2017 · Crime · David Harbour · Gabrielle Union · Jamie Foxx · Michelle Monaghan · Movies · Scoot McNairy · T.I. · Thriller

#8 Movie Review: Sleepless (2017)

Sleepless came to my attention when browsing online for up coming movies, when i saw it stared Jamie Foxx and was a crime thriller, i decided to watch the trailer and the trailer looked really well done so i wanted to give this a go…..so what is the movie about, well lets tell you….

Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) finds himself caught in a high-stakes web of corrupt cops, internal affairs and murderous gangsters. When a failed heist leads to the kidnapping of his teenage son (Octavius J. Johnson), Downs must race against time during a wild and restless night to save him and bring the criminals to justice.

The Cast ( I will just point out the main characters of the movie, if you like to see the full cast click here)

  • Jamie Foxx as Vincent
  • Michelle Monaghan as Bryant
  • Scoot McNairy as Novak
  • T.I.as Sean
  • David Harbour as Dennison
  • Gabrielle Union as Dena

So here is my review…Though it suffers from minor plot inconsistencies and some shaky camerawork, this thriller offers a fun, entertaining, “B”-level story; the terrific characters help fill in the blanks. A remake of the 2011 French movie Nuit Blanche, Sleepless (the title doesn’t seem to relate to anything) starts with a bang on the streets of Las Vegas, using the nighttime lights and daytime shabbiness for good effect. Then the characters are introduced, each shabby or beaten up or full of a kind of life experience that makes them very interesting.

Foxx’s cop must deal with his ex-wife (Gabrielle Union) in matters of their son, as well as a constantly bleeding stab wound. Slick casino boss Rubino has a fascinating rapport with gangste Novak, who’s calm yet volatile (with a mysterious, hideous scar on his neck). And Bryant must navigate a world consisting of mostly men; she shows frustration and weariness but also strength. It’s these characters who allow us to forgive any dumb trespasses in plot, such as Downs always stopping to change his clothes. Overall, Sleepless isn’t particularly memorable, but it’s not bad, either.

Overall 2/5

2016 · Chase Williamson · Hannah Fierman · Hayes Mercure · Horror · Justin Welborn · Michael Aaron Milligan · Movies

First movie review: SiREN

To start off with the is the actual Film synopsis, so let’s dive straight in

One week before his wedding day, Jonah and his groomsmen hit the town for a wild night of club hopping and debauchery. The night soon takes a twisted turn for the worse when the group is invited to a seedy underground club. After Jonah frees a seemingly imprisoned dancer, he realizes that the woman he released is actually a terrifying, legendary creature that will stop at nothing to claim her prey.

The Cast ( I will just point out the main characters of the movie, if you like to see the full cast click here)

  • Chase Williamson as Jonah
  • Hannah Fierman as Lily
  • Justin Welborn as Mr. Nyx
  • Hayes Mercure as Rand
  • Michael Aaron Milligan as Mac

So here we go! My quick review be warned SPOILERS!…

To start off I must say the script by David Bruckner is very done very cleverly, the style of this movie resembles a classic style Japanese horror manga movie. The movie itself has going for it is a genuinely formidable, charismatic antagonist, played by Justin Welborn (known for his roles in Justified, final destination, V/H/S viral and many other shows/movies) and the big scary Hannah Fierman, her practical makeup in the close-ups works wonderfully, from her taloned fingers to the bloody maw running down the centre of her face. Hannah Fierman plays lily unbelievably​well both as a mythological and biological creature. Well definitely recommend this movie to anyone whom is a horror fan and someone wanting to know more about the world V/H/S movies have created.

Overall I would give this a 3.5/5