Archive for June 1st, 2005

Longest Yard, The

Paul “Wrecking” Crewe was a revered football superstar back in his day, but that time has since faded. But when a messy drunk driving incident lands him in jail, Paul finds he was specifically requested by Warden Hazen (James Cromwell), a duplicitous prison official well aware of Paul’s athletic skills. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards Read the rest of this entry »

Unfaithful

Does the world really need another thriller about the reverberations of adultery?

In director Adrian Lyne’s “Unfaithful,” we’re asked to believe that content wife and mother Connie Sumner (Diane Lane) would jeopardize her marriage to successful and handsome husband Edward (Richard Gere) for a fling with womanizing book seller Paul (Olivier Martinez). Read the rest of this entry »

Land of the Dead

Having run out of time zones, zombie recreationist George A. Romero rips and shreds his way through a whole new vision, Land of the Dead. Like the living dead, zombie movies never die. They may lose favor, but each new generation brings with it an insatiable appetite for rotting flesh. How else do you explain the whole Madonna craze back in the 1980’s. Read the rest of this entry »

Saving Private Ryan

War is indeed hell. It’s not pretty. It’s not supposed to be. It’s supposed to be horrendous, gritty, and ultimately, numbing. There’s no method to its madness. In one small insignificant way, it’s like making movies. Lots of action followed by long periods of boredom and silence. Read the rest of this entry »