Review – Over My Dead Body! (“Operation: Mincemeat”)

Based on historical facts, this is a story of deception, dead bodies, Nazi invasions, and trying to fool everyone in the Third Reich, including Hitler! Even though it’s ‘based on true facts’, certain events have been embellished for, y’know, Hollywood. It’s 1943 and WW2 is going strong as the British get wind of the Germans…

Review – Lara Croft Is On Fire (“Those Who Wish Me Dead”)

Based on the novel by Michael Koryta, this is not a Lara Croft or Evelyn Salt sequel, but it still manages to star Angelina Jolie in some mighty precarious predicaments involving assassins, protecting a child, and trying to escape a raging forest fire. Yikes! Her name is Hannah Faber (Jolie) and, even though she’s suffering…

Review – Peek-A-Boo! I See You! (“The Woman in the Window”)

A twisty variation of Alfred Hitchcock’s beloved masterpiece of suspense, Rear Window, this movie was supposed to have been theatrically released way back in 2019, but was pulled for more reshoots, edits, and that nasty pandemic thingy. Did that stay of execution help?  Based on the novel by A.J. Finn (aka Daniel Mallory), this movie…

Review – Hell Hath No Fury Like Statham (“Wrath of Man”)

A remake of the 2004 French film Cash Truck, producer/co-writer/director Guy Ritchie takes a holiday and, instead of putting his usual quirky and off-beat spin in filmmaking, decided to take a different approach with this hard-boiled, gritty, and Rashomon-style crime thriller. Like a jumbled jigsaw puzzle, this non-linear story takes us through several timelines, different…