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T2 Trainspotting

Twenty years after Mark Renton’s (Ewan McGregor) betrayal, he returns home to Edinburgh to face his old friends; at the same time, the incorrigible Begbie (Robert Carlyle) escapes from prison… This belated sequel to Trainspotting (1996) reunited the cast and crew and is certainly a nostalgia piece for everybody involved, audiences included. Just like the … Continue reading T2 Trainspotting

Trainspotting: Flirting with Death

CHOOSE LIFE. CHOOSE A JOB. CHOOSE A DENTAL INSURANCE, LEISURE WEAR AND MATCHING LUGGAGE. CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE. BUT WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO A THING LIKE THAT? In 1996, Republican Senator Bob Dole was fighting an uphill battle as his party’s presidential nominee  to defeat Bill Clinton. As he was attacking the President and … Continue reading Trainspotting: Flirting with Death

Hitler: The Rise of Evil

“THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR EVIL TO FLOURISH IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING.” – EDMUND BURKE The story of how a young Austrian came to Germany, survived poverty, fought in the first World War and by a combination of personal charisma and the right contacts became the most dynamic (and dangerous) politician of … Continue reading Hitler: The Rise of Evil

28 Weeks Later

ERADICATION. STERILIZATION. RE-POPULATION. RE-INFECTION. Several weeks after the first outbreak of the rage virus in London, the city is desolate and a U.S.-ledNATO force arrives… but is it too soon to repopulate? This sequel to 28 Days Later (2002) has the same gritty look, but the new director rarely reaches the level of tension of the original. This one … Continue reading 28 Weeks Later

24: Redemption

HOPE HAS A FIGHTING CHANCE. As America’s first female president (Cherry Jones) is about to be sworn in, former government agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is forced out of hiding to fight murderous rebels in Africa. The TV movie that preceded the seventh season of 24 is a standard-issue thriller that cleverly sets up events (in real time, … Continue reading 24: Redemption

The Beach

SOMEWHERE ON THIS PLANET IT MUST EXIST. Young American Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), who’s backpacking in Thailand, finds a map that supposedly will take him to a paradise untouched by humans. John Hodge’s novel is a modern classic and many of its fans hated what the filmmakers did. How can Hollywood compete with the sense of adventure … Continue reading The Beach

The World Is Not Enough

AS THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM THERE IS STILL ONE NUMBER YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON.  James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is assigned to protect an oil tycoon (Sophie Marceau) from competitors who crave control of the world’s oil supply. Number 19 in the series was directed by a man who really knows drama best, … Continue reading The World Is Not Enough