Midway (***1/2) – The sea remembers its own

If for no other reason we learn the name of Richard "Dick" Best, Midway is worth the watch.

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Sully (****1/2) provides a perfect landing

A good film leaves you wanting more, but knowing you've seen enough. Eastwood shows glimpses of Sully's past when they apply to how it made the hero with whom we're presented. His doubt is resistant to every indication that he deserves praise. It makes a remarkably satisfying result when we finally see the tide is turned in his own self-analysis. Hanks does all of this with a dry poignancy that is matched by Eastwood's spare presentation. If ever two talents were meant to work together, it is these two.

I, Frankenstein is not the dumbest movie of all time

I, Frankenstein - 2014 Director Stuart Beattie Starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney, Kevin Grevioux Screenplay Kevin Grevioux, Stuart Beattie Aaron Eckhart is a man capable of good acting.  His performance in Erin Brockovich, In The Company of Men, Thank You for Smoking and The Dark Knight stand out with the best films in any career.  He's rarely been … Continue reading I, Frankenstein is not the dumbest movie of all time

Olympus Has Fallen is a not so subtle slice of Peckinpah

Olympus Has Fallen - 2013 Director Anton Fuqua Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Finley Jacobsen, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Rick Yune Written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt The attack on the White House is glorious.  An ungodly amount of .50 caliber bullets flying throughout, maiming some, … Continue reading Olympus Has Fallen is a not so subtle slice of Peckinpah