The Last Rampage (2017) Movie Thoughts

Director: Dwight H Little

Writer: Alvaro Rodriguez, Jason Rosenblatt (Screenplay) James W Clarke (Book)

Starring: Robert Patrick, Heather Graham, Bruce Davison, Alex MacNicoll, Molly C Quinn, Skyy Moore

Plot: The true story of the infamous prison break of Gary Tison and Randy Greenwalt from the Arizona State prison in Florence, AZ, in the summer of 1978.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Last Rampage starts when Gary Tison (Patrick) and Randy Greenawalt (Browning) breakout of prison thanks to Gary’s sons. The men go on the run with Cooper (Davison) trying to track them down, knowing what the men are capable off.

Gary and Randy start killing people on their plan to escape, while Dorothy (Graham) the wife of Gary believes God is looking out for them, believing she is losing her children with the rampage being left by her husband.

Thoughts on The Last Rampage

ThoughtsThe Last Rampage is a crime thriller based on the real-life story of the escape attempt by two ruthless prisoners. It shows how religious sons will do anything to get their father back after his time in prison, believing he is in fact innocent of the crimes. The rampage the elder two go on, is both disturbing and shocking with how they just don’t care about what they do. We could have a lot more time looking at Cooper tracking him, because this set of events does seem to cause him the most damage. As the for the story of the escape, it does seem to be one that doesn’t need to be highlighting just how twisted the men were, continuing the idea that we are more interested in seeing the criminals, over the innocent people they killed. When it comes to everything we are seeing, we don’t get to see how far the journey is, how intense the complex between the family is either.

Final Thoughts The Last Rampage is a thriller that doesn’t give us enough sympathy to the victims families, and focusing on the wrong side of the fight.

Tove – Release News

Blue Finch Film Releasing presents Tove in cinemas 9 July

Helsinki, 1945. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson (Alma Pöysti). While focusing her artistic dreams on painting, the enchanting tales of the ‘Moomin’ creatures she told to scared children in bomb shelters, rapidly take on a life of their own, bringing international fame and financial freedom. Her desire for liberty is put to the test, when she meets theatre director Vivica Bandler (Krista Kosonen) who ignites an electric and all consuming love in her. But while she begins to find her artistic identity she discovers the true love she yearns has to be reciprocated, and only by forging her own path can she learn to be free.

ABC Film Challenge – World Cinema – G – Girls of the Sun (2018) Recommendation

This is just a recommendation, this is a shocking look at the brutality the women faced in Kurdish war.

Director: Eva Husson

Writer: Eva Husson, Jacques Akchoti (Screenplay)

Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zubeyde Bulut, Sinema Alievi, Mari Semidovi, Roza Mirzoiani

Plot: A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.


Tagline – Inspired by the True Story of the Female Firefighters Who Dared to Take On ISIS

Runtime: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

Johnny Mnemonic – Coming on 10th May in Digital HD

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JOHNNY MNEMONIC – THE FUTURE IS NOW

THE YEAR IS 2021. Yes, you say, we’re well aware of that, it’s nearly summer… No, bear with me. What we mean is, the Keanu Reeves, ahead-of-its time sci-fi action thriller JOHNNY MNEMONIC is set in 2021! Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, with an HD digital release, the film made some pretty startling predictions at the time about the internet, smartphones, virtual reality and social media. Some came to fruition, others were way off the mark, and some were just plain ridiculous.

 

It’s a great watch to see how Hollywood saw the ‘future’ back then – and also to realise how fast things have changed. Here’s a look at the film and exactly how close we are to the world of Johnny Mnemonic…