Manly Movies

Michael Peña

Fury (2014)

Fury (2014)

Fury    17 Oct 2014

R 134 minReleased

7.6
IMDB: 7.6/10 379 votes

It’s very easy to review a really bad movie or a really good movie. Mediocre movies are the real pains in the ass to review since they offer nothing to outright lay praise on or attack. Screenplays are worse since they’re basically a blueprint, a good director can pull something out of a weak script. Fury is written by David Ayer, the first ten minutes or so are mediocre. Then it hits the gas and goes ...

End of Watch (2012)

End of Watch (2012)

End of Watch    21 Sep 2012

R 109 minReleased

7.6
IMDB: 7.6/10 263 votes

I expected this movie to be shit, or at least mediocre. A story about two hardass cops when the cast is that airhead Jake Gyllenhaal and that soft spoken FBI Agent from Shooter? Those two greenhorns would never convince us as men who could handle L.A. alleys at night. And worse, it was going to be ‘found footage’? I should’ve looked closer, because this movie was done by David Ayer, who is now off my shitlist ...

The Mule (2018)

The Mule (2018)

The Mule    14 Dec 2018

R 116 minReleased

7.1
IMDB: 7.1/10 910 votes

2018’s The Mule is the latest motion picture undertaking for Clint Eastwood as both director and actor, denoting his first big screen appearance since Trouble with the Curve back in 2012. Eastwood is surely one of the oldest filmmakers to pull off the double duty, yet he still has what it takes on both sides of the camera. With a screenplay by Gran Torino scribe Nick Schenk, The Mule is not the white-knuckle thriller implied by the marketing, but instead ...

Extinction (2018)

Extinction (2018)

Extinction    27 Jul 2018

TV-MA 95 minReleased

5.9
IMDB: 5.9/10 775 votes

Another weekend, another turd that Netflix has pulled out of someone’s dumpster and is trying to fish for rentals with. Two weekends ago, it was How It Ends, a movie that demoralized me so much I couldn’t even write a review for it. One weekend ago it was Father of the Year, a film so wretched I couldn’t even get past the eight minute mark. This time around, Netflix has been searching Universal’s trash heap and pulled ...