Last week in my review for The Devil Inside, I was bemoaning the fact that January is a dumping ground for the film studios’ mistakes. While watching this week’s wide-release Contraband, the newest action flick starring Mark Wahlberg, I suddenly remembered one thing that this month is actually good for when it comes to movies; for some odd reason, it has become the unofficial release month for stupid but fun shoot-‘em-ups.
Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) has just been disgraced in a libel case as the film opens, being slammed with a 700,000 euro fine that wipes out his savings. He is hired by a wealthy industrialist (Christopher Plummer) to help investigate the disappearance of his young niece 40 years earlier.
You would think Christmas had arrived one month early for everyone over the age of thirty.
Fun. Even for your cynical self.
Yes, someone actually ponied up the cash to make a sequel to 2003’s Johnny English.
Drive is a tale of crime and possible redemption in the dirty underbelly of Los Angeles. Starring Ryan Gosling and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.
Director Michael Rapaport follows the group on their 2008 tour. The film opens today at the Chelsea, Colony and Galaxy theaters.
It only took ten minutes for the first parent to drag their child out of the theater Tuesday night. But with a killer supporting cast and great direction, this is a unique comic book movie.
Harrison Ford is a cowboy.
Cameron Diaz is a junior high school teacher looking for a wealthy fiance.
Cars 2 is a huge improvement over its predecessor.
One of my many weaknesses as a critic is the fact that it is much easier for me to write a review for a film I hate than one I love.
Weeks weighs in, caught off guard by the newest cinematic musical.
You’re a successful black woman who probably votes Republican and thinks your husband might be gay.
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