Tag Archives: Patrick Stewart

Logan

In 2029, an aging and ailing Logan (Hugh Jackman) is nursing an increasingly frail Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) when they’re introduced to an 11-year-old girl (Dafne Keen) with extraordinary powers; soon, they all have to run for their lives together… Director James Mangold’s second Wolverine movie is designed to be the last and really feels … Continue reading Logan

Conspiracy Theory

WHAT YOU KNOW COULD KILL YOU.  Half-crazed New York City cab driver Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) is obsessed with conspiracy theories, but this time he seems to be on to something, as Justice Department lawyer Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts) realizes. Gibson reunited with his Lethal Weapon director to play a role that has Martin Rigg’s … Continue reading Conspiracy Theory

X-Men: Days of Future Past

EVERY HERO, EVERY POWER WILL UNITE. In 2023, most mutants have been wiped out by man-made robots called Sentinels; with the help of Shadowcat (Ellen Page), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time to 1973 to kill the Sentinel program before it’s born. A sequel to three X-Men movies (The Last Stand, Wolverine and … Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Wolverine

THE HERO. THE FUGITIVE. THE WARRIOR. THE SURVIVOR. THE LEGEND.  Logan (Hugh Jackman), who’s trying to put Wolverine in the past, is talked into going to Japan where a billionaire wants to repay a lifelong debt… Another chapter in the X-Men franchise, one that follows some time after X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and takes … Continue reading The Wolverine

Ice Age: Continental Drift

When the continent breaks apart, Manny and his family and friends are separated; the quest to reunite is fraught with dangers. Much like the third movie, this fourth chapter is in 3D and was a huge hit… but the seams are beginning to show. A sense of fatigue is creeping into the increasingly outlandish adventures … Continue reading Ice Age: Continental Drift

Gnomeo & Juliet

AN EPIC TALE ON A TINY SCALE.  Two families of gnomes who live in adjacent gardens are mortal enemies, but then one of the blue-hats falls in love with a red-hat. The concept for this movie may seem like someone’s drunken idea, but it was nevertheless a major hit that likely appealed to fans of … Continue reading Gnomeo & Juliet

Ted

When John was a kid, his beloved teddybear came alive thanks to a Christmas wish; as an adult, Ted is still his best buddy… but also an obstacle in John’s four-year long relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis). Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s feature film directing debut will please every fan of that show, as both … Continue reading Ted

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

When a Soviet mole is believed to have been planted at the top of the Circus, the British intelligence service, old pro George Smiley (Alec Guinness) is called back in action… About as far from a James Bond movie as you can get, this miniseries portrays the art of spycraft as one based on meticulous investigation … Continue reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

In the 1840s a young boy discovers that he has special powers; 160 years later he’s a veteran of every American conflict since the Civil War, but is about to face his greatest challenge yet. The fourth movie in this franchise provides us with a background for Wolverine before he met Professor X. It’s an interesting … Continue reading X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men

JOIN THE EVOLUTION. Considering the amount of unsuccessfully adapted comic book adventures, how fortunate that versatile director Bryan Singer felt he was the right guy to take on this Marvel extravaganza. The story takes place a few years into the future. Professor X (Patrick Stewart) runs a school for gifted young mutants who possess special … Continue reading X-Men

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

A BAND OF YOUNG WARRIORS ON THE WINGS OF THEIR GREATEST CHALLENGE! One thousand years have passed since a devastating nuclear war; in a surviving kingdom, princess Nausicaä is fascinated by the dangers surrounding her home, but others want to erase them with extraordinary means. Director Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature shows great concern for environmental … Continue reading Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

I, Claudius: Fool, Biographer, Emperor

LET ALL THE POISONS THAT LURK IN THE MUD HATCH OUT. One thing is certain. The years may fly by in this adaptation of Robert Graves’s books on the first four Julio-Claudian emperors, but when 77 years have passed very little has changed. Augustus became Emperor in part because of the murder of Julius Caesar … Continue reading I, Claudius: Fool, Biographer, Emperor