I feel it’s only fair to let the rest of the 2013 cinematic offerings know that there are only nine slots available in my Top 10 Films of 2013 now that I’ve seen “Oblivion,” the brilliant new sci-fi adventure starring Tom Cruise. More
April 19, 2013
March 22, 2013
Be honest. Your first thought when you saw the trailer for “Olympus Has Fallen” was oh, this is just ‘Die Hard at the White House’ right? If only it was a straight up rip-off, this could have been a thrilling start to a new franchise instead of the seriously flawed action film we get in its place.
And fair or not, I expected a lot more from a film boasting a cast of Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart (“The Dark Knight”), Morgan Freeman (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Angela Bassett (“Green Lantern”), Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) and Robert Forster (“Jackie Brown”). More
March 5, 2013
Film District has set up some fun viral activities for “Olympus Has Fallen” and the latest is the Code Name Generator, which you can enter your name here and your super cool, secret agent name will be provided.
Mine came out as Pistol. Curious how many names they’ve got in this thing so let me know what you get.
“Olympus Has Fallen” comes to theaters March 22.
March 4, 2013
Here’s the latest “Oblivion” trailer providing the most detailed look at the new Tom Cruise action film yet.
It looks like it could be an epic blockbuster, even if I’m getting a slight “I Am Legend” vibe from it just with Tom Cruise being the last man standing as opposed to Will Smith. And while the fight scenes look compelling this doesn’t look a whole heckuva lot different than any other Tom Cruise is the world’s most capable man films like “War of the Worlds,” “Minority Report” and the entire “Mission: Impossible” series. At least this one has Morgan Freeman in it.
What do you think? Interested or just tired of Tom Cruise at this point? “Oblivion” comes to theaters on April 19.
November 7, 2012
I mentioned “Last Vegas” awhile ago, but here’s the first look at the fully assembled cast:
From the release: Film legends Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline will be coming to a theater near you next Holiday Season straight from fabulous LAST VEGAS!
The ensemble comedy follows four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single.
The film opens Dec. 20, 2013. That’s a bit of a wait and December seems like an odd time for a Vegas theme movie, but with the talent involved I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait.
October 19, 2012
Movie Reviews Alex Cross, Along Came a Spider, Edward Burns, Idris Elba, Kiss the Girls, Lost, Matthew Fox, Morgan Freeman, Prometheus, Rachel Nichols, Rob Cohen, The Fast and the Furious, Tyler Perry, xXx 6 Comments
The biggest problem with trying to reinvent yourself as a hard-nosed tough guy is when most of the movie-going public most closely associates you as a woman.
That’s the issue Tyler Perry faces in “Alex Cross,” a mediocre action/drama that serves as a prequel of sorts to the big screen adaptations of James Patterson novels, “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the Girls,” starring Morgan Freeman as an older, more experienced Cross. More
July 19, 2012
There’s two things you need to know about “The Dark Knight Rises.” Comparing it to “Marvel’s The Avengers” is pointless as they’re two vastly different takes on a superhero blockbuster. If you like great movies you’ll love “The Dark Knight Rises” just as much as “Avengers” — just in another way. Secondly, “TDKR” doesn’t reach the heights of the genre-challenging masterpiece that was “The Dark Knight,” but that was as flawless a movie you’ll ever see so there’s no shame coming up short to that lofty standard.
That said, “The Dark Knight Rises” is the kind of spectacular edge-of-your-seat epic that will have you hooked right from its jaw-dropping opening sequence and dare you to resist the urge to applaud once it’s finished. More
July 18, 2012
I wrote this years ago obviously, but my opinions on it are pretty much the same so I likely won’t have too much to add here. I just finished watching it in actual preparation for “The Dark Knight Rises,” which would just about have to be the greatest movie ever to top this one for me.
“The Dark Knight” is a phenomenal masterpiece whose creators aren’t content with simply making a great comic book movie but craft one that transcends the genre to become one of the best films this decade. More
July 16, 2012
Action/Adventure, Comic Book Batman Begins, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Marvel's The Avengers, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises 2 Comments
In preparation/insane level of getting hyped up for “The Dark Knight Rises,” I’m re-watching Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. Very taxing work I assure you to force myself to sit through two amazing, genre-defying films that forever change audiences’ perception of a “comic book movie.”