Articles by Greg Turner


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Allied

World War II has always been an era full of stories of amazing heroism, battlefield derring do, and even romance. “Allied”, the latest from director Robert Zemeckis, is attempting a classic WWII romance in modern day in the vain of Casablanca. Can Zemeckis make audiences swoon with nostalgia as he directs Brad Pitt and Marion…

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Rogue One

No matter how you feel about Disney purchasing the Star Wars license, Disney is currently fulfilling every Star Wars fan’s dream. Every year for the foreseeable future Disney will be releasing a Star Wars movie, from the “episode” films to the stand alone stories, we will be immersed in a galaxy far, far away. 2016…

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Moana

Disney, as of late, has had quite a bit on their plate. Their handling of both the Marvel and Star Wars movie franchises would be enough for multiple studios to deal with. This does come at a cost of other Disney franchises, namely the Disney princess movies. The last traditional hand drawn Disney princess film…

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Doctor Strange

Marvel Studios has, for many years now, successfully been entertaining audiences and being a financial box office juggernaut. When a formula works, like Marvel’s does, from a studio standpoint it doesn’t make financially good sense to stray from it. While Guardians of the Galaxy was a refreshing comic stroke of genius outside of the Marvel…

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

In 2012, Tom Cruise gave audiences their first taste of Lee Child’s popular book character, Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher was and is an action filled romp that harkens back to 80’s action adventure films that relied on bigger than life characters doing unbelievable feats to thwart the forces of evil. Now, Jack is back and…

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The Accountant

Ben Affleck has a knack for picking film projects that are polarizing. For every “Argo” there is a “Pearl Harbor”. Affleck picks amazing projects that highlight his acting or directing talents or mediocre blockbuster fare that pleases the masses. This strategy has worked for him as of late and with the release of “The Accountant”,…

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Deepwater Horizon

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (better known as the BP oil spill) on April 20, 2010 was the biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the history of the oil industry. Eleven oil rig workers lost their lives and even more injured. The impact of the spill on ocean life and surrounding communities…

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The Magnificent Seven

The 1960’s classic, The Magnificent Seven, was a rousing action packed western that has stood the test of time. It’s a reworking of the 1954 Akira Kurosawa masterpiece, Seven Samurai. The story for both films are quite simple, a small town is being accosted and used for its resources and land. The town can’t seem…

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Sully

This new century has seen an immediate influx of real life heroes. The events of September 11, 2001 made ordinary men and women put in an horrific situation perform extraordinary acts of bravery which will be remembered for a long time to come. Fast forward to January 15, 2009 at 3:27 P.M. An ordinary airline…

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Morgan

The director of Morgan, Luke Scott, comes from a prestigious pedigree of director relatives. Luke’s father, Ridley Scott and his uncle, Tony Scott. Luke Scott may have a lot to live up to, but surely is prepared to forge his own directorial vision. Enter Morgan, Luke’s directorial debut. He is treading familiar sci-fi ground that…

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