A look at the sniper in movies

We’ve been watching snipers in movies going back to 1941 when actor Gary Cooper portrayed Medal of Honor recipient Alvin York in the film Sergeant York.  Alvin York was actually a Corporal when he earned his Medal of Honor in … Read more

Save time for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Saving Mr. Banks is a movie that tells two tales to its audience.  The expected story of how the fictional character created by writer P. L. Travers (Emma Thompson) finally becomes a major motion picture thanks to Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), and the childhood of the author.  Known as Ginty (Annie Rose Buckley) in those days, this story tells the audience just how Ms Travers became the stubborn, difficult woman she was.

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‘Dead Man Down’ might have survived if the script had died first

Colin Farrell as "Viktor" in 'Dead Man Down' checking out a new weapon
Colin Farrell as “Viktor” in ‘Dead Man Down’ checking out a new weapon

[rating=2]Starring:  Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Howard, Isabelle Huppert, F. Murray Abraham and Stu “Wade Barrett” Bennett
Director(s):  J.H. Wyman
Writer(s):  Niels Arden Oplev

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first you dig two graves” – Confucius

Dead Man Down is a tale of revenge.  It is actually the story of two people, both seeking vengeance.

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‘Pride and Glory’ is not glorious to watch

Sadly there is very little glory or pride to be found in Gavin O’Connor’s Pride and Glory. an attempt at a gritty New York City police crime drama involving a family with a deep history of service wearing the blue uniforms of NYPD’s Finest.