Tag Archives: Michael Bay

A Quiet Place (2018) Movie Review

The first sequence in A Quiet Place is one of the more immediately tense openings to a horror movie in recent memory. Without fully understanding the world, we understand almost from the first shot what sort of situation we have entered into. The film opens in an abandoned pharmacy, where a family is quietly perusing the aisles for supplies. The family speaks only in sign language, even though only the daughter (Millicent Simmonds) is deaf. It is clear that something bad comes with too much noise, so they don’t make a sound.

Until they do.

emily-blunt-a-quiet-place-2018-horror-movie-review

It’s a completely effective opening to the film. Continue reading A Quiet Place (2018) Movie Review

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Movie Review

Transformers: The Last Knight is, surprisingly, a movie.

The film is a direct sequel to Transformers: Age of Extinction, not that that is important. Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), leader of the Autobots, is adrift in space, frosted over in route to his homeworld.

And he will remain frosted over for most of the movie.

transformers-5-the-last-night-2017-Summer-movie

Meanwhile, on Earth, various humans have agendas related to Transformers and Continue reading Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Movie Review

Weekend Box Office Predictions: June 23 – June 25

All roads have been cleared for Transformers: The Last Knight this weekend. The only new wide release film domestically, The Last Knight will open in 3,900 screens.

This doesn’t mean that other films aren’t around to put up competition, but will any of them be able to topple the box office behemoth that is Transformers?

the-mummy-sofia-boutella-2017-movie-review

Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 6/23

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Predictions: June 23 – June 25

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) Movie Review

In the horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy, a group of innocent people get caught outside during “The Purge:” a period of 24 hours where all crime in the United States is legal. A mother and daughter, a couple in a tumultuous relationship, and a rogue man with some unclear mission find themselves banding together, running from an army of armored men in trucks and a gang of masked outlaws (and later a third group of murderers).

the-Purge-Anarchy-2014-movie-review-horror-thriller-action

From premise alone, this film is superior to its predecessor. Where the first Purge film took place largely inside one home, Anarchy  Continue reading The Purge: Anarchy (2014) Movie Review