Assassin’s Creed (*1/2) Now really, what did you expect?

Apparently, there is enough riding behind this one to push through at least one sequel. The director is actually interested to explore the cold war. If they let him come back, at least it won't force some other director to take a dive for material that can only take you so far before it pulls you down into the pit of hitting the marks. It's the same kind of fate Michael Bay has been saving directors from since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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The Purge: Anarchy (**) needs to improve if it wants to be the new Saw, Paranormal Activity

The Purge: Anarchy - 2014 Writer and Director James DeMonaco Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Michael K. Williams In the second take of the dystopian series, we go outside the confines of the home to the streets of L.A., where, presumably, no one is safe. This is especially true for the lower and working class people. It … Continue reading The Purge: Anarchy (**) needs to improve if it wants to be the new Saw, Paranormal Activity

This is not your father’s Robocop, it’s your younger son’s

Robocop - 2014 Director José Padilha Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel Screenplay by Joshua Zetumer Poor ED-209.  Never has there been such a cool looking law enforcement officer destined only to be the sucker.  In both the original classic and the good, but softer remake, ED-209 performs as the … Continue reading This is not your father’s Robocop, it’s your younger son’s