Archive for 2005

London

Posted in Drama, Romance with tags on May 14, 2009 by Mark Hobin

PhotobucketPhotobucketPsychological drama about a man, upon learning his ex-girlfriend is about to leave for California, decides to crash a party thrown in her honor. Most of the film takes place in the bathroom where these self absorbed pseudo-hipsters pontificate about nothing while snorting endless amounts of cocaine. Film has the questionable distinction of making an attractive and talented cast, so incredibly boring. Incidentally, Chris Evans, Jason Statham and Jessica Biel also worked together inĀ Cellular, an infinitely better film.

Stay

Posted in Drama, Mystery, Thriller with tags on July 21, 2008 by Mark Hobin

Ponderous film is somewhat challenging to watch, but its provocative plot twists will compel you to find out what happens next.

Brick

Posted in Crime, Drama, Film Noir, Mystery with tags on July 3, 2008 by Mark Hobin

Original updating of a “Dashiell Hammett” style noir is set in a California high school. The dialogue flies fast and witty. Pay attention, the story is well worth the effort.

Batman Begins

Posted in Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller with tags on July 3, 2008 by Mark Hobin

A serious, reverent movie. It really takes its time to explain the origins of Batman. The character doesn’t appear suited up until over an hour into the movie. When he finally does, however, the movie takes off and it’s an entertaining and well acted story.

Unleashed

Posted in Action, Crime, Thriller with tags on June 27, 2008 by Mark Hobin

Jet Li plays Danny, a man who has been trained like a dangerous human attack dog to beat people who have not paid their loans. Given that premise, I was worried, but the fight sequences are impressive and the movie has a lot of heart. (also known as Danny the Dog),

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