Snowpiercer gets to the heart of the matter

Snowpiercer - 2013 Director Boon Joon-Ho Starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris Screenplay Joon-Ho and Kelly Masterson  An inadvertent addition to the growing trend of movies going straight to video on demand, Boon Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer, along with Mike James' Roger Ebert opus, Life Itself have forever changed my mind on the value … Continue reading Snowpiercer gets to the heart of the matter

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Gravity: Beautiful, if annoying

Gravity - 2013 Director Alfonso Cuarón Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris (voice) Screenplay Jonás and Alfonso Cuarón In the end, it's not how long one lives, but the quality of life one lives.  The events that take place in the span of the film Gravity lends credence to that axiom.  If I were in the … Continue reading Gravity: Beautiful, if annoying

Pain & Gain: Meat

Pain & Gain - 2013 Director Michael Bay Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris Screenplay Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely based on the book by Pete Collins Let's not get down to the nitty-gritty on this.  No one will benefit from knowing whether the events in the movie are true or not.  What is remarkable is the … Continue reading Pain & Gain: Meat

Phantom: That clunking you hear is not the sub

Phantom - 2013 Writer and Director Todd Robinson Starring Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, Johnathon Schaech, Julian Adams, Jason Beghe There is a point at the beginning of Phantom where the boat crew is prepping K-129 for its last mission.  As we get exposition from many of the principal cast members, we see nameless crewmen pulling endless amounts of … Continue reading Phantom: That clunking you hear is not the sub

Man On A Ledge is teetering on the edge of watchability

Man on a Ledge - 2012 Directed by Asger Leth Starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Génesis Rodríguez, Edward Burns, Titus Welliver, Kyra Sedgewick, William Sadler Screenplay by  Pablo Fenjves This is one of those types of movies that you get to make when you are Sam Worthington,  An impressive career thus far, … Continue reading Man On A Ledge is teetering on the edge of watchability