Man, that action is 🔥.
Copshop is an entertaining little movie that takes a very simple idea and does its best to elevate the material on the page.
Writer-director Joe Carnahan is good and finds creative ways to keep things interesting and create intense scenarios where things feel unpredictable for the story and characters.
The editing and cinematography are a big part of this, but Frank Grillo, Gerard Butler, and Alexis Louder are all solid and make their characters more interesting than they would have…
"I'll make you a promise. Martha won't die tonight."
It's insane how much of a difference half an hour makes.
I can see the theatrical version for what it is, but I'll be the first to admit it's a mess. So many scenes feel cut short and a lot of subplots feel extremely choppy. The ultimate edition fixes a lot of these problems though, and gives the film a lot more room to breathe as a result.
To start off,…
I just rewatched Black Panther tonight to honor the late Chadwick Boseman. I think the spirit of T'Challa here perfectly captures the type of selfless, amazing guy Chadwick was. Being a good man isn't always about being the strongest physically, or the toughest guy in the room. It's about being a selfless person who will do the right thing, even when the odds are against you. Chadwick knew about his cancer years ago, yet that didn't stop him from living…