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Archive for May, 2006

-The Da Vinci Code -Movie (PG13)

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

**Home Page Sony/Columbia Pictures, 2006, Directed by: Ron Howard; Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen The long awaited ‘block-buster’ movie is finally here, but is it really deserving of the title, or is it a ‘bust’, or maybe something in between?  Maybe it is just ‘good’ or ‘very good’.  The 40 million best-seller book […]

-Poseidon (PG 13)

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Warner Bros.,2006, Directed by Wolfgang Petersen,                        Starring: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfus The film was a first-rate non-stop romp, and the special effects were incredible.  Nothing like the previous “Poseidon Adventure” of 1972.  That movie was a darling of the critics, because of the subtext of religious symbols and philosophical underpinnings.  This movie was […]

-Mission: Impossible III (PG13)

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Paramount Pictures, 2006, Starring- Tom Cruise Non-stop action without taking a breath.  This is a good film for total escape–no thinking or pesky philosophical underpinnings allowed.  In the old TV series, the IMF team was always on the same side. But in the movies, ‘betrayal’ is always the major subtext.  This was a lot more […]

-United 93 (R)

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Universal Pictures, 2006   Directed by: Paul Greengrass The picture begins immediately without the usual trailers.  The first scene starts with the terrorists praying in a motel room. There is a window in the background and you can see the Twin Towers touching the New York skyline once more.  Right away it hits you that this […]

-RV (PG)

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Columbia Pictures, Starring: Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels This was a good & funny movie.  The antics & expressions of Robin Williams were worth the price of admission.  Robin played the part of the middle-aged over-worked Bob Munro whose job was was being challenged by the ‘new’ guy fresh out of college.  At the same time […]