The Numbers Station (2013)

This is a dark action thriller spy movie.  What it isn’t, is Hollywood glitzy.  It has fights, blood, guns, shoot-outs and explosions.  But without the James Bond luck, and the good guys being better shots.  It’s a smart, well written, thinker’s drama.  It’s a much better watch than expected from reading the general descriptions found… Read More »

The Interview (2014)

If you aren’t aware of the issues that surround this movie, politically, in the media, and Sony’s cyber theft, you can check out my recent commentary here.  As well as thousands of articles online. I’d like to start out by saying I’m not a hater.  I’m a fan of James Franco.  And I loved a… Read More »

Predestination (2014)

Based on a short story by Robert Heinlein, this is a complicated time travel drama, that includes the trials and tribulations of a young androgynous girl, that is forced into a sex change by medical practitioners of a past era. This is a very well made and acted movie.  It’s also as far from a… Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

I expected this movie to be lame and overall disappointing.  I was totally wrong!  This was one of the most entertaining movies I’ve appreciated in some time. If you could take a box and drop in the following movies:• Buck Rogers• The Chronicles of Riddick• Raider of the Lost Ark• Battlestar Galactica• Star Wars• The… Read More »

Robocop (2014)

The story of a severely injured cop that is turned in a cyborg to enhance corporate profits. I’m old enough to remember sitting excitedly in a theatre in 1987 with my buddy, waiting for the original movie version to start. Discussing how it might compare to the book version that we both had already read.… Read More »

Ender’s Game (2013)

Have you ever heard a lot of hype about a movie that was based on a book that you haven’t read, and wondered what the fuss was about? Well Ender’s Game was one of those experiences for me. I knew the basic plot of the story, and even though I am an avid Sci-Fi fan,… Read More »

Riddick (2013)

The sequel to “The Chronicles of Riddick” from 2004. One of my favourite Sci-Fi movies of all time. The previous movie ends with Riddick becoming the ruler of the most powerful society in the known universe. With that in mind, and the possibilities that this leaves us for a sequel, this instalment in the series… Read More »

The Lone Ranger (2013)

This Lone Ranger is a very inventive re-telling of the classic story of the western era crime fighter. This version is a comic satirical romp. Johnny Depp is brilliant with perfect comic timing as Tonto. You barely recognize him. Tonto/Depp carefully and discretely guides the plot from beginning to end. The humour is obvious yet… Read More »

Runner Runner (2013)

A broke universally student goes to Costa Rica to out an online gambling tycoon for cheating him. The title should be Mediocre Mediocre, because that’s the theme of this movie in every way. Justin Timberlake compliments Ben Affeck’s acting skills almost perfectly, as they are both mediocre actors at the best of time. Timberlake might… Read More »

The Family (2013)

A snitch mob family in Protected Custody that has to move from town to town on a regular basis, due to their dysfunctional and violent tendencies. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer play the strong willed parents in this dark comedy. The daughter is one of the stars in the TV series Glee. Entertaining, amusing,… Read More »

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