Today is one of those rare mornings when actors and others in the movie industry do not mind being awakened early by a ringing phone. As long as the person on the other end of that call is calling to … Read more
One could simply listen to a recitation of the amazing words of August Wilson and be far more entertained than by most dramatic films of this era. To have actors of the caliber of this cast performing Wilson’s writing in a film that works very hard to be accurate in its visual presentation; is a treat for the eyes and ears.
“Bobby” (Denzel Washington) takes “Stig” (Mark Wahlberg) with him across the border into Mexico, for a meeting with the leader of a drug cartel that Bobby had made a deal with. Bobby would give “Papi Greco” (Edward James Olmos) some fake passports that would not be detected and in return he would get $100,000 worth of cocaine. But for some reason, Papi Greco gives him the cash and refuses to exchange it for cocaine.
[rating=4]Starring: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Nadine Velazquez, Director(s): Robert Zemeckis Writer(s): John Gatins
Flight, the latest film from ace director Robert Zemeckis, is about a flight and a plane crash but that’s just the beginning. The real story is in the aftermath as the pilot avoids confronting a central reality in his life, that he is an alcoholic.
[rating=2]Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson Director(s): Daniel Espinosa Writer(s): David Guggenheim
A safehouse is vernacular in the FBI/CIA/generic spy agency lingo for a location that’s kept ready always in case there is a need to house someone safely. Being the caretaker of a safehouse is among the most blase jobs there are in the intelligence trade.
[rating=3]Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke Director(s): Tony Scott Writer(s): Screenplay by Brian Helgeland; Based upon the novel by A.J. Quinnell
I’m a fan of Denzel Washington. I think he’s one of the best actors around, and I’m always willing to watch a film if he’s in it. I can say the same for Tony Scott, who I think is a visually talented director and strong storyteller.
With Man on Fire, I liked Washington’s character, John Creasy, a burned-out former CIA agent. He was dark and sympathetic, and I liked that the film really doesn’t tell you much about the character. You learn all you need to through watching his actions as he exacts revenge against the men and women responsible for the death of the young girl he was hired to protect.
John Q is the story about an everyman John Q. Public if you will. John Q is a man forced with a decision that millions of Americans are forced to make every day. What do you do when your child needs a life-saving operation and your health care provider will not provide that service You have a choice to make. You can either work within the system or you can buck it…
What could be better then seeing Denzel Washington during my Christmas break Seeing him show up in Training Day driving a custom vintage low rider Black Monte Carlo. The car that I wanted my dad to buy me when I was in High School…