Skip to main content

Ads

loading...

Featured Post

Cashmere Cat - Princess Catgirl Music Album Reviews

The Norwegian producer invents a Vocaloid-inspired feline character and retreats from the spotlit pop of his last album, returning to the introspective hush of his earlier work.
After all these years, Cashmere Cat is still shy. The musician born Magnus August Høiberg has nearly a decade of prismatic productions under his belt, which has led to appearances on the big stages at EDM festivals, collaborations with childhood heroes, and studio time with the biggest pop stars in the world. On some level, Høiberg has had to adjust to the practicalities that this success requires. He once wouldn’t even do in-person interviews, but a few years ago he finally decided to open up about his life story in a music video. One would imagine he’s no longer hiding in a bathroom, as a friend of his once described, when DJ Khaled unexpectedly turns up at the studio.

Watch Or Download Now..



15 Minutes of War 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
Extra Ordinary 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
Strange But True 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
The Village In The Woods 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
William 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
The Drone 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
100 Acres of Hell 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
El Camino A Breaking Bad Movie 1080p Watch Now - Click Here
Harvie and the Magic Museum 720p Watch Now - Click Here
The Lion King 2019 Watch Now - Click Here
Wonder Woman Bloodlines 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Boat 2018 720p Watch Now Click Here
Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 720p Watch Now Click Here
My Soul To Keep 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
Semper Fi 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Secret Life of Pets 2 2019 Watch Now Click Here
Toy Story 4 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Death and Return of Superman 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here
Spider-Man Far from Home 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here
Rogue Warfare 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here


Running with the Devil Movie Review

Slow Country for Old Men

Editor's Note: kudos to intrepid BPBS reviewer Neil Danner for inspiring us to officially recognize Nicolas Cage as a one-man cottage industry of media mayhem. In that spirit, we're introducing a special review scale for Mr. Cage's work:

1 Nick Cage: uncharacteristically dull

2 Nick Cages: shows some signs of life; pretty entertaining

3 Nick Cages: we're getting crazy now!

4 Nick Cages: bees-level insanity; safety gear advised

A film putting Nicolas Cage ("Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse") and Laurence Fishburne ("John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum") together onscreen sounds like the kind of adventure that you would need to sign a waiver before watching. Unfortunately for thrill-seeking viewers, "Running with the Devil," which does just that, is in reality a surprisingly flat experience, lacking even a true protagonist to root for.

A shipment of cocaine is killing users, and the cartel leader who is overseeing distribution, The Boss (Barry Pepper, "Maze Runner: The Death Cure"), takes action to remedy the situation. He sends The Cook (Cage), his quality control guy, and The Executioner (Cole Hauser, "Olympus Has Fallen"), his right hand, to follow a shipment from the fields of Columbia to the streets of North America to discover and fix the issue. The entire time they are being followed by The Agent in Charge (Leslie Bibb, "Tag"), a tenacious fed who has a personal stake in putting an end to their operation.

The emotional tenor of "Devil" feels off almost immediately. A young girl discovers her parents overdosed on the couch, and The Agent in Charge arrives to reveal that the girl is her niece and the dead couple is her sister and brother-in-law. The girl is immediately passed to another family member and forgotten by the audience. Rather than following The Agent in Charge's quest for retribution, we quickly move to Colombia to follow a shipment of cocaine from its beginning.

Here, The Farmer, a criminally underused Clifton Collins Jr. ("Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood"), harvests the coca leaves and creates the initial batch of pure cocaine. The Cook follows the product to Mexico, where a runner is shown selling some on the side. After The Cook removes this issue, the cocaine continues its journey to Washington State. This leg of the trip is done by The Man (Fishburne), who snowshoes over the Canadian border to bring the cocaine to Vancouver. Here The Cook discovers who has been cutting the product and needs to make a decision how to proceed.

loading...
Everything is laid out for this movie to have a lot of gritty emotion, but it doesn't use any of it. We don't get pulled into The Agent in Charge's story of vengeance, or even get enough of her story to identify with her character. Instead, all of the characters are very one dimensional, without showing depth or substance. In "Maria Full of Grace" you see the cartel world through the eyes of a runner. In "Scarface" you see it through the eyes of the eventual leader. Both of these films are effective and powerfully emotional in different ways. Here, however, it is almost as though the world is viewed through the eyes of the cocaine itself. Everything is presented without judgment or depth, and the narrative moves to the next person without any feeling or attachment.

"Running with the Devil" has a cast with a lot of talent, but they are underserved by the story. At the very least you would hope for a trademark over the top Nick Cage moment, but the audience is deprived of even that joy, leaving the viewer feeling oddly flat.

"Running with the Devil" earns a 1 on BPBS's Nick Cage Mayhem Scale.


View my Flipboard Magazine.

View the original article here

Comments

Ads

loading...

Ads

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Rogue Warfare 2019 Sinhala Subtitles

Synopsis A group of military elite from the U.S., Russia, UK, China and France join forces to fight an elite underground terrorist network.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2019 Sinhala Subtitles

Synopsis
Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Nokia 7.2 Review: Hands-on

Nokia 7.2 Review: Hands-on The Nokia 7.2 features an eye-catching design, an impressive camera setup and doesn't cost a bomb - what's not to like? Here's our hands-on review.
Should I Buy The Nokia 7.2?
We’ll reserve our full verdict for now, but based on our hands-on impressions, the Nokia 7.2 is certainly one to watch. The design is eye-catching and unique, the display is bright and crisp, and the rear-facing camera setup could potentially compete with what premium smartphones offer.

Gmail Begins Rolling Out Dark Mode For Users

The much awaited dark theme option for Gmail is now rolling out for Android as well as iOS users. The new appearance will change the default white background in Gmail to black. The Google blog post has said that the new feature will start rolling out immediately. The blog post has mentioned that it might also take 15 days or longer for some of the users to see the future.

Huawei Launches Mate 30 Phones Without Google Apps

The launch of the much awaited Huawei Mate 30 was hampered due to the ongoing trade-war between China and the US. As a result, search engine giant Google has pulled its applications and services from the company’s new devices. The new device by Huawei was announced in Munich on September 19, 2019. The high-end Mate 30 series features Huawei’s latest class-leading camera and 5G technology.