Tag Archives: Jim Caviezel

The Rock

ALCATRAZ. ONLY ONE MAN HAS EVER BROKEN OUT. NOW FIVE MILLION LIVES DEPEND ON TWO MEN BREAKING IN.  When a group of rogue Marines threatens to attack San Francisco from Alcatraz with chemical weapons, the FBI puts the only man who ever broke out of the prison and survived in charge of a Navy SEAL … Continue reading The Rock

G.I. Jane

FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.  Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil (Demi Moore) is handpicked to become the first woman to undergo training in the U.S. Navy’s toughest branch, but she learns that there are ulterior motives. Moore is terrific as the soldier who suffers all kinds of torture and humiliation, but also gets her chance at glory … Continue reading G.I. Jane

The Passion of the Christ

One can’t help but admire how Mel Gibson made this ridiculed project into the most talked about movie of the year, and a box office hit to boot. The religious right loved it, but sensible critics pointed out deficiencies. The Savior’s last 12 hours in life is actually a two-hour long torture flick where we are … Continue reading The Passion of the Christ

Escape Plan

NO ONE BREAKS OUT ALONE. Professional breakout artist Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) finds himself thrown in a state-of-the art prison whose warden (Caviezel) learned lessons from the best – Ray himself. A throwback to action movies of the 1980s, with a formulaic story and a tongue-in-cheek attitude. If it’s possible to ignore flaws in the … Continue reading Escape Plan

Caviezel and Newton-John’s Big Day

Today we are congratulating Jim Caviezel and Olivia Newton-John, who are turning 45 and 65 years old. Could they be anymore different? Caviezel may be best known these days for headlining the CBS crime drama Person of Interest, which was created by Christopher Nolan’s brother Jonathan. This fall will see the third season of the show. … Continue reading Caviezel and Newton-John’s Big Day

Thin Red Line: Days of Hell

EVERY MAN FIGHTS HIS OWN WAR. “I didn’t think he was capable of betrayal of this magnitude.” That quote is lifted from an Entertainment Weekly interview with one of the producers of this film, Robert Michael Geisler. He was referring to director Terrence Malick and those words illustrate to what degree the relationship between these … Continue reading Thin Red Line: Days of Hell

Deja Vu

IF YOU THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A TRICK OF THE MIND, PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE TRUTH.  A ferry explodes in New Orleans on Mardi Gras, killing hundreds; ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) starts looking for clues and learns that the FBI has found a way to look into the past. Tony Scott is one of few directors who could … Continue reading Deja Vu

High Crimes

EVERYTHING YOU TRUST. EVERYTHING YOU KNOW. MAY BE A LIE… This thriller stays pretty unpredictable – until the last fifteen minutes that echo Jagged Edge (1985) and its very popular ending. It is nevertheless an entertaining movie and Ashley Judd excels as the strong-minded attorney whose husband (James Caviezel) is arrested and accused of slaughtering several villagers during … Continue reading High Crimes