Movie Ties Sun, 20 Jun 2021 10:24:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Movie Ties 32 32 77271757 “Tread” Review Sun, 20 Jun 2021 10:24:27 +0000 MV5BMmE1NzhiZTItMTA4ZC00ZWU0LTgzNzQtNWNiZDRkMjFhZGNjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjU0NTI0Nw@@ Tread Review

Directed by Paul Solet. With Marvin Heemeyer, Patrick Brower, Glenn Trainor Jr., Casey Farrell. Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and seeks to destroy those he believes have wronged him.

The story of a man that got pushed too far, took things too personally, and couldn’t just move past the implied and explicit offenses he suffered at the hands of the local good ol’ boys network that was in place in a small town when he moved in. The documentary itself does a great job of building the story we all know about, setting the scene for the last third which is filled with camera and new reports on the rampage of destruction he orchestrated from the cabin of his own hand made kill dozer. As movie fans, we’re all familiar with the Revenge storyline in which something horrible happens in the first act, then the hero character go about his revenge setting the world right. Charles Bronson build an entire franchise off the concept, and there’s been thousands of books written of the same thing, so it’s not surprising that they would mention that Marv was consuming that kind of content while he was building his personal assault vehicle.

It’s a well done story that’s captivating for all the right reasons and is currently on Netflix.

Buy On Amazon!


“Tread” Review originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 20, 2021.

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“Iron Mask” Review Sat, 19 Jun 2021 21:56:31 +0000 MV5BN2ViNDJjNzEtNmRmOS00MDA2LTljMTgtZTNiOTdhNmMzMzU0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyOTg4MDYyNw@@ Iron Mask Review

Directed by Oleg Stepchenko. With Jason Flemyng, Xingtong Yao, Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Early 1700: Cartographer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) from Viy (2014) is back to map the Russian Far East. He’s forced on to China, where he confronts the Dragon Master et al. The iron masked Russian Czar escapes the Tower of London to a Russian ship.

The full minute of pre-roll credits and logos from the production companies gave me the correct impression: this is a labor of love from people that were pretty good in their own elements, but the story here is huge swing and a miss for me. There’s some pretty convoluted story twists, so spoilers ahead while I figure them out:

The full title of the film I think is “Journey To China: The Mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask”. They reveal in the first five minutes that the man in the Iron Mask is a king of Russia who was thrown in a London tower jail so that someone else could impersonate him back in Russia. This is discovered by a guy that invented a ‘more precise’ measuring tool for cartography, who had brought his invention to Russia to ask the King to be his Patreon. Upon discovery, he too is thrown in jail, this time in Russia. He uses one of his homing pigeons to write a letter to his wife back in London, turns out she’s the daughter of a wealthy man played by Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister from game of thrones). The bird is intercepted by the Man in The Iron Mask though, who as previously mentioned is in prison in a tower. Along with him in prison? A Chinese master, as played by Jackie Chan. There’s some conversation about what to do with the bird (eat it?) but the decide to write their own message on the back of the cartographer’s message and send it back on it’s journey to the cartographer’s wife.

Oh, and the English jailer is played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who doesn’t even remotely look or sound English, he makes no attempt at hiding his accent, which is just fine in my book!

There’s a pocket demon, a dragon, white wizards, black wizards, princesses, kings, pirates, blonde lady pirates, and an remarkable amount of kung fu going on in the background.

It’s not a good film at the end of the day, but do I suggest you check it out with some friends over while having some drinks?

Oh hell yes I do.

Buy On Amazon!


“Iron Mask” Review originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 19, 2021.

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“Angel Has Fallen” Review Fri, 18 Jun 2021 18:54:27 +0000 MV5BYmRmMWZhZGItYzA4MC00ZDYyLWE0OTMtYmM0MWRiN2Q4NGU2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjMxOTE0ODA@ Angel Has Fallen Review

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. With Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Rocci Williams. Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Third installment in a big dumb action franchise that’s done perfectly well enough and is enjoyable to watch.

Buy On Amazon!


“Angel Has Fallen” Review originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 18, 2021.

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Pig Fri, 18 Jun 2021 07:09:18 +0000 MV5BYWZmZWE3NmEtYjE5Mi00OGNiLWFhMTAtZjYzNTAwZTZmNGMzXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjY1MTg4Mzc@ 338x500 Pig

Pig: Directed by Michael Sarnoski. With Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin, Nina Belforte. A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

Pig originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 18, 2021.

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Life finds a way Fri, 18 Jun 2021 06:08:18 +0000

Life finds a way originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 18, 2021.

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Settlers Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:20:48 +0000 MV5BNjAzYjM1OTUtYjNlZC00MzI1LTk3MGItMzg3MzA1NmJmMzVjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTE1MzI2NzIz. V1 FMjpg UX1000.jpg@ 337x500 Settlers

Settlers: Directed by Wyatt Rockefeller. With Sofia Boutella, Jonny Lee Miller, Nell Tiger Free, Brooklynn Prince. Plot unknown.

Settlers originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 17, 2021.

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Titans Season 3 Thu, 17 Jun 2021 22:19:48 +0000 Created by Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns. With Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft, Anna Diop, Ryan Potter. A team of young superheroes combat evil and other perils.

Titans Season 3 originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 17, 2021.

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Marvel Hungry – Grabbing a Bite With Marvel’s Heroes and Villains [Supercut] Thu, 17 Jun 2021 22:08:58 +0000

A fun supercut showing the times when some of the most popular heroes and villains from the MCU take a pause to grab a bite.

Marvel Hungry – Grabbing a Bite With Marvel’s Heroes and Villains [Supercut] originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 17, 2021.

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Till Death Thu, 17 Jun 2021 21:18:48 +0000 MV5BYjU0OTcwMTItMzQ1NS00YWU5LWFhM2QtMDZjZDM3Y2RiNzcyXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDc1MjYwOTE@ 341x500 Till Death

Directed by S.K. Dale. With Megan Fox, Lili Rich, Callan Mulvey, Eoin Macken. A woman is left handcuffed to her dead husband as part of a sick revenge plot. Unable to unshackle, she has to survive as two killers arrive to finish her off.

Till Death originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 17, 2021.

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The Shrink Next Door Thu, 17 Jun 2021 20:17:48 +0000 MV5BMGI5ZjJjNGItYmRlYi00OGEwLWIyMjctNTY3M2NhZjk0OGM5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjY1MTg4Mzc@ 337x500 The Shrink Next Door

With Will Ferrell, Kathryn Hahn, Paul Rudd, Casey Wilson. The bizarre relationship between psychiatrist and his longtime patient.

The Shrink Next Door originally appeared on Movie Ties on June 17, 2021.

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