Tag Archives: Val Kilmer

The Snowman

SOON THE FIRST SNOW WILL COME, AND THEN HE WILL KILL AGAIN.  Alcoholic Oslo cop Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) is investigating several disappearances and grisly murders of women; all the crime scenes have a snowman in common… Tomas Alfredson tries to do for Norway what David Fincher did for Sweden with The Girl With the Dragon … Continue reading The Snowman

The Saint

CUNNING. DEVIOUS. DANGEROUS. TREACHEROUS.  Professional thief Simon Templar (Val Kilmer) is hired by a Russian oligarch (Rade Serbedzija) to steal a cold fusion formula, but falls in love with the chemist (Elisabeth Shue) who discovered it. This big-screen adaptation of Leslie Charteris’s character strays from the 1962-1969 TV series starring Roger Moore, but could have … Continue reading The Saint

Heat: Cops and Robbers

A LOS ANGELES CRIME SAGA. I remember watching this movie in a theater back in 1995. After about two hours, a woman asked someone sitting close to her, “Do you know how long this movie is?”. He did know, told her and the woman just left. Some people don’t have the stomach for a story … Continue reading Heat: Cops and Robbers

Top Gun

UP THERE WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST.  Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) attends the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School, but his reckless performance as a fighter pilot and his romance with one of the instructors (Kelly McGillis) could ground him forever… One of the most popular blockbusters of the 1980s is impressively staged with golden-hued … Continue reading Top Gun

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans

THE ONLY CRIMINAL HE CAN’T CATCH IS HIMSELF. Six months after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans cop Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage), who’s hooked on painkillers (among other drugs), starts looking into who killed several illegal immigrants from Senegal. This film, which has nothing to do with the 1992 Bad Lieutenant, really could have ended either way. … Continue reading The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans

5 Days of War

THEIR ONLY WEAPON IS THE TRUTH. In 2008, a year after losing his girlfriend in Iraq, war correspondent Thomas Anders (Rupert Friend) goes to Georgia where a conflict is brewing with Russia over South Ossetia. Not many reasonable people would sympathize with Russia and its overly aggressive behavior during its 2008 war with Georgia, but … Continue reading 5 Days of War

Top Secret!

MOVIE? WHAT MOVIE? American rock singer Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) goes to East Germany where he becomes involved with the… French Resistance? The Airplane! directors strike with a comedy in the same vein that is too busy throwing gags at us to bother with a coherent story. The result is a wild mix where French resistance fighters (with … Continue reading Top Secret!