Tag Archives: Jon Turteltaub

Last Vegas

IT’S GOING TO BE LEGENDARY. When Billy (Michael Douglas) is about to marry his 40 years younger girlfriend in Las Vegas, his childhood buddies (Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline) gather to throw him a bachelor party… but there are unresolved issues between them. It may be easy to label this a Hangover for … Continue reading Last Vegas

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

IT’S THE COOLEST JOB EVER. Ten years after a supernatural encounter in a Manhattan bookstore, physics student Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) meets a sorcerer (Nicolas Cage) again who explains to him that he’s destined to become his apprentice. The folks behind the National Treasure movies deliver another well-paced, effects-laden adventure for a younger audience. Interestingly … Continue reading The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

When one of Ben Gates’s (Nicolas Cage) ancestors is revealed to have been part of the Abraham Lincoln assassination plot, the historian/adventurer and his friends try to clear his name. A surprisingly entertaining sequel that reunites the Cage/Jon Voight/Diane Kruger/Justin Bartha team and delivers the same kind of adventure for history and conspiracy buffs that we … Continue reading National Treasure: Book of Secrets

National Treasure

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE HISTORY HAS EVER REVEALED. Historian/adventurer Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has always been looking for history’s greatest treasure; he discovers that the back of the Declaration of Independence may harbor clues to it. Here’s an action movie that teaches us about American history in a clever and entertaining way, throwing us from one landmark … Continue reading National Treasure