Soccer films have rarely fared well on the big screen. Be they tales of rags-to-riches (Sean Bean vehicle When Saturday Comes) or given a WWII setting (Escape to Victory), something seems to be lost in translation when trying to show the beautiful game on film. Even the faux-Hollywood gloss and carpet-bomb marketing campaign of the…
Rarely are movie-goers treated to a film that boasts a strong story and a strong cast from top to bottom. Even rarer still that they get to see two of the finest actors in recent memory doing their job at the top of their game. I got was exactly what I expected – a ton of fun, some subtle humor, charm, drama, action, and some of the finest acting I’ve had the pleasure of seeing on the big screen this year. Public Enemies is easily the best major motion picture release of the year.
Franklyn is a unique and compelling tale that tries to break through pre-established genre boundries. It takes risks. With a fresh look and a thought provoking story, Franklyn is a film that transcends boundries and demands that you think outside the box. A truly unique experience for sure. But this film is not for everyone.
The taking of Pelham 123 is a remake of the 70’s action thriller The taking of Pelham One Two Three, and it stars John Travolta and Denzel Washington. Those two alone should be enough to draw people into the theaters, right? Instead of capitolizing on it’s potential, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 just falls flat on it’s face.
Really interesting and original science fiction movies are few and far between, which is sad because they can be so immensely entertaining. Moon, a new sci-fi mind-trip starring Sam Rockwell, has everything you need to make a good sci-fi film, and succeeds on nearly all levels.
I’m not going to waste anyone’s time listing the cast, or the run time or even a plot synopsis for this review. If you are here at MovieGuys reading this review, you already know all about Wolverine. I’ve seen it now a couple of times, as I typically do for all the big time films…
With awards season over and everyone now focused on the summer movie season, the films that got the Oscar nods are now being released on DVD. Doubt was nominated for numerous Oscars, but that doesn’t mean the film is any good, does it?
I have really been putting off writing this review, even more so than normal. Why? Simply because I was so misled by the theatrical, and television advertising of Adventureland, and to be quite honest I am feeling rather ripped off. You see, I was under the impression that Adventureland was going to fall into the same scene as Greg Mottola’s previous film, Superbad. Boy was I wrong.
Lars and the Real Girl is a quirky, bizarre, and heatwarming tale of acceptance. Like it or not, this is a film you will not soon forget. Starring Ryan Gosling as one of the most bizarre characters I have ever seen!
Felon is a well produced compelling Prison drama that assaults your senses and pulls you down for a journey into the corrupt underworld of the American penal system.