Pompeii is just a flaming heap

Pompeii - 2014 Director Paul W.S. Anderson Starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland Screenplay Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson Many fault Paul W.S. Anderson for bringing the inspired collaboration of Alien vs. Predator to an almost screeching halt.  It's true that the 2004 film performed well below expectations, it really wasn't nearly as … Continue reading Pompeii is just a flaming heap

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is what happens when Twilight succeeds

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - 2013 Director Harald Zwart Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, C. C. H. Pounder, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers Screenplay Jessica Postigo Paquette based on the book by Cassandra Clare When Griffin Mill mocked his fellow producers who wanted "eliminate the writer from the artistic process," this can't have been what … Continue reading Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is what happens when Twilight succeeds

Lincoln is a strong man shown in his weakest moments

Lincoln - 2012 Directed by Stephen Spielberg Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Jared Harris, Walter Goggins, Jackie Earle Haley, Gulliver McGrath, S. Epatha Merkerson Screenplay by Tony Kushner based on Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns-Goodwin There is a moment in Lincoln when, after a long … Continue reading Lincoln is a strong man shown in his weakest moments