The Ocean’s Films: Then, Then and Now

Hopefully, once they get past the #metoo stain, they can include Damon and the rest of the cast in a future film.

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R.E.D. 2: More of the same, thank God.

R.E.D. 2 - 2013 Director Dean Parisot Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker, Lee Byung-hun, Brian Cox, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Neal McDonough Screenplay Jon and Eric Hoeber based on Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner There are many movies out now that I would like to see.  Even so, the Grouchnapper and I went on … Continue reading R.E.D. 2: More of the same, thank God.

Side Effects is full frontal storytelling

Side Effects - 2013 Director Steven Soderbergh Starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw Screenplay Scott Z. Burns There is a propulsive feeling to the first 1/3 of Side Effects.   It's a little like we're heading towards inevitable disaster.  Once disaster strikes, the viewer is somewhat shocked, and like Dr. Jonathan Banks … Continue reading Side Effects is full frontal storytelling

Broken City welcome to the home of underachievement

Broken City - 2013 Director Allen Hughes Starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Natalie Martinez, Kyle Chandler, Griffin Dunne, James Ransone Screenplay Brian Tucker All that acting talent.  What I wouldn't give to see Jeffrey Wright win an Oscar one day.  Russell Crowe with a politician's haircut.  Barry Pepper with … Continue reading Broken City welcome to the home of underachievement

Forgotten Gem: High Fidelity is like singing in your sleep

High Fidelity - 2000 Directed by Stephen Frears Starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Lisa Bonet, Jack Black, Todd Luiso, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones Screenplay D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, Scott Rosenberg and Cusack taken from the novel by Nick Hornby Mix tapes.  They've been lost in time, replaced playlists on iTunes.  It's not the same.  There was a time … Continue reading Forgotten Gem: High Fidelity is like singing in your sleep