some help from an up-and-coming new journalist. Stop me if you’ve heard this before…
“CopShop” takes a page out of the standard ‘Manual of Nominal Action Thrillers’. But it makes just enough scribbles in the margins to make it a decently slick movie. All of the ingredients are standard, and the cooking instructions are also straightforward. Take a basic format: hit man is out to kill his target, and a good cop wants to stand in the way. But then mix in some fresh ideas (it all takes place in a police station), and some off-the-wall characters (another hit man shows up delivering balloons), and it makes the bat guano fly! Read more
“The Protégé” believes that old movie plot ideas can be done with a new twist and with new characters and still be a rip-roaring experience. They would be correct in that thinking, because this movie finds a unique place to become a globe-trotting revenge fight-fest and shoot-out that makes the best use of the excellent cast.
Movie Screening Summary
Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer Read more
Movie Screening Summary
Unemployed roughneck Bill Baker (Academy Award®-winner Matt Damon) travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter Allison (Academy Award®-nominee Abigail Breslin). Read more
Opens in theaters starting May 7th
“Wrath of Man” is full-throated action revenge movie with a massive body count and an unlimited supply of ammo. It is a real gut-punch of mayhem and murder, fueled by cash in armored trucks and people willing to kill to get at it. But when an innocent bystander gets caught in the crossfire, a devious plot comes together to turn the crooks into Swiss cheese.
Available to stream on Amazon Prime (April 30th)
“Without Remorse” is an action-filled movie in the tradition of other Tom Clancy based movies. There is lot of political gameplay going on between nations, but the real work is done by the grunts and the Special Forces teams on the ground. The polite diplomatic discussions are moved aside for high-velocity gunfire and hand-to-hand fighting. The only way to get the job done is to finish off the other guy.