With the success of the “Underworld” franchise, some small segment of the movie-going market is still interested in a bit of monster mayhem. This years offering is “I, Frankenstein.”
The fifth film in a series of adaptations of the “Jack Ryan” series of characters by Tom Clancy hit theatres on January 17, 2014. Following in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, Chris Pine takes the character on an original mission.
Chris Pine stars as the titular Jack Ryan in the reboot of the series. In an era of origin stories, we have yet another. Ryan is brought forth into the modern post-9/11 era, after observing the attack on the Towers from his economics school in London. Continue reading “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”
With the entry into a new year, there is a slight shift in the quality of box office contenders. Actually, a big shift. January is called the “graveyard of movies” for a good reason. It is the time between the award contenders pushing for a nomination and the point at which those movies are rewarded. “Ride Along” is one of the first to enter the box office, and hope for a winning weekend.
The first of two films involving the mythical hero Hercules opened 2014, and is better known as the one not based on a graphic novel starring The Rock.
The Coen brothers are known for their range of dark to quirky films, going by titles like “O, Brothers Where Art Thou”, “The Men Who Stare At Goats” and “No Country For Old Men,” so when their name is announced on a trailer for “Inside Llewyn Davis,” one has a bit of expectation.
Trying to capitalize on last years war fervor related to Best Picture nominee “Zero Dark Thirty,” is the adaptation of the story of Operation Red Wings, entitled “Lone Survivor.”