NEW - Foreman 2018 - FOREMAN is the definitive feature documentary on legendary boxer and pitchman George Foreman. Framed around his improbable comeback, it begins with his journey from "the Bloody Fifth" in Houston, one of the most violent and dangerous neighborhoods in America, to Olympic gold and the heavyweight championship. But a shocking defeat in "the Rumble in the Jungle" at the hands of Muhammad Ali will change his life forever. Just 28 years old, George Foreman lays down his gloves, retires from boxing, and becomes a preacher on the streets of Houston. For the next ten years, he doesn't so much as ball his fists, let alone step in the ring - So a decade later, when George, now a minister, pushing 40, and tipping the scales at over 300 pounds, announces that he is not only returning to boxing but will once again become heavyweight champion of the world, he is met with laughter. Thus begins the most unlikely comeback in the history of professional sports, an epic journey that results in George, at 45, becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in history. Equally unlikely and remarkable is George's personal transformation from reviled villain to national treasure -- an arc that culminates with the most successful celebrity marketing endorsement of all time. FOREMAN is the unbelievable story of the man behind the grill, an almost-Biblical tale of redemption, resurrection, and one man's impossible dream.
NEW - Bomb City 2018 - A crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice. There are so many bad or highly over rated movies made now that my expectations are pretty low. I thought this was going to be the same. The way it started set a trend that you thought Just No. That was an important trend setting. The acting directing and production were that of a good A movie. The story was well told. I wish more films of this quality were available. I highly recommend it.
NEW - Backstabbing for Beginners 2018 - A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves. I felt very uncomfortable watching this young diplomat who was fooled by those bad guys from day one he was hired. This guy was trying so hard to look smart and cool but he was actually very stupid to realize he was just a tool, a stooge, a stool pigeon or even a broken kite manipulated by a vicious hand of his superior. I know it's a movie, that's what they want you to think...
NEW COPY - PACIFIC RIM 2018 - Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. Although I did enjoy this movie, and it was a joy to watch on the big screen, the overall tone, and mood are so different from the first. The difference between fight scenes at night vs broad daylight may not seem like a big deal, but for some reason it really stood out to me. It just feels like this one was more geared toward kids, and potentially selling action figures. I didn't hate it by any means, but it really lacked what made the first one so unique, and intriguing to me.
NEW COPY - BLACK PANTHER 2018
The Debt Collector 2018 - RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2018 - Synopsis: French (Scott Adkins) is running a martial arts gym, training promising new fighters — but it hasn’t exactly been paying the bills. To make ends meet, he begins working for the notorious (but elusive) Tommy (Vladimir Kulich), servicing various criminal outfits throughout Southern California. Working by a number scale, with #10 being a threat and a #1 being a full-on trip to the hospital, French and his partner Sue (Louis Mandylor) are in charge of chasing down any kind of criminal or low-life who owes money to the organization. Beating, fighting, chasing, breaking bones and sliding through traffic from one job to another it’s always something new. But when French has to track down an Irish barkeep with a secret, he encounters someone worth saving and will have to question himself and maybe do the right thing… for once. Seeing Louis Mandylor and Scott Adkins together they remind me of Beavis and Butt-Head, lol! The release date of the movie The Debt Collector is set to June 5, 2018.