Tag Archives: Aaron Eckhart

Rabbit Hole

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH. The director’s most conventional film to date is also his most touching, a portrait of a couple trying to find a way out of grief after the sudden death of their four-year-old boy. Based on a play, the writer took the opportunity himself to make a few changes regarding … Continue reading Rabbit Hole

My 12 Favorite Superhero Movies

Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe started dominating the global box office, superheroes have become a safe bet. You may say you’ve grown tired of the genre, but it’s made important cultural advances over the years. They have become more inclusive when it comes to women and minorities, even if the safe basic formulas  really … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Superhero Movies

Nurse Betty

SHE’S CHASING A DREAM… THEY’RE CHASING HER. When she sees her boyfriend (Aaron Eckhart) get shot by two hitmen (Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock), small-town waitress Betty Sizemore (Renée Zellweger) enters a state of mind where she believes her favorite character on a TV soap is real… One of Neil LaBute’s most lauded films is this … Continue reading Nurse Betty

Sully

THE UNTOLD STORY BEHIND THE MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON.  After depicting a controversial ”hero” in American Sniper (2014), Clint Eastwood crafted another watchable portrait of a real-life man who struggled with his experiences of an intense life-and-death situation. In 2009, captain Sullenberger made an emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York City, instantly … Continue reading Sully

London Has Fallen

THE WORLD’S LEADERS HAVE ASSEMBLED. SO HAVE THEIR ENEMIES. When world leaders, including U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), gather in London for the funeral of the British prime minister, terrorists attack the city in full force. The director’s first American film is a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and it’s just as preposterous. … Continue reading London Has Fallen

Battle: Los Angeles

IT’S NOT WAR. IT’S SURVIVAL. When spacecraft made up to look like meteorites land in the oceans all over the world, a war begins; Iraq War veteran Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) arrives in Los Angeles with his platoon. There’s nothing here you haven’t seen before. You’ve got your pretty speeches about heroism, young Marines who … Continue reading Battle: Los Angeles

Olympus Has Fallen

WE ARE NEVER STRONGER THAN WHEN WE ARE TESTED. When a North Korean terrorist and his elite team take over the White House and hold the President (Aaron Eckhart) hostage, one Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) has a shot at saving the day. This old-fashioned, highly charged action thriller virtually plays like a remake of … Continue reading Olympus Has Fallen

The Rum Diary

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN MODERATION.  In 1960, hard-partying reporter Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) goes to Puerto Rico to work for the local newspaper and gets involved with a wealthy American’s (Aaron Eckhart) shady business dealings. Bruce Robinson’s first film in two decades allows us to view the exploitation of the island nation through the boozy, drug-addled … Continue reading The Rum Diary

Thank You for Smoking

AMERICA IS LIVING IN SPIN. Tobacco industry lobbyist Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) is faced with two challenges – coming up with a way to get modern consumers to spend more money on cigarettes, and getting to know his son (Cameron Bright) better. Ivan Reitman’s son Jason made his feature film debut with this impressive comedy, a … Continue reading Thank You for Smoking

The Pledge

DETECTIVE JERRY BLACK HAS MADE A PROMISE HE CAN’T BREAK, TO CATCH A KILLER HE CAN’T FIND.  When Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson), a cop in Nevada who’s about to retire, ends up being the one who tells a family that their eight-year-old girl has been murdered, he swears on “the salvation of his soul” to … Continue reading The Pledge

No Reservations

LIFE ISN’T ALWAYS MADE TO ORDER.  Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a skillful New York chef who prefers to keep to herself, sees her life change dramatically with the arrival of a new sous chef (Aaron Eckhart) – and a child (Abigail Breslin). Director Scott Hicks makes sure that this remake of the German film Mostly … Continue reading No Reservations

The Dark Knight: Say It With a Smile

WELCOME TO A WORLD WITHOUT RULES. “Why so serioussss?”, hisses the Joker as he flashes his retarded grin. This is after committing several murders, throwing Gotham City into disarray and before trying to force two boatloads of people to choose which one of the groups should perish first. It’s easy to see why people fail … Continue reading The Dark Knight: Say It With a Smile