Set in dingy Boston bars and anonymous subway stations, Peter Yates' 1973 crime thriller “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” takes a plotless look at a low-level mobster. [...]
Let’s face it, “Terminator Salvation” director McG is not James Cameron. Not even close, really. Which makes his installment of the “Terminator” series that Cameron created in 1984 seems like a very loud, yet pale, imitation of the original. And of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” too, Cameron’s rousing follow-up in 1991.
“The Thirteenth Floor” has always a bit chilling since it released in 1999, and now in Blu-ray it’s a bit creepier. [...]
It’s a 10-year anniversary release and in 1999’s “Universal Soldier: The Return,” Jean-Claude Van Damme puts on his suit again as the heroic soldier. [...]
It would seem like Simon Baker, the star of the top-rated TV show “The Mentalist,” would make a good movie star. [...]
Not long ago, I thought the best thing ever made for television was the “Six Feet Under” series, but then along came “True Blood,” created (not surprisingly) by the same guy, Alan Ball. [...]
Fans of author Dan Brown’s novels will find much to like with the new film version of his tome “Angels and Demons,” director Ron Howard’s follow-up to his 2006 smash hit “The DaVinci Code.”
Never out of print in the last five decades since its 1958 release, this is a smokin' collection of rumbas, mambos, boleros, and cha-cha-chas. Press play on this sucker and just try and sit still.
“The Reader,” director Stephen Daldry and scripter David Hare's follow-up to their 2002 award-winning film "The Hours," raises so many interesting questions about guilt and personal responsibility that you can spend hours discussing it afterwards.
Given that “Astral Weeks” is one of rock’s undisputed masterpieces, it seems like pure folly to revisit the album, song by song, 40 years on, with hopes of improving upon the original. [...]