All Hail To The King

This is one of those movies that came out towards the end of 2019 with A lot of hype. The cast is enough to interest anyone with Timothee Chalamant, Robert Pattinson, and Joel Edgerton and directed by David Michod (Animal Kingdom, The Rover). With A heavier runtime than most, weighing in at 2 hours and 20 minutes. It has a little slower of a pace than of the other movies previously reviewed but, If you can get into you’ll find it is well worth the time with beautiful lighting, on point acting, A slow build to A large climax, and A very interesting biographical account of King Henry V coming to power. This is one of the rare times the hype and critical reviews match up well. I think anyone who is a fan of drama or history would enjoy this film. Pattinson also in my opinion continues to show he can take on any role with grace. I give this film A 9 out of 10.

Under The Sea

Sometimes, very rarely, you come across A movie that is special. Everything perfected with every actor playing their roles perfectly, excellent dialogue and story, or even better yet a cinematography that makes you feel the film and that is overall one of the many joys of watching A movie. This is one of those movies. The movie is Black Sea. The actors who portray their role perfectly are along with the rest of the cast Ben Mendelssohn, Jude Law, and Scoot Mcnairy. Check. The director is Kevin Mcdonald ( Last King of Scotland, One day in September). Check. Last, but not least, The setting is dark, wet, and claustrophobic. Check. The overall result is A extremely suspenseful film. The story starts out with A submarine captain being fires from his job and coming across A oppurtunity to take A crew to the Black Sea to salvage A sunken Nazi U-boat loaded with gold. From the start, his colorfully characteristiced crew struggle to get the ship working and find the gold. They start to turn on eachother and are only kept at peace by the fact that they have to work together to find A way to survive with their fortunes. Leaving you on the edge of your seat the entirety of the 2 hour runtime, from start to finish, I give this 2015 film A 10 out 10.

A Time For War

With all the serious events we have going on in our society in the first week of 2019, everyone handles things differently. I tried to pick a film that reflected this and the anxiety of our current lives. Sand Castle is A perfect representation of both of these feelings. This wartime drama stars Logan Marshall Green, Henry Cavill, and Nicholas Hoult and directed by Narcos director Fernando Culombra. Set during the Iran war, A company of american soldiers must repair A water pumping station that was destroyed during an attack and distribute water to the locals people. They cope with the fear of everyday life in A warzone, learning to deal with feelings of not belonging there, loss of friends, and problems back home. They deal with all of this while trying to convince the locals, who are terrified to help because of the local terrorist groups, to help them repair this water pump. With very realistic depictions of everything from battle scenes, procedures, tactical movements, and emotional trauma; This 2017 film hits the nail on the head with the relavancy of our current climate. I think this one is a real hidden gem for any fan of drama or war movies. I’d highly suggest it for anyone who enjoyed Jarhead or The Hurt Locker. With a runtime of 1 hour and 53 minutes this film is well worth your time. I give it a 9 out of 10.

Lets Get Dark

I think it’s always best to balance yourself out. Yin and Yang if you will. So I went searching for A film that was A little different and darker than last posts. Let me tell you that I definitely found it. Now if that’s a good thing is up for debate. Dark Crimes stars Jim Carrey, in his first major serious role since The Number 23, and Martin Csokas. This movie was released in 2018 and almost nobody saw it. The few critics who did see it tore the movie apart. Most of the time I try to never listen to critics and make my own mind up about A film. This is one of the few times I wish I had listened. This oddly self-descriptive titled movie directed by Alexandros Avranas focuses on A disgraced police detective who notices key specific details about A murder in A unpublished novel by A famous Author. It follows the policeman as he his life spirals and becomes absorbed by his desire to convict what may or may not be the right man. This movie quickly delves into themes such as BDSM clubs, orgies, and graphic rape scenes. In fact that’s the only thing quick about this movie as it drags on slowly with no real purpose or reason. It’s A deeply depressing movie with no real plot or meaning. I suggest taking the hour and a half run time to do something rewarding for yourself rather than wasting it on this very forgettable film. I give it A 4 out 10.

Lets start off with A bang!

With this being the first review on the site, I thought it would be best to start it off with a bang. A blockbuster sized one to be exact. The movie “6 Undeground” is exactly what you would expect from the team of writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese and helmed up by notorious action director Michael Bay. They formerly wrote such big box office hits as Deadpool 1, 2, and Zombieland and well I think you probably know who the latter is already. It’s a film that doesn’t take itself too seriously even with the loads of explosions, chemical warfare, and flying bullets. It would fit perfectly for fans of the 90’s and early 2000’s style action movies. With an allstar cast of Ryan Reynolds,  Dave Franco, and Ben Hardy, the story centers around a group of 6 elite specialists who have faked their own deaths to gain the ability to take down truly evil people without any paper trace or responsibility. This movie is filled with Ryan Reynold’s trademark smartass humor and Michael Bay’s famous explosive stylings. Regardless of it being a little predictable and somewhat unoriginal, I still would suggest it for anyone looking for a good way to kill 2 hours with something fast paced and fun. I would give it A score of 8 out of 10.

Upcoming Review List

This list is in no particular order of viewing just some of the films I will be reviewing shortly. If you would like to see one sooner than later send me an email with the title of the film you would like off the list but always feel free to add suggestions.     

April and the extraordinary world (2015)

A family man (2017)

A futile and stupid gesture (2018)

Beats (2019)

Calibre (2018)

Chappaquiddick (2018)

El camino christmas (2017)

Fractured (2019)

Good Times (2017)

High flying bird (2019)

Horns (2014)

It comes at night (2017)

Legend (2015)

Shot caller (2019)

Spenser Confidential (2020)

Sweet virginia (2017)

The Foreigner (2017)

The great raid (2005)

The last thing he wanted (2020)

The legacy of a whitetail deer (2018)

The ruthless (2019)

The sea of trees (2016)

War machine (2017)

Wishman (2019)

        

The Introduction

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting my site. I watch a pretty good amount of films throughout the year and sometimes I come across some that I feel are worth suggesting to others and this is how I decided to start this site. I will be reviewing films across all genres, everything from documantaries to science fiction, old and new, big budget to small indie. Like the name says I will try to make them easy to digest and from just a regular movie fans point of view. The reviews will cover everything including points like story, writing, cinematography, genre, runtime, country of origin, release date, actors starring in the film and directors. I hope this site will help other movie fans to decide what to watch or add to their queues for future watching. Im always open to suggestions on what people want to see reviewed and I am currently working on a way to open up the discussion and recieve suggestions for other films to review. In the meantime feel free to email me your suggestions or thoughts on reviews at tylermurphree16@gmail.com. I will do my best to post reviews 3 to 4 times A week. Please subscribe to recieve updates about new reviews. Thank you for your time and visit and keep in mind that movies are something that unite all people across the planet and everyone has different taste, thoughts, and opinions so never take any review too seriously. -AJMR

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