Tag Archives: Gerard Butler

Michael Nyqvist 1960-2017

Swedish star Michael Nyqvist passed away yesterday at the age of 56. Only those who were close to him knew that he had cancer. International moviegoers will always remember him primarily as the investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist in the Millennium franchise – and obviously as bad guys in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and John Wick (2014). … Continue reading Michael Nyqvist 1960-2017

Movie 43

COMEDY. EXPOSED.  It’s unbelievable that so many talents would be willing to work on and off on this collection of raunchy sketches for ten years and come up with so little. The title has nothing to do with the movie itself and there doesn’t seem to be much of a theme, even though Peter Farrelly’s … Continue reading Movie 43

London Has Fallen

THE WORLD’S LEADERS HAVE ASSEMBLED. SO HAVE THEIR ENEMIES. When world leaders, including U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), gather in London for the funeral of the British prime minister, terrorists attack the city in full force. The director’s first American film is a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and it’s just as preposterous. … Continue reading London Has Fallen

The Greatest Hits of 2016

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2016 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Michael Bay leaves his robots aside for a while, taking on a politically sensitive subject. Looks far from another Zero Dark Thirty (2012) though. * Kung … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2016

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

Olympus Has Fallen

WE ARE NEVER STRONGER THAN WHEN WE ARE TESTED. When a North Korean terrorist and his elite team take over the White House and hold the President (Aaron Eckhart) hostage, one Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) has a shot at saving the day. This old-fashioned, highly charged action thriller virtually plays like a remake of … Continue reading Olympus Has Fallen

Andrew Lloyd Webber In the Movies

Andrew Lloyd Webber, also known as the Lord Lloyd-Webber thanks to Queen Elizabeth II, turns 65 today, incidentally on the same day as a fellow popular musical talent, Stephen Sondheim, celebrates his 83rd birthday. Lloyd Webber has won almost every award conceivable, but what exactly are his contributions to cinema? First of all, it’s worth … Continue reading Andrew Lloyd Webber In the Movies

The Bounty Hunter

It’s a job. It isn’t personal. Well, maybe a little… Bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) is thrilled to learn that the next person he’s hired to track down is his ex-wife (Jennifer Aniston), who’s skipped a bond hearing. Another mediocre action-comedy from Andy Tennant, who in this case would have loved to deliver another … Continue reading The Bounty Hunter

New Trailers: This Is 40, Playing for Keeps, The Big Wedding, Life of Pi

This Is 40 – The “sort-of-sequel” to Knocked Up (2007) is directed by Judd Apatow and seems to focus primarily on Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters from that film as they approach their 40s. Jason Segel, Melissa McCarthy and Albert Brooks also return in their roles. Fans of Girls might also be interested to note that Lena … Continue reading New Trailers: This Is 40, Playing for Keeps, The Big Wedding, Life of Pi

Coriolanus

Nature teaches beasts to know their friends. As food riots shake Rome, the fiercely independent Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes) squares off with the Volscian army and its leader (Gerard Butler); after being hailed as a hero, Martius is soon betrayed. The first feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy is also Fiennes’s directing debut. His passion as … Continue reading Coriolanus

How to Train Your Dragon

  In a Viking village tormented by frequent dragon attacks, young Hiccup learns that everything his people thought about the fiery creatures is wrong. The Lilo & Stitch (2002) directing duo left Disney for DreamWorks and deliver a very entertaining (and good-looking) animated adventure in 3D. There’s a lot of sweetness and fun to the story about a … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon

Mrs. Brown

QUEEN VICTORIA, THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN. JOHN BROWN, A SIMPLE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER. THEIR EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDSHIP TRANSFORMED AN EMPIRE. While mourning the loss of her husband in the 1860s, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) spends time with a commoner (Billy Connolly) who works for her, but their friendship is frowned upon. Director John Madden’s film is not … Continue reading Mrs. Brown