3 Days to Kill manages to have some decent action sequences and a few laughs, but the film is a misfire for Kevin Costner and director McG. Written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak, the film sees Costner joined by a talented cast including Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Richard Sammel, and Eriq Ebouaney.
New director William Eubank gives it a good try but fails to capitalize on a good idea, Screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, computer hackers Brenton Thwaites (playing Nic Eastman) and Beau Knapp (playing Jonah Breck) receive a very mysterious message. A couple quick replies indicate they are being challenged to a computer
It’s not often that I have to begin my blog with the teaser for next week but this time I don’t have a choice. Aviva’s dad is back on “Real Housewives of New York” and he’s in rare form. “Ramona is a bitch and you know what happens to bitches,” George declares. Well, he’s not
A minimalist investigation into Turkish women bearing the sins of the world. Screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, Saodat Ismailova’s “Chilla” came as a surprise to an audience expecting the Indian crime thriller “Monsoon Shootout.” As the SIFF staff pointed out, “this is no Monsoon Shootout.” Indeed, Ismailov’s movie probably produces more lasting
A fantastic and supremely realistic journey into the underworld of the subway and the nether world of the illegal alien. Emerging Director Sam Fleischner is able to put his dozen-plus lenser creds to good use in this surrealistic yet grounded narrative of a boy lost in the New York subways. Winner of a Special Jury
No history-making drama here, but a sincere journey into solidly founded fears that dog the parents of the new millennium Screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, Craig Johnson directs “Saturday Night Live” alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as estranged twins reuniting after ten years of silence. The film starts off with the
There’s a character in Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s romantic comedy Blended that is the sizzle on every steak, the Fourth of July fireworks, the life of the party. Petite and pretty, movie newcomer Jessica Lowe’s wicked delivery and comic intelligence takes “life of the party” up several dozen notches. Once seen, she’s not forgotten.
Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles proved not all westerns have to be serious and managed to show just how far the iconic director could push the envelope. The film manages to offend just about everyone possible, but you can’t help but laugh – even if you kind of feel like you shouldn’t be laughing. Celebrating the
Housing 40 films on 38 discs, John Wayne: The Epic Collection is an incredible treat for any fan of the screen icon, and features a wide variety of Wayne’s films over his incredible film career. The films are a collection of Wayne’s Warner Bros. and Paramount titles, and range from his biggest releases to his
So did anybody else notice they didn’t call the wrap-up episode of WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp” a reunion show like they usually would? They called it “The Aftermath.” I’m guessing that’s because a few of the couples are still just a big hot mess and some of them didn’t even learn enough to stay out