The Other Guys

  Starring: Will Ferrell (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Step Brothers”) Mark Wahlberg (“Boogie Nights”, “Rock Star”) Directed By: Adam McKay ((“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Step Brothers”) Rating: 6.5 out of 10 Recommendation: Watch/Rent There’s great cops known for their daring heroics, regular cops who spend their time looking up to and […]

Saint John of Las Vegas

Starring: Steve Buscemi (“Fargo”, “Youth in Revolt”) Romany Malco  (“Baby Mama”, “The 40 Year-Old Virgin”) Sarah Silverman (TV’s “The Sarah Silverman Program”, “School of Rock”) Directed by: Hue Rhodes Rating: 5 out of 10 Recommendation: Maybe Rent A slight take on Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Saint John is the story of an ex-gambler (Steve Buscemi) working […]

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Starring: Nicholas Cage (“Kick-Ass”, “Raising Arizona”) Jay Baruchel (“She’s Out of My League”, “Tropic Thunder”) Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2″, “Frida”) Directed By: Jon Turteltaub (“The Kid”,”National Treasure 1 & 2″) Disney is at it again, taking some of its old properties and turning it into a feature film to make an extra buck. Unlike the […]

Inception

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio (“Titanic”, “Shutter Island”) Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Brick”, TV’s “3rd Rock from the Sun”) Ellen Page (“Juno”, “Whip It”) Directed By: Christopher Nolan (“Memento”, “The Dark Knight”) In a world where the technology to enter someone’s dreams exists, a highly skilled thief and fugitive (Leonardo DiCaprio) finds a chance for redemption and a ticket […]

196 down, 169 to go…whew!!

Ok, so it’s been a while since my last post.  At this point in the challenge, I’m only 10 or so films behind.  Here’s the list of excuses as to why I’m behind on my movie watching and not blogging: 1. Chicago Blackhawks making it through the playoffs and winning the Stanley Cup. (W00T!) 2. […]

Kick-Ass

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. Vic’s Review: After seeing the leaked Comic-Con red-band trailer, I was extremely excited to see this movie; that however, worried me.   Whenever […]

Brooklyn’s Finest

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.  Eddie (Richard Gere – Chicago, Nights in Rodanthe) is a beat cop on the verge of retiring from the police force and life.  Tango (Don Cheadle – Traitor, Oceans 11) is an officer deep undercover in a gang […]

Alice in Wonderland

In Tim Burton’s re-imagining of  Alice in Wonderland, 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. Vic’s Review: Having seen the movie in 2D, there was moments where the focus was […]

From Paris With Love

A personal aide to U.S. Ambassador in France, James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers – August Rush, The Tudors) has an enviable life in Paris and a beautiful French girlfriend, but his real passion is his side job as a low-level operative for the CIA. All James wants is to become a bona fide agent and […]

The Wolfman

A remake of the 1941 horror film and set in Victorian-era Great Britain, The Wolfman is the story of Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro – Che, The Usual Suspects)  a Shakespearean actor and nobleman, who is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes.  Reunited with his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins – The […]