Tag: Samuel L. Jackson

The Legend of Tarzan: Welcome (back) to the jungle

​Tarzan, classic vine-swinger and “lord of the jungle,” returns to theaters with a muddled, haphazard effort from Warner Brothers entitled “The Legend of Tarzan.” Unfortunately for moviegoers, nobody’s really sure what that legend truly is. Unlike previous incarnations of the Tarzan film series, “Legend of Tarzan” opens 10 years following Tarzan’s first meeting with Jane. They’re now happily married and living in a family … Read More The Legend of Tarzan: Welcome (back) to the jungle

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The Hateful Eight: Frontier western offers best, worst of cinema

Quentin Tarantino just isn’t for everyone. His most ardent fans – ones who’ve seen “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction” countless times and can quote “True Romance” by heart even though Tarantino just wrote the script – would argue that the director is a cinematic icon and leading provocateur for this generation of filmmakers. Others would argue that Tarantino’s movies overtly glamorize violence to the … Read More The Hateful Eight: Frontier western offers best, worst of cinema

Kingsman The Secret Service: Firth steps out as action star

“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” an action adventure thrill ride from “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughn, gives viewers Colin Firth as he’s never been seen before — a fighter, not a lover. By far the most mainstream work in the long and celebrated filmography of the Academy Award-winner, Firth is charming and dynamic in this modern imagining of independent gentleman spies and everything you … Read More Kingsman The Secret Service: Firth steps out as action star