The Nice Guys

Set in 1970s Los Angeles (but shot in Georgia ironically) The Nice Guys pays homage to the detective/buddy cop flicks of the same era. Written and directed by Shane Black and starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling you’d think this would’ve been a sure fire hit but the film fell pretty shy of its $50M budget. Let’s see what happened… Crowe and Gosling play competing PIs who team up on the same missing person case. Crowe is the heavy who mostly has his shit together where Gosling plays the charmed goofball / comic relief guy who’s also a lousy father

Noah

I’m not Christian so I come from a non-religious standpoint on this one, just FYI… I’d put this film in the same classification as a film like The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Cleopatra and the like; basically an epic with religious overtones. Taken from the bible (with some creative license), Noah focuses of course on the man and his family responsible for building the ark that saved the innocent when God was on a bit of a rampage to cleanse the world of the wicked. I know there were various groups in a tizzy for a number of reasons –

Man of Steel

I really, really wanted to love this movie but I can’t say that I do. I like it, but I don’t love it. The trouble for me when seeing it was that for every great thing about it, there’s something equally as bad… Let’s start with the script. The story is one we all know, the character is one we all know which is why the filmmakers wanted to inject their own vision and make it something different. The trouble is that different isn’t always necessarily good. I like when filmmakers put their own stamp on things, what I don’t

The Man With The Iron Fists

Co-written (with Eli Roth) and directed by the master-mind behind the Wu Tang Clan the RZA, The Man With The Iron Fists is his version of a martial arts B film that you would rent or catch on late night cable. I love these films too, I used to work at a TV station that showed them at night so I’ve seen tons of these flicks. If you’ve seen movies like Fists of Fury or Master of the Flying Guillotine than you know what I’m talking about. If not, films in the Kung Fu / Martial Arts genres are definitely