Tag Archives: Mikael Håfström

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

The Greatest Hits of 2013

It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2013 for ya. JANUARY: * The Last Stand – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring vehicle in ten years. Not expecting great things. * Broken City – Allen Hughes directs this political thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. FEBRUARY: * Warm Bodies … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2013

The Rite

YOU CAN ONLY DEFEAT IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE. Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who’s thinking about leaving seminary school due to a lack of faith, is sent to Rome to attend a class on exorcism where he’s introduced to Father Lucas Trevant (Anthony Hopkins), a seasoned veteran in the battle against demons. The Exorcist (1973) seems … Continue reading The Rite

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

1408

THE DOLPHIN HOTEL INVITES YOU TO STAY IN ANY OF ITS STUNNING ROOMS. EXCEPT ONE. Mike Enslin (John Cusack), who writes books about haunted hotels (but doesn’t believe in ghosts), checks into The Dolphin Hotel’s room 1408, a place where no guest has survived more than an hour. Director Mikael Håfström turns Stephen King’s clever story … Continue reading 1408