The sequel to the 2011 remake of "The Mechanic" entitled "Mechanic: Resurrection" starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Michelle Yeoh, and Tommy Lee Jones is now playing in theaters.
He was dead but he got better. Such madness is indicative of the likes of this insane sequel to an already far-fetched action blast. Benjamin Cox reluctantly straps himself in for the ride.
Leroy Daniels was a real shoeshine man on the streets of Los Angeles when he danced with Fred Astaire in the MGM movie, “The Band Wagon.”
I don't normally do negative reviews of movies, but I figured someone might find this amusing. Who knows?
Hate it or love it, the PA franchise is considered one of the most successful horror franchises to date. Let's reflect on how a small movie managed to turn into a global phenomenon.
The movie details the history of Wolverine, and also explores his role in the greater development of the X-Men mythos. It's also a less-than-stellar origin story for Deadpool, mocked in 'Deadpool 2'.
1995 proved to be a crucial year for both famous screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and the erotic thriller genre. Come with me as I look back at the film that endangered the commercial viability of both...
This article analyzes the cinematography of Ozu's Tokyo Story and how it reflects the historical period of post-WWII Japan.
Steven Spielberg was just coming off the success of E.T. when he released Gremlins, which can best be described as a horror film advertised toward children. I had never seen the movie Gremlins as a kid, and now that I’ve seen it, I’m grateful...
“Bridget Jones’ Diary” is a great rom-com. Here are 7 similar feel-good, romantic, and funny movies that you will like if you enjoyed “Bridget Jones.”
During the James Bond craze of the mid 1960s, European B-Movie studios cashed in with dozens of knockoff spy flicks. Today these mostly forgotten films are referred to as "Eurospy" movies.
Ranking the Evil Dead movies is something nearly every fan of the Evil Dead saga has done. Here's our list from worst to best movies in the Evil Dead series.
Before he came back as The Terminator, Schwarzenegger reprised Hollywood's biggest beefcake Conan in a more light-hearted but still violent sequel. Benjamin Cox rolls for initiative.
The best comedy zombie movies for a night full of laughter and gore. You'll find the usual suspects and some weirder choices. Who knew that being death could be so much fun.
It's been a while so perhaps it's time to delve once again into the Star Trek movies series and this first full mission for the Next Gen crew. Benjamin Cox beams up and prepares to stun.
A little-known film from a country not known for producing global blockbusters, Nam Ron's crime drama One Two Jaga demonstrates that quality filmmaking can bloom in Malaysia despite its lack of commercial success or local conventionalism.
Find out about the best Bollywood movies from the 90s. These are listed in chronological order. The list has movies from all genres, be it romantic, comedy, action, or even art. This list has it all.
Hey there movie lovers! Grab some popcorn, crank the volume and have a seat. Here, we examine 10 of the greatest movies I've ever come across and see what makes them so awesome! If you haven't seen any of these yet, consider yourself lucky. You're in for one heck of an experience!
Barry Jenkins employs a subtle device to reflect what is happening on the screen; the use of color. He tells the story of Chiron visually, as well as through dialogue.
Huang Bo's comedy-drama is probably about 60% of what you're expecting and 40% unique. Humanity is capable of sinister things when faced with desperation. Survival instincts kick in as morality is replaced with sheer desire and greed.
Makings of a love story. Makings of an epic love story. Epic love story characteristics. Epic love story elements. Elements of an epic love story. Epic love story. Epic love stories. Love stories.
Some of the best known Hollywood actors made a splash in their very first film roles, became stars overnight, won awards, and made the headlines.
Casablanca is considered by some experts as Hollywood's greatest movie. The Casablanca cast excelled in their parts and the Warner Brothers movie won the Best Picture Academy Award in 1944. Here are some fun bits and pieces of trivia and behind-the-scene shenanigans from the filming of the movie.
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren keep a possessed doll locked up in an artifacts room in their house. When the doll awakens the room's evil spirits, it soon becomes a night of terror for the couple's young daughter and her friends.
Described by one critic as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, can this film really live up to its wretched reputation or is it much, much worse? Benjamin Cox suddenly regrets being a critic himself.
Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man is a commentary on the dualities of living-life and death, Christian and pagan, and technology and nature-while deconstructing the preconceived notions of them.
Legendary screen bad-ass Charles Bronson made lots of movies in his long career, but fans will always remember him best as vigilante Paul Kersey from the "Death Wish" film series.
Hitchcock's 1958 film Vertigo features a man driven to obsession over his lost love. Scottie attempts to reconstruct a woman to fit his idea of beauty and perfection, but this new woman is merely an illusion that will not hold up in reality.
In the film "Interstellar," love is the only thing that transcends space and time. Did humanistic progress save humanity, or did love? Can love and evolutionary, humanist nihilism co-exist?
This is a non-spoiler review of "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" starring Dwayne Jonshon, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, and more!
Nicole Kidman gets caught up in spooky goings-on in a haunted house. Is she crazy or the target of malevolent spirits? Benjamin Cox goes bump in the night.
Francis Ford Coppola has struggled to escape the legacy of 'The Godfather' but is it really as good as they say it is? Benjamin Cox is gonna write you a review you can't refuse.
Come with me as I go all the way back to 1978 and revisit one of the finest medical thrillers there is, Michael Crichton's "Coma" !
Of all the animals found on Dr Moreau's island, Benjamin Cox couldn't help but notice that a turkey wasn't one of them. Time to look back at one of the most troubled productions in the history of Hollywood.
Come with me as I look back at Madonna's most controversial film, the infamous sex thriller known as Body Of Evidence...
Countdown the eight most powerful and influential wielders of the dark side of the Force (Legends Timeline)!
This is a non-spoiler review for ''Wonder Woman'' starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, and more!
Four years after the first film, Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are back featuring a Robert McCall that gives back to the community, spends a significant amount of time encouraging a drug dealer to paint over his problems, and is in desperate need of a five star rating on Lyft.
One of the challenges of moving Shakespeare's tragedy Othello to a high school setting is that modern audiences cannot ignore the horrors of school shootings like Columbine. By "teening down" Othello, Tim Blake Nelson explores the sensitive topics of youth violence, sex, and drug use.
Ever wonder why so many girls became so obsessed with Edward Cullen, the romantic lead in the Twilight series? What makes him so cool and sexy to women?
Twenty-five years after its initial release, this film still remains one of the most beloved movies of its generation. Why is that? Benjamin Cox digs deep to uncover Shawshank's secrets.
Movie taglines capture the spirit or theme of the film in a line or two. These 30 memorable taglines come from popular films over the years.
Everyone has been talking about this movie like it's the greatest thing they've seen in a while. Sure it had some great ideas and was filled with festive horror, but I didn't like it. Wanna know why?
It's that time again when men drive their cars fast and women are forced into playing shameless eye-candy once again. Benjamin Cox wonders how much is left in the tank of this still-popular franchise.
Coming off of a $2 billion dollar box office blockbuster in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi hit theaters last year hoping to keep the momentum rolling. Instead, it seemed to have divided the Star Wars fan base like no other film.
Now that we are eight episodes in (with one Rogue One), I think it's important to view Star Wars as a whole saga rather than one or two movies. With that, let's re-examine the prequels.
Everything changes when you meet the one. Watch these movies like The Spectacular Now and fall in love all over again.
This list has the best horror (scary) movies for that rainy day. There are trailers, links, ratings, reviews and more.
Money Monster is Jodie Foster's fourth directorial outing and stars George Clooney & Julia Roberts. Is it any good ?
Listing the zombie master's lifework. I guess the top place will not surprise most people. Right below the number one spot is where some will seriously disagree with my choices in this "Living Dead" countdown.
A police officer comes to a special unit, led by James Silva, for assistance to be smuggled out of the country, and in return will supply Silva's team with information on a planned terrorist attack. From there, Silva and his highly trained operatives have to get the officer across town alive.
The Godfather and its sequel The Godfather II has become a part of American culture. The Godfather quotes enrich our language and travel from film to film as an homage to the original screenplays. This articles reviews some of the greatest Godfather quotes along with the movie clips.
My analysis after looking at this film again as an adult, like most people my age with nothing better to do.
I know this remake gets a lot of hate from fans of the original, but it's not bad. If you like fast-paced zombies and decent special effects, you should definitely watch it.
I provide a list of 10 movies for someone to watch who has never seen a classic movie before, specifically those made between 1930-1970.
For witty dialog and stylish fun, the six "Thin Man" movies from the 1930s and 40s starring William Powell and Myrna Loy are hard to beat.
There is an undeniable...something...about a really good femme fatale, beyond the obvious appeal of breathtaking looks and the radiance of confidence. It’s an indescribable allure that elevates the interest level of her character above that of many other stock female archetypes.
Set in early 18th century England, Abigail enters the Queen's domain to become a servant in assistance to her cousin, Sarah, who is governing the country as the Queen has fallen ill. During Abigail's stay, things between the three grow to be complicated as trust, loyalty and love are in question.
I've watched many zombie films, they are among my favorite genres. But a horror film you could watch with someone who isn't into horror and gore? A movie that may make you choke up? Yes, this is it.
The DC Universe has rich guys. However Marvel has a plethora of them. So much so, I couldn’t narrow it down enough. When we justify wealth, we need to look at heads of state versus the industrialists.
Eric Bana the actor becomes Bana the director and Bana the race-car driver in this very personal documentary. Benjamin Cox starts his engines and put the pedal to the floor.
It's big, it's loud, it's fun! It's Godzilla! Let's look back at the notorious first American attempt at adapting the classic Japanese monster tale!
Actors are famous for creating chemistry with those around them, and their job is to make audiences believe they are something they aren't. While many movie stars genuinely get along with their fellow cast members and on-screen love interests, that isn't always the case in Tinseltown.
You can feed your Bollywood fever with my list of the 20 Best Bollywood Hindi movies! I also included trailers, best scenes or video songs to this list in order to help you decide what movie to choose. You can even watch some movies here!
The story of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' is a cherished holiday tale known worldwide. The reason being, in my opinion, is that there is so much we can relate with Grinch when the stressful holiday season comes around. In this article, I take a look at the Grinch and his personality.
The early gangster movies set the standard for all the great gangster movies that have followed. Several gangster related films were produced during the silent era of cinema.
Top 10 most shocking, awesome, and gruesome deaths in the seven Saw movies and the newly-released “Jigsaw”.
There are some movie characters you loathe and hate with a passion, whether it's because they're tried and true villains or simply because you just love to hate them. Characters like Lord Voldemort, Nurse Ratchet and Regina George are just some of the top 20 most hated movie characters of all time.
This science fiction genre fails more than not when transferred to film. Many movies cover some aspects or have some cyberpunk influences, but not many of them nail it. Let's look at the best cyberpunk movies.
“I hate anyone that isn’t white Protestant,” begins Danny Vinyard, his words permeating into the humid VeniceBeach air, drawing explicit amens from his overweight Nazi friend whose mitt of a hand captures his speech with a recorder....
Chinese movies are not all about martial arts, some of them also tackle the subject of growing up. Here are 10 examples.
The Young Victoria, a 2008 film directed by Jean-Marc Valle and starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, and Paul Bettany, tells the story of Victoria’s ascent to the throne. The movie gives a brief depiction of Victoria’s early life and her hatred of the Kensington system, a strict set of rules placed on her by her mother and her mother’s advisor, Sir John Conroy, but the movie primarily focuses on the events that take place between 1836 and 1840, chronicling Victoria’s rise to the throne, early re
With the 2015 incarnation bombing multiplexes the world over, Benjamin Cox looks back at this equally maligned movie and asks why Hollywood can't seem to get it right with it comes to these guys...
The 6th Day was released in 2000 and became a flop, barely recouping its budget and getting average reviews. Let's take a look back at a film that I consider to be one of Schwarzenegger's best !
I’d like to share with you my pick of Barbie movies, so that you can choose the most appealing ones and age appropriate ones for your child or grandchild and give them a magical gift.
A nearly three-hour horror movie; that's what you're walking into with It: Chapter Two. The cast is superb and Chapter Two is crazy faithful to Stephen King's novel, but it's also a lot less scary than the previous film despite Bill Skarsgard's best efforts.
These are the top five documentaries on Netflix that you can enjoy while not feeling guilty for wasting time.
Early reviews are already praising 'Alita: Battle Angel' for its visually stunning action and well-executed premise. Here are some similar films for fans looking for nuanced and thought-provoking sci-fi movies.
Most fans of the stellar anime 'Death Note' were disappointed, to say the least, by Netflix's film adaptation. Do they hope to make a sequel that will fix all the problems with the original? It's highly unlikely.
Liberal loudmouth Michael Moore takes aim at his favourite target and gives 'em both barrels. Benjamin Cox examines Moore's explosive documentary and wonders where it stands in today's world.
This article intends to offer an interpretation of Gasper Noe's brutally honest work of art Irreversible. It will be offering my meaning making of the plot and the possible interpretation to the ambiguity that made this movie.
Who says that horror and comedy can't go together? Zombies were meant to make us laugh. Find out the top 10 funniest zombie movies out there!
Rian Johnson arrives with what is the best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back and what is quite possibly the best Star Wars film to date.
Lighthearted and inspiring, Donnie Yen's turn as a first time teacher with a troubled past is a positive and different turn for the Chinese superstar. The action is great and the drama masterfully plucks your heartstrings. Big Brother is mostly a grand slam that is well worth seeing.
In 2016, Colorado became only the 6th US state to legalize euthanasia, reminding us that the debate hasn’t budged much since the first film on this list of 10 movies was released in 1948.
The Silent Child is a short film released in 2017, which won an Academy Award for it's excellent and moving portrayal of a young deaf child who is affected greatly by sign language. This film raises awareness for the importance of sign language in schools - very important film!
Tim Burton is a mega-successful filmmaker and artist, known for his eccentric and Gothic horror and fantasy films. With major movies like Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands, Burton is a beloved film creator. Let's take a look at some fun facts about his movies.
As divisive a film as he's ever come across, Benjamin Cox looks at a film that you either get or you don't. Is there more to this film than Murray's comedy and Johansson's pink wig?
From why Katniss hung Seneca Crane to the burning of the wedding dress, this hub gives you a fuller understanding of what happened in Catching Fire (the movie) and why.
In this article I will discuss the issues surrounding this classic movie and all the obstacles it had to overcome in order to be shown to the world. I will talk about the issues of sexual assault and violence A Clockwork Orange depicts and whether or not you should watch it based on my own opinions.
These movies like "The First Time" will remind you that sometimes, you'll find true love when you least expect it.
Malaysians love humor in their movies. If you’re in the mood to check out some comedy, here are the 10 funniest Malaysian movies.
There have been many, many movies and documentaries made about real life musicians. Some of them have been critically acclaimed (Ray, Amadeus, This Is It, A Hard Day's Night) while others have been...
Scary science fiction movies are always great to watch. They often combine our sense of awe and the uneasy feeling of the unknown with our worst nightmares. Let's look at the best sci-fi horror movies.
This film had everything: the cast (including Halle Berry's first topless scene), the budget, the locations and yet, it managed to disappoint. Let's take a look back at Dominic Sena's Swordfish!
YouTube is a treasure trove of full length forgotten and obscure horror films. Here are ten suggestions for your Halloween season viewing
No-one can be told what 'The Matrix' is, you have to see it for yourself. Well, Benjamin Cox isn't one to turn down a challenge so he'll give it a go.
The 1970s proved to be an important era for groundbreaking films. A brief overview of the period and its most influential films are discussed.
Looking for a great movie to help spark your Halloween spirit? Or are you just in the mood for a witchy favorite? No matter what the occasion, you're sure to find something magical and wondrous on this list!
Robert Zemeckis' time-travelling adventure is a near-perfect blend of sci-fi, comedy, action and magic. Benjamin Cox travels back to 1985 to examine the first film in an iconic trilogy.
Bookish Notions The Wizard of OZ movie (1939) has captured viewers for years, 75 years to be exact. The book, written by L. Frank Baum in 1900, was the inspiration behind the timeless classic. The problem, though, is that the movie does not follow...
Countless hours of research has led me to these 20 awesome horror movies from just the past few years. All of them are well worth watching.
One woman whose faith guided her footsteps to a lifetime of service far from home. This is the story of Gladys Aylward, a missionary to China.
Have you ever wondered why there seems to be such a vast gulf between audience/fan opinion and 'educated' opinions on certain films? Why is this problem so pervasive, and what could help?
Many viewers will be surprised to know that Peter Jackman and Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi hit District 9 is actually based on real events. The movie is a mock documentary following the relocation process of a group of aliens, or prawns, who have been stranded in Johannasburg, South Africa, and are living in a refugee camp.
Are you looking for movies like 'Deadpool?' You're at the right place. Take a look at my recommendations.
This article labels the top 10 "Chick Flicks" that guys can actually enjoy without being ostracized and definitely share with their special lady (or watch and enjoy to attract the ladies).
In the year 2563, Alita is resurrected from the ashes and must figure out who she is. Facing off against deranged cyborg killers and maniacs that live high in a floating city above, all so she may finally remember her own name and where she came from.
There's something incredibly alluring yet daunting about reunions. The anticipation, the surprises and disappointments, the awkward conversations and instant reconnections, the fakes and the real-deals, old jokes and new laughs, getting drunk, singing and dancing and getting generally overwhelmed by the whole experience.
Analysis of the 2016 musical "La La Land" through the critical lenses of ideology, Marxism, and feminism, focusing largely on the film's economic and gendered messages relative to professional ambition, the arts, and the entertainment industry.
After watching James Cameron’s movie, “Avatar”, the question which I immediately began debating, relating specifically to human nature, is, “What is identity?”. Centered on the story of paraplegic ex-marine Jake Sully, brought in place of...
Let's travel back in time to 1995 and discover one of the most underrated films of all-time, the sci-fi masterpiece known as Strange Days!
Harry Potter movies series is embraced by many of even the most fastidious book fans, despite its many changes to the source material, and here are 10 reasons why.
When "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" premiered in 1971, it did not get a warm reception. It is now seen as a classic. Here are 25 things you didn't know about the film.
It might not have crossed your mind before, but I think in the right hands, Speed 3 could be a blast!
Tired of the same old kiddie Christmas fare? Here are ten flicks that adults can watch to enjoy the holidays, too!
Is Christopher Nolan's follow-up to 'Batman Begins' more than just the late Heath Ledger? Damn right - Benjamin Cox delves back into the darkest and one of the best superhero films ever made.
Finally finding a signature movie role, Rowan Atkinson's spy spoof is definitely the best movie ever... based on a credit card commercial. Benjamin Cox explains.
A Japanese Manga themed movie with a very likeable protagonist and a unique take on how zombies behave. Watch it if you want to see another way to look at them.
Hard to imagine these days but there was a time when Mike Myers had the world at his feet. Benjamin Cox takes a look back at the debut of his most successful character by far. Baby!
Do you like creepy horror movies like "The Exorcist"? Here are ten horror movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Come with me as I take a look back at one of the most polarizing superhero films of all time ; Ang Lee's Hulk !
Arguably the most famous film in history, "Gone With The Wind" is a challenging movie in length and subject matter. Benjamin Cox looks back at the original blockbuster and feels a bit uncomfortable.
Whether you're looking for famous people with dyslexia or want an educational documentary, these four will do the trick.
A group of teenagers are forced to fight against a Communist invasion in their hometown. Who will get the upper hand?
Learn ten despicable facts about junk-shop owner Watto from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace!
I talk about the importance of narration in movies and highlight 10 films that have great narrators.
I take one last look back at all of what film had to offer in 2018, as I believe there to be hidden gems that deserve the spotlight!
King of the Monsters wants to make the five-year wait worthwhile with three of Godzilla's biggest foes in one film. 17 total giant monsters exist on the planet. While Kong is referenced several times, he pales in comparison to how badass Ghidorah is.
Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece Citizen Kane is often credited by film scholars, historians, and reviewers as the best film ever made.
"A Talking Cat!?!" is an absolutely terrible no-budget movie aimed at your kids. Don't let them watch this atrocity. Your children deserve better movies than this!!
This is a non-spoiler review of “Avengers: Endgame” starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and more!
Alien contact movies come in a lot of different genres. We've seen action, comedy, drama, horror and pure science fiction heartfelt magic like Spielberg's movies. Have a look at my list with some of the greatest first contact movies.
The movie, A Room With a View (James Ivory, 1986) is a narrative of tensions between opposing forces; masculine and feminine, fixity and freedom, indoors and outdoors, looking and being observed. In spite of its happy ending, I detect a current of darkness underneath an otherwise sparkling narrative
Part of what makes a character a character is the economical means of earning a buck. What does he do for a living? Is he smart of stupid? Or does he even need to work at all? These are rich guys.
In 1959, François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows won him the award for best director at the Cannes Film Festival. The 400 Blows remains a prime example of the stylistic innovations of the French New Wave. Largely autobiographical, it recounts the story...
Sounds weird? It's actually kind of cool ! Let's take a look back at one of the best (in my mind) Mars-related films out there; Red Planet, starring Val Kilmer!
Today we review 20 movies that put their focus on atheism and skepticism. Or at least went out of their way to knock religion off its holy pedestal.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest has Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito cast in excellent roles, do you need to know more? Who is the sane person in a society clearly insane? In the end you abide by the rules enforced by power or the world will eat you up.
A look at the evolution of Zombies in film starting with the slow, mindless creatures of 'Night of the Living Dead' to the recent chaotic monsters in 'World War Z'.
This is a non-spoiler review of “Hostiles” starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, and more!
Poorly written and weakly developed, the best part about this Derek Yee/Tsui Hark collaboration is the production stills.