Review: Hanna

child spy thriller

THE SETUP: A child (Saoirse Ronan), raised in the European backwoods as an assassin by her father (Eric Bana), is tired of living in seclusion and wants to a real life. By “real life,” I mean going on a mission to kill a mysterious spy (Cate Blanchett). Much asskicking to come. [youtube]ugireeCoYyU[/youtube] THE THOUGHTS: If […]

Review: The Lovely Bones

Peter Jackson after death film

A good movie is not created by beautiful visuals and decent acting.  It also must include a fully realized script and emotional connections with its audience, both of which The Lovely Bones sorely lacks. Peter “Hobbit whore” Jackson has tried to cram a novel into a celluloid emotional journey of loss, fate and acceptance and […]