THE GREY

6/16/2012

 
Joe Carnahan does a great job with the story, Liam Neeson, and the wilderness; the wolves get a bad rap: better than average man vs. nature movie. BTW, nature doesn't care about you... 
 

CORIOLANUS

6/7/2012

 
"You fragments." The master of the contemptuous sneer, Ralph Fiennes, at his moody bloody best, stars in his directoral debut: a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy. Surrounded by top shelf talent; Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox. Violent war action: with Shakespearean dialogue: yes! Watch it with the subtitles on.
http://www.iconmovies.net/coriolanus/
 
 
Chow Yun-Fat, 1920s China, action, humor. Yes, it's long, but it's good: see it.
 

HAYWIRE

5/2/2012

 
Steven Soderbergh has perfected the craft of weaving score and montage, and this slick, trim, 90-minute thriller features a fabulously tough Gina Carano. Loved it!
 
 
Lots of Tom Cruise running: the best stride on screen. Brad Bird: you did it! Plus, it's funny. Yes!
http://www.missionimpossible.com/
 

KILLER ELITE

2/8/2012

 
Three good actors is a horrible movie; De Niro shows his age, Owen dons a moustache, and Statham phones it in. Crap.
http://www.killerelite.com/
 

REEL STEEL

2/3/2012

 
Robot boxing, Hugh Jackman: yes!
http://steelgetsreal.com/
 

ATTACK THE BLOCK

1/22/2012

 
Turn the subtitles on for this slightly funny British sci-fi action fantasy. Aliens attack an inner-city gang of teenagers. Music is good, but I didn't fall in love, or like, any of the characters. Cool 'cause it's from the U.K..
Official Site: http://attacktheblock.com/
 
 
Origins story covers most of the main points of the original, except for why humans are mute in the future. Andy Serkis and the primate animation are expertly integrated into the live action. The next one should be apocalyptic!
Official Site: http://www.youtube.com/user/apeswillrise
 

THE WARRIOR'S WAY

1/13/2012

 
Fantasy, Western, Martial Art saga of a swordsman, a baby, a decrepit town of circus freaks, misfits and miscreants. Heavy use of effects, decent cast; including Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth & Dong-Gun Jan. Cool, violent, but sweet and occasionally funny!