‘Coffee And Kareem’ Review- Needs Less Cream

Directed by Michael Dowse, ‘Coffee And Kareem’ is an alleged action-comedy that takes the buddy cop genre and tries to put a new spin on it.  James Coffee (Ed Helms) is a bumbling Detroit cop who is dating a single-mother nurse named Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson). When her son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) spots…

‘Hobbs And Shaw’ Review- Brains, Brawn, And British Accents

‘Hobbs & Shaw‘ is the first spin-off from the ‘Fast And Furious’ franchise directed by David Leitch. It was released in 2019 by Universal Pictures based on a screenplay by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce. MI6 Agent Hattie Shaw’s (Vanessa Kirby) team is wiped out by Brixton (Idris Elba), a cybernetically-enhanced assassin. To stop him…

‘Extraction’ Review- Hemsworth Brings The Boom. Literally.

Produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, the Netflix action film “Extraction” is directed by Sam Hargrave and co-produced by Chris Hemsworth who also stars in the movie. Australian mercenary Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is tasked by his organization to rescue jailed Indian drug lord Ovi Mahajan Sr.’s (Pankaj Tripathi) son Ovi, Jr. (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) from…

‘Spenser Confidential’ Review- Plenty Of Boston Accents

Mark Wahlberg co-produces and stars in ‘Spencer Confidential,’ a Netflix action-comedy based on a fictional novel by author Ace Atkins. Peter Berg takes over the director’s chair, making this his fifth collaboration with Wahlberg. Former Boston police officer Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) gets out of prison after serving five years for assaulting his superior Captain John…

#AmReading – Ghost Wolf by Brandon Chen

Released earlier this year, Ghost Wolf by Brandon Chen weaves a combination of horror, fantasy, magic, and lots of action. Most of all, it has a lot of werewolves. From the Amazon description, Werewolves. They are infectious creatures of the night, able to move swifter than the fastest mounts and rend steel with their sharpened…

Movie Review- Close

Close is an action thriller directed by Vicky Jewson that proves Netflix can release an original that really stands out. Sam Carlson (Noomi Rapace) is a veteran and security expert and one of the best. Her next assignment is a troubled heir name Zoe Tanner (Sophie Nélisse), who inherited a big portion of her father’s…

Movie Review- Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Christopher McQuarrie writes, directs, and produces Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the latest in the spy film franchise led by Tom Cruise and a plethora of explosions. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is sent to recover plutonium stolen by by an anarchist terrorist group. CIA Director Erika Sloane (Angela Basset) forces IMF Secretary Hunley (Alec Baldwin) to…

Movie Review- Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Jumanji: The Welcome To The Jungle is a 2017 adventure comedy directed by Jake Kasdan. It is a sequel to the 1995 comedy Jumanji starring the late, great Robin Williams. In the first film, the game came to the players. In this new film, the game takes you. In 1996, Alex Vreeke (Mason Guccione) finds a mysterious…

StudioJake Interviews Hollywood Actor Robert Davi

StudioJake had the awesome privilege of interviewing Hollywood superstar Robert Davi. His movie career spans decades, playing in franchises like Die Hard, The Expendables, and James Bond to hilarious comedies like An American Carol. He talks about the upcoming documentary ‘Davi’s Way‘ covering his singing tour, ‘Davi Sings Sinatra.’ We also talk about his upcoming…

Movie Review- John Wick: Chapter 2

Film director Chad Stahelski and actor Keanu Reeves return to bring us the action film sequel ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ with Derek Kolstad returning to write. Summit Entertainment, Thunder Road Pictures, and Lionsgate released the movie. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retrieves his car from Abram Tarasov (Peter Stormare), the new head of the Russian Mafia.…

Movie Review- John Wick

Movie director Chad Stahelski and actor Keanu Reeves brings us the action film ‘John Wick,’ written by Derek Kolstad and released through Summit Entertainment in 2014. Retired hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is grieving from the loss of his wife (Bridget Moynahan), who left him a beagle puppy named Daisy after she died to care…

Movie Review Flashback- Top Dog

Starring action star Chuck Norris and directed by his brother Aaron Norris, Top Dog is an action comedy that jumped on the bandwagon of buddy cop films and dog comedies. It also stars Michele Lamar Richards, Erik von Detten, Carmine Caridi, Clyde Kusatsu, Kai Wulff, Peter Savard Moore, Timothy Bottoms, among others. Sgt. Lou Swanson and his canine partner Reno are investigating the…

Movie Review Flashback- The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix is a 1999 Warner Bros. science fiction film written and directed by the Wachowskis about humanity being trapped by “the machines” in a virtually simulated world. It was a staple of the nineties and has since entered the world of American pop culture. Computer programmer Thomas A. Anderson, known online as the hacker…

Great Sci-Fi Read- The Forever Saga 1: Flash

Recently, Sean C. Sousa wrote an updated version of The Forever Saga 1: Flash titled The Last and The Greatest which I have not had the privilege to read yet. That being the case, I will discuss the first edition.  My wife and her family are friends with the author and his wife. I have not…

Worst Video Game Movies

It is always hard to adapt a video game into a film, no matter the style. Whether it is classic quest games, fighting, or open world, screenwriters often have a hard time deciding what characters, concepts, or bosses should be place into the cinematic experience. Here is a list of worst video game movies. Street…

Movie Review Flashback- Hot Fuzz

Comedy duo team director Edgar Wright teams-up with actor Simon Pegg once again for 2007’s Hot Fuzz, the second installment in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. Taking a break from zombie films, it then flips to action comedy. London Metropolitan Police Service PC Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is an exemplary member of law enforcement with…

My Top Favorite Walker, Texas Ranger Episodes

Walker, Texas Ranger was one of the best martial arts/western/cop drama series hybrid. It starred Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard, Sheree J. Wilson, Floyd Westerman (Season 1), Noble Willingham (Season 1 – 7), Nia Peeples (Seasons 7-8), and Judd Nelson (Seasons 7-8). Here is a list of my top favorite episodes! War Zone (Season 2)- The second season…

Movie Review- The Expendables 2

 What do you get when you mix a ton of old school action stars, explosions, gun fire, fight scenes, and Chuck Norris? Why you get the Expendables 2 of course. The films stars all of the original actors, except for Mickey Rourke. The team has recruited a sniper (Liam Hensworth) who has been with them…