Tag Archives: Angelina Jolie

Beyond Borders

IN A PLACE SHE DIDN’T BELONG, AMONG PEOPLE SHE NEVER KNEW, SHE FOUND A WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. After a horrifying, eye-opening encounter with a desperate doctor (Clive Owen) who’s been working in Ethiopia, socialite Sarah Jordan (Angelina Jolie) becomes engaged in his plight. Jolie’s work as a U.N. goodwill ambassador was reflected in … Continue reading Beyond Borders

Kung Fu Panda 3

THE WEIGHT IS OVER. At the same time as Po is trying to handle his new role as a teacher, he also meets his real father and has to battle a spirit warrior. Another 3D adventure with the panda whose most dangerous nemesis seems to be stairs. Po’s reunited with all the lovable supporting characters … Continue reading Kung Fu Panda 3

The Tourist

THE PERFECT TRIP – THE PERFECT TRAP. On a train to Venice, an American math teacher (Johnny Depp) meets a beautiful woman (Angelina Jolie) and is drawn into the Scotland Yard’s hunt for her mysterious lover. This remake of the French film Anthony Zimmer (2005) was the director’s first American project and he ends up … Continue reading The Tourist

Kung Fu Panda 2

PREPARE FOR THE RETURN OF AWESOMENESS.   When the evil lord of a peacock clan attempts to conquer China, Po and the Furious Five use all their powers to stop him… but the panda is also brutally reminded of his childhood. The first major animated release to be directed by a woman is a 3D … Continue reading Kung Fu Panda 2

Wanted

CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) has a dead-end job and a girlfriend who prefers to have sex with his best friend, but his miserable life changes on the day he learns his destiny. This loose adaptation of a comic book series has a few similarities to The Matrix (1999), as a simple office drone is transformed … Continue reading Wanted

The Good Shepherd: Guarding the Flock

THE TRUE STORY OF THE BIRTH OF THE CIA THROUGH THE EYES OF A MAN WHO NEVER EXISTED. Robert De Niro should work as a director more often. His first film in that capacity, A Bronx Tale (1993), had a ring of truth to it and so does this story about the rise of the CIA after WWII, a pet … Continue reading The Good Shepherd: Guarding the Flock

Beowulf

Pride is the curse. In 6th century Denmark, the monster Grendel crashes a party at a castle and kills a lot of people; the king (Anthony Hopkins) hires a warrior called Beowulf (Ray Winstone) to destroy him. After The Polar Express (2004), director Robert Zemeckis made another film with performance capture technology; the results are a slight improvement. … Continue reading Beowulf

Kung Fu Panda

PREPARE FOR AWESOMENESS. Po, a big, lazy panda, is unexpectedly named the Dragon Warrior by a wise turtle and must be trained by a reluctant kung fu master. This DreamWorks CGI spectacle has brilliant animation, an enormous energy and a dedicated cast that help overcome the predictability. There is no doubt that Po will get his act together … Continue reading Kung Fu Panda

Shark Tale

BEHIND EVERY LITTLE FISH IS A GREAT WHITE LIE. A wrasse called Oscar becomes mistakenly known for having killed a shark; as his popularity rises, he befriends another shark, Lenny, whose father won’t let him be a vegetarian. One of the Shrek directors is behind this comedy; expect a lot of pop cultural references (not … Continue reading Shark Tale