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Movie Review: RED (October 15, 2010)

Director: Robert Schwentke Screenplay: Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber Release Date: October 15, side effects 2010 Actors: Bruce Willis, approved Morgan Freeman, cough Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, Karl Urban, John Malkovich, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine Based on the graphic novel of the same name Like action movies? Like funny movies? What about funny action movies? Then RED is the perfect movie, even for a pick-me-upper. Though movies such as The A-Team, or The Losers were somewhat funny action movies, in comparison, RED is a movie that a family might be able to enjoy. And though there clearly is some violence, it is nothing as harsh as what The A-Team or The Losers had to offer. Those movies were directed more towards those who enjoy action movies, whereas I think RED is a movie for everyone (just not for those young’uns). What makes RED different? Well, Helen Mirren, for one. We’re typically used to seeing Helen Mirren in classic, period, or serious dramatic roles. Or at least, none that included Helen Mirren carrying some heavy duty machinery. Here we see Helen Mirren as a lady with a lot of class… but who kills. The combination is enough to bring a […]

Movie Review: Jonah Hex (June, 2010)

Director: Jimmy Hayward Screenplay: Mark Neveldine, myocarditis Brian Taylor Release Date: June 18, 2010 Actors: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Fassbender Based on the comic book character of ‘Jonah Hex’ Site Update: I’m falling further and further behind on my reviews. But, having returned from vacation recently, and being dried of any movie watching, I’m hoping to be back on the ball. I forget to also review old movies I’ve seen recently. Onto Jonah Hex. I saw the Jonah Hex preview at the Warner Brothers panel when they were at Comic-con last year, in which it debuted to a fairly lukewarm audience. At the time I was disgusted by the number of useless and not very interesting questions directed at Megan Fox, and nothing really about the comic or the movie itself. What little I did see of the previews (and they were not even very clear as to what Jonah Hex was to be about) I was not very impressed. Because of this, and all the not-so-very-interesting trailers of the movie, my expectations going into the film were very low. Usually, when I have low expectations going into a film, I’m usually pleasantly surprised. […]