Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain (2013) – I would just like to point out, before venturing into any sort of valid critique, that this is the only movie about which one can say and be grammatically correct “from the director of and starring The Rock.” Had to get that out of the way… Let us consider the … Continue reading

Half Nelson (2006)

Half Nelson (2006) – I remember I met a girl once who, a year or so after Pirates of the Caribbean, said she would see any movie that Johnny Depp was in. Actually I met a lot of girls like that. The Libertine came out shortly thereafter. I don’t think any of those girls saw … Continue reading

Man on a Ledge (2012)

Man on a Ledge (2012) – There’s something be said for a good middle-of-the-road movie. A movie that in all honesty you are probably not going to remember in a few months, but is nonetheless solidly entertaining. A simple premise with some good plot twists and turns and a cast that is game but doesn’t … Continue reading

The Hurt Locker (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2009) — Brilliantly acted all around and tense as all hell.  Not what I necessarily would have expected from Kathryn Bigelow, the director of Near Dark and Point Break, but then again I guess you really never should pigeonhole a director.  Jeremy Renner portrays a man who thinks he’s invincible.  Anthony Mackie … Continue reading