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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

This sequel took nine years to make and once again Robert Rodriguez collaborated closely with Frank Miller to create a nightmarish comic-book visual style – but neither critics nor audiences seemed to care. Just as episodic as the original, with Miller contributing two fresh stories, but several of the old characters return. Josh Brolin replaces … Continue reading Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Zookeeper

DON’T TALK TO THE ANIMALS… UNLESS THEY TALK TO YOU FIRST! When the animals at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo find out that the best man on the staff, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James), is thinking about quitting, they decide to help him change his mind. Another film that benefits from James’s all-around likability and physical comedy; … Continue reading Zookeeper

Unstoppable

1 MILLION TONS OF STEEL. 100,000 LIVES AT STAKE. 100 MINUTES TO IMPACT.  When an unmanned freight train speeds off at full power, an engineer and a conductor (Denzel Washington, Chris Pine) on a different locomotive try to stop it. Another Tony Scott action thriller starring Washington, their best since Crimson Tide (1995). This one was based on … Continue reading Unstoppable

Seven Pounds

SEVEN NAMES. SEVEN STRANGERS. ONE SECRET. In his desperate attempt to help save seven people’s lives, Tim Thomas (Will Smith) pretends to be an IRS agent and gets to know a greeting card printer (Rosario Dawson) with a heart condition… Another drama from the Gabriele Muccino/Smith duo after The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), this time about guilt and its devastating … Continue reading Seven Pounds

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

New York City teenager Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) learns that he is actually the son of Poseidon, the Greek god, and that he’s in danger since Zeus believes that Percy stole his famed lightning bolt. This version of Rick Riordan’s first book in the Percy Jackson series is an obvious attempt to start another successful … Continue reading Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Death Proof

A WHITE-HOT JUGGERNAUT AT 200 MILES PER HOUR! A retired stuntman (Kurt Russell) drives around the South in his old “death-proof“ car and tries to charm women; the question is if they can survive a ride with him. The second part of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez experiment Grindhouse certainly looks like one of those old exploitation flicks that … Continue reading Death Proof

Shattered Glass

READ BETWEEN THE LIES. Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen) is a brilliant, young writer at The New Republic; his latest piece raises eyebrows, but critical eyes begin to look closer at his work… First-time director Billy Ray’s look at the real-life story of how a journalist wunderkind was exposed as a fraud in 1998 is pretty … Continue reading Shattered Glass

He Got Game

THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY GAME. Attica convict Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) is freed for one week to persuade his son Jesus (Ray Allen), an immensely talented basketball player, to sign up with the governor’s alma mater. This becomes a story about redemption, integrity and the bond between a father and a son, … Continue reading He Got Game

Sin City

THERE IS NO JUSTICE WITHOUT SIN. This adaptation of a graphic novel is a first in the way that the creator actively worked with the director on the visual style of the film. There are four stories, all set in the rainy, dark and unforgiving place called Basin City. Everything is so grim-looking, so noir, … Continue reading Sin City

The Adventures of Pluto Nash

THE MAN ON THE MOON. Some time in the future, a successful night club on the moon is blown up and the owner (Eddie Murphy) tries to find whoever is responsible. Murphy’s venture into space moves reasonably fast, some of the design looks pretty good and the music is better than most things. But this … Continue reading The Adventures of Pluto Nash