Movie Reviews from Brusimm.com

Welcome to MOVIE REVIEWS from Brusimm. Here you get the average-Joe’s perspective on a movie we’ve seen. You won’t get any fancy hub-bub about the director’s style or literary nuances. We look at movies and review them based on what they are, dramatic or popcorn fun. And we tell you if we think it was worthy of digging into our pocket book or if it’s time and money we’ll never get back!

Fate of the Furious review

Should you go drop your hard-earned bucks at the theater to go see The Fate of the Furious movie? In a word, if you know what you’re getting into, you won’t be disappointed if you do. Fate is a great addition to the franchise, with only a few pitfalls to suffer through.

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As you may well know, Fate of the Furious, AKA Fast 8, is the eighth film in the Fast and Furious film franchise that stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. This latest film was directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Straight Outta of Compton) off a script written by Chris Morgan (Furious 7, 47 Ronin). (Have you heard about the spinoff with Johnson and Statham? Sweet!)

The gang from the franchise is mostly back, barring the obvious missing cast member of the late Paul Walker. The cast includes Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodgriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Elsa Pataky, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Lucas Black, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kristofer Hivju.

“Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and the rest of the crew have been exonerated from their previous crimes. Suddenly a myterious woman seemingly lures Dom back into the world of crime, forcing him to betray those closest to him. The team’s trust will be truly tested like never before as the team crisscrosses the globe trying to stop Dom and his anarchist girlfriend from unleashing chaos on the world. ‘s stage… and to bring home the man who made them a family.”

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Power Rangers 2017 review

The Power Rangers movie was surprisingly thoughtful, spending most of the first two acts delivering well-developed characters and history of the characters. I can only presume that after movies like Marvel properties, Pacific Rim, and other like films, they saw the way paved to take a swing at making this film.

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise finally got more into the story than the karate-wielding action with this latest chapter or effort to reboot the franchise.

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Directed by relative new-comer Dean Israelite, off a screenplay written by John Gatins, whose writing resume includes Real Steel, Flight, Kong: Skull Island and the upcoming Real Steel 2.

It stars Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things), Naomi Scott (Terra Nova), RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin and Becky G., with Elizabeth Banks (Modern Family, The Hunger Games) as the evil Rita and Bryan Cranston (Super Mansion, Sneaky Pete, Breaking Bad) as Zordon.

When I went into the theater to watch Power Rangers, to be honest, I was not expecting much. The generic reviews for the film (47% Rotten Tomatoes) left me disinterested, but my nephew was visiting and I had the perfect excuse.

And I’m glad I did.

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GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) Movie Review

March 28, 2017

–Ghostbusters finally came to my pay movie channel where I could watch it and to be honest, it’s a perfect TV movie. Is this a sequel or a reboot? Oh, sorry, “reimagination?” It’s officially been referred to as a reboot but I’m not sure why they would go that route and not maybe ping off […]

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MONEY MONSTER (2016) Movie Review

March 27, 2017

–Money Monster is a slightly above average crime thriller with an interesting but mild twist of a story. The film is directed by Jodie Foster and stars George Clooney as Lee Gates, a slightly extravagant television money analyst who is more about the ratings than some of the content he delivers. Imagine if you will, […]

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WILD CARD (2015) Review, W/ Jason Statham

March 26, 2017

Wild Card stars Jason Statham and is directed by Simon West (The Expendables 2, Con Air, The Mechanic (2011)), is a second film adaptation of the novel, Heat. The short description of the film is, “A bodyguard (Jason Statham) goes after the sadistic thug who beat his friend, only to find that the object of […]

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NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING Review

March 24, 2017

Neighbors 2 sees Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Chloe Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne reprising their roles from the 2014 film. Neighbors 2 also reprises the same kind of dynamic and routine as the first film, with the usual or more of the crass humor from the first film. If you’re a fan of the foul-mouthed, sexually […]

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) Review

March 18, 2017

Apocalypse Kong! Kong: Skull Island is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts off a script by Dan Gilroy (Real Steel, The Bourne Legacy), Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Minority Report) and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World, Monster Trucks). Vogt-Roberts brings a lot of television directing experience to the plate, along with Kings of Summer that he helmed. The cast includes […]

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 Film Review

March 10, 2017

This is a movie review with some moderate story spoilers, but they are necessary for me to make some points. Keanu Reeves returns to a role that matches his classic film personality in John Wick: Chapter 2. And like the first one, this film is nothing but a fun, gun-porn kind of vengeance film, with […]

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LOGAN (2017) Review – Spoiler Free

March 7, 2017

–Logan by far, is the best developed and written Marvel film to date. It stars Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart reprising their roles of Wolverine and Professor X, along with Dafne Keen as Laura, Eriq La Salle, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant & Elizabeth Rodriguez. The film was directed by James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted, Walk the […]

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X-Men Apocalypse, A Movie Review

March 5, 2017

X-Men Apocalypse continues the saga of the rebooted Marvel property of the X-Men film franchise from Fox, but to be honest, if they’re going to reboot a film franchise, they need to make it better than the first version they’re trying to wipe the slate clean of! But more to the point, it’s more of […]

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Review

March 5, 2017

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a 2016 film directed and co-produced by Michael Bay (Transformers), written by Chuck Hogan (The Strain, The Town), based on a 2014 book by Mitchell Zuckoff, called 13 Hours. If you like gritty military action, this is the film for you. Michael Bay movies. In 2012, the […]

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THE SHALLOWS A Review

February 25, 2017

The Shallows stars Blake Lively as Nancy Adams, in a surfer’s survivor movie where Nancy goes to a hidden cove to spend some quality surfing time. And it was not quite as bad as I thought it could have been! As the film starts, while Nancy is in the water, she spots a dead humpback […]

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THE VISIT Review

February 7, 2017

The Visit, from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, can be a very tense film experience, but not necessarily for the reasons that you think! It’s a slow build that is worth the wait while you find yourself becoming vested in our characters throughout the film. – Before this film, M. Night Shyamalan has had some bit […]

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NOW YOU SEE ME 2 Review

January 15, 2017

Now You See Me 2 sees the old gang from the excellent first film back together but this time around, instead of having their victims chasing their own tails, the whole gang themselves are forced to figure a way out of traps and snares set for them by old and new enemies. But this time […]

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Review

January 9, 2017

– Rogue One: A Star Wars Story(spoiler free review) is wonderful mix of story and action combined to make a great little sub-chapter in the realm of Star Wars in a galaxy, far, far away. The cast includes Felicity Jones (Jyn), Diego Luna (Cassian), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Forest Whitaker (Saw), & Jimmy Smits. Star Wars […]

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ASSASSIN’S CREED Review

January 8, 2017

Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard & Jeremy Irons, is the film adaptation of the video game. It’s directed by Justin Kurzel.This film is yet another attempt at converting a video game franchise into a film franchise, and for the most part, doesn’t quite hit the mark, but that’s only a guess, because I […]

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CAPTAIN AMERICAN: CIVIL WAR, A Spoiler-Filled Retrospect

May 24, 2016

Just in case you missed the title, this is a mostly spoiler-filled conversation about Captain America: Civil War. I will leave some things out just to tease or whet your appetite. The opening paragraphs are safe. – So we’ve had time to digest the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe offering, Captain America: Civil War. Unlike the […]

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Review: Lots More Of A Good Thing

May 1, 2015

This is SPOILER FREE. Avengers: Age of Ultron brings more of the fantastic group dynamics and well balanced action and story that Joss Whedon is known for, and this film will for sure set some records for sure. It is WELL WORTH the bucks to spend a few hours escaping life, kicking back in a […]

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