Category: Action

“Tax Collector”

6.6

A knock-off of “Sicario” in my book. A fairly mediocre action movie about gang violence. Shia LeBouf plays a fixer/tax collector, hence the name. Sometimes uncomfortable levels of onscreen violence ensue. George Lopez shows up for a hot second. Pretty fun of the mill, overall.

“Greyhound”

7.1

Very “Bridge of Spies” or “The Post” for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a solid film. But this is the movie that gets nominated for Oscars galore because Tom Hanks is in it. There have been better war movies put out, but this will certainly kill 2 hours of your time, and is an addition to the growing collection of content on AppleTV+. Just seemed pretty safe bet all the way down the checklist.

“Da 5 Bloods”

8.7

Spike Lee, one of the great directors of our time, at the height of his powers. A tale of friendship, service, pain, family, the often complicated nature of humanity. All wrapped in a history lesson. You can always count on walking away from a Spike Lee film with a lesson and some things to think about. The film is also gorgeous both in setting and how it is shot. A mix of “Last Vegas” and “Apocalypse Now.” A lot of film to take in, but well worth the runtime.

“Twister”

8.3

The original, the legend! (Well, after the disaster films of the 70’s became a parody of themselves and took a siesta for a little over a decade.)

Nothing like the backdrop of mass destruction for a good old fashioned love story. *cough* Titanic *cough* These tornadoes have a vendetta for Jo’s family that would make the shark from JAWS blush.

A classic 90’s action blockbuster that will keep you on the edge of your seat for the duration. A beautiful display of the power of nature, and the effect it has on the people who directly experience it. Inspiring a generation of disaster films to follow.

“Into the Storm”

6.8

“Twister,” if they had better CGI back in the day. Would have been amazing to see in IMAX, but still impressive on a TV screen. A solid action movie that checks all the boxes. Love story between an awkward teen and a girl out of his league that he wins over by not dying. Guy dying by getting sucked into a fire-nado. Walks the fine line between suspense and “Sharknado” better than most.