On the Waterfront was released 57 years ago today. It stars Marlon Brando as a washed up boxer working on the docks, a tough guy but a good guy who wants to do the right thing, but doing the right thing means he’ll get the crap beat out of him by the guys in the corrupt longshoremans union. Excellent performances and a compelling story. The kind of movie that can
Unstoppable is a waste of time. I nearly fell asleep in the theatre. It’s an insult to half decent popcorn action flicks like Salt. Rent “Speed” instead. That’s about a bus that’s out of control instead of a train, but it also has plenty of other explosive action scenes and it’s silly enough to enjoy and not take seriously. I’m not sure if “Unstoppable” has any action scenes. It has
Nice headline to wake up to: Riots erupt in Vancouver after Canucks loss Riot police fired tear gas, pepper spray and flash bombs in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night to try to disperse angry rioters who set cars on fire, looted stores and taunted police officers after the Canucks’ 4-0 Stanley Cup final loss to the Boston Bruins. The same thing reaction occurred in 1994 (from same article): Police tried to
J.J. Abram’s Super 8 is a great drive-in movie even though drive-ins are more or less extinct these days. It’s an “E.T.” kind of movie with a cast of kids who get caught up in a sci-fi thriller adventure story that’s perhaps not iconic like Steven Speilberg’s better science fiction, but it’s a fun summer movie. Goes good with popcorn.
127 Hours is a true story about a rock climber whose arm gets stuck under a rock and he eventually has to cut it off with a dull knife. A well made tension-filled movie with about 5 minutes of the most realistic gore of a guy cutting his arm off that made the person I saw the movie with feel a bit nauseous. James Franco really shows his acting chops