2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a solid action-comedy/road trip hybrid that uses the absolute best of its talented cast to craft a highly rewatchable story. Leads Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy) and Samuel L. Jackson (Basic) have the kind of chemistry… Read More ›
More ≠ better for “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.”
When I left the Patrick Hughes-directed The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017), the first thought I had was “Looney Tunes.” The way in which the narrative exploits the chemistry between its leads, Ryan Reynolds (Waiting…) and Samuel L. Jackson (Formula 51), the… Read More ›
Surprise! Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani’s “The Lovebirds” is coming to home video.
One of the many adjustments from the COVID-19 shutdowns is that several theatrical releases from major studios were sold/moved to streamers. NEON’s Palm Springs went to Hulu, Paramount’s Coming 2 America went to Amazon, Sony’s An American Pickle went to… Read More ›
“Thunder Force” is on the way to protect your town.
Given the option of choosing a Melissa McCarthy-led drama or comedy, the former is near-guaranteed to be stellar while the latter can be hit/miss. She’s a fantastic actor and one whose willingness to embrace physical comedy is something akin to… Read More ›
Jackie Chan’s “Vanguard” offers the comedic martial arts spectacle you expect.
The simplest way to describe writer/director Stanley Tong’s (Rumble in the Bronx) latest film Vanguard is a mixture of the Fast & Furious, Mission: Impossible, and The Expendables series of films. You don’t even have to squint to see it… Read More ›
Breezy comedy “The Lovebirds” takes a light approach to a dark premise.
Despite things being as they are in 2020, actors Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are having a really solid year. Rae’s The Photograph is an engrossing story focused on a mature love, while her HBO program, Insecure, is all over… Read More ›
Pick up “Spies in Disguise” on home video and join Team Weird.
When the world seems literally about to fall apart, what we need is to remember that we’re all in this together. That, perhaps, the way we’ve been doing things hasn’t been the right way all along. As humans, we tend… Read More ›
Wanna get nuts? Go “Guns Akimbo.”
Disclaimer: In light of recent events involving director Jason Lei Howden online in the last week, I, Douglas Davidson the founder of EoM, would like to make it clear that (a) racism in any form should be called out, (b)… Read More ›
When it comes to “Spies in Disguise,” Team Weird FTW.
What if James Bond, but he’s a pigeon? This crazy premise doesn’t sound all that enticing, but what if I told you that’s just the lede for 20th Century Fox’s animated spy action-adventure family film Spies in Disguise. First time… Read More ›
The special features make “Shaft” (2019) worth picking up on home video.
A social and cultural shift took place shortly after Shaft hit theaters in 1971. Inspired by Ernest Tidyman’s novel and with influence from director Gordon Parks and actor Richard Roundtree as the titular character, Shaft became more than a household… Read More ›
‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ brings the crazy action we love and little else.
2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service took audiences by surprise when the spry spy satire proved to have more going on under the hood. As much as it made fun of the outlandish nature recent spy films – even acknowledging the… Read More ›
Coming Soon To Theaters: September 2017
Though Summer may be winding down to a close, there is still a relentless supply of films coming in the next month. Here is a short list of thirteen films that may provide the cinematic experience you desire. Action? Drama?… Read More ›
‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ is rated MF for Much Fun.
Looney tunes. That’s right, looney tunes. It’s the first thing you’ll think of with this live-action Wile E. Coyote homage. It’s mostly guns and explosions but possesses just the right amount of heart to assist the quiet moments and move… Read More ›
Coming Soon To Theaters: August 2017
The month of July was jam-packed with great films, such as Atomic Blonde, Dunkirk, To The Bone, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Spider-Man: Homecoming, to name a few. But with July coming to a close, we look to August to see what cinematic… Read More ›
“Baywatch” is more fun than it should be thanks to a great cast and simple story.
When trouble strikes in the water or on the sand, an elite team of lifeguards takes action, saving lives, capturing thieves, and stopping killers. Ridiculous as that sounds, this premise formed the basis of the much-beloved nineties television beach-drama Baywatch,… Read More ›
Comedic duo Schumer and Hawn fail to save ‘Snatched’ from banality.
It’s been fifteen long years since Goldie Hawn appeared on the silver screen. Star of films like Private Benjamin, Wildcats, Overboard, Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club and many more, Hawn is a proven virtuoso of virtually any genre… Read More ›