Director Alexandre Aja’s Terrifying Remake of The Hills Have Eyes

The effects of nuclear testing have had a long lasting and devastating effect on a desolate mining community in the hills of the New Mexico desert.  One thing’s clear – someone has to pay. On their 25th wedding anniversary, Bob (Ted Levine) and Ethel (Kathleen Quinlan), traveling across the desert in their Airstream trailer withContinue reading “Director Alexandre Aja’s Terrifying Remake of The Hills Have Eyes”

M.I.A. releases new song, set to release new album

On the brink of a new album, M.I.A. has released the single, “Bring The Noize”. The new release, titled MATANGI, is a follow-up to the 2010 album, Maya. The album failed to reach the success of the great Kala, which was released another three years earlier in 2007 (“Paper Planes” anyone?). The multi-talented British artist seems to haveContinue reading “M.I.A. releases new song, set to release new album”

The Expatriate has been Erased

Ex-CIA operatives.  Wiley and resourceful teenagers.  Foreign locales and exotic women.  An international conspiracy with high reaching implications.  How on Earth did this Aaron Eckhart action thriller go so totally and completely off the rails? Directed by Philipp Stölzl (North Face, Young Goethe in Love), Erased begins with the central character of Ben Logan (Eckhart)Continue reading “The Expatriate has been Erased”

Is Iron Man 3 the end of the road?

Picking up where The Avengers left off, Iron Man 3 finds Tony Stark in the clutches of post-traumatic stress from which he is often physically, emotionally debilitated.  Pepper Potts has moved into Tony’s Malibu mansion and it’s clear Tony is struggling in the aftermath of the events that took place in New York.  But, when a new threat arises in theContinue reading “Is Iron Man 3 the end of the road?”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the Real Heavyweight of Pain & Gain

Three bodybuilding aficionados get in over their heads when their reach exceeds their grasp in Pain & Gain, the 2013 action-crime film from director Michael Bay.  The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Daniel Lugo, Dwayne Johnson as Paul Doyle, Anthony Mackie as Adrian, and Tony Shalhoub as Victor Kershaw and is based a series of events that unfolded in Miami-Dade county from 1994 to 1995. Pain &Continue reading “Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the Real Heavyweight of Pain & Gain”

Brace Yourself for G.I. Joe: Retaliation

When the G.I. Joes are framed for treason by a man posing as the POTUS, it’s up to Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Flint (D.J. Cotrona), Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and what remains of the crew to restore their good name while delivering some justice in the process. Directed by Jon M. Chu, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the 2013 sequelContinue reading “Brace Yourself for G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

Don’t Fall for Olympus Has Fallen

What would happen if terrorists were able to do the unthinkable, the seemingly impossible, and take down the White House?  That’s the question posed in director Antoine Fuqua‘s (Training Day) film Olympus Has Fallen. Olympus Has Fallen sports a sterling ensemble cast with Gerard Butler as Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart as President Asher, Morgan Freeman as Speaker of the House Trumbull, Angela Bassett as Lynne Jacobs (head of theContinue reading “Don’t Fall for Olympus Has Fallen”

Revenge Found at the End of Dead Man Down, but for Whom?

Director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) hits American screens with his debut Dead Man Down.  Starring Colin Farrell as Victor, Noomi Rapace as Beatrice, and Terrence Howard as Alphonse Hoyt, Dead Man Down is languid look at the human desire to seek revenge. After his daughter and wife are killed by a local gang looking to push the residents of theirContinue reading “Revenge Found at the End of Dead Man Down, but for Whom?”

A$AP Rocky continues to find his groove on Long.Live.A$AP

As being the first album of 2013 to be reviewed, it feels fitting to try and get one out as fast as possible. A$AP Rocky has really created a name for himself over the past year. With Live Long A$AP having some great singles and moments, you expect big things from this up-and-comer. His beefContinue reading “A$AP Rocky continues to find his groove on Long.Live.A$AP”

Is Tom Cruise a reach as Jack Reacher?

Fans of the Jack Reacher series by novelist Lee Child were cheering and jeering last night at a screening of the new Jack Reacher film starring Tom Cruise.  Reacher, an ex-Army military police officer, is a character completely unlike Cruise in almost every way – at least, physically.  Standing at 6′ 5″ and weighing in around 210 – 250 lbsContinue reading “Is Tom Cruise a reach as Jack Reacher?”