Review: Jack Reacher

Lee Child military cop

THE SETUP: A former military cop (Tom Cruise) with society issues is asked to investigate the murder of a bunch of people by a guy he already charged with doing the same thing years ago. THE THOUGHTS: As with any movie based on a book, it’s always important to state whether you read the source […]

Five Good Actors Making Good Superhero Movies

Good actors as good superheroes

You may or may not realize this but they’ve been making superhero and comic book movies for some time. Sure there were flashes of brilliance such as Christopher Reeve’s Superman, but the crap far outweighed the good. The Phantom, The Shadow, Howard the Duck…it hurts the eyes and ears. Not until recently did movie studios […]

Review: The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg as boxer Micky Ward

A fairly traditional boxing story with few surprises but the great acting and strong characters really connects with the audience. Based on the true story of “Irish” Micky Ward, focusing on his fight against his family’s downward spiral and his rise to take part in some of the most entertaining, Cinderella fights in boxing history. (check […]

Review: Knight and Day

Tom Cruise Cameron Diaz spy film

A movie that delivers on its comedy while the action was so green-screened, it felt contrived and fake. It was like watching a film about a summer blockbuster (not a good thing for 10 bucks). James Mangold has directing some fantastic, engaging character studies…whether through quiet moments or intense action. Some of those winners included […]