Shaft (*****) is damn right

John Shaft is the urban answer to the motto "Don't Tread on Me." It's a remarkable statement that no doubt has lead many critics who live in big cities to blanch at the apparent crudity espoused by the filmmakers. Now in their 5th film and going on 5 decades. All it really does is show the difference between those who prefer a nanny state and those who'd rather think of it as a distant uncle they see once in a while.

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Transformers: The Age of Extinction: Remember Chicago?

Transformers: Age of  Extinction - 2014 Director Michael Bay Starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, Titus Welliver, T. J. Miller, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe Screenplay by Ehren Kruger Alright, let's get this thing over with.  It's bad, yes.  There are the customary Michael Bay touches here.  The slightly … Continue reading Transformers: The Age of Extinction: Remember Chicago?

Promised Land plays scientist, judge, jury, etc…

Promised Land - 2012 Director Gus Van Sant Starring Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver, Terry Kinney, Hal Holbrook Written by Damon, Krasinski, Chris Moore Promised Land is perhaps the laziest script I have seen make it to the big screen.  It takes a debatable subject, bends one side, to make it … Continue reading Promised Land plays scientist, judge, jury, etc…

Argo: It’s that few rotten million…

Argo - 2012 Director - Ben Affleck Starring - Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Tate Donovan, Clea Duvall, Victor Garber, Philip Baker Hall, Kyle Chandler, Michael Parks, Chris Messina, Titus Welliver Screenplay - Chris Terrio Alan Arkin is remarkable.  He's been doing the same shtick for 50 years.  You would think it'd get old by now.  It hasn't. … Continue reading Argo: It’s that few rotten million…