Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Based on the Tom Clancy series of books, Shadow Recruit was an action packed two hours of fun with hardly any time to catch your breath. Chris Pine and Kevin Costner do a fine job in this action adventure through Russia to put an end to corruption by the CIA. 3 out of 4 stars.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

August: Osage County

I have never seen any of the stage performances of the play, but Meryl Streep hits another one out of the park as she plays a woman battling mouth cancer who still has a lot to say to her family, and the film becomes a screaming match of brilliance as the features rolls along, not without twists and turns in the plot, though. 3 out of 4 stars.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


The latest piece of work, and it is a piece of work, from Spike Jonze is creatively set in the not-so-distant future. Like Fahrenheit 451 and 1986 in terms of foreshadowing, the tale of a man who falls in love with his computer may not be too far off from becoming a reality, if it already hasn't happened... 3 and a half out of 4 stars.