Saturday, September 29

REVIEW: Won't Back Down







Directed by Daniel Barnz
Drama
2 hours 1 minute
From 20th Century Fox
and Walden Media

Starring
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Viola Davis
Oscar Isaac
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Lance Reddick
Rosie Perez
Ving Rhames
Holly Hunter

Thursday, September 27

REVIEW: End of Watch





Directed by David Ayer
Crime Drama
From Open Road and
Exclusive Media Group
1 hour 49 minutes

Starring
Jake Gyllenhaal
Michael Peña
Natalie Martinez
Anna Kendrick
David Harbour
Frank Grillo
America Ferrera

Tuesday, September 25

Quiz 5

Listed are the stars for films that have titles of famous places.  These titles are only the names of real places with no extra words... for example Sun Valley Serenade could not be an answer because it has the extra word in it.  This could be your best score yet, especially if open book.  Have a go at it:

Monday, September 24

REVIEW: Trouble with the Curve





Directed by Robert Lorenz
Drama
1 hour 41 mins
From Warner Bros.

Starring
Clint Eastwood
Amy Adams
Justin Timberlake
John Goodman
Matthew Lillard
Robert Patrick

Friday, September 21

Jaws: Favorite Movie #27

1975 Drama
From Universal Studios
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring
Roy Scheider
Robert Shaw
Richard Dreyfuss
Lorraine Gary
Murray Hamilton

Thursday, September 20

REVIEW: Arbitrage





Directed by Nicholas Jarecki
Drama
1 hour 40 minutes
From Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions

Starring
Richard Gere
Susan Sarandon
Tim Roth
Brit Marley
Nate Parker
Stuart Margolin


Tuesday, September 18

Stanwyck

We often call men by their last names but rarely do we accord that to women.  I guess it doesn't sound quite right.   Maybe it's considered disrespectful. We either mention the woman's full name or tag on a Miss, Ms or Mrs.  I think the exception is for those tough dames I like so much.  When they are formidable and commanding and can more than stand their own ground, they can be addressed by a single last name.  And if you know who she is, then you know she can simply be called Stanwyck.

Friday, September 14

REVIEW: Killer Joe


 

Directed by William Friedkin
Crime Drama
1 hour 43 minutes
From LD Entertainment

Starring
Matthew McConaughey
Emile Hirsch
Juno Temple
Gina Gershon
Thomas Haden Church


Thursday, September 13

Dual Reviews

I have actually been seeing so many movies lately that I have to double up on some of them to review.  There's been a couple that were so stinky that I won't waste your time raking them over the coals.  The two on board today captured my attention due to the leading men, Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill.  The guys did not disappoint but I must rant a little about one of their films.  Hit the read more button and let's get going.




Tuesday, September 11

Wilde: Favorite Movie #28

1997 Biographical Drama
From Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by Brian Gilbert

Starring
Stephen Fry
Jude Law
Jennifer Ehle
Vanessa Redgrave
Michael Sheen
Gemma Jones
Judy Parfitt
Zoe Wanamaker
Tom Wilkinson

Tuesday, September 4

The Girl from the Black Lagoon










She might be a forgotten name in some quarters but fans of monster movies will forever remember her as Kay Lawrence in the 1954 film The Creature from the Black Lagoon.  That film will keep her foremost in the minds of those who pay attention to movie trivia.  I thought she was beautiful and talented.  It may be that a career was not as important to her as it was to a Davis or Crawford or Hepburn or Stanwyck.  Being under contract to Universal-International (as Universal Studios was then called) probably didn't help in elevating her to star status.