Doug Reviews: Battle of the Sexes (2017)

From Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris comes Battle of the Sexes, the real life story of the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. Continue reading

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Doug Reviews: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

35 years ago, Blade Runner hit theaters and became a cult hit later on video after failing at the box office. In the process, it became one of the most influential science fiction films of all time. Now, Director Denis Villeneuve along with original Screenwriter Hampton Fancher, (as well as co-writer Michael Green), present Blade Runner 2049, a sequel that takes place 30 years later. Does 2049 live up to the first film’s legacy or does it find a way to surpass it? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Brad’s Status (2017)

When I saw the trailer for Writer-Director Mike White’s Brad’s Status, I really considered including it in my 2017 Fall Movie Preview. It looked like a good comedy with a great cast, but something held me back. Now that I’ve seen it, I not only wish I had included it in my preview, I also wish I could make everyone I know go see it. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

In 2015, Director Matthew Vaughn adapted Kingsman: The Secret Service from the Mark Millar/Dave Gibbons comic series, The Secret Service. Now, with co-writer Jane Goldman, he has crafted a sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Is it better than the original or just more of the same? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: American Assassin (2017)

When I saw the first trailer for American Assassin, the first film based on author Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp character, I had hopes that this would be a different kind of spy film—the making of an assassin. Then, the second trailer looked like the film would be a schlocky piece of crap. Which one was the better barometer? Continue reading