During my internet sabbatical last week, I decided to catch up on some movies that for some reason or another, I wasn’t able to see in theatres. I even watched a movie that I refused to see in theatres over two years ago, but more on that in a bit.
Anywho, I decided that instead of doing reviews for each movie, I would simply give you some quick thoughts. And here they are…
“Cuban Fury” is everything you’d expect from a Nick Frost movie. There’s the usual digs at his weight, and plenty of physical comedy. What I didn’t expect was how good the supporting cast would be, Kayvan Novak in particular, stole many scenes.
Is “Cuban Fury” predictable? Yeah, but it was still funny and worth watching if you like Nick Frost. And look for Simon Pegg’s epic cameo.
“Cuban Fury” final score: 7.5
I had very low expectations for “Draft Day,” but I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Kevin Costner is very good as the Cleveland Browns General Manager, and Denis Leary is funny as the head coach.
Heck, even Jennifer Garner was good in this movie. And when was the last time I liked her in anything, “Alias”?
Even if you don’t know anything about football (like my wifey) you’ll like this movie. The filmmakers did a solid job explaining how draft picks work and why they matter. “Draft Day” also has some very funny moments which were unexpected.
“Draft Day” final score: 8
The November Man
This is Pierce Brosnan’s best James Bond movie ever. Too bad he stopped playing 007 in 2002. It’s a shame EON productions never gave him the chance to work on a realistic Bond flick.
In “The November Man” Brosnan plays an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. Along the way he must protect Olga Kurylenko, because she is in possession of key information.
“The November Man” is violent, fast paced and has an intriguing story. One of Pierce Brosnan’s best movies I dare say. And it doesn’t hurt he’s paired up with Olga Kurylenko.
“The November Man” final score: 9
This is the movie I refused to see in theatres back in 2012. Boy am I stupid. I never should have paid attention to the internet buzz or the critics, because “John Carter” was a really good movie.
The cast is very good, especially Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris. Yes she’s beautiful, but most importantly she can kick-ass with the best of them. Even Taylor Kitsch surpassed my expectations as John Carter. They had good chemistry and definitely fit their parts.
For all the doom and gloom surrounding “John carter,” I say ignore it, and decide for yourself. As for me, I loved this movie and was left wanting a sequel.
“John Carter” final score 8.5