[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] Joel Edgerton wears many hats in The Gift as writer, director and actor, but none of them fit particularly well, here. The Gift plays like an early draft of a Twilight Zone episode before Rod Serling tossed it out and started over or saved it for Night Gallery. Jason Bateman plays Simon, a successful salesman who [...]
Trevan and Eric work through Amour, Side Effects, Identity Thief and Warm Bodies while Trey sweats it out boating in some tropical paradise.
In the end Side Effects isn’t a magnum opus. It doesn’t stand in the same class as Traffic or Out Of Sight, but it does speak to Soderbergh’s talents that the film not only works, but is an overall solid thriller.
Skyfall doesn’t reach the emotional depths of 2006’s Casino Royale—Daniel Craig’s first outing as MI6 secret agent James Bond—but it features jaw-dropping cinematography and set design, and some of the most exciting action scenes of the entire series.
Daniel Criag returns as James Bond, but ‘Skyfall’ offers more than the standard spy thriller. As the plot changes from international mystery to revenge story to home defense/giant metaphor, the clean, do-no-wrong exteriors of these characters that have been established over the last 50 years fade away.
If you need a solid political thriller, with acceptably mediocre direction and some great acting, then ‘The Ides of March’ should satisfy.
George Hickman’s list of the 10 most badass movies that played at 2011′s Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX proves that some great movies can be found underground.
Top 10 Fantastic Fest Titles Available to Stream on Netflix
Joe Wright, director of the highly acclaimed “Atonement,” jumps aboard the girls-kicking-ass train with his most recent offering, “Hanna.” Wright taps into the same well-mined landscape of such films as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, the “Bourne” offerings, even a touch of “Let the Right One In,” but where as those films often [...]
I hate it when people complain that a movie isn’t believable enough. My brother complained to me that he had a hard time buying the fact that in Inception, people could just enter dreams so easily. But sometimes movies just require to you to make a leap of faith into the story and if they [...]
Up until about a week ago, not much was known about “Shutter Island.” It’s the fourth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s based on a Dennis Lehane novel of the same name and its release date was spontaneously pushed back from October 2009 to February 2010. Add to that, DiCaprio’s relative low profile [...]