Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt in The Magnificent Seven (2016)

The Magnificent Seven: It’s All Shoot ‘Em Up, Blow ‘Em Up

The Magnificent Seven is one of those remakes that didn’t need to happen (because the 1960 version of the same name starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen is a classic). But since it did happen, I’m glad it’s nothing like most of the remakes we’ve seen. That is, this at least held up the entertainment end of “mindless entertainment.” Continue reading “The Magnificent Seven: It’s All Shoot ‘Em Up, Blow ‘Em Up”

The Purge 2013

The Purge: A Violent, Blunt Commentary

I’m not a big horror fan. Surprise, I know. My general view of horror movies is that they’re predictable, sloppily written, and rely too much on shock-value gimmicks. That being said, occasionally, I’ll throw my money at a horror movie if it has an interesting concept or looks like it could actually break the stereotypical horror movie mold. Continue reading “The Purge: A Violent, Blunt Commentary”