Death Wish (***) is down the middle

If this were a great film, there might be something to say about the rights to bear arms to protect oneself from the criminals. The filmmakers are not interested in waging a war in politics. They really just wanted a vehicle for Eli Roth to be just a little more mainstream and for Bruce Willis to climb back out of the straight to video market.

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The House at the End of the Street is not scary…it’s just Canadian

House at the End of the Street - 2012 Director Mark Tonderai Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows Screenplay David Louka, Jonathan Mostow Why do we go back to films like this?  It's finished by the time you've reached the second act.  By finished, I mean clearly obvious what is going to happen.  From that … Continue reading The House at the End of the Street is not scary…it’s just Canadian

Hope Springs a subtle reminder of the need to grow together

Hope Springs - 2012 Director David Frankel Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Mimi Rogers, Elisabeth Shue, Ben Rappaport, Marin Ireland, Becky Ann Baker Screenplay Vanessa Taylor I always thought that separate beds in a marriage was a fiction of television.  Of course Ozzie and Harriet could not be seen in the sack together. … Continue reading Hope Springs a subtle reminder of the need to grow together