REVIEW: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a review of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie — Directed by Vince Gilligan.

In the eleventh episode of the fifth season of Breaking Bad, Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) found himself at a crossroads. He had been given an opportunity for a clean break, a new identity, and a fresh start. His dangerous business partner and former high school teacher (with whom he had built a drug empire), Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston), had told him that maybe that is exactly what Jesse needed: “You know, I really think that would be good for you. A clean slate. Just think about it. Get a job, something legitimate, something you like. Meet a girl. Start a family even, hell, you’re still so damn young. What’s here for you anyway? I’ll tell you if I could, I’d trade places.” Continue reading “REVIEW: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)”

REVIEW: The Upside (2019)

Theatrical Release Poster – STX Films / Lantern Entertainment

The following is a short review of The Upside — Directed by Neil Burger.

A remake of Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano’s French film, Intouchables, from 2011, Neil Burger’s The Upside follows Dell Scott (played by Kevin Hart), an African-American father on parole, who is hired to be the caregiver of the quadriplegic millionaire Phillip Lacasse (played by Bryan Cranston), who, after having lost his wife, has lost his will to live. Together, they form an — according to this film’s cliched formula — unlikely friendship from which they both learn a lot about life and culture. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Upside (2019)”

REVIEW: Power Rangers (2017)

Theatrical Release Poster – Lionsgate; Saban Films

The following is a review of Saban’s Power Rangers – Directed by Dean Israelite.

Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers is based on the 1990s superhero franchise of the same name. The film follows four High School students who each find a special power coin while running into each other one night.

The kids figure out that these coins have granted them superhuman abilities, and soon they discover an ancient spaceship wherein they’re informed that they must team up as ‘power rangers’ to defend Earth from the evil Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks). Continue reading “REVIEW: Power Rangers (2017)”

REVIEW: The Infiltrator (2016)

Theatrical Release Poster - Broad Green Pictures
Theatrical Release Poster – Broad Green Pictures

The following is a quick review of The Infiltrator – Directed by Brad Furman.

The Infiltrator tells the story of how Robert Mazur helped bust Pablo Escobar’s money-laundering organization. In the film Mazur (played by Bryan Cranston) goes undercover as ‘Bob Musella’ with his partner, Emir (played by John Leguizamo), and a rookie undercover agent, Kathy (played by Diane Kruger). Continue reading “REVIEW: The Infiltrator (2016)”

Resolving the Undecided, and the New Categories – IJR Awards

Awards Talk

We are less than six months away from the 4th annual I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards! Around this time last year, I announced the frontrunners for a couple of categories. That’s not how I’m doing it this time around, however. Today, I’ll change an undecided announcement from 2013. Plus, I’ll reveal the new categories for 2016!
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REVIEW: All The Way (2016)

All The Way - HBO - Poster
Poster – HBO Films

The following is a review of HBO Films’ All The Way, based on the Robert Schenkkan play of the same name.

Jay Roach, who had worked with Bryan Cranston on 2015’s Trumbo, teams up with Bryan Cranston yet again, this time by adapting the play that Cranston won a Tony Award for in 2014. Cranston has become one of the very best, if not the very best, actor during what is now known as the golden age of television, and his performance in this adaptation of All The Way should earn him another Emmy nomination, at the very least. Continue reading “REVIEW: All The Way (2016)”