The Equalizer 2 – Review

Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 is the first time Denzel Washington has been part of a sequel, and I wished the movie itself were a more august undertaking. Which isn’t to say it’s a bad movie. Washington is, as usual, an engaging presence and the story–by Richard Wenk–is at times thrilling and touching. Though coming […]

The Magnificent Seven – Review

Antoine Fuqua, arguably one of preeminent action directors working today, has once again teamed with Denzel Washington, whom he worked with on Training Day in 2001 and The Equalizer in 2014 with his reboot of John Sturges’ 1960 Western, The Magnificent Seven. And it’s a good movie, though to call it ‘magnificent’ is a bit of hyperbole […]

The Magnificent Seven – Official Trailer

  I think that Warner Bros, possibly with the exception of the upcoming Suicide Squad is terribly mismanaging their DC Films relationship (and Yes, I include the upcoming Wonder Woman in that estimation as well)–like Fox is doing with the X-Men franchise, only less successfully. But Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven? With Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt? Money […]

The Accountant – Trailer 1

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Gavin O’Connor’s (Warrior) The Accountant, it revolves around Christian Wolfe (Ben Affleck) who’s a savant that if the flashbacks are any indication, and ranks relatively high on the autism scale. And it looks like an interesting idea for a movie, that is if you haven’t seen 2014’s The […]

The Punisher We Need

For some reason Marvel Comics’ Punisher has been a difficult nut to crack–despite the fact that the character is essentially Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) from 1974’s Death Wish, a movie that went on to do pretty well at the box office. His first appearance was in New World Pictures 1984 movie The Punisher, and despite the criticism that surrounds that movie, […]

‘The Equalizer’ Review

“Having OCD Was Probably Never So Awesome.” Boyhood ran for 2 hours and 45 minutes, and after awhile it felt as if Richard Linklater had it in for me because what started out as an interesting theatrical experiment devolved into a bizarre and inhumane form of punishment. By way of comparison, Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer ran for an hour […]

‘The Equalizer’ – Trailer Two

The Equalizer is going to be a monster, despite the R-rating.  Denzel Washington is as reliable as it gets, as far as consistently entertaining actors go.  I also like how the characters that he tends to play don’t overcompensate in terms of their physicality, by which I mean you can see from the trailer that Washington is […]