Monthly Archives: September 2010

Claire Danes

Evening (2007) Rated PG-13 With daughters Constance and Nina by her bedside, terminally ill matriarch Ann Grant recounts a passionate and all-consuming romance that took place 50 years in the past yet defined the rest of her life. Claire Danes … Continue reading

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Chris O’Donnell

The Company (2007) Rated NR Inspired by the book by Robert Littell, this historical miniseries follows rookie CIA agent Jack McCauliffe as he trains under the watchful eye of mentor Harvey Torriti, aka the Sorcerer, during the Cold War. Meanwhile, fellow … Continue reading

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Alfred Hitchcock

The Birds (1963) Rated PG-13 Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her … Continue reading

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Jessica Alba

The Eye (2008) Rated PG-13 With help from her doctor and her sister, blind violinist Sydney learns to see again after undergoing a corneal transplant. But the surgery leaves behind some creepy side effects, including the ability to see supernatural … Continue reading

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Mark Wahlberg

The Departed (2006) Rated R To take down South Boston’s Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese’s multiple Oscar-winning crime thriller. While an … Continue reading

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Danny Boyle

28 Days Later (2002) Rated R Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by … Continue reading

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The Last Command (1928)

Rated NR Emil Jannings did a superb job playing a Russian general in the Bolshevik Revolution who became an extra in Hollywood. It’s no wonder that he won the Oscar. Jannings made five american films and this is the only surviving film. If … Continue reading

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GreenMail (2001)

Rated R A leader of an environmental group is in jail for a bombing at a chemical plant as his partner continues the bombings. The movie runs effortlessly though the story line. No, surprises. No, big inconsistencies. It’s a film that didn’t get … Continue reading

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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

Rated PG-13 Why do they remake movies that don’t need or in want of a remake? This is a cheesy remake. The Swamp Thing returns as a hero. This film has a King Kong feel to it, with the monster and … Continue reading

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Labor Day films 2010

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Rated PG-13 High-schooler Ferris Bueller knows everyone — and every trick to faking an illness. So with the entire school convinced he’s at death’s door, Bueller grabs his girlfriend and best friend and hits the streets of … Continue reading

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