Getaway (2013)

Released: August 30, 2013. Directed by: Courtney Solomon. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight. Runtime: 90 min. I like a good action movie as much as the next movie critic. But that's the key word: good. A good action film, "Getaway" is not. After former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) comes home [...]

Recap of June’s Theatrical Releases

I saw six out of the nine major theatrical releases of June. I still plan on seeing the following from the month of June, in alphabetical order: "Berberian Sound Studio", "The Bling Ring", "Byzantium", "The Internship", "Maniac", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Song for Marion", "Syrup" (because I love Brittany Snow), "Violet & Daisy", White House [...]

The Purge (2013)

Release Date: June 7, 2013 Director: James DeMonaco Stars: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder Runtime: 85 min Tagline: Survive the Night The year is 2022. America's economy is flourishing, the unemployment rate is at 1%, and crime is almost non-existent. Except for one night a year; for twelve hours, all crime, including murder, is [...]

Celebrity Birthdays: October 29 – November 11

Happy 30th birthday to Ben Foster. He often plays eerie roles, like in Hostage or in 30 Days of Night. Foster is a great screen presence and he's best known for his roles in 3:10 to Yuma, Pandorum, The Messenger, and The Mechanic. My favourite films with Foster in a leading or supporting role: Hostage (2005) -- Alpha Dog (2006) -- 30 Days of Night (2007).   The late [...]

Sinister (2012) Review

Sinister Release Date: October 12, 2012 Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone Runtime: 110 min Tagline: Once you see him, nothing can save you. Ellison Oswalt is a struggling writer whose last big hit was ten years ago. He and his family move into a house, in order for him to [...]