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ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Rated: R

Release Date: August 23, 2019

Director: Ric Roman Waugh

Stars: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston

Plot: When the President is attacked his top security detail is framed and must fight to clear his name

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Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

 

 

This is the third film in the "FALLEN" franchise. You would think by now that the President would realize that his number one security guy is incredibly terrible at his job, because people have almost killed him in massive plots three different times. 

 

Just fire the guy already!

 

As for the movie, it's the same stuff as before, just a different setting. Lot's of explosions, lots of gunfire, and about a thousand laws broken, but none of that matters in the end, because the good guy finally gets his man. 

 

The best part of this movie is Nick Nolte. He completely steals the show. He is hilarious and heartwarming. And he adds a much-needed element of humanity to the story. Without him this film would be stiff and unbearable. 

 

As with most movies of this ilk, it is full of plot holes and moments of convenience. Just ignore those and go with it if you want to enjoy the film.

 

If you like high-stakes action flicks then you'll probably enjoy seeing this. You might as well see it in the theaters, just so you can get the full, body-shaking effect of stuff blowing up. If you are hoping for a smart, political thriller you should keep your money in your pocket and wait for something else to come along.

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JUST GETTING STARTED

Rated: PG-13

Release Date: December 8, 2017

Director: Ron Shelton

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo

Plot: A guy living it up in the witness protection program needs the help of his biggest rival to thwart a mob hit

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Clint Says: Don't even bother

 

 

Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones are two of my all-time favorite actors. But that is only because I didn't see them in this first.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, this is easily one of the worst films of 2017. You can see that everyone associated with this movie just gave up. (I can't blame the cast and crew entirely...the production company, Broad Green Pictures, did shut down their Production Division during the making of this movie).

 

This film is so bad it should have a restraining order not to get within 500 feet of a movie theater.

 

This film is so bad that every ticket sold should come with a free pillow and blanket.

 

This film is so bad that it should have been named "A 90-MINUTE FORD TRUCK COMMERCIAL", or "CONTINUOUS CONTINUITY ERROR", or "PAYCHECK GRAB".

 

This film is so bad I wish Tommy Lee Jones could zap me with the flashy thing from MEN IN BLACK so I wouldn't remember seeing it.

 

This film is so bad it should be forced to write apology letters to everyone that buys a ticket.

 

It's a slow, boring, plain, annoying, not funny, poorly acted, mind-numbingly stupid movie that doesn't entertain at all and serves zero purpose in being.

 

It's that bad.

 

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GOING IN STYLE

Rated: PG-13

Release Date: April 7, 2017

Director: Zach Braff

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin

Plot: Three retired friends lose their pensions to an uncaring bank, so they decide to get it back by robbing the bank

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Clint Says: Wait for the DVD

 

 

This is a fine film. If you spend the money to see it in theaters you won't be upset that you did. However, a few months from now when it comes out on DVD you'll probably struggle to remember that you even saw it. 

 

It is fun and funny, but it is also a forgettable film. There is nothing about it that makes it worth seeing in theaters, unless you are just desperate to see a comedy on the big screen. And for that, I don't blame you because it's been six months since a non-raunchy comedy hit the theaters. 

 

Freeman, Caine, and Arkin are all enjoyable to watch and they give good performances. The story is fun and has a couple of interesting twists. But it's not the kind of film that captivates you. 

 

This film is great for about 90 minutes of pleasant laughs, beyond that don't expect too much. 

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BEN-HUR

Rated: PG-13

Release Date: August 19, 2016

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Morgane Freeman

Plot: A prince-turned-slave returns to his homeland seeking revenge on those that wronged him

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Clint Says: Wait for the DVD and make someone else rent it

 

 

 

 

This is one of those films where the trailer lies to the audience. The trailer makes it look like this is an action-packed thriller with a ton of suspense. Instead, it is a slow-moving yawn fest that takes 30 minutes before anything of note happens and then another hour before anything compelling happens. 

 

After we finally get a little bit of action the film then bores us with another 30 minutes of weird Disney-like magic and everyone hugging it out like the last five or six years didn't happen. 

 

It's alos quite annoying that this film is set almost entirely in Jerusalem, yet everybody (with two exceptions) is white. When will Hollywood learn that we really don't need to have white people in every movie. Especially the ones where there shouldn't be many of them. 

 

This movie is one big snoozer from beginning to end. You'd be better off just skipping it.