Jigsaw

 

 

Jigsaw is a 2017 horror movie that was directed by Peter and Michael Spierig. they did great work on this movie. The producers of this movie were Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg. This movie did really good in the theaters. From the $ 10 million invested into jigsaw. It gained about $ 97 million in the box office. This movie had a decent cast, we have Matt Passmore as Logan Nelson, Callum Keith Rennie who was Det. Hollaran, Clé Bennett as Keith Hunt and Hannah Emily Anderson who played Eleanor Bonneville. The movie was filmed in some places around Canada.

The film starts with a chase between Edgar munson, who is a criminal and the police. Edgar then runs to a rooftop and he is surrounded by the police as he holds a trigger in his hand After crashing his car against police cruisers, He then asks for Detective Halloran, who then shows up. the other cops have their guns drawn on the criminal. He tells Halloran that he has to decide who will die. Halloran pulls out his gun just as soon as Edgar pulls the trigger. Edgar gets his hands blown off, but something then happens to Edgar, against Halloran’s orders.The game has begun is what Edgar tells Halloran.

Now theres a room with five people – Ryan (Paul Braunstein) Anna (Laura Vandervoort), Mitch (Mandela Van Peebles), Carly (Brittany Allen), and another person who is unamed, they are all chained to a wall with buckets on their heads. A recording plays from John Kramer/Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), hes is basically telling them that blood must be given in order to survive, The chains then start to pull the group toward the wall.But something is on the wall that they do not want to be close to. Anna gets free as the group gets closer to the wall. She tells the others to cut themselves to get free. Ryan and Mitch do the same while Carly gets free as well. But something happens to the fifth person.

Logan and Halloran are now in a basement with devices around their necks, these devices are rigged with laser cutters. They are in the middle of the room with two buttons, with a choice to press a button that would kill or save the other one. Halloran presses Logan’s button. As the lasers start to activate, Logan admits something which he did , about something wrong he did at his job. Something happens to Logan, and Halloran is pulled to the back of the wall, with the lasers activating on his device. Halloran then admits something that he did, admitting that he let innocent people die while the criminals walked free. Logan then stands, alive. He then removes the device and walks over to a sheet revealing something. Logan tells Halloran that he was the fifth person in the initial trap ten years ago.knowing that Logan made a simple mistake Kramer still let him live, and he took him in as a trainee and to continue his legacy.

Jigsaw
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Rated: R
Run Time: 92 minutes
Directed by:The Spierig Brothers
Producers:Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, Mark Burg
Starring:Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett
Hannah Emily Anderson

Thank You For Your Service

 

The movie Thank You For Your Service is a 2017 war drama film. The movies was directed and written by Jason Hall. Jon Kilik was the man behind the production for this movie. The cast for this film was Miles Teller who played Adam Shumann ,a staff seargent, Haley Bennett as Saskia Shumann, Adams wife, Joe Cole who played Billy Waller, Amy Schumer as Amanda Doster, Beulah Koale who plays Tausolo and Scott Haze who plays Micahel Adam Emory. The movie didn’t do so well in the box office as i brought in $9.5 million from the $20 million invested. The filming for this movie took places around areas of Atlanta. This movie was not to bad, when you get a chance check it out.

after a 15 month combat experience while in Iraq Adam Shumann played by Miles Teller returns to his wife Saskia in Kansas. They have two young children together a daughter and a son that was born while Adam was overseas at war. Saskia asks Adam to seek help from the Department Of Veteran Affairs because he is suffering from PTSD which is a basically nightmares or flashbacks of what was happening while at war. He is also getting comfort from two Iraq friends that are living near by to him. Adams issues come from him not safely being able to rescue a soldier from a building that was on fire. Michael Emory played by Scott Haze was the soldier, who was dropped but still gives Adam a lot of thanks for still being able to be alive.

The humvee which Doster was filling in for Adam took a wrong turn and slammed right into an explosive device, Solo helped the guys get to safety but Doster ended up getting left behind and dies in conflagration. Amanda who is the grieving widow of Doster and Saskia’s best friend learns the circumstances of her husbands death and stops blaming Adam and Solo, she finally gets some closure. Solo however has a major issue with PTSD and is unable to to reenlist for another tour in Iraq. He then ends up with a group of drug dealers led by Dante played by Omar Dorsey. Adam however gets word of this and goes and saves his friend from making wrong decisions and gets him to a bus headed to California where Solo can find a special place at the rehabilitation center specializing to find treatment for the PTSD. The movie was ok. check it out if you get some time.

Thank You For Your Service
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Rated: R
Run Time: 108 minutes
Directed by:Jason Hall
Producers:Jon Kilik
Starring:Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole
Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze

Only The Brave

This movie is a 2017 action drama produced by Lorenzo Bonaventura, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Molly Smith, And jeremy Steckler to name a few. And wonderful directing work from Joseph Kosinski.The movie has a great cast, we have Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale,Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly just to name a few. From the $38 million budget the movie only bought in 21. million from the box office. The film is based on a crew of firefighters battling a fire in Arizona. The production of the movie however took place in some places around New Mexico.Only the Brave is a fantastic presentation of the events and the fire fighters who risked their lives on a daily basis. Although it may feel a little slow at moments, I believe this is a film that’s enjoyable much for everyone.

So theres crew of firefighters who are out to become the next crew of “Hot Shots,” doing what they must, which means hiring some talent willing to do the job. The film takes you
into the lives of these guys outside of work and really gives you vision in each one of their jobs. The movie kept you watching throughout each one of the fires, and I loved how the director didn’t make it to serious to the point of depression. With a nice mix of bickering and action, these characters were more likable than I thought they would be, which i believe added a level of intensity to the film. It really is the fact that the films director but together a great cast that really makes you feel for them when the movie really started to get good. I was not familiar with the true events about these fire fighters, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from the finale of this movie.

Although I feel there are some unexpected parts about it, I feel as though it respected the families involved in the real events. In multiple ways the final act of this film had a lot of surprises. Only the Brave is definitely a slow watch at times and its run time is kind of long and the material of the movie stretches out a bit, but when the movie was slow it also takes its time to get the audience to connect to its characters, so it’s sort of a catch-22. The performances were all around terrific,Only The Brave seems to go a direction that seems to be inspired, and order of events that will have you on the edge of your seat, this is a very good and well-made a memorable movie that I can confidently say will be one of the best films of the year. This movie i must say is highly recommend to everyone to view.

Only The Brave
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 133 minutes
Directed by:Joseph Kosinski
Producers:Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill
Michael Menchel, Dawn Ostroff, Molly Smith,Jeremy Steckler
Starring:Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale
Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly

Geostorm

 

 

This movie is a 2017 American movie directed by Dean Devlin. And the production crew behind this film was David Ellison, Dean Devlin, And Dana Goldberg. This movie was not bad at all. The cast members were Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, DanielWu Eugenio Derbez, Amr Waked, Adepero Oduye, Ed Harris and Andy García. From the movie budget of $120 million, Geostorm bought in $ 207 million from the box ofiice, not bad. The production for this movie took place in parts of louisiana.

So in Afghanistan,a united fields team was stationed and they come across a frozen village. , an there’s this engineer working on the International Climate Space Station (ICSS) steals data from the Afghanistan satellite moments before being ejected into space. Andrew Palma, who is the U.S President calls an emergency meeting, after he learns about the Afghanistan incident after that Max demands they conduct a proper investigation, Max then travels to Cocoa Beach, Florida, and convinces Jake to investigate. Another satellite causes increasing temperatures in Hong Kong, resulting in a firestorm that nearly kills someone close to max, who serves top level of Dutch Boy’s Hong Kong department.Jake arrives to ICSS and meets with station commander Ute Fassbinder and her crew to investigate the satellite that decimated Hong Kong .A malfunction damages the satellite and somethign happens to its data. Back on Earth, as a hailstorm levels Tokyo, Cheng is having trouble with the login access and warns Max of global cataclysm, which is known as “Geostorm” if the malfunction continues. Max discovers he cannot access the satellites.

Jake, Ute, and another member of the crew, Dussette recover the copied log data from a dead engineer and discover a virus has wiped out everyone’s login access to that satellite.Max discovers Orlando is next in line for a super storm During a Democratic National Convention in , He asks for Dekkom to help him secure the kill code from the President, but Max then gets a surprise. unveiling himself as the saboteur. Max escapes informs Sarah. Max and Sarah tries to protect the president from other service members who might be with Dekkom and secure the kill code. They save Palma and escape from the stadium. After outsmarting Dekkom’s crew, Max and Sarah confront him about his intentions, you must watch to see this. But now lets fast forward a bit.

Onboard the ICSS, something happens and the team watch the virus initiate the self-destruct program. cities around the world are devastated by natural disasters, Jake realizes who is responsible and confronts him. In the scuffle, something happen to Duncan, Jake escapes. As the crew evacuates, Jake stays behind to make sure that the reboot completes. Max and Sarah takes the President to Kennedy Space Center, then Max and sarah finds out that while the Geostorm can be stopped, the kill code cannot stop the self-destruct process.Ute stays to help Jake reboot the system, transferring the satellite control to NASA and preventing the Geostorm. they both take shelter in a satellite as the sequence completes and gets picked up by a shuttle. This movie was pretty good and a must see.

 

Geostorm
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 109 minutes
Directed by: Dean Devlin
Producers:David Ellison, Dean Devlin, Dana Goldberg
Starring:Gerard Butler,Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish,Alexandra Maria Lara
Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Amr Waked, Adepero Oduye, Ed Harris, Andy García

 

Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

This movie is a 2017 biographical drama film. that i must say was decent. Reginald Hudlin was the director behind this one as well as producer. Paula Wagner and Jonathan Sanger was also behind the producing of this film. Marshall was written by Michal and Jacob Koskoff. The movie featured a alright cast, Chadwick Boseman as Marshall, Josh Cad who plays Sam Friedman, Kate Hudson as Eleanor Strubing, Dan Stevens who plays Lorin Willis, and James as the judge. The budget for this movie was around $12 million but only bringing in $8.5 million at the box office, not to great on that one. The movie was filmed around Los Angeles and also in some areas around Buffalo. To me the movie was decent but it received a mixed reaction from viewers. I guess check it when you get a chance and leave a comment.

the movie is in around the 1940’s. There is this NAACP lawyer by the name of Thurgood Marshall played by Chadwick Boseman who travels the country and defends the people of color who were wrongfully accused. After returning back to the new york office he is then sent to Connecticut to defend a chauffeur by the name of Joseph Spell who was accused of raping his white employer Eleanor Strubing. This case caught attention of news papers. In Bridgeport, Marshall was admitted to the local bar against his will. Later at a hearing the judge, judge Foster who is a friend of the prosecutors father agrees to admit Marshall but Marshall cant speak during the trial. Which now makes someone else be Lead Counsel for Spell. Now Marshall must help guide the lead counsel through notes.

Spell is letting Marshall know that he never did anything sexual with Strubing. Marshall and lead counsel Friedman investigates the story that Strubing says that Spell did to her and wondering why some of the story does not add up. Spell is interested in a plea bargain offered by willis,but Marshall is against this idea. Later on someone testifies and has evidence that they found some of Spells skin under Strubing’s fingernails and Strubing testifies as well. Marshall and Friedman then goes to confront Spell and Spell then reveals something to them, you must watch to see what this confession is about. Later on at trial Spell testifies that it was someone who Strubing knows that abused her. He said that on that night he went to Strubings house to see if he can get a salary increase and also stating that Strubing was wanting to have sex with him. The movie was ok,definitely a go see.

Marshall
Release Date: October 13, 2017
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 118 minutes
Directed by:Reginald Hudlin
Producers: Paula Wagner, Reginald Hudlin, Jonathan Sanger
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Cad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling k Brown, James Cromwell

The Foreigner

 

 

This movie is a 2017 action thriller. Very good movie. Martin Campbell did some amazing directing in this one. And the producers Jackie Chan, Wayne Marc Godfrey, D. Scott Lumpkin
Jamie Marshall and Arthur M. Sarkissian did amazing as well. the cast in The Foreigner was ok, we have Jackie Chan of course, and Pierce Brosnan to name a few. The movie budget was around $ 35 million and it made a $ 102 million dollar profit. thats great. The Foreigner was filmed around some places in London. This movie was great, keep you watching from the start.

The Foreigner starts in London, England. Ngoc Minh Quan who is a Vietnam War vet, picks up his daughter Fan from school. He takes her to a shop that sells dresses in Knightsbridge.A man in a motorcycle parks his bike in front of the shop As Quan tries to move up the street, Quan hits another driver who backs up. The man gets out to confront Quan but then a bomb goes off, sending Quan off his feet and destroying the dress shop and A news station gets a call from the Authentic IRA, who are claiming they were behind the bombing. The head of the station tells his crew to find out more information about it and to see if any other terrorist groups are behind it. Ian Wood (Rufus Jones), One of the photographers, goes to take pictures at the bombing site. He stops when he sees Quan inside the store.

From the safehouse the bombers are watching the news, and are talking about staying put in order to avoid from being detected .Irish Deputy Minister Liam Hennessy is laying in bed with his mistress. His wife then calls him about the bombing. Hennessy then speaks to Katherine Davies,a British politician. Hennessy goes to the job and confronts his subordinates about the bombing, wanting to know who is behind the killing of civilians. Quan is by two detectives at his home above the restaurant he owns. Quan asks if they will punish the bombers for what they did, and they assure him that they will. Quan then leaves his friend also his co-worker Lam (Tao Liu) behind. She is asking him not to go for the revenge of the bombing.

Quan keep an eye on Hennessy, taking pictures of him. Sean visits Mary while They engage in an affair, Sean then gets a call from Bromley, a guy he used to work for. Mary then speaks with Sean about how she resents her husband, you must watch to find out why. Fast forward a bit. Hennessy meets with his enforcer, He demands to know who is doing these terrorist things to civilians. McGrath tells Hennessy that Mary was behind the bombings. Maggie has sex with Ian after meeting him somewhere. Maggie does something to his laptop while he is in the bathroom. Quan finds the hideout where the bombers are and acts as an electrician. And from there the action gets really good. this movie is a must see.

The Foreigner
Release Date: October 13, 2017
Rated: R
Run Time: 114 minutes
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Producers:Jackie Chan, Wayne Marc Godfrey, D. Scott Lumpkin
Jamie Marshall, Arthur M. Sarkissian
Starring:Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

The Mountain Between Us

 

 

 

This movie is a 2017 romance adventure film. Haney Abu-Assad was the director behind this movie with production from Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, David Ready and Jenno Topping. The cast in this movie was Idris Elba as Dr. Ben Bass, a surgeon, Kate Winslet as Alex Martin, a photojournalist, Dermot Mulroney as Mark, Alex’s fiancé, Beau Bridges as Walter, the pilot of the charter plane and Raleigh and Austin as Walter’s dog, later adopted by Ben. The movie was filmed in Vancouver. The movie wasn’t to bad in sells as it bought in $54.7 million from the $35 million invested in the film. The movie was really interesting and i would say a must see.

The movie starts with cancellation of flights due to stormy weather at the Boise airport. Ben Bass played by Idris Elba and Alex Martin who is a photojournalist played by Kate Winslet contacts Walter who is a private pilot Alex has wedding which is schedule for the next day, and Ben has an emergency surgery appointment in Maryland. So Alex and Ben boarded on an Uncharted flight as well as Walter’s dog, after takeoff something happens to Walter and the plane ends up crashing on a mountaintop,some survive the crash with multiple injuries however. Ben goes to help Alex with her wounds then quickly realizing that in order for any hope of survival they must find civilization. Alex asks Ben to just leave her behind. but Ben refuses to do so. in order to see if there are any structures nearby Ben climbs this peak in hope of seeing any. He almost falls off the cliff.

Where the plane Wreckage is, a cougar is attacking the dog, which is injured. Then the cougar tuns its focus to Alex but she gets thee cougar away with a flare. Ben rushes to the plane after seeing a blood trail he gives the dog medical attention and the cougars body was used for food. Ben assist that they keep going while Alex is questioning on help coming to save them. They get into a argument then both falling asleep. Alex gets up and decides to leave and starts to make it down the mountain. Ben realizes that Alex is gone and gives chase down the mountain and eventually catches up to Alex and they both talk it out. They now find a cave to make shelter. As they continue their walk the dog runs off and Ben chases him and finds him and comes across an abandoned cabin. Alex realizes she is standing over ice as she feels ground cracking under her.

Something happens to Alex but Ben is able to save her. He then brings her to the cabin and starts up a fire to warm her up. Alex wakes up a couple days later to Ben playing a piano. He then leaves her in the cabin and she goes through his personal things. Ben then catches her and she apologizes but basically saying she wanted to know something about him. He then reveals some thing about his life to Alex. Ben steps out to get more wood for fire, when he comes back in they can no longer resist each other and haves sex. Later they both agree to leave Alex in the cabin and Ben to go and find help. Feeling guilt Ben returns and the keep walking together again. Alex begins to get tired again but leaving her behind is not an option for Ben. They fall asleep. waking up they spot a timber yard, Ben tries to make his way to it but gets caught Alex goes for help and sees a truck driver.This movie was pretty good, if you have yet to see it go check it out.

The Mountain Between Us
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 112 minutes
Directed by:Hany Abu-Assad
Producers:Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark,David Ready
Jenno Topping
Starring:Idris Elba,Kate Winslet

Flatliners

 

Flatliners is a 2017 science horror movie, directed by Niels Arden Oplev. Some nice production work by Laurence Mark, Michael Douglas, Peter Safran. The cast was very good in this movie, we have Ellen Page who plays Courtney , Diego Luna as Ray, Nina Dobrev who plays as Marlo, James Norton as Jamie, Kiersey Clemons who plays Sophia and Kiefer Sutherland who plays Barry Wolfson. the movie brought in $41.7 million from the $19 million invested. That was pretty good at the box office. The movie was filmed in some parts of ontario canada.

Courtney, who is a medical student played by Ellen Page, is curious about the idea of the afterlife to the point where she is obsessed. She is going to start a experiment and asks her fellow students Jamie and Sophia to join her. The plan is to basically die for sixty seconds, record her brain and revive her. She told them that if any accidents were to happen that they would not be held responsible.Sophia disagrees but jamie is all for it. So they start the experiment and it starts to go as planed but then something happens, Sophia and Jamie panics as they are unable to revive Courtney. But eventually with the help of Ray played by Diego they were able to revive Courtney back. Marlo who is played by Nina Dobrev also comes to learn about this experiment.

After the experiment Courtney starts to remember past events, such as recipe for bread her grandmother use to make and she starts to get an increase in intelligence like answering questions perfectly in class and being able to play a piano. Jamie who is a little envious decides that he wants to flatline as well. But his was a little different, he saw someone he knew during flatlining and almost had a disturbing experience. Courtney and Jamie do not let the others know that they started seeing visions. Later Marlo and Sophia join in the flatlining experience, but they got the same results as Courtney did as far as increased intelligence. The group then starts seeing visions, they are all haunted by visions of something that happened in their lives and they soon realize that there was more that came with flatlining.

The only one who did not flatline however was Ray and he does not believes whats happening, he orders them to stop the experiments. The haunting’s that the others are seeing gets more intense now. the movie gets really interesting. But the group realize that they must come clean to some of the mistakes that they made. So they take action to stop these hallucinations by fixing their past mistakes. Marlo goes to flatlines on her own to commit suicide because she his having issues on fixing her past mistake.The rest of the group figures this out and goes and rush to save her and you must watch to see how this all plays out. This was a very interesting movie and definitely a go see.

Flatliners
Release Date: September 29, 2017
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 110 minutes
Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Producers: Laurence Mark, Michael Douglas, Peter Safran
Starring:Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev
James Norton, Kiersey Clemons,Kiefer Sutherland

Annabelle: Creation

This movie is a 2017 Horror film, getting positive feedback from viewers all over. In the Conjuring series, Annabelle Creation is the fourth installment, and it is also the prequel to the Movie Annabelle that was released earlier. David Sandberg did an amazing job directing this one. And also Gary Dauberman did a great job on the writing in this movie. The budget for this movie was set at $15 million and it mad a great profit of bringing in a good $267 million. not bad at all. The movie also had an amazing cast as well, Stephanie Stigman as Sister Charlotte, Talitha Bateman as Janice, Lulu Wilson who plays Linda, Anthony Lapaglia as Samuel Mullins, Miranda Otto as Esther Mullins,  Grace Fulton as Carol to name a few.

This movie took place in about 1943, Samuel Mullins, who is a doll maker and his wife Esther Mullins, lost their seven year old daughter Annabelle to a hit and run. Later the couple gets convinced by an unknown entity to let them to transfer it into one of Samuel Mullins dolls. They later realize that something was not right, they discover that the entity was really something evil looking for a human. Samuel Mullins then takes the doll and locks it into a room with things in there, after that he calls a priest to come in and bless the room and as well as the house him and his wife are staying in. So about twelve years later, Sister Charlotte played by Stephanie Stigman and six other girls where to the Mullins home to stay for shelter.

Samuel told the girls not to enter one of the rooms in the house. And everyone agreed, but one night, one of the girls heard a noise, and seen a note, she was lured into the room by someone or should we say something. She then finds a key to the closet in the room and then unlocks it, now released the entity who is now after the girls in the Mullins home, but it to be interested in  one of them the most. On another night, the entity reveals it self to the girl and tells her that it wants something. you must watch to see whats its asking for, but the girl is trying to escape but gets caught and ends up getting thrown to the first floor and then dragged into a shed the following day. one of the other girls notice a difference in the girls behavior and confesses to Samuel that she witnessed the girl go into the room one night, later on something happens to Samuel.

Eshter, Samuels wife is in her bedroom where she stays and does not leave, she is approached by Sister Charlotte to figure out what is going on in the Mullin’s home. She then confesses to Sister Charlotte and tells her the story of Annabelle, the story behind the doll, and gives her a better understanding on what might be going on in the home. Sister Charlotte knows now that something must be done, if not the entity will keep trying to harm the girls in the Mullins home including her. Later something happens to Eshter Mullins, and the entity is now after the rest of the girls. Sister Charlotte is on a mission to get the girls out of the house, but the entity has its own plans, and it is after Linda, but Sister Charlotte comes up with and idea to try and save Linda and put the entity back in its place. but this is a great movie, keeps you watching, definitely a must see.

Annabelle Creation
Release Date: August 11, 2017
Rated: R
Run Time: 109 minutes
Directed by:David F. Sandberg
Producers:Peter Safran, James Wan
Starring:Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman
Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto