Tag Archives: Brian Dennehy

Silverado

RIDE WITH THEM TO THE ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE! On the way to Silverado, four men (Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover) get to know each other and form a union against those who do them wrong. Lawrence Kasdan successfully took on an erotic thriller (Body Heat) and a nostalgic drama (The Big … Continue reading Silverado

The Big Year

EVERYONE IS SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING. Three birders (Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson) keep bumping into each other in remote places; initially reluctant to come clean, they are all secretly doing a Big Year. While Mark Obmascik’s book follows real-life birders who compete against each other, trying to spot as many species as possible all … Continue reading The Big Year

Presumed Innocent

ATTRACTION. DESIRE. DECEPTION. MURDER. NO ONE IS EVER COMPLETELY INNOCENT. When a prosecutor (Greta Scacchi) is found raped and murdered in her apartment, a colleague (Harrison Ford) takes charge of the investigation… even though he had an affair with her. Alan J. Pakula’s first thriller since the 1970s is reminiscent of those films, with an … Continue reading Presumed Innocent

Righteous Kill

MOST PEOPLE RESPECT THE BADGE. EVERYBODY RESPECTS THE GUN.  Two veteran NYPD detectives (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino) are looking for a serial killer whose victims are all criminals; they soon realize that they’re probably looking for a cop. The third film the two stars made together is not exactly up to par with that … Continue reading Righteous Kill

The Next Three Days

WHAT IF YOU HAD 72 HOURS TO SAVE EVERYTHING YOU LIVE FOR? Three years after his wife (Elizabeth Banks) was jailed for life on a murder charge, John Brennan (Russell Crowe) devises a plan to spring her free. A U.S. remake of the French thriller Anything for Her (2008) that makes few changes but is … Continue reading The Next Three Days

To Catch a Killer

THE SPINE-CHILLING TRUE STORY OF THE CAT-AND-MOUSE PURSUIT OF AMERICA’S MOST DIABOLICAL SERIAL KILLER.  In the late 1970s, Des Plaines cop Joe Kozenczak (Michael Riley) becomes obsessed with exposing a local businessman (Brian Dennehy) as a kidnapper, rapist and possibly murderer of young men. This miniseries tells the story of how Illinois police caught one … Continue reading To Catch a Killer

Ratatouille: The Little Chef That Could

HE’S DYING TO BECOME A CHEF. In creating the concept for Ratatouille, director Brad Bird got help from Thomas Keller, a distinguished chef. He advised the director on what goes on in the busy kitchen of a successful, classy restaurant and also had a few culinary tips up his sleeve, including the design of the ratatouille … Continue reading Ratatouille: The Little Chef That Could

First Blood

A ONE-MAN WAR. John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), a Vietnam vet, arrives in a small town and is subsequently harassed by the police and hunted into the forest where he exacts revenge. Having made three Rocky flicks, Stallone launched his other commercially successful franchise. The first Rambo movie is not exactly believable, but the California woods stand in pretty … Continue reading First Blood