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-3:10 to Yuma (R)

Lionsgate, September 2007, Directed by James Mangold, 117 minutes. Cast: Christian Bale (Dan Evans), Russell Crowe (Ben Wade), Ben Foster (Charlie Prince), Logan Lerman (William Evans), Peter Fonda (Byron McElroy), Gretchen Mol (Alice Evans), Lennie Lofton (Hollander). The acting in this movie is excellent. It started out being about shootouts, cattle stampedes, and robberies; and […]

-The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13)

Universal Pictures, August 2007, Directed by Paul Greengrass, 155 minutes. Cast: Matt Damon (Jason Bourne), Julia Stiles (Nicky Parsons), Joan Allen (Pamela Landy), David Straitharn (Noah Vosen), Paddy Considine (Simon Ross), Albert Finney (Dr. Albert Hirsch), Scott Glenn (Ezra Kramer), Joey Ansah (Desh), Daniel Brühl (Martin Kreutz). This is the third and supposedly final installment […]

-Transformers (PG-13)

Paramount and Universal pictures, July 2007, Directed by Michael Bay, 144 minutes. Cast: Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky), Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes), Josh Duhamel (Sergeant Lennox), Tyrese Gibson (Sergeant Epps), Jon Voight (Secretary of Defense John Keller), John Turturro (Agent Simmons) This is one of those movies which are perfect for a father and son or […]

-Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End (PG-13)

Walt Disney Pictures, May 2007, Directed by Gore Verbinski, 168 minutes. Cast: Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow), Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Swann), Orlando Bloom (Will Turner), Geoffrey Rush (Hector Barbossa), Bill Nighy (Davy Jones), Naomie Harris (Tia Dalma), Tom Hollander (Beckett), Chow Yun-Fat (Captain Sao Feng) I saw this film two weeks ago and was so disappointed […]

-Pathfinder (R)

20th Century Fox, April 13, 2007, Directed by: Marcus Nispel, 99 minutes. Cast: Karl Urban (Ghost), Russell Means (Pathfinder), Moon Bloodgood (Starfire), Clancy Brown (Gunnar), Jay Tavare (Blackwing), Nathaniel Arcand (Wind in Tree), Ralf Moeller (Ulfar), Burkely Duffield (Ghost at 12) The movie is dark and dreary throughout. It is shot in what should be […]

-Flags of Our Fathers (R)

Warner Bros., oct. 2006, directed by Clint Eastwood.  Starring: Ryan Phillipe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach. The film is far different than the trailers would seem to indicate.  It is really two separate stories. First there is the story of the battle for Iwo Jima, one of the greatest sieges in American military history.  Over 7,000 […]

X-Men: The Last Stand (PG-13)

20th Century Fox, 2006, Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellen, Halle Berry, Kelsey Grammer. On one level, this movie is a fast paced popcorn action flick that can be enjoyed by those hoping to get away from reality. On another level, many reviewers have detected parallels to all sorts of current issues and cultural […]

-Mission: Impossible III (PG13)

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 […]