‘2 Guns’ Review

“Not the best of the genre, but it has its charms.” Baltasar Kormákur‘s “2 Guns,” in terms of buddy-cop movies, pales before some of the better examples of the genre, like “48 Hrs,” or “Lethal Weapon,’ though that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have anything going for it. It’s greatest strength are the ‘two guns,’ […]

The Parallax View

I don’t actually think that Alan Pakula’s “The Parallax View” has stood the test of time very well.  The movie revolves around a reporter, Joseph Frady (Warren Beatty) who stumbles upon a plot by a mysterious corporation, The Parallax Corporation, to create assassins. I haven’t read the book by Loren Singer but it appears that virtually everything in […]

‘Flight’ Review

“Flight” is a intriguing character study about a man who needed to hit bottom before he could reach the top. Can we just give Denzel Washington the Oscar already?  His performance in Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” is not only brilliant, but nuanced and daring.  Washington, unlike many actors (such as Tom Cruise) is not afraid to be unattractive, either as […]

Ryan Reynolds As The Next Batman!? Really?

Let me start by saying that Ryan Reynolds seems to be an affable, charismatic actor, whom I enjoyed watching in films like 2005’s “Just Friends” or the more recent “Safe House.” Heck, he even was interesting in last year’s “Green Lantern.” The problem is that I am not entirely sure that Reynolds can headline a […]

‘Flight’ Trailer

There’s something about how Denzel Washington plies his craft.  He’s been at it awhile, and appears to have arrived at the point where he doesn’t have anything to prove.  His roles he takes tend to be varied; he may be a villain here, or a hero there, but the majority of his films seem to […]

‘Safe House:’ Entertaining Movie, Weak Premise

A few weeks ago a co-worker and I were discussing the Daniel Espinosa’s “Safe House,” which we both liked, though he raised a point that I probably would have noticed if the film weren’t as entertaining as it ended up being. That point he made was that the central premise of the film, that Denzel […]

Brian’s ‘Safe House’ Review

“Frost is a man on fire, and God help anyone who gets in his way.”   Denzel Washington has to be one of the most versatile leading men in Hollywood.  In fact, I can recall no other actor in recent memory who’s so effortlessly able to move from corrupt–as Det. Alonzo Harris in “Training Day,” […]

‘Safe House’ Trailer

I don’t generally think of Denzel Washington as playing dangerous characters because there’s something very reassuring about him.  “Comforting” isn’t quite the word that I would use to describe this feeling, though you trust him. Which is probably why he oftentimes plays against type, such as his roles in “Man On Fire” and “Training Day.” […]