Russell Crowe is Robin, Cate Blanchett is Maid Marion
LETTERS TO JULIET
Amanda Seyfried in a delightful romantic comedy that brings back the Romeo and Juliet affair with a different twist
Queen Latifah as a sports trainer doing rehab work on a pro basketball player … and she finds herself falling for him.
1. EDGE OF DARKNESS:
Mel Gibson appears in his first straight acting role since his role in 2002’s “Signs.” This time he is a police detective whose daughter is brutally murdered by a shotgun blast right on his front porch. He assumes the shots were meant for him, but it soon becomes clear that she was involved in something that may have made her a target. A very solid revenge picture with an interesting turn by Ray Winstone. Rated 14A.
Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe are excellent in this story of a near future in which almost everyone is a vampire, making human blood a very rare thing. There are those vampires who subsist on synthetic blood, and those who like the real thing … Hawke’s character is a cop who tries to keep the peace … no matter how thirsty the masses become. Intersting premise, and well-executed. Rated 18A.
Paul Bettany is the Archangel Michael, sent to earth to help eradicate humanity, which has once again proven that it just cannot behave. Some of this we have seen before – the pregnant woman whose unborn child may mean the difference with the fate of the world, and the armies of good and evil, but overall, very well-done – I liked it! Rated 14A.
4. EDGE OF DARKNESS:
I like a good revenge movie, and I like one with a message – Mel Gibson is a lot older and a little slower, but pulls of this role beautifully.
THE SEVENTH SIGN (1988):
Demi Moore stars in a life-as-we-know-is-over film as Biblical Prophecy comes into play forecasting the end of the world … she is the only one who can save us … but are we worth saving? Very solid film!
IRON MAN 2
Hard not to like this film, laden with so many special effects and so many Iron Man suits that we soon forget that they are special effects. A little slow to start, but good performances as always by Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, and Mickey Rourke.