Film Review: Zodiac (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. REVIEW: We’ve all seen¬†the title card¬†before.¬† Looming ominously on the silver screen, rarely ever a harbinger of the latest feel-good romcom.¬† In fact, “Based on a true story” (or some interchangeable variation) is usually an indication that there will be murder afoot.¬† The guidelines for this bold declaration are basically nonexistent, as displayed by nearly every found footage flick.¬† … Continue reading

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Film Review: Now You See Me (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Four struggling magicians, Atlas, McKinney, Henley Reeves and Jack Wilder, unite to form a super group that takes Las Vegas, the entertainment industry and the nation by storm. They become an overnight sensation when they seemly rob a French bank right in front of a captivated crowd in Nevada and then give all the stolen money to the ecstatic audience. Detective Rhodes is assigned to the case discovering the flashy criminals two steps ahead … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Avengers (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: ¬†Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. REVIEW: I am SUCH a nerd! Although no one has the chutzpah to actually come out and call The Black Saint a nerd, I’ll admit to it with something close to a smile on my face. I have watched every one of the “Superhero” movies released over the last … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shutter Island (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He’s been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy’s shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising … Continue reading

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