Tag Archives: 3 Star Films

Movie Review: Baby Driver

An entertaining, if at times shallow, film that moves with nonstop energy. There are some amazing action moments. Most comes from the car chases, but there are also shootouts and foot chase sequences that feature great stunt work. While the action scenes are fantastic, even some of the more mundane moments have a lot of… Read More »

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

A fun film, with some great character interactions, that tends to overdo the things that made the first film work so well. The chemistry between all the characters from the first “Guardians” is still strong in the sequel. There’s a lot of depth added that helps to understand their motivations and makes the personal stories… Read More »

Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

A bit more of a continuation of the first film as opposed to a sequel, the lack of substance must rely much more this time on the stylized action to carry the weight. The first “John Wick” gave just enough emotional investment in the lead character for the audience to rally behind him and his… Read More »

Movie Review: Doctor Strange (3D)

A fun movie that benefits from strong actors and amazing visuals, but is hurt by a pacing issues and supporting characters that aren’t fleshed-out enough. While the overall plot is the standard superhero origin story, the subject matter is quite different than most of what we’ve seen before. Some of the pacing feels off early… Read More »

Movie Review: Jason Bourne

Non-stop action and some great cinematography almost make up for the lack of characterization and minuscule plot advancement. I have to mention, I’ve seen the other four “Bourne” film, but don’t remember a lot about them. So, many of the references to past films mostly fly over my head, so things like “Blackbriar” and “The… Read More »

Movie Review: Spectre

Another solid entry to the Bond franchise, but it never manages to elevate itself enough to become something more memorable. As it has been with the other more recent films, Daniel Craig’s portrayal of James Bond is what carries the movie. And once again, it succeeds. His Bond has a quiet strength mixed with a… Read More »

Movie Review: Jurassic World

While the film plays out almost exactly as you would imagine after watching the trailers, it’s still an enjoyable ride. Almost everything about this movie is predictable: Who lives, who dies, how the bad decisions will screw everybody over. However, that doesn’t seem to diminish the entertainment. Like the previous “Jurassic Park” films, all the… Read More »

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Fans of the first film should enjoy returning to these characters and the film’s vulgar humor, although the convoluted plot makes things less enjoyable. The movie makes no attempt to explain what happened in the first “Horrible Bosses,” so those who didn’t see it will be at a disadvantage. The returning cast members once again… Read More »