Tag Archives: Rene Russo

The Intern

EXPERIENCE NEVER GETS OLD. 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is hired as an intern at a fresh New York City company that sells clothes online, but its founder (Anne Hathaway) is less than thrilled… One of Nancy Meyers’s least satisfying comedies is an attempt to bridge generations. Its two stars deserve kudos for … Continue reading The Intern

Lethal Weapon 4

THE GANG’S ALL HERE. After coming across Chinese slave laborers, Riggs and Murtaugh (Mel Gibson, Danny Glover) go up against a ruthless immigrant smuggling ring. Our heroes are growing older, but not much changes anyway. Number four is chock-full of action, almost to the point of exhaustion, but all the sub-plots is what really slows … Continue reading Lethal Weapon 4

Two for the Money

Former football player Brandon Lang (Matthew McConaughey), who has a knack at predicting winners in games, is hired by the charismatic head (Al Pacino) of a sports consulting firm – and his life changes. It’s a pleasure watching these three stars make their characters come alive – McConaughey as the cocky talent, Pacino as the … Continue reading Two for the Money

Thor: The Dark World

After the events of The Avengers (2012), Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is brought back to Asgard in chains, but Thor (Chris Hemsworth) soon faces another formidable enemy – a dark elf looking for revenge. Helmed by a new director, this sequel to Thor (2011) nevertheless maintains the same tone, successfully blending comedy and action in imaginative, … Continue reading Thor: The Dark World

Thor

TWO WORLDS. ONE HERO. Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the hot-headed son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), is banished to Earth, which becomes an opportunity for his brother (Tom Hiddleston) to seize power of Asgard. The fourth film in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe shares ideas and references with its predecessors, and by the time a near-indestructible machine that … Continue reading Thor

In the Line of Fire: Fighting Kennedy’s Ghost

AN ASSASSIN ON THE LOOSE. A PRESIDENT IN DANGER. ONLY ONE MAN STANDS BETWEEN THEM. The original trailer for this film was an exercise in poor taste and preview audiences reacted harshly against it. It had the date “November 22, 1963” written in large letters, followed by John Malkovich’s character talking about killing the president. … Continue reading In the Line of Fire: Fighting Kennedy’s Ghost

The Thomas Crown Affair

HOW DO YOU GET THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING? This longish but romantic remake of the elegant 1968 Norman Jewison caper manages to preserve the flair of the original. Admittedly, there is none of the technical playfulness that made Jewison’s film fun to watch, but the suggestive, unpredictable taunting between the insurance agent (Rene Russo) … Continue reading The Thomas Crown Affair