Category: Action

“The Rock”

8.3

Strap in and prepare for the movie Michael Bay was born to direct! Action from the very first frame to the last. Explosions and testosterone galore. All set to the backdrop of pure patriotism. One of Nicholas Cage’s finest performances, with just the right amount of manic. Sean Connery bringing an unrivaled level of sophistication and class to the screen. Ed Harris playing the ultimate bad guy you understand and sometimes almost root for. An epic film, from an epic time in American cinema.

Side note: they just don’t make trailers like this anymore.

“The Little Rascals”

8.2

I’m biased. This one gets one big Smoley Oley from this critic. One of my first favorite movies, with my first crush (Darla), before I made it to Kindergarten and met the real life one.

This story of brotherhood, youth, and overcoming adversity with the help of your pals is what makes it truly timeless. So many classic lines, so many great performances. All time greatness put to film. Throw it back to the nice guy getting the girl, and winning the race by a hair.

“The Hunt”

6.2

Yes… that one. They finally snuck it out into theaters. A very, very strange film. Exactly what I expected going in. A lot of political talking points, brutal violence, and “I’m going to hell for laughing at this” style humor. Solid performances by all involved. Think “the most dangerous game” meets “the purge.” It’s basically a more politically (hard to believe, I know) version of “the purge.”