Tag Archives: Noah Wyle

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

When J. Edgar Hoover suddenly dies in 1972 and is replaced by a man with improper ties to Nixon’s White House, FBI special agent Mark Felt (Liam Neeson) becomes increasingly frustrated. The beginning of the Watergate scandal was depicted in All the President’s Men (1976); this far less effective film follows the man who became … Continue reading Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Falling Skies

The sci-fi series that changed showrunners more often than you change underwear started out promisingly, with an original concept by Saving Private Ryan writer Robert Rodat and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, that imagined Earth being invaded by hostile aliens, and regular people, including Noah Wyle’s teacher, having to take up arms. Over the seasons, a … Continue reading Falling Skies

A Few Good Men

IN THE HEART OF THE NATION’S CAPITAL, IN A COURTHOUSE OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, ONE MAN WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO KEEP HIS HONOR, AND ONE WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO FIND THE TRUTH. Inexperienced U.S. Navy lawyer Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) takes a case where two Marines stationed at Guantanamo stand accused of having … Continue reading A Few Good Men

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

THE WORLD’S MOST UNLIKELY HERO IS BACK FOR HIS BIGGEST ADVENTURE. Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) is on a badly needed vacation in New Orleans when he’s drawn into an adventure where a former KGB agent (Dikran Tulaine) is trying to resurrect Vlad the Impaler and create a vampire army. The third film in this franchise … Continue reading The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines

NEW CONTINENT. NEW ADVENTURE. STILL NO CLUE. When a scroll that shows the way to the legendary King Solomon’s mines is stolen out of Flynn Carsen’s (Noah Wyle) hands, he goes to Casablanca to retrieve not only the scroll but a key to it. The second film in this franchise lies, if possible, even closer to … Continue reading The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

HE DIDN’T WANT TO BE A HERO. HE ONLY WANTED A JOB. Eternal student Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) finally seeks a job as a librarian, little dreaming that it’s a position he was destined to fill, one that will throw him into wondrous adventures. Yet another film inspired by the Indiana Jones movies, this one produced by Dean … Continue reading The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

ER: Better Than Health Insurance

One of the top medical dramas ever made, I started watching ER when I was a teenager and remained loyal to the show for 15 years until its demise, even when it lost its appeal to younger, hipper audiences and turned into good, but not quite electrifying, entertainment for older viewers (ironically, this happened even though a … Continue reading ER: Better Than Health Insurance

W.

A LIFE MISUNDERESTIMATED. There are moments here where George W. Bush comes across as a bumbling fool… but this is also in many ways a gentle portrait of a simple man who unbelievably became leader of the free world. The movie jumps back and forth between the President’s preparations for going to war with Iraq … Continue reading W.

White Oleander

WHERE DOES A MOTHER END AND A DAUGHTER BEGIN? After killing her lover, artist Ingrid Magnussen (Michelle Pfeiffer) is sentenced to life in prison, and her daughter (Alison Lohman) ends up in a foster family; they stay in touch, but is that a good thing? This adaptation of an Oprah’s Book Club choice gives you … Continue reading White Oleander