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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews Presents: Captive State

WRITER/DIRECTOR RUPERT WYATT’S BIG IDEAS MISSES THE MARK AND LEAVES YOU IN A LESS THAN “CAPTIVE STATE” Rupert Wyatt makes his third feature following his underrated remake “The Gambler” starring Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson. Best known for his work as a director on his big screen debut “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes”. The first film that starred …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Five Feet Apart

HALEY LU RICHARDSON AND COLE SPROUSE PROVE THAT LOVE AND A BOX OF KLEENEX NEVER HAVE TO BE “FIVE FEET APART”  If you’ve seen one of those “I’m sick, I love you but we can’t be together” movies then you’ve probably seen them all. That includes the newest tearjerker “Five Feet Apart”. This genre of romance has been a perennial …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Wonder Park

“WONDER PARK” SUBMERGES YOU VISUALLY IN A POOL OF CAPTAIN CRUNCH BERRIES, BUT THE THEMES GO TO DEEP EMOTIONAL PLACES.  Splendiferous is a word that is used so often In Paramount Pictures animated “Wonder Park”, that if you took a shot everytime it is said. You could douse a whole bottle of Vodka. The big question is, is it Splendiferous? …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: The Vanishing (2019)

GERARD BUTLER DESCENDS INTO MADNESS IN THE BASED ON A TRUE STORY THRILLER “THE VANISHING” Gerard Butler isn’t a name that draws much confidence because of his supposed less than stellar script choices. As for me, I have no problem with Gerard nor his movies (well ok “P.S. I Love You” was a disaster). Getting his real big break and …

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A-Ron’s Film Reviews: Triple Frontier

WRITER/DIRECTOR JC CHANDOR IS ON A 4 FILM WINNING STREAK, AS HE DIRECTS HIS 4TH FILM THE MACHO ACTIONER “TRIPLE FRONTIER”.  Within the last 8 years and only three films under his belt. Writer and director JC Chandor, has made a name for himself and has earned the ranks to becoming one of my favorite filmmakers. His first film in …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Captain Marvel

BRIE LARSON WILL LEAVE HEARTS IN YOUR EYES, IN THE MARVEL-OUS “CAPTAIN MARVEL” Come this October expect a lot of young girls to be dressing up as “Captain Marvel”. I’m of the opposite sex and even I want to be her. You can thank star Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Best Actress for “Room”) and indie filmmakers Anna Boden and …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: The Favourite

AN 18TH CENTURY DARK DRAMEDY THAT PROVES OLIVIA COLEMAN IS NOT THE ONLY GREAT THING IN YORGOS LANTHIMOS “THE FAVOURITE”.  Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos likes to delve into themes of sex, love, friendship, violence (both physically and mentally) and family. His newest film “The Favourite”, that was up for 10 Oscars (including Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actress Emma Stone and …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: How To Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World

“HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD” IS A BEAUTIFUL AND POIGNANT CONCLUSION TO ONE OF THE BEST FILM TRILOGIES  Within the past two weeks was the first time I had ever seen “How To Train Your Dragon 1 & 2”. First released in 2010 and 2014, the trailers I had seen for the film never appealed to me …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Robin Hood (2018)

YOU BET YOUR SWEET ARROW! “ROBIN HOOD” IS A HEIGHTENED VIOLENT MEDIEVAL RIP-ROARING ADVENTURE.  “Robin Hood” is a tale that is almost literally as old as time. The earliest illustrations of “Robin Hood”, the mythical folklore thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, dates back from the 13th or 14th century. The character has benefited from …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Isn’t It Romantic

“ISN’T IT ROMANTIC” IS “THE LAST ACTION HERO” FOR THE ROMANTIC COMEDY AND IT WILL LEAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE The mocking of romantic comedies is nothing new, but the new romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” is for people who both love and hate romantic comedies. If you love them it is a celebration of the genre. If you …

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