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The Greatest Hits of 2017

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2017 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * The Comedian – Robert De Niro gets a chance to redeem himself after appearing in far too many bad comedies. Directed by Taylor Hackford; Danny DeVito has a supporting part. * Split – … … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2017

The Greatest Hits of 2015

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2015 for ya. JANUARY: * Blackhat – Michael Mann’s first directorial outing since Public Enemies (2009) is a cyber thriller starring Chris Hemsworth. Its January release makes it hard to really get excited about it.  * Escobar: Paradise Lost – Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar reaches … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2015

The U.S. Congress and the Movies

  The Saturday Night Live clip above shows President Barack Obama finally having that famed shot of Kentucky bourbon with the incoming Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. The latter is unconvincingly played by Taran Killam, but the point is clear – get a high-ranking Democrat and Republican drunk together and they might just discover what they have … Continue reading The U.S. Congress and the Movies

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  In 2026, when most of the human population has been wiped out by a virus, Caesar is leading a tribe of apes in the Muir Woods; one day, they run into a small group of armed humans… The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) is more of a robust action-adventure … Continue reading Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Difference Between Rivers and Oldman

Once again we’re in the middle of fury directed at celebrities who’ve said outrageous things. For once, it’s not Alec Baldwin. But the latest controversy surrounding Joan Rivers and Gary Oldman shows that there is a difference. In Rivers’s case, the outrage is hard to believe. What happened was that she did what she usually … Continue reading The Difference Between Rivers and Oldman

RoboCop

WE’VE GOT THE FUTURE UNDER CONTROL. In 2028, a corporation that specializes in robot technology finds the perfect candidate for their new part-man/part-machine product in a cop (Joel Kinnaman) who was almost killed by a bomb. This remake of the 1987 classic purported to take a more scientific approach, which it does to some extent. … Continue reading RoboCop

The Greatest Hits of 2014

It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2014 for ya. JANUARY: * Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – This reboot of Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst cum action hero has Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh (who’s also directing), but the trailer disturbingly shows another variation on the Jason Bourne … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2014

The Confused and Famous Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and Black Friday is the reason why the United States has seemed to be asleep for the past two days… most likely with its collective pants unbuttoned. Sure, there’s been the occasional report on mayhem at various Walmarts. But the world of showbiz has been largely quiet, except for a few exceptions. Gary Oldman … Continue reading The Confused and Famous Celebrate Thanksgiving

Lawless

WHEN THE LAW BECAME CORRUPT, OUTLAWS BECAME HEROES.  Three brothers (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke), who run a small bootlegging operation in Virginia during Prohibition, are targeted by a corrupt District Attorney and his ruthless enforcer (Guy Pearce). Based on a real-life story, which was chronicled by Jack Bondurant’s grandson Matt in a novel, … Continue reading Lawless

Who’s the Next Harrison Ford – Obama or Romney?

  On the day when Americans begin to lose interest in Olympic Games that are about to wind down, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential pick. Unlike in 2008, this is a much safer choice; Ryan is no Sarah Palin but a smart, intellectual and bold conservative who … Continue reading Who’s the Next Harrison Ford – Obama or Romney?

The Book of Eli

Some will kill to have it. He will kill to protect it. Some time after a nuclear catastrophe, Eli (Denzel Washington) arrives in a small town run by Carnegie’s (Gary Oldman) vicious gang; when they learn that Eli has a very powerful book they do everything to grab it. The Hughes Brothers’ first movie in … Continue reading The Book of Eli

Dark Knight Rises: The Bat vs. Bane

A FIRE WILL RISE.   On the night of this film’s intensely anticipated premiere, a 24-year-old man attacked a midnight screening in Aurora, Colorado and murdered 12 people. The horrendous act caused the studio to remove ads for the The Dark Knight Rises and director Christopher Nolan released a statement where he called the movie … Continue reading Dark Knight Rises: The Bat vs. Bane