Tag Archives: Djimon Hounsou

Unlawful Entry

DESIRE, PASSION, LUST… IT’S A DEADLY GAME OF OBSESSION.  After being attacked by an intruder, a couple (Kurt Russell, Madeleine Stowe) are helped by a friendly LAPD officer (Ray Liotta)… but he develops an obsession with the wife. One of many psychopathic thrillers that washed over us in the early 1990s, this one targeting an … Continue reading Unlawful Entry

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

RAISED ON THE STREETS. BORN TO BE KING.  Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) is transported from Londinium to the sword Excalibur along with other young men as part of King Vortigern’s (Jude Law) attempt to find and kill the rightful heir to the throne. Another fanciful attempt, this time in 3D, to give the King Arthur tale … Continue reading King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Amistad

FREEDOM IS NOT GIVEN. IT IS OUR RIGHT AT BIRTH. BUT THERE ARE SOME MOMENTS WHEN IT MUST BE TAKEN.  In 1839, enslaved Africans take over La Amistad, a Spanish ship heading into American waters, and kill some of the crew; after being caught by the Navy, the Africans end up in court. After making … Continue reading Amistad

The Legend of Tarzan

A NEW THREAT AWAITS. In the late 19th century, an English nobleman (Alexander Skarsgård) returns to the Congo that he left behind a long time ago on a mission to investigate suspected Belgian slave trade. Tarzan has returned to the big screen many times before, and in different shapes; this 3D adventure doesn’t change the … Continue reading The Legend of Tarzan

Elephant White

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON REVENGE. Assassin Curtie Church (Djimon Hounsou) clashes with gangsters in Thailand who have turned teenage girls into prostitutes; one of them (Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul) becomes his ally. This action movie from the Ong-Bak (2003) director went straight to DVD. Its attempt to take on a very serious issue is compromised by the … Continue reading Elephant White

How to Train Your Dragon 2

  A few years after the events of the first movie, Hiccup and his village are drawn into a battle against a conqueror who knows how to trap and control dragons. A sequel just as ambitious as the first entry. We follow Hiccup as he transitions into adulthood and its responsibilities and challenges at the … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon 2

FuriousSeven

VENGEANCE HITS HOME. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew are targeted by the brother (Jason Statham) of their latest nemesis, who wants revenge. Horror director James Wan’s first action pic firmly takes this franchise into Mission: Impossible territory, but forgets basic rules. We have to believe that the good guys are actually in danger … Continue reading FuriousSeven

Guardians of the Galaxy

WHEN THINGS GET BAD, THEY’LL DO THEIR WORST. Somewhere in outer space, a human pilot (Chris Pratt) lays his hands on an orb that contains powerful forces and is immediately hunted; along the way, he befriends a motley gang of warriors and adventurers. Another mighty Marvel adventure in 3D, but this time with heavy emphasis … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy

Stargate

IT WILL TAKE YOU A MILLION LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME.  Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) joins a military team led by Jack O’Neil (Kurt Russell) as they enter an alien device called Stargate that leads to a planet far away that’s ruled by what seems like the Egyptian sun god Ra. Director Roland Emmerich apparently … Continue reading Stargate

Gladiator: Best Kind of War Porn

WHAT WE DO IN LIFE ECHOES IN ETERNITY.   Gladiator is one of those films that opened as early as May, without all that much fanfare, and then kept building until the Oscars many months later where it went on to win the Best Picture award. That is a rare thing these days among Oscar winners, … Continue reading Gladiator: Best Kind of War Porn

The Island

THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE. The year is 2019 and Earth is a contaminated place; few have survived the disease and they’re hoping to get to The Island, a paradise… but does it really exist? The screenwriters warn against cloning humans and a future society where cameras watch every move we … Continue reading The Island