Tag Archives: David Koepp

Mortdecai

SOPHISTICATION HAS A NAME. Lord Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp), an art dealer and swindler who owes the U.K. government a lot of money, reluctantly agrees to help inspector Alistair Martland (Ewan McGregor) find a stolen Goya painting. This adaptation of a novel that’s part of a popular series of comic thrillers was maligned by critics … Continue reading Mortdecai

Premium Rush

RIDE LIKE HELL.  New York City bicycle messenger Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) clashes with a dirty cop (Michael Shannon), who’s deeply indebted to a loan shark, over a valuable envelope. As a screenwriter, David Koepp rarely shows much flair, but this thriller is the opposite. The story of a daredevil messenger who gets chased all over … Continue reading Premium Rush

Ghost Town

HE SEES DEAD PEOPLE… AND THEY ANNOY HIM. Dentist Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) can’t stand his patients, co-workers or anyone around him… which gets even worse when ghosts discover that he can see them and start hounding him with their unfinished business. A real star vehicle for Gervais who is always funny in unsympathetic roles … Continue reading Ghost Town

Secret Window

SOME WINDOWS SHOULD NEVER BE OPENED. Writer Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp) mopes around his cabin, trying to get his next book organized, but then a Southern stranger (John Turturro) shows up on his doorstep and accuses him of plagiarism. Stephen King’s story starts out with a similar theme to his “Misery”, but turns into something … Continue reading Secret Window