"Super 8" is the rarest of things this time of year: a summer blockbuster that's completely earnest and irony-free, not filled with cheeky pop-culture references or cheesy product placement.1 Comment
A couple of years ago, Liam Neeson starred as a former CIA agent in "Taken" (即刻救援), searching for his kidnapped daughter and kicking as much butt as necessary to find her.
Anthony Hopkins classes up "The Rite," as you can imagine he would most every situation. But even his otherworldly powers can only make this overly familiar demonic possession thriller engaging for so long.
The cruelty that teens are capable of and the amoral prurience of Japanese society portrayed in Tetsuya Nakashima's "Confessions" will deliver a shock to the system of any audience.
Adrien Brody is known best for his Academy Award winning performance in "The Pianist" (戰地琴人) as a Jew in Nazi-occupied Germany.
Based on Franz-Oliver Giesbert's 2007 novel "The Immortal," "22 Bullets" misses the mark on what could have been a decent mafia action thriller.
Mere words cannot describe how awesomely gnarly "Piranha 3D" is, how hugely entertaining, and how urgently you must get yourself to the theater to see it. Like, now.
A tale inspired by actual events about a political murder on American soil that implicates Taiwanese assassins, this movie will likely only satisfy viewers whose knowledge of Taiwan's history is slighter than James Van Der Beek's acting career after "Dawson's Creek."
Atom Egoyan's sex thriller "Chloe" (色．誘) is a pure guilty pleasure, if you take away that part about pleasure.
Everyone has secrets in the "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," a mind-bending and mesmerizing thriller that takes its time unlocking one mystery only to uncover another, all to chilling and immensely satisfying effect.1 Comment