Tag Archives: Mel Gibson

In Cinemas. August 15, 2014

I have a real soft spot for Men On A Mission-style movies, and on paper I really like the idea of action legends Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li and their buddies getting together to shoot a lot of huge guns. Then why was The Expendables (2010) so dull? I suppose because you can't… Read More

Blockbuster Blues 2014: The Good and The Grim Prospects for This Season at The Movies

This summer's blockbuster selection looks pretty dire, I gotta say. In April we had Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Transcendence. This month we've got The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past. These are big-budget science fiction and fantasy films, highly anticipated, which make all in the Nerd Nation very happy—and me too. But the first three are… Read More

A Cult of One: Tequila Sunrise

The last one of these digressions was also a Michelle Pfeiffer movie, but you shouldn't expect a pattern.  Here's one that the critics were particularly cool on—it remains at 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it's a film that deserves a cult. I'm happy to be in it, even if I'm the only one.Tequila Sunrise (1988)Written… Read More

Tom Hardy as Mad Max

Max's InterceptorSome of you may have seen this image when it made the rounds in December, but I'm just catching up. This is the first photo of Tom Hardy in the role that made Mel Gibson a star.George Miller's reboot of his post-apocalyptic Mad Max saga, called Mad Max: Fury Road, more than a decade… Read More

Jack Reacher review

Directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie, adapting the Lee Child book, One Shot.A sad coincidence, I suppose, that I'm writing about Jack Reacher today, and earlier I heard of the death of Michael Winner, a British director who was responsible for a number of thrillers and action movies of the 1970s, movies Jack Reacher is directly… Read More