‘Beckman’ Review- A Stunted B-Movie

‘Beckman‘ is directed by Gabriel Sabloff and released through PureFlix and Quality Flix. This action-thriller is a departure from their usual genre of faith-based films, dramas, and kids cartoons. The hitman Aaron Beckman (David A.R. White) is taken in by the dying preacher Philip (Jeff Fahey) after a hit goes wrong. Beckman, seeking solace, becomes…

‘Project Power’ Review- Pills And Power

Written by Mattson Tomlin, ‘Project Power‘ is an action thriller directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It was made by Screen Arcade and Screen Arcade, being distributed through Netflix. In New Orleans, a new drug called Powers begins to hit the streets. One hit and it gives you superpowers for five minutes or it…

‘The Gentlemen’ Review- A Slick Gangster Comedy

Guy Ritchie produces, writes, and directs ‘The Gentlemen,’ a British action-comedy that premiered at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema and was one of the few films to make it to theaters in 2020. It was made by Miramax and released in the United States through STXfilms. American gangster Michael ‘Mickey’ Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) angers British tabloid…

‘Lost Bullet’ Review- A French Racing Thriller

‘Lost Bullet‘ is a French action thriller that was released under the title ‘Balle perdue.’ It is co-written and directed by Guillaume Pierret. It was produced by Versus Production, Nolita TV, and Inoxy Films, though it received wide release through Netflix. Lino (Alban Lenoir) is a convict who was busted for illegal street racing until…

‘BNA’ Season 1 Review

From Japanese animation company Studio Trigger comes BNA also known as BNA: Brand New Animal. The anime was dubbed by Spliced Bread Productions Inc. and released internationally on Netflix. In an alternate 21st Century, humans live with the Beastmen, creatures that can morph from humans into bestial forms of all kinds. These creatures live separately…

‘Vendetta’ Review- A Prison Revenge Thriller

‘Vendetta’ is a 2015 prison thriller directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska. The film was produced by WWE Studios and received a limited theatrical release through Lionsgate Films. After Jocelyn Danvers (Kyra Zagorsky) is murdered by Victor Abbot (Paul Donald Wight II aka Big Show), her police officer husband Mason (Dean Cain) swears revenge. After…

‘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…