‘Eye See You’ Review- Stallone’s Forgotten Thriller

‘Eye See You‘ is a 2002 psychological thriller directed by Jim Gillespie and is written by Howard Swindle, who also wrote the novel it is based on ‘Jitter Joint.’ It was originally titled ‘D-Tox‘ before being released in the United States. FBI Agent Jake Malloy (Sylvester Stallone) is seeking a serial killer that only targets…

‘Gone Girl’ Review- No One Is Who They Seem

David Fincher directs the 2014 psychological thriller ‘Gone Girl,’ based on the similarly titled novel by Gillian Flynn, who also penned the screenplay. Reese Witherspoon served as a co-producer. Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) is a college professor living in Missouri with his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), a minor celebrity whose parents have written the “Amazing…

‘Bliss’ Review- Blissfully Misses The Target

Mike Cahill writes and directs the science fiction drama ‘Bliss.’ It was produced by James D. Stern who made it with Endgame Entertainment and released via Amazon Prime. Greg Whittle (Owen Wilson) is a daydreaming pencil pusher recently divorced. He sketches a strange coastal house and fakes a shoulder injury to take painkillers. When his…

‘The Little Things’ Review- A Failure To Utilize Denzel

John Lee Hancock writes and directs ‘The Little Things,’ a described neo-noir thriller that was released simultaneously into theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service. Kern County deputy sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Denzel Washington) arrives in Los Angeles to get collect evidence for a case his department is working on. While there, he stumbles…

‘Fatale’ Review- A Few Forgotten Plot Threads

‘Fatale‘ is a 2020 revenge thriller directed by Deon Taylor based on a screenplay by David Loughery. It was released through Lionsgate to a limited theatrical release and through video-on-demand. Derrick Tyler (Michael Ealy) is a successful sports publicist in Los Angeles who owns a business with his best friend Rafe Grimes (Mike Colter). Though…

‘Outside The Wire’ Review- A Not So Futuristic Robot War

Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström takes the director’s chair of ‘Outside The Wire,’ a science fiction war drama that made its premiere on the Netflix streaming service. In 2036, Eastern Europe is destabilized once again prompting a civil war in which both the Russians and the Americans have an interest, both sides using robots called Gumps.…

‘The Dig’ Review- A Charming Historical Drama

‘The Dig‘ is a historical drama based on the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. It was released on Netflix and is directed by Simon Stone. It is based on the titular novel by John Preston, which I have not read. In 1939, widow Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) hires excavator Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes), suspecting a…

‘Locked Down’ Review- Tone Deaf And Boring

‘Locked Down‘ is an HBO Max original comedy film directed by Doug Liman and written by Steven Knight. It was made by Warner Bros. Pictures in their surge of streaming films to come out in 2021. Linda (Anne Hathaway) is the CEO of a fashion company is living in London during the Covid lockdown with…

Movie Review Flashback- No Way Back (1995)

‘No Way Back‘ is an action thriller from 1995 directed by Frank A. Cappello. It was made by Overseas Filmgroup, originally premiering in Japan through Columbia Pictures. It would later be shown in the United States in 1996. LA-based FBI Agent Zack Grant (Russell Crowe) is shocked when rookie undercover agent Seiko Kobayashi (Kelly Hu)…

Movie Review- The Ramen Girl

‘The Ramen Girl‘ is a 2006 romantic comedy directed by Robert Allan Ackerman based on a screenplay by Becca Topol. It is co-produced by the film’s star Brittany Murphy. Abby (Brittany Murphy) has moved to Tokyo, Japan to be with her boyfriend Ethan (Gabriel Mann), who breaks up with her after he gets a job…

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Review- The Great Before

‘Soul‘ is brought us to by the 3-D animation group Pixar. Directed by Pete Docter, the CGI feature had its premiere at the London Film Festival before being released widely through the Disney Plus streaming service. Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) is a middle school teacher who dreams of becoming a Jazz musician, much to his…

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Review- Bloated DCEU Mess

The DCEU was supposedly over, but it limps along with ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘ directed by Patty Jenkins, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Geoff Johns. Warner Bros. released it theatrically right beside streaming it on HBO Max. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) is living alone in Washington, DC, and working at the Smithsonian. She befriends her…