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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…
British intelligence has tracked a British national terrorist to a house in Nairobi, Kenya. As soon as she is identified, and the prepping of suicide vests is thrown into the equations, the question i…
Just before watching this movie, my movie-pal and I were discussing how some people genuinely grow and change. But, I argued, show me a teenager, and I can show you the adult they will become. For mos…
That is not to say that Spielberg doesn't know how to make an entertaining historical film. Bridge of Spies, after an exceptionally sluggish first half hour or so, is indeed entertaining. Set in the C…
Sandra Bullock plays "Calamity" Jane Bodine, a political consultant apparently so ruthless that she can make even the most shady, incompetent politician into a winner. But Jane has been "retired" for …
I hate getting annoyed with movies that have such good intentions. It's not like there isn't a great story behind The Finest Hours, because indeed there is. In 1952, a wicked winter storm off Cape Cod…
It's hard to comprehend the horror of being trapped in a mine for 69 days, but the film adaptation of the 2010 Chilean miner's ordeal does a surprisingly good job of recreating this nightmare for the …
Based on the true story of an ill-fated 1996 climbing expedition on the titular mountain – during which a violent storm blew in and took the lives of eight climbers – director Baltasar Kormákur’s visu…
Harrison Ford is a tall drink of water... no, make that a tall drink of lemonade, in this film that features easily one of Ford's best performances. He smolders, absolutely smolders as John Book, a Ph…
Now, people who know me well know that I have a soft spot for disaster movies. I want to see that tidal wave destroy a major coastal city! I want to see famous landmarks topple, blow up, or crack in h…
Honestly, even at nearly two-and-a-half hours long, there’s nary a wasted second or throwaway scene or drawn-out sequence that could have been snipped in director David Fincher’s dark and enthralling …