Hunter Killer (***) is obvious and likable

Let's be honest. It's not a tremendous work of art that Marsh, Butler and co. have produced here. There are no nominations or awards forthcoming. What Hunter Killer does have, though, is enjoyability on a completely masculine scale. It's the kind of film I might have watched with my dad when he was alive. It deserves respect for being competent, entertaining and earnest to a fault, if not original.

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John Wick (***1/2): I’m thinking you don’t kill the dog

John Wick - 2014 Director Chad Stahelski, David Leitch Starring Keanu Reeves,Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe Screenplay Derek Kolstad John Wick (Reeves) is a retired hitman / tough guy for the Russian Mob. He got out and nobody really wanted him back in. The Mob Boss's Son, who amazingly had no clue who he was, … Continue reading John Wick (***1/2): I’m thinking you don’t kill the dog

Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is artistically recreated

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo - 2011 Directed by David Fincher Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer,  Stellan Skarsgård Screenplay  Steven Zaillian From the moment it was revealed that David Fincher was going to remake the 2009 Swedish original of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, mixed feelings abound.  The first run through was … Continue reading Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is artistically recreated