Cop Shop

Starring: Frank Grillo, Gerard Butler, Alexis Louder, Toby Huss, and Chad L. Coleman. Directed By Joe Carnahan Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description Available?: Unknown. The plot: A con artist (Grillo) on the run tries to hide by getting himself locked up, but pretty soon, those who wish him dead still find their way to the police station. What Works: What a great out of nowhere movie. This was recommended to me by someone whose opinion I usually agree with, and this was a delightful action crime caper full of vibrant characters, great dialogue, and inventive plot development. … Continue reading Cop Shop

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, Richard E Grant, Caroline Goodall, Gary Oldman Directed By: Patrick Hughes Where I Watched It: HBO MAX English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: A bunch of Hollywood executives saw the box office results for The Hitman’s Bodyguard and decided to try and turn it into the next buddy cop type action franchise. True to form, a third is added prominently into their dynamic, giving Salma Hayek more screen time than in the first film. And, because talent was inexplicably drawn to the franchise, Antonio Banderas … Continue reading The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

This Is The Night

Starring: Naomi Watts, Frank Grillo, Bobby Cannavale, and Method Man. Directed By James DeMonaco Where i Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: No. The Plot: It’s 1982, we’re on Staten Island, and Rocky 3 has just hit theatres. You’d be surprised what you can do with just that longline. What Works: This movie was admittedly hard to follow, but the heart of the story are these boys living in Staten Island when Rocky 3 is first released, and their west to view this film in a way that treats Rocky 3 like some massive cinematic event. It’s amazing. And … Continue reading This Is The Night