John Cusack has never been cooler than he is in Grosse Pointe Blank. Playing a hitman having a mid-life crisis, Cusack manages to balance a neurotic character, who could come across as whiny and annoying but doesn’t, with the random … Continue reading Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Review
There is one major issue with Con Air: Nicolas Cage’s accent. Once you get past that hurdle (and it is a big hurdle) what you are left with is a fantastic action movie that demonstrates everything that is missing from modern … Continue reading Con Air (1997) Review
John McClane is the greatest action hero. He is the everyman, the best person to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He has taken on terrorists in buildings, an airport, around a city, through the internet and recently … Continue reading 5 Action Movies made better by adding John McClane
There are many examples of movie star siblings in Hollywood. Some families have fantastic success throughout their family while others have one prolific, movie star sibling while the other brother or sister struggles to put together a career as varied, interesting … Continue reading Sibling vs. Sibling: Who does it better?
Living the events of the past through the eyes of another individual, especially a life that spans many key, historical events, is a great way to present a movie differently. Forrest Gump did it very well, covering the Vietnam War, the … Continue reading The Butler (2013) Review
The tv series The Following actually ruined my enjoyment of The Raven. Or at least, it helped highlight the flaws in what could have been a very good horror/thriller. There is a lot of leverage in a story in which … Continue reading The Raven (2012) Review
To my surprise, I quite enjoyed 2012. Well, I quite enjoyed the first half an hour or so. Once you get past the very questionable “science” used to explain the world ending, the moments with the ground randomly breaking apart in the middle of a supermarket and John Cusack driving his car away from an earth shattering earthquake were good fun to watch. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say that the first “events” where John Cusack is driving to the airport while the world falls apart around him and even the moment when him and his family … Continue reading 2012 (2009) Review