Archive for November 5th, 2005

Syriana

A missile disappears in Iran, but the CIA has other problems: the heir to an Emirate gives an oil contract to China, cutting out a US company that promptly fires its immigrant workers and merges with a small firm that has landed a Kazakhstani oil contract. The Department of Justice suspects bribery, and the oil company’s law firm finds a scapegoat. The CIA also needs one when its plot to kill the Emir-apparent fails Read the rest of this entry »

Fantastic Four

When an experimental space voyage goes awry, four people are changed by cosmic rays. Reed Richards, inventor and leader of the group gains the ability to stretch his body, and takes the name, Mr. Fantastic Read the rest of this entry »

7 days to live

Amanda Plummer and Sean Pertwee are very good in this creepy haunted house story. They play Ellen and Martin Shaw, a couple trying to recover from the tragic death of their young son. To help heal their wounds and start a new life, the Shaws move to an old country house. What should have been a clean break turns into a nightmare for Ellen, who begins to receive supernatural warnings of her own death. Too bad their new dream house is built on an old graveyard. Familiar plot gets a lift from the two stars, who create a strong dynamic that rises above the material. Read the rest of this entry »