Contraband Movie Review

Although I’ve always preferred him in dramas like The Departed and Boogie Nights or comedies like The Other Guys and Date Night, Mark Wahlberg has always viewed himself, first and foremost, as a tough-guy action hero.  His latest foray into the genre is a grittier than average heist thriller that earns bonus points for some … Continue reading

The Fighter

The Fighter is such an incredible story that it feels like it was born out of some Hollywood producer’s dream, but director David O. Russell tells it with such gritty realism that you’ll never forget it’s true. This is the tale of Massachusetts boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely rise from stepping stone to the top … Continue reading

Review: The Other Guys

The first 15 minutes of The Other Guys are dominated by Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson.  They’re the ass-kicking rock star cops in New York City, the ridiculous over-the-top guys who blow up an entire city block only to catch some punk with a gram of weed.  Quite simply, they’re the shit. Meanwhile, we’re introduced … Continue reading

Movie Review: Date Night

In Date Night, Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a self-proclaimed “boring married couple from New Jersey.”  Their marriage is in a rut, but Carell is determined to make tonight different.  So they head to Manhattan and steal another couple’s reservation at a high-class restaurant, which incites a case of Hitchcockian mistaken identity chaos.  The … Continue reading