Tag Archives: Donnie Wahlberg

Zookeeper

DON’T TALK TO THE ANIMALS… UNLESS THEY TALK TO YOU FIRST! When the animals at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo find out that the best man on the staff, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James), is thinking about quitting, they decide to help him change his mind. Another film that benefits from James’s all-around likability and physical comedy; … Continue reading Zookeeper

Righteous Kill

MOST PEOPLE RESPECT THE BADGE. EVERYBODY RESPECTS THE GUN.  Two veteran NYPD detectives (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino) are looking for a serial killer whose victims are all criminals; they soon realize that they’re probably looking for a cop. The third film the two stars made together is not exactly up to par with that … Continue reading Righteous Kill

Sixth Sense: Bump In the Night

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING. It’s almost difficult now to remember that the man responsible for recent duds like The Village (2004) and Lady in the Water (2006) had his breakthrough with a truly ingenious ghost story. The film begins with a woman fetching a bottle of wine from a dark cellar and suddenly shuddering as if a … Continue reading Sixth Sense: Bump In the Night

The Path to 9/11

THE YEARS THAT LED UP TO IT. EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED IT. FBI agent John O’Neill (Harvey Keitel) and White House counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke (Stephen Root) spend the 1990s hunting the terrorists who would eventually attack the U.S. on September 11th, 2001. Former Clinton White House officials (including Clarke) criticized this miniseries heavily … Continue reading The Path to 9/11