The Tomorrow War is a variation on the much better Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow. Pratt plays, Dan, a high school biology teacher sent to battle aliens in the future. Those aliens are mean and nasty, but they are no match against Dan and his plucky family. Even though this movie is completely redundant, the movie is entertaining enough to justify a viewing, particularly if you already have Amazon Prime. (You’re already paying for it, so why not?) Chris Pratt acts convincingly, no matter what the movie throws at him, and proves himself a worthy heir to Bruce Willis. Recommended.Continue reading “The Tomorrow War”
Many great movies are based on a question. Sound of Metal asks two: would you be able to adapt to a major life-altering change to your body? Also, if you could get back what you lost, would you do it? The movie is the story of a heavy metal drummer who suddenly loses his hearing. He is given the opportunity to learn how to function as a deaf person, but he can’t let go of his former life. Riz Ahmed is excellent as Ruben, the drummer who is forced to learn how to live his life completely differently than before, but cannot let go of his former life. Highly recommended!Continue reading “Sound of Metal (2020)”
A man reaps what he sows.
Watching Les Misérables is like watching a prophecy filmed a year ago about the social unrest in America today. The only difference is that the movie is located in France. The film’s no-frills direction, realistic acting and white-knuckle pacing made me feel like I was watching a documentary. The film won the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, and was nominated for Best International Feature for the 2019 Academy Awards.Continue reading “Les Misérables (2019)”
A few weeks ago, Deb and I watched The Vast of Night on Amazon Prime. It was OK. If you have Amazon Prime already, it is free. And since the movie is only ninety minutes long, its a modest way to be entertained.Continue reading “The Vast of Night”