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MovieBob Reviews: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

MovieBob Reviews: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS At this point, the Fast & Furious franchise represents something like the longest ironic joke ever told to global movie audiences.When exactly did a crew of street-racing reprobates and (literal) highway-robbers transform fully into a team of justice-seeking mercenaries for hire?

MovieBob Reviews: FREE FIRE (2017)

MovieBob Reviews: FREE FIRE (2017) A movie premise doesn’t get much simpler than Free Fire.There are about 13 criminals of various stripes meeting in an abandoned warehouse to make a gun deal.

MovieBob Reviews: THE CIRCLE

MovieBob Reviews: THE CIRCLE ” we’re expected to be innately terrified of the Millennial workspace aesthetic.Hell, Uber’s recent transgressions alone could fill up a movie, probably.

MovieBob Reviews: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

MovieBob Reviews: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 As has been noted elsewhere, it’s getting to the point where Marvel Cinematic Universe movies can only be properly reviewed against each other.They have a lot of difficulty with Number 2’s.

MovieBob Reviews: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

MovieBob Reviews: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING It’s better than the two Amazing Spider-Man movies (because everything is better than the Amazing Spider-Man movies – yikes!) How much it feels like it “matters” in the grand Marvel meta-narrative and B.

MovieBob Reviews: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

MovieBob Reviews: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES This necessitates a mass escape and a final battle that will decide the future of both species.There is a big military conflict you could call a “war.

MovieBob Reviews: DUNKIRK (2017)

MovieBob Reviews: DUNKIRK (2017) “The Dunkirk Evacuation” (also known as “The Miracle at Dunkirk”), a strategic retreat from France back across the English Channel by beleaguered British and Allied forces during the early phase of World War II.Ultimately leading Churchill to order civilian boats from England to mobilize for the rescue while the stranded soldiers held out as best they could.

MovieBob Reviews: ATOMIC BLONDE

MovieBob Reviews: ATOMIC BLONDE You absolutely do get Charlize Theron as a bad-ass spy who tears apart attackers like a human Terminator.It’s refreshing (if, of course, viscerally disturbing) that they don’t indulge in the cliche of female action heroes magically recovering from all battle-blemishes between scenes.

MovieBob Reviews: DETROIT (2017)

MovieBob Reviews: DETROIT (2017) Detroit is a fact-based procedural drama from Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal (both late of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty).It’s about “The Algiers Motel Incident,” an infamous night-long instance of race-related police brutality taking place in Detroit.

MovieBob Reviews: THE DARK TOWER

MovieBob Reviews: THE DARK TOWER Is The Dark Tower good?It’s a big-budget movie supposedly adapting an 8-book series chopped down to about 90 minutes being dumped in early August, so… no, not really.

MovieBob Reviews: WIND RIVER (2017)

MovieBob Reviews: WIND RIVER (2017) Set almost entirely in the frozen wilderness in and around Wyoming’s impoverished Wind River Indian Reservation, our story follows Jeremy Renner as a bitterly divorced U.Fish & Wildlife agent tasked with controlling the encroachment of large predators into the Reservation.

MovieBob Reviews - ANNABELLE: CREATION

MovieBob Reviews - ANNABELLE: CREATION From the looks of things, they hired a good director with something to prove (David F.Sandberg, late of the solid Lights Out and currently slated to helm that Shazam movie Warner Bros still claims to be making).

MovieBob Reviews: LOGAN LUCKY

MovieBob Reviews: LOGAN LUCKY The short version is, it’s a heist comedy: Channing Tatum is an unjustly-fired (pre-existing condition, insurance, etc.That’s the basic idea, particularly given that it’s the (theatrical) “comeback” movie for recently un-retired Ocean’s director Steven Soderbergh.

MovieBob Reviews: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

MovieBob Reviews: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD So, it’s a guy who kills people for a living teamed up with a guy who keeps people from GETTING killed for a living.So, it’s “Not Deadpool” on a violent road trip with “that performance” that Jackson defaults to whenever he doesn’t have an actual character to play.

MovieBob Reviews: DAVE MADE A MAZE

MovieBob Reviews: DAVE MADE A MAZE Unable to coax him out Annie is joined by an assortment of her and Dave’s friends, who crawl into the “maze” to find him.It’s a full-scale labyrinth full of rooms, passages, booby-traps, dead ends, and elaborate mechanisms; all made out of cardboard and craft supplies.

MovieBob Reviews: BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

MovieBob Reviews: BIRTH OF THE DRAGON The big idea at play here is to tell a fictionalized account of a one-on-one fight that took place in secret between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man.The movie is about a fictional white guy who was friends with Bruce Lee and was around when this all happened.

MovieBob Reviews: IT (2017)

MovieBob Reviews: IT (2017) Welll… King is reall good at writing a book – but he’s great at writing a lot.A scary book can digress at length away from the visceral scary business because the game tends to be mounting existential dread, whereas scary movies tend to work best at a faster clip leaving only enough breathing room between scares.

MovieBob Reviews: MOTHER! (2017)

MovieBob Reviews: MOTHER! (2017) But A LOT of people are going to hate it.He’s been struck by writer’s block and mostly stays in his top-floor office trying to create… something (anything!