Apr 302013
 

The Power of Few Movie PosterDuring one afternoon in New Orleans: A desperate teenager assaults a store clerk to get medicine for his ailing baby brother. Two undercover agents come into conflict with the rules of torture while taking down a terrorist ring. To feed himself, a delusional homeless man steals a gun from a cop and sells it to the wrong guy. And while delivering a package, a courier rescues a man on the run and becomes the target of a ruthless gang. All are unknowingly connected to a smuggling operation, and they are to cross paths on that day.

MPAA Rating: R (for violence, language and brief drug use); Genres: Drama, Urban; Run Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Writer/Director: Leone Marucci

Actors: Jesse Bradford, Christopher Walken, Q’orianka Kilcher, Christian Slater, Nicky Whelan, Moon Bloodgood, Anthony Anderson, Juvenile, Devin Gearhart, Tione Johnson

Let me start out by saying that I may finish watching this film when it makes it to Netflix or something. Me and Lay went, and couldn’t make it past the first hour. We were the only people in the theater. As I said to him as we left, it felt as though it were some high school film clubs project.The few reviews I found on-line seem to like it better than me, but being a Christopher Walken fan, I was very disappointed. Continue reading »

Man of the Year

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Oct 222006
 

Man of The YearOn a lark, the host of a late-night political talk show (Williams) decides to run for president. The thing is, he never expected to win.

Directed by
Barry Levinson

Genres
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Cast
Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Jeff Goldblum, David Alpay, Faith Daniels, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Doug Murray

Saw this movie yesterday afternoon at the mall here in San Antonio. The theater was small, and there might have been 20 people there.

Although there are quite a few funny lines, it is more of a drama/suspense with humor sprinkled on top. Robin Williams gives a decent performance as does Laura Linney. Being a Daily Show fan, Lewis Black is pretty good in this. Christopher Walken gives a good performance also.

The movie starts out slow and remains that way for about the first thirty minutes, then the suspense part kicks in and starts keeping you a little on edge for a bit. Then there is a big lull in the middle of the movie that makes it really drag.?Suspense in a supposed comedy movie? I know that I, as well as everybody else in the place, was struggling a bit with this. A character would crack a joke during suspense sequence and you would hear just one or two laughs in the theater.

I think the movie was about two hours long, but it could have been shortened by about 20 minutes. You have to like Robin Williams and his humor in this. There is a societal message here, but try as he might, the director can’t it through strongly enough because of the comedy aspect of the movie.

I gave this movie a five out of ten, because I believe the comedy aspect doesn’t work very well in a suspense/drama movie and the actors performances, while not bad, were just decent.

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Wedding Crashers

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Nov 132005
 

Wedding Crashers (2005)John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.

Directed by
David Dobkin

Genres
Comedy, Romance

Cast
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane Seymour, Ellen Albertini Dow, Keir O’Donnell, Bradley Cooper, Ron Canada, Henry Gibson, Dwight Yoakam, Rebecca De Mornay, David Conrad, Jennifer Alden

Movie lives through Vaughn and Wilson. Both show an easy performance and want the audience to just simply have a good time.

The Story is nothing spectacular. If you liked “Meet the Fockers”, you’re gonna like this one as well.

Its the actors, who make the difference. Vaughn is hilarious and proofs, that he’s much better in comedies than in “serious” movies. Wilson plays himself (as in every one of his movies) and scores a good 2nd place.

Walken is just Walken and thats worth half the ticket. The girls are gorgeous, especially Rachel McAdams. The?movie is?good fun. It is not an new invention of the genre, but?it is well cast.

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