Non-Stop has Characters, Heroes

Non-Stop - 2014 Director Jaume Collet-Serra Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Jason Butler Harner, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o, Linus Roache, Corey Stroll Screenplay John W. Richardson, Chris Roach, Ryan Engle Non-Stop is the kind of movie that is full of surprises.  It has the burden of a premise that we've seen many times before, most notably in Passenger 57, Executive Decision, … Continue reading Non-Stop has Characters, Heroes

Lockout, and I am okay with it staying that way

Lockout - 2012 Directed by James Mather, Stephen St. Leger Starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, Peter Stromare Written by Luc Besson,  St. Leger, Mather Guy Pearce is one of the great actors of our time.  Before and since his mainstream breakthrough in the classic L.A. Confidential, he has consistently picked challenging projects that … Continue reading Lockout, and I am okay with it staying that way

The Grey really didn’t need the wolves

The Grey - 2012 Directed by Joe Carnahan Starring Liam Neeson, Durmot Mulroney, Joe Anderson, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Bale, Anne Openshaw, Jacob Blair, Ben Bray Screenplay by Carnahan and Ian McKenzie Jeffers based on the short story Ghost Walker by Jeffers The Grey has characters that get richer as the story goes on, even as they fight … Continue reading The Grey really didn’t need the wolves