Archive for 2002

The Transporter

Posted in Action, Crime, Thriller with tags on April 16, 2009 by Mark Hobin

PhotobucketPhotobucketUnderworld courier-for-hire’s life is complicated when he discovers his latest parcel is actually a beautiful Asian woman being sent to a nefarious American known only as Wall Street. Sturdy action film set in France has explosions, fast cars, an attractive girl and a captivating action hero. The fight scenes are the best part about the film. It’s a dependable, if not terribly coherent, potboiler.

The Crime of Padre Amaro

Posted in Drama, Romance with tags on August 26, 2008 by Mark Hobin

PhotobucketPhotobucketLurid, one-sided assault detailing corruption within the Catholic church. What a fresh idea! Wildly schizophrenic film abruptly changes focus from one story to the next as it recounts various stories of immoral priests in Latin America, who struggle between their religious vows and earthly desires. Ultimately, nothing is resolved and the audience is left with a lot of unanswered questioned in this thoroughly unsatisfying film.

Reign of Fire

Posted in Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller with tags on August 23, 2008 by Mark Hobin

PhotobucketPhotobucketDazzling special effects highlight this so-so fantasy adventure about dragons wrecking havoc on England in the year 2020. Movies like this are usually best when they have a sense of irony. Unfortunately this action film lacks a sense of humor and fails to engage.


Posted in Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller with tags on August 1, 2008 by Mark Hobin

Unscary “slasher” film is alternately bizarre, ridiculous and disgusting. Recycled Frankenstein rip-off has its moments, but ultimately wears on its audience and has an unsatisfying payoff. Angela Bettis’ performance is a campy version of Sissy Spacek in Carrie.