The Promise is a land-based version of James Cameron’s Titanic.
CAST: Christian Bale
Knight of Cups will coerce you into contemplating the benefits of seppuku.
Like Schindler’s List peppered with lewd jokes every 15 minutes or so.
The adopted son of an Egyptian Pharaoh becomes an unlikely messenger for his people in Exodus: Gods and Kings. In his final years as Pharaoh, Seti (John Turturro) believes that his biological son Ramses (Joel Edgerton) doesn’t possess the right temperament to lead his people. It’s in his adopted son Moses (Christian Bale) that he […]
I really like journeys to the past in movies, especially when they stop somewhere in the ‘70s or ‘80s. I’m sure that’s because of my age and my formative years taking place in those decades. (I still can’t imagine life back then or even college without some of the major conveniences like cell phones that […]
Two small-time con artists are forced to work for an egocentric FBI agent out to make his mark in American Hustle. It was October of 1972. I was eight years old when a man walked up to me on River Road in Camden, New Jersey. The man asked if I’d like to go to work […]
Here’s my take on The Fighter. This effort has been a major focus for its star and chief proponent Mark Wahlberg. He’d apparently been working to get this out for several years. The movie is a bit of a biopic on the life of two boxing brothers and their quirky family in Lowell, Massachusetts. The older step-brother, Dicky […]
I saw Public Enemies today. The movie, about real-life 1930s era bank robber and public fascination John Dillinger, stars Johnny Depp For me, the review really should stop right there. It just gets worse from that point on. Much of the movie manages to hold its own. The look is fantastic including both the camera […]
This weekend we saw both of the “big” movies. First up was The Dark Knight. However, what’s interesting is that Mamma Mia! is selling out here right alongside the huge sellouts for Batman. I’ve never seen the local theater so packed. The Dark Knight is the latest Batman movie and second for Christian Bale. Bale […]
This weekend my son and I went to see 3:10 to Yuma. It stars Christian Bale and Russell Crowe in a classic western. It’s a remake of a 1957 film of the same name starring Glenn Ford. This was my son’s very first western so I was a bit apprehensive. Thankfully by the end it […]