Tag Archives: Armand Assante

Judge Dredd

ONE MAN IS JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER.  In the 2080s, most of mankind live in huge “Mega-Cities” where crime is rampant; Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone) works as virtually a one-man army, serving as a cop, judge and executioner. The director’s first Hollywood movie disappointed fans of the original comic book. The action is well paced … Continue reading Judge Dredd

Two for the Money

Former football player Brandon Lang (Matthew McConaughey), who has a knack at predicting winners in games, is hired by the charismatic head (Al Pacino) of a sports consulting firm – and his life changes. It’s a pleasure watching these three stars make their characters come alive – McConaughey as the cocky talent, Pacino as the … Continue reading Two for the Money

Jack the Ripper: Finding Hyde

When David Wickes set out to make a miniseries about Jack the Ripper that would premiere on the centennial of the infamous murders in Whitechapel, he announced to the world that he would reveal the true identity of the serial killer. A great P.R. stunt, but ripperologists were not too pleased. First of all, no … Continue reading Jack the Ripper: Finding Hyde

American Gangster

  In 1968, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) sees his chance to build an empire based on cheap but pure heroin smuggled into New York from Vietnam; cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) builds a team to bring him down. The story about the intelligent but psychopathic Frank Lucas turns into a conventional but superb gangster flick in … Continue reading American Gangster