writer: Billy Ray

Richard Jewell

December 13, 2019
The Synopsis: American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist. The Review: In the early-morning hours of July 27, 1996, I sat on [...]

Terminator: Dark Fate

November 1, 2019
The Synopsis: Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future. The Review: A modified Terminator the Rev-9 model—a robotic killing machine—arrives in Mexico City from the future to kill a young factory worker named Dani [...]

Gemini Man

October 11, 2019
Henry Brogan's international hitman days have taken their toll, leaving him feeling soulless and alone. But one day into retirement, Henry (Will Smith) discovers that the federal government has used his last kill to conceal Gemini—a secret soldier-cloning project founded by Clay Verris (Clive [...]

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

November 20, 2015
"Secret in their Eyes" is a suspenseful story that features some fine actors, such as Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The audience will feel sympathy for Julia Roberts' character, Jess, whose daughter is murdered. Her friend Ray (Ejiofor), a former F.B.I. agent and now private [...]

Captain Phillips

October 11, 2013
This movie features a riveting story and a powerful performance by Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips. The film is based on the true story which took place in 2009 when pirates boarded the Maersk Alabama commanded by Phillips. The ensuing story reveals Captain Phillips' apparent cooperation with [...]

State of Play

April 17, 2009
This film was full of suspense, drama and action; all things that make a cerebral thriller worth watching. Intrigue and mystery are certainly exciting elements in good filmmaking. Unfortunately, the plot twists and turns several times but hey, they had two hours to fill so I guess the director [...]

Breach

February 16, 2007
Movies based on real people are showing up more frequently at the box office and this one in no exception. While it may be based on historical events, the writers focused on several questionable elements and character flaws in the film's main subject making the thematic elements a little too [...]

Flightplan

September 23, 2005
Kyle Pratt is already distraught over the death of her husband when she faces every mother’s worst nightmare. She wakes from a brief nap and her daughter is gone. How could someone lose a child while flying at 37,000 feet from Berlin to New York? This is the dilemma of those on board as well as [...]

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