Review – Chan vs. Bond (“The Foreigner”)

International martial arts superstar Jackie Chan goes against James Bond #5 in a terrorist-based, plot-twisty story where Chan plays just a secondary character. Not exactly the Jackie Chan movie you’d expect, but a real gritty espionage thriller instead. Based on the 1992 novel, The Chinaman, by Stephen Leather, Jackie Chan is Ngoc Minh Quan, a…

Review – Running With Scissors (“Blade Runner 2049”)

The long awaited sequel has finally arrived, courtesy of visionary director Denis Villeneuve, who gave us the very strange Arrival in 2016. Aided with obnoxiously loud and roaring throoooooommmming bassoon and horn sounds, startling graphics, and Harrison Ford back as Deckard, your senses get a full work-out. * * Yup, thirty years have passed and…

Review – Balls Out (“Battle of the Sexes”)

As a teenager, I saw the whole televised match of Riggs vs King and thought is was all very silly, not understanding the subtle nuances that were being played out in the background between the world’s #1 tennis pro, Billie Jean King, and that crazy hustler and gambler, Bobby Riggs. 44 years later, I finally…

Review – Bourne in the USA (“American Assassin”)

Looks like Jason Bourne or John Wick have a copycat cousin with this potentially new franchise of a secret FBI group of rogue assassins called Orion, taking on the dirtiest of jobs that happen in the world. And good ol’ Michael Keaton is there to lead them on, and this time without his Vulture costume…