Delivery Man

Released on November 22, 2013 0 comments

Vince Vaughn should have been better, or at the very least, been much more – “money.” The guy who emerged white hot in “Swingers,” has failed to pan out, which at this point has to be blamed as much on himself as on bad management or cruddy scripts. We’d like to believe the talent is [...]

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The Armstrong Lie

Released on November 8, 2013 2 comments

Director Alex Gibney can’t be blamed for having a grenade tossed in the middle of his earnest film, one that started out as a chronicle of Lance Armstrong’s return to competitive cycling. When the bottom fell out and Armstrong became Pariah Numero Uno, Gibney was forced to re-interpret his documentary, which he’s done with excellent [...]

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The Counselor

Released on October 25, 2013 2 comments

What to do when you’ve got a bunch of aging stars, a formidable director well past his prime, and a screenwriter living off his rep as one of the bleakest chroniclers of humanity since Thomas Hardy? We find out this week with the release of the “The Counselor,” a desperate attempt by all of the [...]

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Escape Plan

Released on October 18, 2013 3 comments

We were all ready to jump on Robert Redford’s latest fiasco about a man lost at sea on a leaky boat. (A clunky metaphor for his current career standing.) Then we realized we’ve got a solid-looking blood and guts mash up staring a pair of good/bad superstars. In a prison no less. “Escape Plan,” is [...]

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Machete Kills

Released on October 11, 2013 0 comments

Danny Trejo is a true original, in an industry that is run by pop culture followers and thrives on parody. When it comes to actual Hard Cases with a true checkered past (are you listening Steven Segal?) Trejo ranks near the top. He came on our radar years ago, playing a button man in “Death [...]

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Don Jon

Released on September 27, 2013 0 comments

Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore trying to cure a guy of his issues with emotional reticence, a guy who also just happens to have an addiction to porn. Which frat boy with severe mommy issues came up with this? We figured this was another attempt by the industry to turn a male lead leads into [...]

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