Movie Review: EQUAL STANDARD

EQUAL STANDARD movie poster | ©2020 C.O.D.

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Tobias Truvillion, Syleena Johnson, Chris Kerson, Brad Fleischer, Rob Minutoli, Ice-T, Robert Clohessy Writer: Taheim Bryan Director: Brendan Kyle Cochrane Distributor: C.O.D. Release Date (streaming on demand at equalstandardmovie.com): May 14, 2020  EQUAL STANDARD stakes a claim in the Wild West of movie distribution during Covid-19 lockdown by making itself available at equalstandardmovie.com for $9.99. For big-city viewers, this is a decent price, especially if there’s more than one viewer. The plot and intended scope of EQUAL STANDARD might be better served by an HBO miniseries. NYPD Detective Chris Jones (Tobias Truvillion) and his wife, NYPD […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EVIL LITTLE THINGS

EVIL LITTLE THINGS movie poster | ©2020 Uncork’d Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Mason Wells, Geoff McKnight, L.A. Winters, Zach Galligan, Hannah Fierman, Courtney Hogan, Courtney Lakin, Jonathan Horne Writers: Yasmin Bakhtiari and Nancy Knight Director: Matt Green Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date (DVD and Digital): May 12, 2020 EVIL LITTLE THINGS is billed as a horror anthology. This isn’t quite accurate – it’s actually two stories, bound together by a wraparound third. The theme here is creepy dolls, which for some of us never gets old, providing it’s done right. Despite the fact that Matt Green directed the entire enterprise, the quality varies from piece to piece. The […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TROLLS WORLD TOUR

TROLLS WORLD TOUR movie poster | ©2020 Universal Pictures/DreamWorks

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Ron Funches, Kelly Clarkson, Anderson .Paak, Sam Rockwell, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Ozzy Osbourne Writers: Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky and Elizabeth Tippet, story by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger Director: Walter Dohrn Distributor: Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Release Date (VOD): April 10, 2020 TROLLS WORLD TOUR is among the first of the major studio releases to come out directly on VOD and streaming, rather than in movie theaters, as the result of sensible precautions during a pandemic. A few other features have […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SEA FEVER

SEA FEVER movie poster | ©2020 Gunpowder & Sky

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen, Dougray Scott, Olwen Fouere, Jack Hickey, Ardalan Esmaili, Elie Bouakaze Writer: Neasa Hardiman Director: Neasa Hardiman Distributor: Gunpowder & Sky Release Date: (streaming and digital) April 10, 2020 “Sea fever” is a term for the mental condition that can result when sailors remain sleep-deprived for too long. It also describes a more literal ailment that afflicts the crew of a small Irish fishing trawler. Siobhan (Hermione Corfield) is an antisocial marine biologist, who studies patterns in oceanic flora. Happiest in her lab, Siobhan reluctantly goes to sea to study the catch of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS

WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS movie poster | ©2020 Saban Films

Rating: R Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Amy Forsyth, Keean Johnson, Maddie Hasson, Johnny Knoxville, Logan Miller, Austin Swift, Allison McAtee Writer: Alan Trezza Director: Marc Meyers Distributor: Saban Films Release Date: (VOD and Digital) April 10, 2020 At the risk of being spoilery, but to save viewers seeking something specific from not receiving it, let’s state up front that WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS is not supernatural. Nothing gets summoned. That said, there’s plenty of gore and craziness. There is also what seems to be a bent toward black comedy that exists here more in theory than in fact. We are in […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLOODSHOT

BLOODSHOT movie poster | ©2020 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris, San Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Siddharth Dhananjay, Talulah Riley Writers: Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer, story by Jeff Wadlow, based on the comics by Kevin VanHook & Bob Layton & Don Perlin Director: Dave Wilson Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: March 13, 2020 BLOODSHOT is based on a comic book series by Kevin VanHook & Bob Layton & Don Perlin. At first glance, it looks like one of those Dolph Lundgren or Jean-Claude Van Damme techno sci-fi flicks that got a temporal update and a financial upgrade. While this isn’t an […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE POSTCARD KILLINGS

THE POSTCARD KILLINGS movie poster |©2020 RLJE Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, Cush Jumbo, Joachim Krol, Steven Mackintosh, Naomi Battrick, Ruairi O’Connor, Denis O’Hare, Eva Rose Writers: Andrew Stern and Ellen Brown Furman, based on the screenplay by Liza Marklund & Tove Alsterdal and Tena Stivicic, based on the book THE POSTCARD KILLERS by James Patterson and Liza Marklund Director: Danis Tanovic Distributor: RLJE Films Release Date: March 13, 2020 THE POSTCARD KILLINGS touches on a few interesting ideas. However, this adaptation of a best-selling novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund, written for the screen by Andrew Stern and Ellen Brown Furman, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BANKER

THE BANKER movie poster | ©2020 Apple TV+

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher, Colm Meaney, Scott Johnson Writers: Niceole R. Levy & George Nolfi and David Lewis Smith & Stan Younger, story by Brad Kane and David Lewis Smith & Stan Younger Director: George Nolfi Distributor: Apple TV+ Release Date: March 6, 2020 (theatrical); March 20, 2020 (Apple TV+) THE BANKER is based on the real-life story of Bernard S. Garrett (played here by Anthony Mackie) and Joseph B. Morris (Samuel L. Jackson). The two men joined forces to become real estate magnates and eventually bankers in the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ONWARD

ONWARD Movie Poster | ©2020 Pixar/Walt Disney

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez Writers: Dan Scanlon & Jason Headley & Keith Bunin Director: Dan Scanlon Distributor: Walt Disney Release Date: March 6, 2020 ONWARD is the latest offering from the combined forces of Pixar and Disney. The animated fantasy is consistently entertaining, funny, well-structured, and surprisingly deft in its handling of emotional issues. We are introduced to the world (and it’s literally a different world than ours – note the two moons in the sky) of ONWARD by Ian Lightfoot (voiced by Tom Holland). Ian is a sixteen-year-old elf […]Read On »

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Movie Review: RUN THIS TOWN

RUN THIS TOWN Movie Poster | ©2020 Quiver Distribution

Rating: R Stars: Ben Platt, Mena Massoud, Damian Lewis, Nina Dobrev, Scott Speedman, Jennifer Ehle Writer: Ricky Tollman Director: Ricky Tollman Distributor: Quiver Distribution Release Date: March 6, 2020 RUN THIS TOWN is an oddly structured piece that is, and yet is not, about a real-life political scandal. Set in 2013, the film, written and directed by Ricky Tollman, broadly concerns the downfall of Toronto, Canada mayor Rob Ford (played here by an unrecognizable Damian Lewis). Tollman tells the story partly from the point of view of rookie reporter Bram (Ben Platt) and partly from that of one of Ford’s […]Read On »

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