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Viggo Mortensen has talked about having taken certain roles just to pay the bills, and it's usually not hard to tell which ones they are. They're generally in movies you've never heard of, like Americ…
The Hollywood(land) sign in the Hollywood hills is as iconic in the movies as it is in real life. Gangster Squad opens up with a, well, memorable scene with the ubiquitous sign as the backdrop: A man …
Street Kings is a bizarre and admittedly kind of fascinating cop movie. It suffers from what on the surface (and well, not so surface) is an "all cops are corrupt, even the good guy" plot that has bee…
Unlike the millions of fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books, I had never heard of the guy. I may as well be the equivalent of Richard Jenkins' jaded district attorney. One of his suspects, instead o…
Director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) knows this, and gleefully hands the wheel of this silly but often hilarious mistaken-identity caper over to the two gifted comedic …
Take Sylvia (Charlize Theron) for instance. We first meet her as she wakes up in bed with a man and immediately dismisses him. Naked, she walks to the window and looks out just as a couple of kids and…
The only thing I remember about the first time that I saw Blue Velvet many many years ago was the now iconic moment where kinky sadist Dennis Hopper inhales a deep breath from an oxygen mask before ca…
Bernie has one of those plots that is so crazy, that it must be true. Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) was one of the most popular men in Carthage, Texas. A tubby bachelor, maybe even a little "light in the …
Things aren’t looking too great for anyone when the film opens: super-spy James Bond (Daniel Craig) is presumed dead after a botched mission that simultaneously lands M (Judi Dench) in seriously hot w…
The setup goes something like this: Six women live in a mansion with a man named Marcel. There's Gaby, his wife; Catherine, his younger daughter; Augustine, his sister-in-law; Mamy, his mother-in-law;…
If you were to glance at the screen while The Courier was playing, you would say it was a movie. It's got recognizable actors, a great deal of action, and the production values (minus some obvious gre…
Clint Eastwood has a broken heart. Actually quite literally... his heart is giving out, which makes it hard to chase the bad guys through city streets. Even though Clint was already in his 70s when he…