Tag Archives: Sharlto Copley

The Hollars

Graphic novelist John Hollar (John Krasinski) leaves New York City to visit his mother (Margo Martindale) who’s in hospital with a tumor, but he’s instantly drawn into the problems of his whole family. Krasinski’s second film as a director has everything you expect from a typical indie comedy-drama, down to the predictable guitar arrangements. Martindale … Continue reading The Hollars

CHAPPiE

HUMANITY’S LAST HOPE ISN’T HUMAN. In the future, the Johannesburg police force is assisted by highly efficient robots created by a brilliant engineer (Dev Patel); when he gives one of them a mind of its own, he’s threatened from two sides… Based on a short film that Neill Blomkamp made in 2004, this noisy, dystopian … Continue reading CHAPPiE

Maleficent

EVIL HAS A BEGINNING.  After being betrayed and violated by a boy who wants to be king, a fairy (Angelina Jolie) gets her revenge years later by cursing his newborn daughter. A dark interpretation of the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale that turns the tables and humanizes the wicked Maleficent. As in Snow White and the … Continue reading Maleficent

The A-Team

THERE IS NO PLAN B. As U.S. forces are preparing to leave Iraq after the war, a team of rowdy Army Rangers led by Colonel “Hannibal” Smith (Liam Neeson) are given a clandestine mission that turns out to be a trap. The big-screen adaptation of the 1983-1987 TV series introduces a new cast that enthusiastically … Continue reading The A-Team