Tag Archives: Rosie Perez

The Counselor

At the same time as he asks the woman (Penélope Cruz) he loves to marry him, a counselor (Michael Fassbender) also gets involved in a drug deal with dire consequences. Cormac McCarthy’s first original screenplay combined with Ridley Scott’s considerable filmmaking skills should have been dynamite, especially considering No Country for Old Men (2007). What … Continue reading The Counselor

The Other Guys

When two hot-shot NYC cops are killed in action, it is up to desk-bound colleagues Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz (Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg) to pick up the baton. Adam McKay’s buddy-cop spoof is a definite improvement on his Step Brothers (2008); it may be loud and dumb, but at least it’s got plenty of … Continue reading The Other Guys

Do the Right Thing: Fighting the Power

IT’S THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE SUMMER. YOU CAN DO NOTHING, YOU CAN DO SOMETHING, OR YOU CAN DO THE RIGHT THING. Back in 1989, Do the Right Thing was hotly debated. Spike Lee was beginning to have an impact as a filmmaker, one of very few African-Americans, and this film became his definitive breakthrough. … Continue reading Do the Right Thing: Fighting the Power

Pineapple Express

PUT THIS IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT. When process server and stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) accidentally witnesses a murder, he and his drug dealer (James Franco) take it on the lam. This surprisingly hilarious comedy offers the same buddy-buddy ingredients as in co-writer Judd Apatow’s own movies and fuses them successfully with what might … Continue reading Pineapple Express