Film Review: Men In Black (1997)

SYNOPSIS: “Based on the comic book. Unbeknownst to other people, there is a private agency code named MiB. This agency is some kind of extra terrestrial surveillance corporation. Then, one of the agency’s finest men only going by the name ‘K’ is recruiting for a new addition to the agency. He has chosen James Edwards of the NYPD. Then, one day, a flying saucer crashes into Earth. This was an alien a part of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape Plan (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. REVIEW: If this last year has been any indication, it’s that Sylvester Stallone is indeed back with plenty of energy to take on a smattering of new roles. Out off all of them, I do have to say that this ranks among my … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A missing wedding ring leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator. REVIEW: Pawn shops get alot of traffic from sellers, to buyers lighting the way for stories within stories that pave the way for items that have traveled afar. Director Wayne Kramer came up with a little ditty that has purpose, style, and dark humor. You might say, it’s a cult film that knows its intention. In the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Cell (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: An FBI agent persuades a social worker, who is adept with a new experimental technology, to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer in order to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim. REVIEW: “The Cell” is unlike any horror movie you have seen. Which is no surprise with director Tarsem Singh’s visually creative mind behind the scenes. Of course it boldly displays the star role of Jennifer Lopez as Catherine … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fire With Fire (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After witnessing the murders of a convenience store clerk and his son, fire fighter Jeremy Coleman narrowly escapes with his life. Slated to testify against mafia assailant David Hagan, the police place Coleman in a witness protection program. Seems the mafia has other plans, threatening to take out each and every person Coleman has ever cared about. Will Jeremy make it to the witness stand or does he have his own individual brand of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chained (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When he was 9 years old, Tim and his mother were abducted by taxi-driving serial killer Bob. Tim’s mother was murdered. Tim was kept as a chained slave, forced to bury the bodies of young women Bob drags home and keep scrapbooks of the crimes. Now a teenager, Tim and Bob share a depraved father/son/protege relationship. But who will ultimately sever the bond between ‘family’ and unimaginable horror? REVIEW: Jennifer Chambers Lynch hasn’t had … Continue reading

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Film Review: Impostor (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A top-secret government weapons designer is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by a hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth. REVIEW: “Impostor” was the first of two films based on the work of Philip K. Dick that were released relatively close to each other (The other being Spielberg’s “Minority Report”). It takes place in the year 2079 and the Earth is locked in battle with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strange Days (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.  REVIEW: With the year 2000 looming ahead (at the time), a few films were bound to come out predicting our immediate future. “Strange Days”, a Kathryn Bigelow directed action crime drama was setting the stage with its present day science fiction film that foresaw a future not dependent on drugs, but a new high using only a simple device (and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Go In The Woods (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A young band heads to the woods in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to emerge with new music that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension. REVIEW: “Don’t Go In The Woods” is the directorial debut of Vincent D’Onofrio, an actor known for his roles in “Full Metal Jacket” (1987), “Men in Black” (1997), and a “Law & Order: Criminal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kill the Irishman (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in 1970’s Cleveland, “Kill the Irishman” is based on the true story of Danny Greene, an unhappy dock worker who got involved with the mob in the area. He made a name for himself among the criminal underworld and was responsible for basically triggering a mob war when he is held responsible for some money that is stolen from some powerful New York mobsters. Greene is a tough, fearless, take no sh*t from … Continue reading

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