Film Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

SYNOPSIS: Emmet Brickowoski is an everyday, ordinary, Lego construction worker. He lives life as President Business wants all the citizens of Lego Land to live. It’s a peaceful life. Everything is awesome. However, President Business – or, rather, Lord Business – has other plans. He is set to rule the entire Lego universe when he unleashes the Crakle on Taco Tuesday. A small band of heroes comprising of Vitruvius, Wyldstyle, Uni-Kitty and Batman mistake Emmet … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darkman (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A hideously scarred and mentally unstable scientist seeks revenge against the crooks who made him like that. REVIEW: You might remember this one from its tag line at the time “Who is Dark Man?”. If not, you surely know it from its ominous poster art that looks like a cross between the “The Shadow“, “Batman” and the “Invisible man“. This 1990 dark comedy action film was an earlier creation by none other than “Evil … Continue reading

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A Remake Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Is On Its Way

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It’s been long rumored and to date nothing had come to pass but today’s news wire brought the confirmation. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is being remade. A couple of years back New Line optioned the property, looked like they were going to run with it and then did absolutely nothing with it. That option was up about 2 years ago. Today Studio Canal and Joel Silver, the group behind the last couple Liam Neeson flicks … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Haunting (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house’s ghostly past. REVIEW: With direction by Jan De Bont, The Haunting, a 1999 Dreamworks big budget ghost story with an equally big budget cast, started off slick, creative and impressive in every way and had the potential to wow audiences. However, after … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. REVIEW: It’s been four years since the second of director Christopher Nolan’s proposed trilogy of Batman films “The Dark Knight” was released. A masterful film that ended with Batman taking responsibility for the murder of district attorney Harvey Dent even though he didn’t do it. Wayne knew that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battleship (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. REVIEW: What is it with Hollywood & Taylor Kitsch all of a sudden? More importantly, what is it with Taylor Kitsch being cast in not one but TWO movies with $200 million dollar budgets this year? Does Hollywood know something we don’t? Maybe they do…maybe they don’t. Last month’s “John … Continue reading

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Film Review: Batman Begins (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: “As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes, a trauma which led him to become obsessed with revenge but his chance is cruelly taken away from him by fate. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra’s Al-Ghul, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City overrun by organized … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Grey (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After their plane crashes in Alaska, seven oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. REVIEW: Stop me if you’ve seen this movie before, A plane full of stock characters (Big African American, Tough Hispanic, Bookworm, Wise guy, Know it all, etc..) crashes in some desolate area where the weather is awful & they have to band together to find a way … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wrath Of The Titans (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. REVIEW: It may surprise some of my acolytes to learn that the Black Saint is a big fan of videogames, a very big fan indeed. As a matter of fact I have been an ardent gamer since the 70′s when the Atari 2600 made it’s debut & one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Clash of the Titans (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: “The Clash of the Titans” is set in the Greek city of Argos where a war is about to explode between man and the gods. Perseus (Sam Worthington) raised as a fisherman, but is actually a demi-god. Perseus is the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson) who is about to take on the gods after the death of his family. Zeus’ brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) was the one who kill his family, and Perseus wants … Continue reading

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Film Review: After.Life (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After a horrific car accident, Anna (Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn’t believe she’s dead, despite the funeral director’s reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside … Continue reading

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