Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:42

The bleak badlands of ‘Wind River’

Character-driven mystery quiet, intensely compelling

Published in Movies
Friday, 11 November 2016 11:50

Fate and first contact - 'Arrival'

Sci-fi offering simply exceptional across the board

Published in Movies
Fantasy adventure has little to offer

Sometimes, you see a trailer for a movie and you have a pretty good hunch it is going to be a clunker. And when you see that that movie is being released in January, your hunch is almost always confirmed. Mid-to-late January is the dead season for the cinema, the spot on the calendar where all the accumulated studio detritus gets thrown into the market. The attitude seems to be 'Sure, the movie is terrible, but we already spent the money to make it. Toss it out there and be done with it.'

So it is with 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.'

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:32

A franchise re-Bourne'

Series tries to move forward with new star, story

The 'Bourne' franchise has been incredibly popular over the past decade. All three films have managed to be both commercial and critical hits nine figure box office takes don't combine with rave reviews all that often. Matt Damon's Jason Bourne (loosely based on the novels struck a chord. He was a hero that matched up well with the uncertain, gray-area-laden mood of the first few years of the 21st century.

However, Damon's Jason Bourne days appear to be behind him; he's moving on to other things. But the Bourne brand is still viable; there are a lot of parts to that universe that have yet to be explored.

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