Tag Archives: Helen Mirren


‘Hitchcock’ brings the great director to a new crowd

Alfred Hitchcock is known as the master of suspense. During his career he directed over 50 films and is highly regarding even today. One of his most notable films was Psycho, a film about a serial killer who has an obsession with his mother, inspired by real life psycho, Ed Gein. Hitchcock follows what Alfred Hitchcock had to do to get Psycho made and what he had to do to make it great. Continue reading

Arthur stars Russell Brand

Arthur fails to take off

Let’s just say you’re on a flight from LAX to JFK. You’ve got 5 hours and your laptop battery is halfway dead. Then the flight attendants hand out the headphones and tell you your in-flight entertainment will be the remake of Arthur, starring Russell Brand. Or maybe it’s late on a work night and you just can’t fall asleep, so you flip on HBO and you see Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner in this light rom-com, so you stick around and watch the rest of the film. In those scenarios, you’d be happy with Arthur and feel satisfied as the credits rolled. You might not feel the same if you plunked down $20 plus parking to see a movie that’s rather mundane, despite it’s talented stars. Continue reading

RED stars Bruce Willis

If The Expendables had good actors, it would be RED

If The Expendables starred actors who were actually known for their acting abilities instead of their muscles, it would feature Bruce Willis, Karl Urban, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren. It would still contain a lot of bullets and one-liners, but overall, would be like a high-quality version of The A-Team. The new film Red, based on the comic book mini-series of the same name, is that film. Continue reading