“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength” – Betty Friedan “Wake up, Al. The cops just called us a bunch of amateurs. I suppose we gotta’ knock off a bank every other week in … Read more
Both spoof and homage to the Bond genre of spy thriller, Kingsman: The Secret Service is highly entertaining and the talents of its key cast members allow it to overcome the few moments where it ventures too far over the top.
“Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child has far to go.”
Welcome to the film version of “Wednesday’s child”. For the conclusion of the ‘Batman’ trilogy from writer/director Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises is first and foremost, filled with woe. It’s a stunning achievement in filmmaking, with incredible visuals, excellent action sequences, superb performances from its lead actors and a score that surrounds and envelops the audience, drawing them into the story being told.
[rating=2]Starring: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Judy Davis, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez, Harold Perrineau Director(s): Bob Rafelson Writer(s): Nick Villiers and Bob Rafelson
Sometimes an actor can save a weakly-made film. In Bob Rafelson’s 1996 dud Blood and Wine, though, two of the greatest actors of all time, Michael Caine and Jack Nicholson, are left to work overtime. And the results still disappoint.
[rating=4]Starring: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, and introducing Michael Caine Director(s): Cy Endfield Writer(s): Screenplay by John Prebble and Cy Endfield, suggested by an article by John Prebble
When I was a kid, my father introduced me to a lot of things I still love to this day. They include Johnny Cash, “Dr. Who”, and the classic British war film, Zulu. And that movie is still one of my all-time favorite war films.