Category Archives: Movie Reviews

ON THE BEACH (1959) MOVIE REVIEW

LOCKED AND LOADED – “There is still time, brother!” ON THE BEACH (1959) Score: A Running time: 134 minutes Not Rated ON THE BEACH was released at the end of December, 1959. With three movie theaters owned and operated by my parents, I watched this movie for the first time at 12 and half years […]

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KIDNAP (2017) MOVIE REVIEW

KIDNAP (2017) Score: D Rated R, Runtime 82 Minutes Academy Award winner Halle Berry delivers a strong performance. The film has its moments under the direction of Luis Prieto. Unfortunately the screenplay from writer Knate Gwaltney is sorely lacking. As one of the people who played a major role in bringing AMBER Alert to the […]

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DETROIT (2017) MOVIE REVIEW

“HOW CAN BLACK AMERICA EVER FORGIVE WHITE AMERICA?” DETROIT (2017) Score: B Rated R , Runtime 143 minutes Immediately following the Las Vegas press screening of DETROIT, I asked my two guests a troubling question. Still inside the theater auditorium I said, “How can Black America ever forgive White America?” Their response was not surprising: […]

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ATOMIC BLONDE (2017) MOVIE REVIEW

“AN ALL FIGHT NO LOVE ACTION MOVIE THAT LEFT ME COLD” ATOMIC BLONDE (2017) Score: B Rated R for extreme violence — 120 minutes 2003 was a very good year for South African born actress Charlize Theron. That was the year that she received her Best Actress Academy Award for playing a serial killer in […]

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A GHOST STORY (2017) MOVIE REVIEW

“A HAUNTING GHOST STORY IS NOW OPEN IN LAS VEGAS” A GHOST STORY (2017) Score: B Rated R — 87 minutes A GHOST STORY This film is from A24, the same studio that brought us last years Oscar-winning MOONLIGHT. Directed by David Lowery, the film co-stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Having two weeks to […]

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PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR AUGUST

ATOMIC BLONDE MOVIE REVIEW “A BLISTERING BLEND OF SLEEP ACTION, GRITTY SEXUALITY AND DAZZLING STYLE” Full review coming next week. On board next week is ATOMIC BLONDE starring Charlize Theron. This is a summer action-thriller. The film as described in the press notes says, “Follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of […]

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GIRLS TRIP (2017) MOVIE REVIEW

“WITH SO MUCH JOY THE AUDIENCE COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING “. GIRLS TRIP (2017) Score: A Rated R for “Raunchy” at a length of 122 minutes While all of my Las Vegas film critics this week were reviewing the 3-D sci-fi flick VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS — this critic sat alone […]

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DUNKIRK MOVIE REVIEW

“REVIEW OF DUNKIRK: “WHAT A WASTE OF $20”. DUNKIRK (2017) Score: A Rated with an intense PG at a length of 1 hour, 47 minutes After sitting through one of the most powerful “Grab you by the neck and never let you go” war films — my euphoric mood from watching this intense Christopher Nolan […]

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