Magic Mike: Typical story made special by Soderbergh and Horn

Magic Mike - 2012 Director Steven Soderbergh Starring Channing Tatum, Cody Horn, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Olivia Munn, Kevin Nash Screenplay Reid Carolin Almost 1/3 of the way through Magic Mike, there is a point where Brooke (Horn) has just discovered where her brother Alex (Pettyfer) has been working.  She does her best to … Continue reading Magic Mike: Typical story made special by Soderbergh and Horn

21 Jump Street takes a different, better turn

21 Jump Street - 2012 Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Ellie Kemper, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube Screenplay Michael Bacall It's not that I did not ever watch the original television show, I just didn't ever make it a point to watch 21 Jump Street.  All of the hullabaloo … Continue reading 21 Jump Street takes a different, better turn

Haywire: Soderburgh gets the comfort of knowing that he tried action

Haywire -2012 Directed by Stephen Soderbergh Starring Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Bill Paxton, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas Screenplay by Lem Dobbs Gina Carano looks like she's taken out more than a few people in her life.  Watching her march through an assemblage of bad guys in Haywire, the only thing I could think about … Continue reading Haywire: Soderburgh gets the comfort of knowing that he tried action