Hotel Artemis – 2018 Written and Directed by Drew Pearce Starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Kenneth Choi There is something to be said about doing something well, even if you’re not shooting for the stars. Drew Pearce has turned in … Continue reading Hotel Artimis (***1/2) well-crafted and stays within its range
Atomic Blonde - 2017 Director David Leitch Screenplay Kurt Johnstad based on The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, Sam Hart Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Sofia Boutella, Til Schweigher, Eddie Marsan, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Bill Skarsgård, Sam Hargrave, Roland Møller There have been a few efforts to make Charlize Theron into an action star. Some of them good, like Mad Max … Continue reading Atomic Blonde (***) – John Wick for chicks
This film is messy, but it's not a complete disaster. It guesses a lot and most of those guesses land awkwardly... The film is passable, but in no way can we consider it the solid basis for the Dark Universe franchise. The sense of adventure exhibited in this film could lead to something better. It's a long shot, though.
There is an old ship, that lay dormant for years that is discovered in the midst of the chaotic pace. That ship has a story that is only touched upon for purposes of pushing forward with the action at hand. How and why that ship was there for so long is what I wonder about as the last act of the film takes place. What happened to its survivors? They tell you what they want you to know. It would be more interesting to find out more about their story.
God save the Queen and long live the Kingsmen.