Monday, September 26, 2016

The Magnificent Seven (2016) Review

It's remake inception this weekend, as they released a remake of The Magnificent Seven, which itself was a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.  My friend Allan Bourdius of theirfinesthour.net calls this new one "The Suitably Multicultural Seven", since this one features a cast that looks like it was handpicked by an SJW statistician.

Still, it's hard to imagine where you'd go wrong putting Denzel Washington at the head of anything, and it's hard to think of anyone better suited to play Steve McQueen to his Yul Brenner than Chris Pratt.

But, is their combined charisma enough to save this from being yet another garbage remake of a better movie? Is the multicultural cast a warning sign of an SJW-panderfest?  Check out my review to find out:



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sully Review

For some reason Clint Eastwood really wanted to make a movie about Captain Chesley Sullenberger, the guy who landed a plane on the Hudson River after a bird strike took out both engines on takeoff.  It became known as the Miracle on the Hudson since every single person on the plane lived to tell the tale and "Sully" was rightfully crowned a hero.

Eastwood apparently waited some time to make this movie because he wanted Tom Hanks for the lead, but was Sully it worth the wait? Here's what I thought: