Tag Archives: Samuel L. Jackson

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review

For once, the marketing language about "the studio that brought you" is actually appropriate. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on comics by Ed Brubaker, Joe Simon, and Jack Kirby Been really looking forward to this, the ninth superhero movie in Marvel's current world-dominating series—one Hulk, three… Read More

RoboCop (2014) review

Directed by José PadilhaWritten by Joshua Zetumer, based on the 1987 Robocop script by Edward Neumeier and Michael MinerThe second of three remakes planned for the unholy trinity of Paul Verhoeven future dystopia films (last year's underwhelming Total Recall, the forthcoming Starship Troopers), all of which didn't need new versions, but when did that ever… Read More

Django Unchained review

Written and directed by Quentin TarantinoI suppose it was inevitable that Tarantino would get grief about his movie Django Unchained, a western that takes place in the antebellum south. It's a grand adventure that borrows a lot from Sergio Leone, but with no hesitation in the script to use what we all euphemistically call "the… Read More

The Avengers review

Directed by Joss Whedon Written by Whedon and Zak Penn From the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby I'm at a bit of a loss to describe the scale of this thing, this Avengers movie. It's been in the works for some time, going back to Iron Man and Hulk in 2008.… Read More