Tag Archives: Ron Perlman

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

FROM J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD.  In 1920s New York City, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives from Britain carrying a peculiar suitcase that turns out to be bursting with magical creatures… In her screenwriting debut, J.K. Rowling returned to the world of Harry Potter, which had been explored in eight previous movies; this is a separate … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Sons of Anarchy: The Family That Slays Together Stays Together

It was during the hiatus between seasons four and five of Sons of Anarchy that its creator Kurt Sutter realized that a character audiences sympathized with a lot more than many others on the show had nowhere else to go but getting killed. In an interview with Deadline.com, Sutter described the decision as “brutal” but … Continue reading Sons of Anarchy: The Family That Slays Together Stays Together

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

IN DEMIGODS WE TRUST. At Camp Half-Blood, Percy (Logan Lerman) finds out that he has a special brother… and an old acquaintance makes a comeback, plotting to destroy Mount Olympus. Just in time for us to have almost completely forgotten the first movie came a 3D sequel that bombed at the box-office. Once again an … Continue reading Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters


GET IN. GET OUT. GET AWAY. A Hollywood stunt man (Ryan Gosling) drives getaway cars at robberies by night; his involvement with an attractive neighbor (Carey Mulligan) and a mobster (Albert Brooks) complicates his life. Pusher director Nicolas Winding Refn’s first American film is an exercise in style, featuring slickly staged ultra-violence set to an irresistible electro-pop … Continue reading Drive

The Name of the Rose

THEY BELIEVED IN GOD BUT TRADED WITH THE DEVIL.  In 1327, Franciscan friar William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and his young apprentice (Christian Slater) arrive at a Benedictine abbey in Northern Italy where a bizarre suicide just took place; it will be followed by more deaths… The director spent years preparing for this adaptation of … Continue reading The Name of the Rose

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

SAVING THE WORLD IS A HELL OF A JOB. Hellboy (Ron Perlman) ends up in the middle of an epic battle between humans and mythical creatures; an exiled prince wishes to wreak havoc with the aid of the dormant Golden Army. This sequel is like Guillermo del Toro found the ultimate excuse to stuff a movie … Continue reading Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Star Trek: Nemesis

A GENERATION’S FINAL JOURNEY BEGINS. The crew of the Enterprise are tricked into going to the planet of Romulus where they encounter a human clone who desperately needs Captain Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) body… The tenth film in this series became a box-office failure; even though the special effects are as excellent as always, there is little … Continue reading Star Trek: Nemesis


FROM THE DARK SIDE TO OUR SIDE. Born out of one of the Nazis’ occult experiments, a red demon (Ron Perlman) now works for the U.S. government fighting evil. Watching a film by Guillermo del Toro is like stepping into another (gorgeously shot) universe with fantastical creatures and magnificent visual effects. What makes it work is … Continue reading Hellboy

Police Academy VII: Mission to Moscow

JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT THE COLD WAR WAS OVER, LEAVE IT TO THESE GUYS TO HEAT IT UP AGAIN. Lassard (George Gaynes), Harris (G. W. Bailey) and their former cadets go to Russia to help the police capture a mafia boss. The seventh chapter is the worst of them all, featuring really bad slapstick accompanied by … Continue reading Police Academy VII: Mission to Moscow