Movie Reviews

A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Trolls World Tour (2020)

“Trolls World Tour”, the sequel to 2016’s “Trolls” just may have broke the seal on the skip the theatrical run and go straight to video on demand movement. Three weeks since released on digital, “Trolls World Tour” has racked up nearly $100 million in rentals. While it’s dominating home screens, it’s one that I’m disappointed that I didn’t get to …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: The Roads Not Taken (2020)

British director and writer Sally Potter’s “The Roads Not Taken”, has a quiet, drifting tone and a batch of excellent performances that allow for potent and powerful moments of emotion. Javier Bardem is brilliant in a physically demanding performance. Potter shifts back and forth through three different timelines of Leo’s life, that includes his daughter Molly played in a performance …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Extraction (2020)

It’s all the macho action flicks of the past decade rolled into one. Parts “Man On Fire”, “John Wick”, “The Raid” and “Mile 22”. Stunt coordinator turned director Sam Hargrove choreographs intense action of pure relentless motivation. Hargrave’s action sequences are staged and executed so expertly it’s an experience that we should have gotten in theaters. Produced by star Chris …

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A-Ron’s Stream It Or Skip It: Don’t Let Go

Horror producer Blumhouse takes on the murder thriller genre that literally spans time. “Don’t Let Go” draws comparisons to the Dennis Quaid thriller “Frequency”. Masterclass actor David Oyelowo must communicate with his murdered niece (stellar rising star Storm Reid), two weeks in the past to prevent her murder in the future. Director Jacob Estes does an excellent job of establishing …

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A-Ron’s Stream It Or Skip It: Charlie’s Angels (2019)

We didn’t ask for it. We didn’t need it. We didn’t want it. But the new reboot of “Charlie’s Angels”, isn’t up to the level of the first Cameron Diaz film. Actress turned writer & director Elizabeth Banks manages to helm a new “Charlie’s Angels” that is fast paced, fun (but not the high energy fun of the Diaz films), …

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A-Ron’s Stream It Or Skip It: Hitsville USA – The Making Of Motown (2019)

•Now Available On Showtime & Amazon Prime Video To Rent Or Purchase  You didn’t hear it from the grapevine, but you did hear it here that “Hitsville: The Making Of Motown”, is one of the finest documentaries and films I’ve ever seen. It’s nothing short of electrifying and a pure cinematic joy. Directors the Turner Brothers and hosts Berry Gordy …

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A-Ron’s Stream It Or Skip It: The Assignment (2017)

•NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX.  A completely game Michelle Rodriguez is a hit man forced to take on a new gender in legendary director Walter Hill’s “The Assignment”. A grindhouse B-movie style exploitation film, that is so skillfully pulpy that it deservedly will find a cult following, like most of Hill’s films have. Considering its over-the-top plot mechanics, it isn’t …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews – Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool

With most of us being stuck at home during the quarantine here is a film on Netflix that I highly recommend. “Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool” is an exceptional documentary on the life and innovative career of the revolutionary jazz trumpet player. The film isn’t afraid to pull any punches as those close to him reveal unflattering aspects of …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Stargirl

Grace VanderWaal, winner of Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent”, has already released two albums and has become a musical phenomenon. Now she tries her hand in acting as the title character, in her first leading actress performance, in the Disney+ original film “Stargirl”. Director of the extraordinary “Fast Color”, Julia Hart takes a indie approach to a coming of …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Bloodshot

The first big screen adaptation of the Valiant comics was made on a relatively small $45 million budget, which isn’t even enough to pay for the catering on any “Fast and Furious” films. Given the films rather small budget, the film itself and especially the visual effects are truly impressive. The film is at it’s best, within the first hour …

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