Month: September 2015
Everest: Visual thrill ride something to behold in 3D
Try and remember the last time you sat in a movie theater and were genuinely blown away by what you saw. Can you picture it even now? Some moments in cinema — whether they be an individual acting performance, captivating scene of dialogue or picturesque shot – will forever remain burned in your mind. True innovation, especially in the way filmmakers tell stories visually, … Read More Everest: Visual thrill ride something to behold in 3D
Black Mass: Depp, Edgerton shine in ensemble gangster flick
Johnny Depp is different things to different people. He’s borderline flamboyant, swashbuckling pirate Johnny Depp to many filmgoers; undercover teen cop Johnny Depp to an older generation and an enigmatic Mad Hatter Johnny Depp to a much younger subsect of audiences. There’s no mistaking that the charming when he wants to be, brooding when he needs to be and enigmatic always Johnny Depp feels … Read More Black Mass: Depp, Edgerton shine in ensemble gangster flick
Wildlike: Indie drama nails frontier Alaska
You’ve probably seen Bruce Greenwood in a lot of movies. He’s one of those “Oh that guy” character actors. You know the ones. A friend will say something like “I really liked (NAME OF ACTOR) in that movie I saw last week,” to which the immediate response is almost always, “Which one is he?” Then the friend explains what movies you’ve seen the actor … Read More Wildlike: Indie drama nails frontier Alaska
A Walk in the Woods: Redford, Nolte stroll through amusing dramedy
It’s difficult to like “A Walk in the Woods” as much as you might like to. Pair acting royalty like Robert Redford and Nick Nolte together and send them off on an Odyssean-like quest through the Appalachian Trail in search of themselves based on the book of the same name by travel writer Bill Bryson and it feels like a sure-fire recipe for success. … Read More A Walk in the Woods: Redford, Nolte stroll through amusing dramedy
Transporter Refueled: Ed Skrein proves he’s no Jason Statham
Six different men have embarked on secret wars as the British superspy James Bond — soon to be seven if you believe the rumors that Daniel Craig will hang it up after “Spectre.” While it was difficult to replace Sean Connery, eventually Roger Moore was able to take up the mantle and keep the Bond franchise alive, something action franchises like Indiana Jones, Jason … Read More Transporter Refueled: Ed Skrein proves he’s no Jason Statham
No Escape: Where’s the nearest exit?
Pierce Brosnan is trying very hard to revitalize his career, reshaping himself in the mold of Liam Neeson, aging action star. It certainly helps that Brosnan spent a decade in four high profile films as the iconic James Bond, cinema’s longest lasting character, crafting a niche for himself as a classier version of the action star actor. It’s these Brosnan Bond films like “GoldenEye” … Read More No Escape: Where’s the nearest exit?