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Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland, Natasha McElhone and Maggie Q

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With Designated Survivor renewed for a second season, and the season finale already having aired, it’s time I reviewed this engaging political drama/thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland. Watch out for a separate post dedicated to the finale. Premise of Designated Survivor Secretary of Urban Development and Housing Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is an idealistic and decent […]

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Gone Girl Movie Review: Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike

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(There are some spoilers.) Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck)’s beautiful wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) is missing under suspicious circumstances. Police detective Boney (Kim Dickens) and officer Gilpin (Patrick Fugit) get right on the case, with Boney giving Nick the benefit of the doubt and Gilpin ready to blame Dunne. As the audience we’re neither with Boney […]

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The Americans starring Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys: Complicated, Flawed, Engaging – Just Like It’s Characters

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  The Americans – Premise 1981. To outsiders, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys) are a typical, young American couple with 2 kids, Henry (10) and Paige (13). They try to raise their kids the best they can while they run a travel agency together. In reality, they are two highly trained KGB agents, […]

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Beauty and The Beast : It’s Fun – Stop Wishing for Its Demise Already!

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Beauty and The Beast starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan   It probably sucks that most TV writers can only have a short time of relief and feeling of success when a single disappointment about the rating figures can send a lot of movie writers and bloggers predicting the lifespan of the show, and not […]

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Lessons Learned from the Film The Rich Man’s Wife feat. Halle Berry & Clive Owen

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I don’t generally care about movie ratings since there is a chance I’ll find the movie either underrated or overrated, but sometimes they can be spot on. But when I saw the 5.0 IMDB rating, I hoped I would disagree – it wasn’t good news, as I was already bored by a couple of Halle […]

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Seven Below starring Matt Barr, Luke Goss, Ving Rhames & Val Kilmer: From Interesting to “Are You Kidding Me?”

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  In 1911, a brutal murder spree takes place in a household-the young son murders his mother, grandmother, cheating & abusive father and his two young sisters. In 2011, a group of holidaymakers is driving to their resort. The group has the unhappily married couple McCormick (Val Kilmer) and Brooklyn (Bonnie Somerville), med student Adam […]

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Bloodwork starring Travis Van Winkle: Testing your level of disgust tolerance

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Bloodwork Plot University students/best buds Greg (Travis Van Winkle) and Rob (John Bregar) agree to be the test subjects of an experiment that pays enough to have a good vacation. Even though Rob is reluctant, Greg persuades him and they go the facility to start the trial of what they know as an allergy drug. […]

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The Awakening starring Rebecca Hall & Dominic West: Good Enough

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Horror-thrillers are more inclined to be torn apart by the critics and movie-goers than any other genre. Sure, romantic comedies are doomed to be put-down because they follow a formula, but nobody really expects a twist at the end. And even the haters know that the best thing a romcom can do is to provide […]

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Columbus Circle starring Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee, Beau Bridges & Giovanni Ribisi

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Plot Formerly abused wealthy heiress Abigail Clayton (Selma Blair) has been living in her loft, refusing to leave her apartment. The concierge Klandermann (Kevin Pollak) runs all her errands, making her agoraphobic existence possible. Her only visitor is the family friend Raymond (Beau Bridges), the only person she trusts. Her peaceful and structured existence is […]

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Fracture starring Ryan Gosling & Anthony Hopkins

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Fracture Premise Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) is a very smart, rich and successful man married to the beautiful  Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz) who is many years his junior. Of course she is cheating on him with a guy close to her age- cop Robert Nunally (Billy Burke). So Ted decides to kill his wife, destroy Rob […]

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