Director: Gareth Evans
Writer: Gareth Evans
Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra
Director Gareth Hwu Evans got ambitious this time around and failed miserably. Iko Uwais is back, but instead of the non-stop occupation of a building, he goes undercover in a gang and there’s a wasted hour of dull, predictable mobster plotting…in subtitles, no less. When the action does happen, it’s still full of wild, brutal fighting. This 2 1/2 hour film needs to be watched with a remote control, so you can fast forward thru the unnecessary dialogue and savor the fights.
GAY ANGLE: Iko Uwais exposes his torso, but it’s not as ripped as you’d expect from a martial arts champ.
Director: Mike Flanagan
Writers: Mike Flanagan (screenplay), Jeff Howard (screenplay)
Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
A young brother and sister survive the effects of a haunted mirror only to relive the evil 11 years later. The concept had potential and the cross-cutting between their present and past has promise. Unfortunately, the pacing drags, the scares are minimal and the whole thing falls apart.
GAY ANGLE: The only thing worth watching is cute Brenton Thwaites.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.