Good Film Ironman: Leonardo DiCaprio

Good Film Ironman

Unfortunately now, when most people hear the term “ironman” and movies, they think of Robert Downey Jr. heroics and metal underwear. Don’t get me wrong, Iron Man is a good movie, but what I’m referring to is in line with the storied competition. The Ironman – overcoming crazy odds to outlast and outperform under unbelievable […]

Review: Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino Western

THE SETUP: A slave (Jamie Foxx) gets a chance for the happy dance after he’s freed, paid to kill white folks and gets the opportunity to rescue his beloved Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). His obstacles: racism, guns and slavery…more of an “all at once” than a “not in any particular order” thing. THE THOUGHTS: When you […]

Missed or Forgotten: Johnny Depp

Star of Pirates of the Caribbean

THE SETUP: He isn’t just Captain Jack Sparrow. Yes, this is how he made the majority of his money and won the hearts of children everywhere…but is it acting or just going for over-the-top? Don’t get me wrong, the first Pirates of the Carribean was brilliant. Still is. But the man use to be known […]

Review: Inception

Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio dream action film

If Michael Mann’s Heat and the Wachowski Brothers’ Matrix had a beautiful, intense, intelligent baby, I’d name him/her: Inception. Finally. FINALLY. We get a summer movie worth talking about. Christopher Nolan is proving over and over, from Momento to The Dark Knight that he knows how to deliver a big-budget action flick that doesn’t spoon […]

Review: Shutter Island

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese thriller

The pure definition of a psychological thriller right down to the foreboding music, Shutter Island is a slow burn that may take you down what seems an obvious path but is really building to a great, surprising and ultimately better conclusion than is expected. Martin Scorsese and his repeat partner Leonardo DiCaprio (fourth time), forgo […]