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!

A Monster Calls review

This is a quick movie review of A Monster Calls.  The film starts out sounding like a child’s fantasy film but it turns into so much more than that.  The film cast includes Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver & Lewis MacDougall as Conor.

“Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother. His father has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (Liam Neeson) appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.”

Liam Neeson movies.

The film is directed by J.A. Bayona, whose resume includes The Orphanage, The Impossible, and the upcoming film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!

When the film starts, we see Conor’s day and it’s shit! Not just the typical shit, but the usual bully problems, the added family issues and then his mother gets sick. And it all comes to a head.

Then one night, the house shakes, and a huge face appears at his bedroom window, a face with gleaming red eyes, and this face tells Colon a story. The first of three and then Colon must tell this tree monster a story in return, the fourth story, that he will be required to tell when it is his time to tell it.

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Movie review of The Founder: Ray Kroc, from humble to arrogant to business shark! What a great film about the man who created one of the biggest, successful business models ever. The cast includes Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch as the brothers (Offerman was awesome and funny in a […]

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Right up front, I’m going to say that Netflix‘s Death Note has a slow start that gets a bit more tangible as the story goes. It’s not bad entertainment if you download it to your phone and watch it in segments on different days while on your commute via train or carpool. The original Death Note, […]

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American Assassin is pretty much your ‘by-the-numbers‘ type of secret agent takes on the international bad guy scenario. But it did not totally disappoint. It gave you everything you might expect from a rogue assassin going hell-bent on killing the enemy. – – – American Assassin stars a new pretty-boy action hero, Dylan O’Brien, along […]

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Review of THE INFILTRATOR w Bryan Cranston

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If you ever wanted to see Breaking Bad‘s Walter White channeled into a federal, undercover agent, this is the film to see that in. The Infiltrator is directed by Brian Fuller (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner) and stars Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, Amy Ryan and a few others. Bryan Cranston movies. […]

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Review THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017)

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a funny, nearly non-stop ride where Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson just seem to have a total blast acting like begrudging peers on the same journey. (And yes, there is a ton of foul language throughout) – Ryan Reynolds movies The Hitman’s Bodyguard, at first, if I paid attention to […]

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THE HORNET’S NEST Military Film Review

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The Hornet’s Nest is an oddly paced, but compelling film as we follow two cinematographers, Mike Boettcher, Carlos Boettcher, a father/son team, as they follow a military unit on their patrols. The official tag line reads, “The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of […]

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Review: STAR TREK BEYOND

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–Star Trek Beyond is a surprising chapter of the franchise that is more action than story driven. It’s like a James Bond film in space. Then again, it’s directed by Justin Lin, who has helmed fantasy actioner films like The Fast and Furious franchise. (I call those films fantasy, because, have you seen the ‘tricks’ […]

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Review of PASSENGERS (2016)

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July 21, 2017

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–Transformers The Last Knight is the usual fare of a quickly jumbled told tale of the humans in the story, updates about the planet and Transformers peppered with robot updates that evolves (or devolves) into the usual planet-saving slug-fest between good and bad forces. – Transformers toys, movies and more… Warning, The Last Knight spoilers […]

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–The Conjuring 2, for those of you who like these kinds of movies, is just as good, if not possibly better than the first Conjuring. You don’t have to believe me, but Rotten Tomatoes scored it with an 80% while IMDb users rated it at 7.4/10. – The Conjuring 2 sees Patrick Wilson and Vera […]

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–The Accountant is like a good Doctor Who episode about the assassin, John Wick. No! Seriously. It’s a curious, complicated and smart film about a bookkeeper who also happens to be one hell of an assassin when he needs to be. But the film starts out a bit convoluted but as the story goes on, […]

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WONDER WOMAN (2017) Review, Go See It

June 2, 2017

Wonder Woman, under Patty Jenkins‘ creative control, busts out from the Zack Snyder mold and delivers one hell of a story, from beginning to end. And finally, an origin film that doesn’t bore the living crap out of us. Seeing it in theaters will be worth whatever you spend on it. And this, from a […]

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Vol 2 Review

May 6, 2017

For a somewhat boring “action” film, this was a fun experience, even during the talky parts! And despite expectations, unlike some films that let you down when you have expectations, movie-goers will actually not be disappointed. Guardians of the Galaxy Toys, Music, Blu-rays and more – Guardians of the Galaxy (directed by James Gunn) has returned […]

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THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (2017) Review

April 24, 2017

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. – Fast and […]

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POWER RANGERS (2017) Movie Review

April 1, 2017

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