Video Views Extra: New Review of an Older Movie
"Midnight Madness" probably lives in the memories of some as an engagingly dumb slice of ‘80s moviedom and it’s better left there.
Deserves to be seen for all that’s good and original about it and for the distinctive way it uses monster movies and monster movie conventions.
Some movies are such singular achievements that they deserve to be seen at least once by everyone who considers himself or herself to be a lover of film.
Doesn’t hold up quite as well as it did during the late 1980s but it still generates suspense and O’Quinn’s performance has lost none of its power.
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Shows how the most devastating damage caused by terrorists sometimes isn’t to those who die; it’s to those who remain alive.
For those who enjoy war films, especially those with an “old fashioned” bent, "12 Strong" offers two solid hours.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-04-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Christian Bale, Peter Mullan, Timothee Chalamet, Jesse Plemons, Jonathan Majors, Ben Foster, Rory Cochrane, Adam Beach, Q’orianka Kilcher, Wes Studi, Rosamund Pike, Stephen Lang
A morality play that has much in common with the so-called “revisionist” Westerns of recent years.
Despite some great acting, this is a largely unpleasant viewing experience and the downbeat tone isn’t helped by a narrative that flits back and forth in time without rhyme or reason.
The movie will enthrall children while providing enough sophisticated tidbits to keep adults engaged.
The movie may not be the second coming of "Heat" but it’s good enough to turn up the temperature to “warm.”