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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‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Review: Maybe Bay Was the Problem?

Just when I think I’m out, the “Transformers” franchise pulls me back in! “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” is the seventh installment of the series, and a stand-alone sequel to 2018’s “Bumblebee.” In the film, the Autobots (led by Peter Cullen’s Optimus Prime) must team up with two reluctant humans (Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback)…

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Review: More Manic, Web-Slinging Fun

I think it’s wildly impressive that we are over 10 “Spider-Man” films deep and have yet to have a (truly) bad one! That’s some “Scream” level of consistency! “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is the sequel to the 2018 film “Into the Spider-Verse,” and follows Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld)…

‘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…

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‘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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