If you’re a fan of the Robert Ludlum/Tom Clancy military espionage thriller genre of novels, you may have discovered Vince Flynn when his literary career took off in the late 1990’s. His main protagonist, Mitch Rapp, is a really interesting creation and I always enjoyed the series which is now being continued by author Kyle Mills since Flynn’s tragic death at only 47. American Assassin is chronologically the first novel in the Rapp series, and the first trailer for the film adaptation starring Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Michael Keaton is impressive and looks like it could be something to liven up the traditional doldrums of September when it debuts on September 15, 2017.
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Just saw Jack Reacher. The first one I mean. Surprisingly entertaining. Good premise, unbelievably creepy villain, points for casting Werner Herzog. Terrible, terrible female lead, but no film can have everything. I’m guessing I should steer clear of installment two?
Also just saw Hacksaw Ridge. Strange to say about the goriest war movie I have ever seen, but it was absolutely wonderful. Lots of better-directed war films out there, but this instantly became one of my favorites, and helped take me out of a bad mood. I place Garfield in the Andy Garcia / Shia Leboeuf category of actors who are groomed to be big stars and never will be, but he was great in this particular role. I rewatched American Sniper too. Two films about sheepdogs, back to back. The world needs more sheepdogs.
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DO NOT WATCH JACK REACHER 2 if you liked the first one, go to the books. Hacksaw Ridge is a dichotomy in that its second half is SO violent and yet, it’s not the same kind of violence in Gibson’s earlier films. It is 100% historically accurate, but it’s Doss in the face of that violence that just makes you agog at that level of bravery. In my review, I included the real Medal of Honor citation from President Truman, and if you didn’t read it, you have to because if anything the movie underplays what he did. I also agree that Garfield was perfect for this part and is never going to be nominated for an Oscar again, but I’m glad he had something after the abysmal ASM2. American Sniper then Sully prove Clint Eastwood is getting better and better as a director and I don’t want him to ever stop. I think it’s probably Cooper’s best performance. To find out what happened to Chris Kyle at the end of the film was just like a gut punch.
How about showing some love to Michael Keaton; he’s been working out and looks like he’s ready for some serious business! He’s come a long way from Beetlejuice and fully embraced his inner Batman at long last!
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I actually wrote a whole column on Michael Keaton recently if you go to the archive section “Their 10 Best” you’ll see his profile and 30 others. Btw, I deleted your other comment only because it was in a trailer for a Ridley Scott film that Michael Keaton isn’t in; nothing against it, just try to comment where the relevant topic is. I love Keaton, and the work he’s been doing the last five years prove he’s still one of the best actors out there.