thriller

Looper Review

May 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

Along with being a pretty enjoyable Sci-Fi suspense picture, I have the weird duty to report that 2012’s ‘Looper’ may be the overall best movie about mass suicide and attempted child murder that I’ve ever seen. Not that I have seen that many films like this mind you, nor do I particularly hope the genre catches on; but for what it is, [...]

Killing Them Softly Review

April 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now, it used to be when Hollywood wanted to make a political statement, but also wanted to do so in a semi-inconspicuous manner that they would turn to the ever trusted western to do the trick, with the Civil War often filling in for the then too controversial Vietnam War in subject matter, and cattle kings and big land barons filling in for the [...]

Stand Up Guys Review

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

A great big vintage car rolls up to a prison. Two old friends, both of them wearing suits that look like they have some serious age to them make some cursory small talk and then embrace. After exchanging brief pleasantries, they drive off for one last adventure to relive their glory days. It sounds like the set up for a sequel to the Blues [...]

Confidence Review

January 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

James Foley churned out a brilliant film led by a terrific cast with Confidence. If you like crime/thriller movies and films that deal with the art of conning, then you must see this film, again if you already have. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better, similar film. Edward Burns stars as master conman, Jake Vig. Once Jake and his crew, Gordo [...]

Review: Patriots Of Treason

November 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Author: David Thomas Roberts This was a review copy, provided at no cost to the reviewer. It should be duly noted right out at the forefront of this review that this is definitely a very in your face kind of book as it relates to its political dealings. Unashamedly, it’s a tin foil hat wearing, ‘right wingers’ kind of book mixing elements of [...]

Shooter Review

May 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

A former marine sniper, Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) was living more of a solitary mountain life until he is visited by Colonel Isaac Johnson(Glover) who had received a threat on the President’s life. Reluctantly pressed back into service for his country, Swagger must figure out the assassin’s plan for attack and in which city it will occur. [...]

The Mechanic Review

June 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

I had been looking forward to watching ‘The Mechanic’ for quite some time. Every time I took a turn by the local Red Box at Wal-Mart I would check to see if it had arrived, and even though it was advertised on the box, it never managed to find its way in the machine itself. In fact, it took me the better part of half a month to finally get my [...]

Righteous Kill Review

April 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

There seems to be two basic trains of thought on this movie among the different reviews I have read. No one, at least not many that is I would say, would argue that this is a great movie, however, camp one says almost in unison that Righteous Kill is at worst a bad movie made decent by the two greatest living actors of theirs or anybody else’s [...]

Taken Review

April 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be [...]