KICK-ASS 2 Review

     February 10, 2015

We make excuses when we’ve done something wrong, and Kick-Ass 2 is full of excuses.  It thinks it can excuse its misogyny because it has Hit-Girl.  It thinks it can excuse its misguided notion of heroism because the costumed characters …

THE WARD Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

John Carpenter is an old man, and he makes old man films. In one way that’s refreshing. He knows where to put his camera in a sequence with multiple people. He knows when to use a close up, and never …

Half Trailer for John Carpenter’s THE WARD

     January 3, 2011

John Carpenter will always be a filmmaker to watch, even when all there is to watch is a half trailer of sorts for his latest, The Ward.  The Ward premiered earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, and …

Review: The CW’s NIKITA

     September 8, 2010

I’ve never seen Luc Besson’s 1990 film La Femme Nikita, nor the 1993 American remake Point of No Return.  I have vague memories of commercials for the USA series that followed in the late 1990s, but I don’t recall ever, …

Shane West Exclusive Interview NIKITA

     September 7, 2010

On The CW’s highly anticipated drama Nikita, actor Shane West plays Michael, a top lieutenant in Division, the secret organization that former assassin Nikita (Maggie Q) has vowed to destroy. Michael trained Nikita when she was a recruit and is …

Lyndsy Fonseca Interview NIKITA

     August 29, 2010

In The CW’s new drama Nikita, actress Lyndsy Fonseca stars as Alex, a young woman with a troubled past, who is now leading a double life. Division’s newest recruit, she is a beautiful girl with a violent history and a …

Maggie Q Interview NIKITA

     September 23, 2010

As a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita (Maggie Q) was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known as Division. Fooled into believing that she was being given a second chance to start a new life and serve her …

First Images from THE WARD and BEAUTIFUL BOY

     May 8, 2015

Continuing our first-look image series of movies playing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we have images from John Carpenter’s The Ward starring Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Jared Harris, and Lyndsy Fonseca.  The Ward is Carpenter’s first …