Review: Machete (2010)

Running time: 105 minutes. Raing: R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity. Directed and Written By: Robert Rodriguez with Alvaro Rodriguez Staring:Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert DeNiro, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson, Daryl Sabara, Shea Wigham, Steven Seagal.   Blah. Blah. Blah. Danny Trejo chopping off heads, hands, and legs […]

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Review: Hereafter (2010)

Running time: 129 min. Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language Directed by: Clint Eastwood. Written by: Peter Morgan. Starring: Matt Damon (George); Cecile de France (Marie); George McLaren and Frankie McLaren (Marcus/Jason); Jay Mohr (Billy); Bryce Dallas Howard (Melanie);  Marthe Keller (Dr. Rousseau)   The murky, stilted“Hereafter” may be Clint Eastwood’s first significant misstep in his […]

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Review: The Last Rites of Ransom Pride (2010)

Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and some drug use. Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Dwight Yoakam, Scott Speedman, Jon Foster, Kris Kristofferson Written by: Ray Wylie Hubbard/Tiller Russell Directed by: Tiller Russell   If anything, I admire the attempt Tiller Russell made with The Last Rites of Ransom Pride; it attempts a unique visual style and take on the […]

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Review: Skyline (2010)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language, and brief sexual content. Starring: Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, David Zayas, Donald Faison Written by: Joshua Cordes/Liam O’Donnell Directed by: The Brothers Strause   Full disclosure: I absolutely loathed Aliens Vs. Predators: Requiem with the fiery passion most reserve for things like famine and genocide. Although the original […]

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Review: Season of the Witch (2011)

  Dominic Sena’s Season of the Witch features Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman as ex-Crusaders fighting their way across medieval Europe through all manner of zombies, devil dogs and gargoyles to deliver a suspected witch to a monastery. That is a bad movie is not surprising. To find, however, that it isn’t entertaining is actually disappointing. Here’s […]

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Review: Season of the Witch (2011) – Jon’s Take

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore Written by: Bragi Schut Directed by: Dominic Sena If this had been Saturday night and I watch watching the SyFy Channel instead of banging tons of hot chicks like I usually do (just go with it), Season of the Witch would […]

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Movie Review: Drive Angry 3D (2011)

Running time: 104 min. Rating: R for strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language. Directed by: Patrick LussierWritten by:Todd Farmer, Patrick LussierStars:Nicolas Cage,Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, David Morse, Christa Campbell         Nicolas Cage drives through the other side of Hell and back in Patrick Lussier’s Drive Angry 3D. He comes back up slightly singed […]

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Review: Your Highness (2011)

Mobster Rating:  David Gordon Green, where have ye gone? Once the most promising and inspiring of indie filmmakers, directing such poignant American vignettes as George Washington, Undertow, and All the Real Girls, Green has lately turned over to crass stoner comedies.  While that artistic about-face paid off with 2008’s Pineapple Express, Green’s newest gig, ‘Your […]

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The Break-Up (2006)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some nudity and language. 105 Minutes Directed By: Peyton Reed Written By: Jeremy Garelick and LJay Lavender Staring: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams, Cole Hauser, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Ann Margaret, Justin Long, Vincent D’Onfrio, and Judy Davis Is that how you want to play it Brooke? Because I can play […]

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Pride And Glory (2008)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and brief drug content. 130 Minutes Directed By: Gavin O’Connor Written By: Joe Carnahan and Gavin O’Connor Staring: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle, John Ortiz, Frank Grillo, and Shea Whigham How I figure this went down: When our guys go in, the whole thing touches off. […]

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