Another Look: Full Metal Jacket (***)

"In total, this film means the same thing to me that it did back in 1987. It's schizophrenic and frustrating. In the effort to make mirror images of life before and after being honed into the "full metal jacket" they forgot to make the story a believable one. It might have been more effective if the characters were more than just big, dumb mouthpieces of some of the post poetic prose you ever did hear about war. Or if they'd just stuck with Hartman until the end."

The Watch shoots mostly blanks

The Watch - 2012 Directed by Akiva Schaffer Starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Rosemarie DeWitt, Richard Ayoade, R. Lee Ermey, Will Forte, Billy Crudup Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jared Stern A few weeks after the marketing campaign began for The Neighborhood Watch, a tragedy occurred in Florida that created a huge national stir.  That … Continue reading The Watch shoots mostly blanks