Posts Tagged ‘ Eva Mendes ’

The Place Beyond the Pines Shows Good Movies Can Be Forgettable

pines 1From the first trailer for The Place Beyond the Pines, it was clear the marketing team decided to utilize Ryan Gosling’s star power as a main attraction. And really, who can blame them? At that point in 2012, Gosling was riding high after a string of high profile performances in Blue Valentine (review here), Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Ides of March (review here). The problem, however, is that Ryan Gosling is hardly in Pines. Continue reading


The Spirit

This should be a Skyfall review, but I delayed so long after seeing it that I’ve forgotten most of what I would’ve said. Essentially it boils down to this: Grade B/B+, if you like Bond movies, you’ll love Skyfall, and Javier Bardem should play every villain (especially Hannibal Lecter if they remake The Silence of the Lambs, and let’s be honest, they will). Instead, and most unfortunately, this review is about the abomination known as The Spirit. Continue reading

Last Night

I had a lot of trouble deciding on a film to watch last night, so I’ll be honest in saying I literally only chose Last Night because I hadn’t seen a Keira Knightley movie in a while. I was also curious to see Sam Worthington in a non-action film, but realistically it was all about Knightley. Unfortunately, there was very little about Last Night that was actually interesting. Continue reading

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