Tag Archives: Bill Paxton

The Circle review — Black Mirror for Dummies

Directed by James Ponsoldt | Written by Ponsoldt and Dave Eggers, from Eggers' novel | 110 min Mae (Emma Watson) is an American Girl living somewhere in America... probably California. She drives a crappy car, has a crappy job, but a cute boy, Mercer (Ellar Coltrane, of Boyhood), who builds deer antler chandeliers in his… Read More

The Terminator series review

As preparation for the new Terminator: Genisys—you can find my review for that here—I thought this a great opportunity to rewatch the four movies that precede it, to see what might be learned. How do they hold up? I certainly have an affection for the first two, the James Cameron pictures, with strong memories of watching them… Read More

Edge of Tomorrow review

Directed by Doug Liman, written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, adapting Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel All You Need Is Kill. Things I've learned about the source material for Edge of Tomorrow since I experienced—no, was assaulted by—the film last night at the Bayer's Lake IMAX: Author Sakurazaka named his female lead Rita, which is… Read More

Million Dollar Arm review

Directed by Craig Gillespie, written by Thomas McCarthy I went to see this Disney picture for a few reasons. I liked the sound of the true-to-life angle, it's based on the story of two young guys from India who were brought to the US to take a shot at being baseball pitchers. I liked the creative… Read More

2 Guns review

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur Written by Blake Masters, adapting the Steven Grant graphic novels When I saw the generic poster and trailer, looking like another boilerplate action thriller from Denzel Washington, this time with Mark Wahlberg along for the ride, there wasn't much about it that grabbed me. The director has 101 Reykjavik and Contraband on… Read More

Haywire review

Directed by Steven SoderberghWritten by Lem DobbsOh, how much fun is Haywire? It's from Steven Soderbergh, who is always an interesting director—I'm a big fan of The Limey, Out of Sight, sex lies and videotape and Solaris, with much respect for Traffic, last year's Contagion, Erin Brockovich and the Oceans 11 movies. Even when his… Read More