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24 Best Christmas Movies, Part 4:4

Only a few days to Christmas. This is one of my favourite months and what better way to get into the spirit than watching classic Christmas movies? I have assembled a list of 24 Yuletide favorites – and ranked them from worst to best. Mind you, worst in this case means that they are still good, just not up … Continue reading 24 Best Christmas Movies, Part 4:4

Hollywood Stars in Super Bowl Ads 2014

Last year, I wrote a blog entry highlighting the Super Bowl ads that featured Hollywood stars. After all, I have no interest in neither the game itself nor the halftime show if it’s going to feature performers like Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Admittedly the ad that raised the most interest this year … Continue reading Hollywood Stars in Super Bowl Ads 2014

Red 2

THE BEST NEVER REST. Just as he’s settling down with Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) once again finds himself in danger; soon, they’re both joining old friends in the search for a mysterious Cold War-era weapon. This sequel to Red (2010) pales a bit in comparison and begins to resemble an Expendables movie, … Continue reading Red 2

Red

THERE’S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE.  Former CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is targeted by a team of killers, but escapes; he subsequently gathers old pros and goes after those responsible for the attack. This adaptation of a graphic novel may lack the kind of visual flair that most have, and it also has a … Continue reading Red

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

When the G.I. Joes are framed and attacked by forces commanded by an impostor posing as the U.S. President, the survivors gather for retaliation. The sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) found a new director and the guys who wrote Zombieland. The shoddy 3D effects we can do without, but this is … Continue reading G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Looper

FACE YOUR FUTURE. FIGHT YOUR PAST.   In 2044, Joe Simmons (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) works as a contract killer for the mob in Kansas City; one day, he’s shocked to learn that his next target is an older version of himself (Bruce Willis) from the future. The star and director of Brick (2006) reunited for another … Continue reading Looper

The Expendables 2

BACK FOR WAR. Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his ace team of mercenaries try to retrieve a case from a safe that was onboard a plane that went down in Albania. In this sequel, where CGI blood spatter is as frequent as silly one-liners (Arnie even gets to serve up two variants of “I’ll be … Continue reading The Expendables 2

Moonrise Kingdom

In 1965, an orphaned boy scout and his new-found girlfriend (Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward) run away from home, which prompts a search. This will no doubt satisfy die-hard fans of Wes Anderson who has made another dollhouse of a movie, one that offers meticulously designed scenes that mirror Anderson’s sepia-toned artistic vision and fondness for … Continue reading Moonrise Kingdom

I’m Still Here

2008 was the year when Joaquin Phoenix announced to the world that he’d give up acting and become a rap artist; apparently, this was also a time when he stopped shaving and showering. Eventually, the whole thing was revealed as a stunt for this faux documentary that aims to show how artists are not allowed … Continue reading I’m Still Here