Welcome to The Reel Deal: movie reviews and happening from the mind of David Palmer.
I like movies, like kind of a lot. I’ve been seeing them since 1994 and reviewing them since 2011.
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You know society is officially starting to get back to normal when we get another M. Night Shyamalan joint. “Old” is the latest twisty-turny thriller from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, and his first since 2019’s “Glass.” It stars Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, and Alex Wolff as a family who get stranded on… Continue reading ‘Old’ Review: Latest M. Night Shyamalan Effort Is Sometimes Awkward, Sometimes Tense
However you imagined a sequel to a 1996 movie would be, I can assure you this is worse. “Space Jam: A New Legacy” is the sequel to the 1996 cult classic “Space Jam” which starred Michael Jordan. This new rendition features LeBron James, and follows him on his quest to team up with the Looney… Continue reading ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Review: Long-Awaited Sequel Is Far Worse Than We Feared
When you make a half-dozen movies every year, eventually one of them has to be good! “Pig” stars Nicolas Cage as a recluse truffle hunter in the Oregon wilderness that sets out on a mission to recover his prized pig after it is stolen. Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin also star while Michael Sarnoski makes his… Continue reading ‘Pig’ Review: A Weird but Welcome Return to Form for Nic Cage
It’s rare, but sometimes a sequel manages to be exactly what it needed to be. “The Boss Baby: Family Business” is the sequel to the surprise hit from 2017, and features Alec Baldwin reprising his titular role as the toddler obsessed with business. This time around, Boss Baby and his older brother Tim (James Marsden)… Continue reading ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Review: More Wonderfully Stupid Fun
To be honest, this is a better “Independence Day” sequel than 2016’s “Resurgence…” “The Tomorrow War” stars Chris Pratt as a modern-day army veteran who is selected to travel to the year 2051 in order to stop an impending alien invasion. Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, and Sam Richardson also star, while Chris… Continue reading ‘The Tomorrow War’ Review: A Familiar but Sometimes Entertaining Alien Action Adventure
You know what they say, better late than never! “Black Widow” is the long-awaited (and oft-delayed) solo film for the titular superhero played by Scarlett Johansson, and follows a mission that ends up reuniting her with her family (Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz). O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, and Ray Winstone also star while… Continue reading ‘Black Widow’ Review: A Fittingly Action-Packed Return to the MCU