Monday, April 30, 2012
Man On A Ledge (***)
An ex-cop turned con (Sam Worthington) threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming woman and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with SWAT and tactical command along with fire-fighters. The police then dispatches a female police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, things aren't as straightforward and clearcut as they appear to be. The last half hour is the best.
A black ops super soldier (Gina Carano) seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. Good movie but if you leave to go to the bathroom you will get confused.
One For The Money (*1/2)
Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop (Jason O'Mara) from her romantic past. Better than I expected but still a very bad film.
Red Tails (**1/2)
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard). Good story with mediocre acting.
The Grey (***1/2)
After their plane crashes in Alaska, seven oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. Very powerful survival story.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Well it's Tuesday again. This week we have my favorite film of 2011 its...
That's right The NC-17 rated sex addiction drama is my pick this week. The other two releases this week is the fun sequel Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and the IMAX Documentary Born to Be Wild.
My Vintage pick is in honor of this weeks release of The Lucky One are two Zac Efron movies I Actually enjoyed, they are Hairspray and Me And Orson Welles, neither are great but avoid the dreadful High School Musical movies and the atrocious Charlie St. Cloud and you'll be good.