Scavengers (no website for this film & the only trailer I could find was in German), with Roark Critchlow, John Lee Ames & Jeremy London. Director, Travis Zariwny. Debating whether to actually put pen to paper with this travesty, I decided that it was my duty to warn the public. There are few movies that I attend that are worse than a cheap television Saturday evening special. This was Continue reading
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, with Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen & Pihla Viitala. Director, Tommy Wirkola. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Renner’s & this juvenile attempt at coddling twenty something’s with a refurbished folk tale seems to cement the feeling that, every film Renner’s in is either inherently ridiculous or ruined by his presence. I’m all for bringing old stories to life, within reason. Why they had to bring this particular one to the screen & then decorate it with 1980′s-style trivia, is beyond my understanding. Continue reading
Promised Land, with Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, Hal Holbrook & Titus Welliver. Director, Gus Van Sant. I felt cheated with this film. Being ready for a good conspiracy, for real or fiction, then being left out in the cold for something that wasn’t thought through, is a sad state of affairs. Usually, Damon brings us something to see. It wasn’t the case for this unfortunate travesty. Continue reading
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, with Steve Carell & Keira Knightley. Director, Lorene Scafaria. One of the best dead-pan actors, is usually one of my favorites, but this pointless atrocity fell flat on its face. I would have thought that there would have been at least a couple of laughs in this film, but no. It was not to be.
Flight, with Denzel Washington, Brian Geraghty, John Goodman & Don Cheadle. Director, Robert Zemeckis. If there’s one story that we’ve heard over & over again; it’s about drunks & their trials & tribulations. In the history of human civilizations on the planet, it’s a tale that is as old as time. At least, as old as there’s been alcohol, distilled & available to men & women. My guess is, that Continue reading