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Would Martin Scorsese put a hit on me if I said I didn't like Taxi Driver? 'Cause he sure looked miffed when he didn't win the Oscar this year. Maybe I should see if any Academy members have recently …
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is an intriguing if kind of by-the-book (no pun intended) crime story. The plot itself is gripping, but it is the story-behind-the-story that helped catapult the book i…
It is hard to say if The Girl Who Played with Fire stands alone narratively from the über-popular book and movie of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That story established Lisbeth Sala…
Merely an episode into The Tunnel, I was thinking there was very much a Scandinavian noir feeling to this British/French television series. My instinct was correct when I found out it was an adaptatio…
James Franco plays, a well meaning English teacher named Jake Epping who feels a little stuck in the mud. His students play with their cells phones during his lectures, and his wife is bringing him di…
The opening credits of Confirmation offer a quick history lesson. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush was struggling to appoint a judge to the Supreme Court to fill the seat left vacated by the first …
In the realm of movie plots, Keanu is definitely one of your more random options. The film centers around a ridiculously adorable kitten who originally belonged to a Los Angeles drug lord. During an i…
A lot of white guys in nice suits lost their riches in the financial collapse of 2008, and a few white guys in suits (and one notable one in bare feet) profited off the bust. It all stemmed from said …
A "triple 9" (aka 999 code) over police radio means an officer is down. When an officer is down, all cops must rush to respond. This means if you are willing to take that step for the perfect heist, y…
There are just about no greater villains of modern history, both cinematically and in reality, as the Nazis. Images of the stiff-armed salutes, the crisp uniforms, the shiny boots, and--just as horrif…
Just to recap, the original film found a smokin' hot Keanu Reeves starring as Johnny Utah, a former football player whose injured knee drove him to become an FBI agent instead of an athlete. He and hi…
Simply put, Black Mass is the story of an Irish mobster and generally really bad guy (Bulger) hopping in bed with the FBI in an effort to bring down the Italian mob in South Boston. His motives are pr…