Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag: Jessica Alba

Killers Anonymous (2019)

Title: Killers Anonymous
Rating: R
Directed by: Martin Owen
Written by: Seth Johnson, Elizabeth Morris, and Martin Owen
Starring: Tommy Flanagan, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Jessica Alba, and Gary Oldman
Release Date: 6/28/2019
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A support group of killers is held regularly. The participants sit in a circle of trust and share their transgressions.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

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Title: Mechanic: Resurrection
Rating: R
Directed by: Dennis Gansel
Written by: Philip Shelby and Tony Mosher
Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Yeoh
Release Date: 8/26/2016
Running Time: 99 minutes

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Arthur Bishop [Jason Statham] returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman [Jessica Alba] force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Some Kind Of Beautiful (2014)

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Title: Some Kind Of Beautiful
Rating: R
Directed by: Tom Vaughan
Written by: Matthew Newman
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba
Release Date: 8/21/2015

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A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Note: The credits start with a long zoom out from the pier where Richard, Olivia, Brian, Kate, and Jake just scattered ashes into the ocean.

Memoriam: In Memory of Kat Wilson


Entourage (2015)*

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Title: Entourage
Rating: R
Director: Doug Ellin
Writer: Doug Ellin and Rob Weiss
Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Haley Joel Osment, Billy Bob Thornton, Piers Morgan, Mark Cuban, T.I., Rob Gronkowski, David Arquette, Russell Wilson, Gary Busey, Bob Saget, Mike Tyson, Liam Neeson, Ed O’Neill, Kelsey Grammer, Jessica Alba, David Faustino, Tom Brady, George Takei and Mark Wahlberg
Release Date: 6/3/2015
Running Time: 104 minutes

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Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince’s directorial debut.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? Yes

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After Credits? No

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Memoriam: In Loving Memory of Danny Weselis 1956 – 2014

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Review – 3.5 out of 5 Stars

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is an example of decent disposable entertainment. The movie proves that forgettable popcorn fun doesn’t have to sacrifice effort. This long awaited sequel doesn’t have the same emotional impact as the first movie but its visually stunning, has a great cast and kept me entertained while I was watching it.

A Dame to Kill For has the same narrative structure as the first movie. We get to watch three barely connected stories play out in the corrupt, filthy Basin City. The first storyline takes place after the events of the first film as we see Nancy (Jessica Alba) failing to keep together after the suicide of detective Haritgan (Bruce Willis). She decides to seek vengeance against the corrupt Senator Roarke (Powers Boothe) who drove Haritgan to kill himself. The second storyline follows a gambler named Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and the hell that follows after he goes up against Senator Roarke in a game of poker. The third segment taking place before the first film features a private detective (Josh Brolin) who finds himself going up against Ava Lord (Eva Green), a very seductive monster who has no problem destroying people to get what she wants.

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The biggest problem with the movie is that this time around they are embracing the gimmicks of its concept. With the last movie, the style and the noir homage was played against ambitious stories with a unique screenplay. Sin City 2 has the same type of writing and visuals without a lot of the originality and heart that made the first one so memorable. This time they take the beats and use them for simple action thriller purposes. It’s not that this is poorly written, it’s just that the characters are clichéd and the stories are predictable in the way that it is something you would expect to see in a cheap, low budget B movie of the 40’s and 50’s. The dialogue sounds pretty but lacks it a general passion that makes it come off as witty. The movie isn’t taking itself as serious this time around and if you want something that is just as epic you will be pretty disappointed but if you understand that this is a more laid back and pulpy take on the world they created, there are a couple of reasons why you may still enjoy it if you go along with the ride.

The visuals are just as brilliant and unfiltered as they were before. Sin City’s greatest asset is how well the world they create mixes explosive, modern effects with a grimy, 40’s, black and white charm. There are so many stunning shots thanks to director and cinematographer Robert Rodriguez. You could say that the pure, gigantic ambition of the dreamlike setting mixed with breath taking moments of action and energy is what keeps this movie feeling so alive. You can watch this movie and you can see the sheer passion that went into the look of every scene. This movie does have one thing that that is an improvement and that is Rodriguez’s choice to make the movie in 3D. Usually this can come off as an overused and sloppy gimmick but in this case the breathtaking effects fit with the extra layers of 3D like a glove. The movie is already incredible to watch but with this the originality and the undeniable effort leaps off the screen. If one of your problems with 3D is that it makes the screen look dark, have no fear, a lot of this movie is already in black and white already. This very much reminds me of the 3D for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. You’re taking an artist who has always been highly stylized and your letting their visions jump out at you.

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The energy and excitement of the cinematography is enough for me to give this a decent enough rating, but I also found myself really enjoying the performances. Mickey Rourke cherishes every moment he is on screen with his role as Marv, the violent criminal with a heart of gold. Josh Brolin is solid if not exactly doing something that places his character beyond other stock, brooding anti-heroes of recent memory. Eva Green also looks like she’s enjoying herself chewing humongous amounts of scenery while playing the villain part. Joseph Gordon-Levitt definitely gives the most emotional performance out of the cast and the calmness and subtle depth that he brings to Johnny makes it far and away the best segment of the three. I even thought Jessica Alba did ok with the part she was given even if she is a weaker actress. One of the great things that surprised me is that no one in the cast (even Bruce Willis in a small role) seems like they’re doing this as a paycheck, people in the movie are either giving decent performances or having a lot of fun camping up there ridiculous characters. Because of that, the storylines and characters feel less generic and more or less play to the idea of how delightfully entertaining the movie is supposed to be.

The movie fails to deliver on a product that is as powerful as the one that came before it. That being said, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For remains an endlessly stunning film to look at (especially in 3D) and the actors and the writers do a good job making the style and structure pulpier without it feeling lazy. Sin City 2 isn’t something I’m going to remember but it is something I had a shockingly big amount of fun with which is why it is a disappointment to see it failing so miserably at the box office.

Rating:(3.5/5)

Review by: Ryan M.

Release Date: 4/4/2014

Rating: R

Cast: Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson and Josh Brolin

Directed by: Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez

Written by: Frank Miller

Based on the graphic novel by: Frank Miller

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

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TITLE: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (aka. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D)

RELEASE DATE: 8/22/2014

RATING: R

Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Saran S. for this submission

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Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

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TITLE: Escape from Planet Earth (aka. Escape from Planet Earth 3D)

RELEASE DATE: 2/15/2013

RATING: PG

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

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During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Killer Inside Me, The (2010)

TITLE: The Killer Inside Me

RELEASE DATE: 6/8/2010

RATING: R

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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Tom for this submission


Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)*

TITLE: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

RELEASE DATE: 8/19/2011

RATING: PG

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Special thanks to Malfoy for this submission


Good Luck Chuck (2007)*

TITLE: Good Luck Chuck

RELEASE DATE: R

RATING: 9/21/2007

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During Credits? Yes

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After Credits? No

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