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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    This film scores higher than any other film for this edition of Monthly Movie Round-up for me. Jordan Peele surprised the world with how well he directed in his feature debut here. The film so expertly balances the humor, the pyshcological aspects, and the horror. I think it provides excellent and much needed racial commentary for today's world and it also gives us some incredible performances from Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams. This is a film that will not be…

  • The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    ★★

    The marketing and the trailers for this film did not do it any favors when it came to my experience with this film. I'm pretty sure that in the fantasy realm, the ultimate worst thing you could possibly do is tease us and hint to us that we will see dragons, and never give us dragons. This film is just the slightest tick above things like Pompeii and Legend of Hercules (the one starring Kellen Lutz NOT the one starring…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★½

    What a complete waste of time. Good movie up until about the half way or two-thirds mark. It is at this point that the characters act in such a way that becomes so unbelievable that you might as well have thrown in wizards and sorcery. Overly long, unrewarding and unrealistic are the three words that best describe this film. Yet another let down for 2014 to add to the pile.

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★½

    I was hoping that the second chapter in this franchise would give us everything we loved in the first film without trying to up the ante like so many sequels mistakingly do but also give us a little more of a glimpse into the world that the first film so expertly crafted. I was not disappointed. Although it did go the typical route and just take the action to another location as we often see in franchises, it never felt…