Working as a Hollywood ‘Fixer’ is a thankless but necessary job. For Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) solving every problem involving Capitol Studios, is all in a day’s work. The big production on set is “Hail, Caesar”, starring Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). The sword and sandals epic (akin to Ben-Hur) that is eerily similar to the 2016 Sony release ‘Risen’, is nearly finished. The final scene, where Baird gives his final monologue remains to be shot and Baird is nowhere to be found. Abducted by a group known only as ‘The Future’, Mannix must produce a ransom of $100k. That’s only the beginnings of his troubles.
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Tense. In a word, the description of the situation on the border between Mexico and the United States. Thousands of people a year travel hundreds of miles through the arid Mexican wilderness, to reach the land of opportunity. Also smuggled illegally through the border are drugs, guns and gang related violent crime and most of the activity is run by the Mexican Cartels. Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) a FBI agent, apart of an anti-kidnapping division in Phoenix, Arizona; knows too well, the progress of Cartel activity in the US. It is her team that make a grisly discovery at a Cartel outpost in rural Arizona. Scores of suffocated bodies, victims of Cartel violence. Her resolve through this ordeal makes her superiors take notice. They recommend her in assistance of a mission from the Defense Department. Matt (Josh Brolin) and Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) plan on rattling a few cages of the Mexican Cartel. Continue reading “Movie Review – Sicario”
Set in Los Angeles, 1949, The Gangster Squad is a shadowy division of the L.A.P.D., commissioned by Chief Bill Parker (Nick Nolte); whose sole purpose is to destroy the mob led by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Lead by Sargent John O’Mara (Josh Brolin), the Gangster Squad proceeds with reckless abandon to do just that. The other members of the Gangster Squad shall remain a secret. You’ll find the best performances of the film there. The weapons training of the Squad is one of the more memorable scenes that doesn’t involve bullet-time shootouts.
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Black suits. Cool sunglasses. Style. This is what defines the Men in Black. Some 15 years after the original film the guys in black are back to save the planet yet again. And this time they’ve got to go back thru time in order to do it. Can this trip thru time bring back the same qualities that the original film had and be as much of a success? Only time will tell.
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Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures announced today that the release date for “Gangster Squad” is September 7, 2012. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President, Domestic Distribution.
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Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer for their new film, Men in Black 3. The film comes 9 years after the second film in the series and is scheduled to open in theaters on May 25, 2012 in 3D, 2D, and IMAX 3D.
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