Rampage (***1/2) shouldn’t be this good

#rampage "Can you do without this film? Surely. In the age of Moviepass, why should you?  It's really a fun waste of time with effects that make it worth your time, up until they start blowing stuff up and tearing it down. If you're not worn out by the senseless and consequence-less destruction of major metropolitan areas, and you like Johnson, give this a shot. You definitely could do worse."

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Red Dawn: It’s a thankless job, but thank God its not Invasion U.S.A.

Red Dawn - 2012 Director Dan Bradley Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Brett Cullen, Will Yun Lee Screenplay by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore, based on the original screenplay by John Milius and Kevin Reynolds The thing about Red Dawn, in any incarnation is the sheer lunacy of the … Continue reading Red Dawn: It’s a thankless job, but thank God its not Invasion U.S.A.

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding: Peace, Love, Dope!

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding - 2012 Director Bruce Beresford Starring Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford, Nat Wolf, Kyle MacLachlan Screenplay by Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski I've never been a fan of Jane Fonda, but then, she's never been this bad.  I can't speak with total authority, though.  A few years ago, when she made … Continue reading Peace, Love and Misunderstanding: Peace, Love, Dope!

Possession is as good as it gets for it’s kind

The Possession - 2012 Director Ole Bornedal Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgewick, Natasha Calis, Madison Davenport, Grant Show, Matisyahu, Ella Wade Screenplay Juliet Snowden, Stiles White There is a scene early in the film, Possession, where, with the process already started, older sister Hannah (Davenport) notices her sister, Emily (Calis) acting lethargically while the first-born practices a … Continue reading Possession is as good as it gets for it’s kind

Texas Killing Fields: Has the pedigree, but gets lost in the hills

Texas Killing Fields - 2011 Directed by  Ami Caanan Mann Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sam Worthington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, James Hebert, Stephen Graham Written by Don Farrarone In watching the trailer, one gets the brooding sense of foreboding that was present in Fincher's classic, Zodiac.  Investigators (Worthington, Morgan and Chastain) looking seriously … Continue reading Texas Killing Fields: Has the pedigree, but gets lost in the hills