Tag Archives: Ken Watanabe

Transformers: The Last Knight

RETHINK YOUR HEROES. Optimus Prime and Megatron are long gone, but new Transformers keep coming back to Earth; Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) finds new allies in his quest to learn why. The fifth and worst of the franchise (so far) relies on a lot of comedy that falls flat (including a butler bot voiced by … Continue reading Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: Age of Extinction

PREPARE FOR EXTINCTION. Five years after the battle that almost destroyed Chicago, a CIA unit is hunting both Autobots and Decepticons; Optimus Prime finds refuge in a barn owned by an inventor (Mark Wahlberg). The fourth film in the franchise is a reboot in name only. Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci (as a Steve Jobs-type corporate … Continue reading Transformers: Age of Extinction

Godzilla

15 years after the death of his mother in a mysterious accident at a nuclear power plant in Japan, bomb technician Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is told by his father (Bryan Cranston) that he expects a similar disaster to occur again. 60 years after the original Godzilla comes this 3D take that boasts just as … Continue reading Godzilla

Inception: Dream Warriors

YOUR MIND IS THE SCENE OF THE CRIME. One of the most exciting things we can experience in our lives takes place when we sleep. Scenarios play out in our dreams that are genuinely unpredictable and emotional. Regardless of whether they happen in a large-scale setting or in more intimate situations, dreams remind us of … Continue reading Inception: Dream Warriors

Shanghai

IN A WORLD FILLED WITH SECRETS, SOLVING A MYSTERY CAN BE MURDER. Shanghai, 1941, a few months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor; U.S. naval intelligence agent Paul Soames (John Cusack) poses as a Nazi-friendly reporter in order to find out what happened to a dead friend. A drama that desperately wants to be Casablanca … Continue reading Shanghai

Letters From Iwo Jima: The Other Side

Clint Eastwood is a remarkable filmmaker. The fact that he is 76 years old doesn’t stop him from making not one but two films back-to-back about the bloody Battle of Iwo Jima, an experience he must have known would take its toll. As Eastwood got increasingly fascinated with the history of the battle, he realized … Continue reading Letters From Iwo Jima: The Other Side

Batman Begins: A Very Dark Knight

  As it turned out, the definitive adaptation of “Batman” was not made in 1989. The Tim Burton movie showed a Caped Crusader quite different from the original Bob Kane creation, and light years from the campy 1960s TV series. But one of the darkest, most depressing comic book superheroes ever fashioned deserved a movie … Continue reading Batman Begins: A Very Dark Knight