Stalingrad is an outstanding war movie because it takes one isolated group of people in the middle of the most epic battle of World War II and tells their story. In that way it is kind of the Russian Saving Private Ryan.
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You can tell RoboCop made by someone who understands how to make an action movie – the editing is superb and the camerawork both muscular and dextrous. Outside of Samuel L. Jackson’s tabloid television host, Pat Novak, there’s almost none of the demented genius of the original – though there are more than a few homages to it.
George Clooney’s The Monuments Men is a hymn to culture that is never quite pitch perfect. The story of a special group tasked with recovering and returning artworks stolen by the Nazis in World War II, the film lurches between locations and characters for much of its first half before pulling together.
There’s a new Spider-Man trailer in town! The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pits Peter (Spider-Man) Parker against Electro in an electrifying trailer – but not before we meet Harry Osborne (Dane DeHaan) and get a glimpse of a high-tech Rhinoceros. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker and Emma Stone is back as Gwen Stacy. The action begins following the jump.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be in theaters May 2, 2014.
The intriguing Robocop remake has a new poster (above) and trailer (following the jump). It should be killer in IMAX!
Most movies that bill themselves as ‘Based of a True Story’ tend to have the barest connection to actual events. Captain Phillips is not one of those films.
Although this is the second invasion of the White House of the year, it’s bigger, louder and, paradoxically, safer – thanks to its PG-13 rating – than Olympus Has Fallen. Also, it has an outstanding cast supporting an equally excellent core of stars who appear to be having the times of their lives. It takes the basic idea of bad guys invading the White House for nefarious purposes and then spins out all kinds of fun sub-plots.