A ‘demoted’ top protection agent (Reynolds) is manipulated by his ex-girlfriend into guarding the life of his mortal enemy (Jackson), the world’s most notorious hit man. The two men are thrown together for a time-sensitive, explosively dangerous journey from London to The Hague. Chasing them with orders to kill is a relentless army of assassins put on their trail by a European dictator (Oldman) who is on trial for “crimes against humanity.” Will they make the court’s imposed five PM deadline for Jackson to testify, or will the dictator walk free? Will they thrash the assassins? Will they even survive each other? You’ll have to watch, laugh, and see.
Author Archive | Alyn Darnay
Charlize Theron is amazing, not only for her unquestionable beauty, or her unquestionable abilities as an actress, but also for her choice of material and her willingness and confidence to let it all hangout on the screen.
Now on the heels of her scene-stealing action performance in Mad Max: Fury Road, comes Atomic Blonde to firmly plant her feet in the legacy of a true action hero. With the ferocity of a jungle cat, Theron jumps into dozens of dazzling fight sequences so staggering in their execution that you forget she’s wearing designer clothes with spiked heels; and that brothers and sisters is something else again.
The thing I like most in a movie is when it takes a spectacular turn into the unanticipated or unexpected. The Book Of Henry is just such a film, filled with the best twists and turns I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s also a darn good family drama that accompanies its theme with some very exciting suspense thriller elements.
It’s this brotherly relationship, the way it plays out, and how they interface with the world around them that traps you comfortably into the story. It’s something to behold.
So my take… the film is a true winner. It’s a not-to-be missed sentimental drama in the best sense of the word, which will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. See it by all means.
Directed by: J. J. Abrams Written by: Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt Cast: Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac When last we left the Star Wars universe (talking 1977 Episode IV – “A New Hope” era here), the ‘Empire’ had fallen, Han and Leia were […]
Directed by: Barry Levinson Written by: Mitch Glazer Cast: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Danny McBride, and Scott Caan So I was sitting in the theater with a dozen film critics watching Kasbah, thinking this film with my comic idol Bill Murray was a dud, when all of a sudden […]