Tag Archives: Jürgen Prochnow

Judge Dredd

ONE MAN IS JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER.  In the 2080s, most of mankind live in huge “Mega-Cities” where crime is rampant; Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone) works as virtually a one-man army, serving as a cop, judge and executioner. The director’s first Hollywood movie disappointed fans of the original comic book. The action is well paced … Continue reading Judge Dredd

Lost Honor of Katharina Blum: In the Interest of the Public

This website is my hobby. My day job is at a Swedish tabloid where I write headlines and occasional columns, and run a blog together with our Hollywood correspondent. I’ve been doing this for a few years and I know how this business works, its virtues and flaws. Watching this film, which is a condemnation … Continue reading Lost Honor of Katharina Blum: In the Interest of the Public

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

THESE ARE THE LAST SEVEN DAYS OF LAURA PALMER.  David Lynch wasn’t ready to let Twin Peaks go (even though he wasn’t very involved with its second season), which is why he made this prequel that follows murder victim Laura Palmer’s (Sheryl lee) last week in life, a depressing and dark journey through hell. Critically … Continue reading Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Das Boot: Under Pressure

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.   On my last visit to New York City, I visited the Intrepid Museum and boarded USS Growler, the 1950s-era cruise missile submarine that is part of the permanent exhibition. Its remarkably narrow quarters made one wonder how it was possible to actually live and serve … Continue reading Das Boot: Under Pressure

The Da Vinci Code

SEEK THE TRUTH. When American symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) arrives in Paris for a lecture, the police need his help to interpret mysterious symbols surrounding a dead body found in the Louvre. The novel and its “revelations” kicked up a storm among Christians, but this adaptation won’t. Talky and overlong, it is hardly a labor … Continue reading The Da Vinci Code

Beverly Hills Cop II

Axel Foley is back. Back where he doesn’t belong. Upon learning that a friend (Ronny Cox) of his has been shot, Detroit cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) goes to Beverly Hills once again to find the culprits, who happen to be professional robbers. One of the most amusing ingredients of the first film was the tension … Continue reading Beverly Hills Cop II

Air Force One

HARRISON FORD IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.  Russian terrorists hijack Air Force One and demand the release of their imprisoned leader but don’t reckon with the president’s (Harrison Ford) will to survive. OK, so director Wolfgang Petersen’s movie tends to get patriotic in a slightly smothering way, the president is too good to be … Continue reading Air Force One