X-MEN: FIRST CLASS: Killing Will Not Bring You Peace

X-Men: First Class (2011) – Directed by Matthew Vaughn – Starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Alex Gonzalez, Oliver Platt, Ray Wise, Michael Ironside, James Remar, Glenn Morshower, Matt Craven, Annabelle Wallis Rebecca Romijn, and…

BLADE: TRINITY: Sounds Like Rejects from a Saturday Morning Cartoon

Blade: Trinity (2004) – Directed by David S. Goyer – Starring Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Dominic Purcell, Triple H, Callum Keith Rennie, Natasha Lyonne, John Michael Higgins, Patton Oswalt, James Remar, and Eric Bogosian. BLADE: TRINITY is not the fall from the mountaintop that Spider-Man 3 represents, but it…

THE PHANTOM: Take the Girl, She’s Our Phantom Insurance

The Phantom (1996) – Directed by Simon Wincer – Starring Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Treat Williams, James Remar, Bill Smitrovich, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Patrick McGoohan. Simon Wincer’s THE PHANTOM is a quietly great movie that’s perfect for a Saturday afternoon. THE PHANTOM is exactly the kind of movie I want to relax with…

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON: Is Sam Witwicky the Most Useless Lead Character in Sci-Fi History?

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) – Directed by Michael Bay, Starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving, Leonard Nimoy, Charlie Adler, and James Remar. To answer the question posed in the title of this review: Probably…

WILD BILL: He Lacked a Hero’s Calm and a Coward’s Resolve

Wild Bill (1995) – Directed by Walter Hill – Starring Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, David Arquette, James Gammon, Bruce Dern, James Remar, Christina Applegate, and Diane Lane. WILD BILL should work – great subject, great cast, great director – but it’s a dull, over-indulgent film that makes you far too aware that you’re…