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John Wick: Chapter 2

NEVER STAB THE DEVIL IN THE BACK.  Italian crime lord Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) comes to John Wick (Keanu Reeves) to collect a favor, but he refuses… until he’s persuaded to honor his commitments and do a job in Rome. A sequel that offers fans of the first movie exactly what they want – Reeves … Continue reading John Wick: Chapter 2

Passengers

EVERY MOMENT COUNTS.  In the distant future, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) wakes up from hypersleep aboard a spaceship that’s headed for a colony planet, only to realize that he wasn’t supposed to wake up for another 90 years… An intriguing set-up that introduces philosophical questions that challenge the relationship between Preston and the woman who … Continue reading Passengers

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who hunts criminals as the masked vigilante Batman in Gotham City, is furious to see Superman (Henry Cavill) partly responsible for so many deaths in Metropolis. The 3D sequel to Man of Steel (2013) is more ambitious, visually and narratively, but once you get over the thrill of watching these … Continue reading Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

CSI: Dead Men Do Tell Tales

In the fall of 2000, a remake of the old thriller series The Fugitive (1963-1967) was expected to be a hit. It was what CBS believed in. Audiences couldn’t care less, but they did like the new show slated after The Fugitive. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation quickly became a sensation and in spite of its … Continue reading CSI: Dead Men Do Tell Tales

Hannibal

After several popular movie adaptations, author Thomas Harris’s iconic serial killer Hannibal Lecter got his own TV series – and showrunner Bryan Fuller created a distinct style. Initially, the story relied on the tension between a uniquely gifted FBI profiler (Hugh Dancy) and his complex relationship with the psychiatrist, Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), who’s helping him … Continue reading Hannibal

Mystic River: Gone Girl

WE BURY OUR SINS, WE WASH THEM CLEAN. Even after the phenomenal Unforgiven (1992), the movie that won Clint Eastwood an Oscar as director, the aging filmmaker went on making a slew of films in the latter half of the decade that always had interesting ingredients but were generally speaking done in by an overly … Continue reading Mystic River: Gone Girl

Hollywood Stars in Super Bowl Ads 2014

Last year, I wrote a blog entry highlighting the Super Bowl ads that featured Hollywood stars. After all, I have no interest in neither the game itself nor the halftime show if it’s going to feature performers like Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Admittedly the ad that raised the most interest this year … Continue reading Hollywood Stars in Super Bowl Ads 2014

Man of Steel

I guess everyone who complained about Superman Returns (2006) can shut up now, because this is what the nerd rage led to – a reboot of the franchise in the shape of a 3D blockbuster that spends one hour building a reawakened interest in the genesis story of Superman and then ruins everything with a … Continue reading Man of Steel

Contagion

Nothing spreads like fear. [youtube=http://youtu.be/4sYSyuuLk5g&w=540&h=320]   When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns from a trip to Hong Kong, she’s caught a cold that quickly turns out to be something much worse – and the start of a global pandemic. A good example of hyperlink cinema, where we are introduced to multiple characters and storylines, a jumbled … Continue reading Contagion

Predators

FEAR IS REBORN. A group of killers, including a black ops soldier (Adrien Brody) who assumes leadership, are dropped into a jungle where they seem to be hunted by predatory aliens. Not really a remake of the original Predator (1987), co-producer Robert Rodriguez prefers to see this film as the third chapter in the franchise. Actually, it looks … Continue reading Predators

Bobby

22 lives linked by a moment the world would never forget. It took Emilio Estevez many years to get this movie done, but eventually it turned into a talked-about event with a truly star-studded cast. The story follows 22 people who stay or work at the Ambassador Hotel in L.A. at the time when Robert … Continue reading Bobby

4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

DISCOVER THE SECRET OF THE SURFER. As Reed and Susan (Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba) prepare to get married, Earth is visited by a human-like creature with a silver demeanor; wherever he goes, destruction is near. A sequel no better or worse than the original, which introduces another Marvel character, this time a figure on a … Continue reading 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer