Welcome to The Reel Deal: movie reviews and happening from the mind of David Palmer.

I like movies, like kind of a lot. I’ve been seeing them since 1994 and reviewing them since 2011.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you at the movies!

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‘Kandahar’ Review: Another Bland Bout from Butler

Sometimes, a movie is simply… fine. “Kandahar” stars Gerard Butler as a military contractor who must make his way through enemy terrain in Afghanistan alongside his translator (Navid Negahban); Ric Roman Waugh directs. Gerard Butler has seemingly tripped into the same “aging action star” role as Liam Neeson in recent years (not to call Butler old, he’s…

‘Fast X’ Review: It’s Loud and It’s Dumb, But I Had Fun!

Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in! “Fast X” is the tenth main installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, and follows Dom Torreto (Vin Diesel) and his crew going on the run after being framed for a terrorist attack (organized by Jason Momoa). Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John…

2023 Summer Box Office Predictions

My favorite time of year at the movies is the summer, and while the field has shifted in recent years as far as when summer season starts and ends and when big-budget films get released, the term “blockbuster” is still synonymous with the season, as seen with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” kicking things…

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‘Renfield’ Review: Bloody, Silly, and Mostly Fun

Sometimes Nicolas Cage going into full-on Nicolas Cage mode is enough! “Renfield” is based on the titular assistant of Count Dracula, and follows his journey to stop serving the infamous vampire and have a normal life. Nicholas Hoult plays Renfield, Nic Cage portrays the Count, and Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, and Shohreh Aghdashloo appear…

‘Air’ Review: Not the GOAT Sports Drama, Just Good Old-Fashion Fun

This has nothing to do with the film or review, but I just want it on the record that Michael Jordan is the GOAT over LeBron James every day of the week, and twice on Sunday. “Air” is the fifth directorial effort from Ben Affleck (and his first since 2016’s “Live by Night”), and follows…

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