4 Clips from JOBS Starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad

     August 5, 2013

Open Road Films has released four clips from the upcoming biopic, Jobs.  The film stars Ashton Kutcher as Apple founder Steve Jobs, and goes through the standard rise-fall-redemption story arc of most biopics.  I saw the film at Sundance, and …

CONTRABAND Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

It’s nice to see a down and dirty action movie, and Contraband offers a number of things that are fun. It’s got Mark Wahlberg in the lead, and a supporting cast that includes Kate Beckinsale, J.K. Simmons, Ben Foster, Giovanni …

RED RIDING HOOD Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

From the outset, Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood sounds kind of… great? Seriously. Her best film is easily Thirteen, which dealt with young girls coming to understand their sexuality (and power therein), and Hardwicke brought the right temperament to the …

RED RIDING HOOD Review

     April 5, 2011

There’s a strangeness that creeps along the edges of Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood.  It’s a PG-13 teen soap opera that wants to sneak in some surprisingly R-rated content like cannibalism and torturing the mentally handicapped.  But what’s surprising and …

First Set Photos from CONTRABAND Starring Mark Wahlberg

     November 27, 2013

The first set photos from the crime thriller Contraband have gone online.  The film is a remake of the acclaimed Icelandic picture Reykjavik-Rotterdam.  Mark Wahlberg stars as a struggling security guard who must return to his life as a drug …