Tag Archives: Halle Berry

X-Men Original Trilogy review

Dark Phoenix will be released on Friday. I recall reading the studio was planning three films to tell the story of Jean Grey's transformation into the cosmic power of Phoenix, an operatic tale of good and evil—previously attempted in the third X-Men film, X-Men: The Last Stand—but I guess those plans were kiboshed when 20th Century Fox… Read More

The Gift review — Throwback with a sting

Written and directed by Joel Edgerton One might say the domestic thriller has gone out of fashion since its 1990s heyday, but that's not entirely true. There was the Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson picture No Good Deed, and the Jennifer Lopez drama The Boy Next Door. Halle Berry has made a couple, too. They're often morality… Read More

X-Men: Days Of Future Past review

Directed by Bryan Singer, written by Simon Kinburg from a story by Kinburg, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn I never really understood why 20th Century Fox chose to prematurely conclude the X-Men franchise.  Fox officially called it quits as a trilogy, with Brent Ratner's limp X-Men: The Last Stand back in 2006. Yes, Singer's beneath-the-skin understanding… Read More

James Bond 007: The Pierce Brosnan Era

For years, Pierce Brosnan seemed a natural choice to carry the Walther PPK.The story is that he visited the set of For Your Eyes Only to see his wife Cassandra Harris, who was playing the Countess who is romanced by Roger Moore's James Bond. Producer "Cubby" Broccoli immediately considered the Irish-born actor for the next… Read More

Cloud Atlas review

Written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer,from the David Mitchell novelI should confess right off the top that I haven't read the book, so am coming to this film fairly blank slate. But I was impressed by the achievement here, which maybe I shouldn't be given the pedigree of the filmmakers:… Read More