The Words

The Words

I must admit that I was looking forward to The Words. The trailer intrigued me. In today’s world of bigger and louder action films, I find that I seek out some of the smaller ones that deal with quieter themes, such as ethics. Unfortunately, this particular movie did not deliver as much as I had hoped it would. With a pedigreed cast with Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and ZoĆ« Saldana, it was reasonable to think that The Words would deliver excellent performances in a tightly constructed mystery; instead The Words delivered a rather lackluster, at times, boring construction without a genuine spark of intrigue. For a film based around an ethical dilemma, there just wasn’t much tension built into it by the writing and directing team of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. I suppose their inexperience is showing in this production, although with a debut like this, them may not get another stab at directing. When the end of The Words finally arrived, it landed with a flat note. The audience seemed to just look around and think.. “Oh.. I guess it’s time to leave.” That final flat note pretty much summed up The Words… flat, and disappointing. I would recommend that you pass on The Words, and save the money for something with a little more life in it; something like a zombie film perhaps…. Cite this… (new...
Source Code

Source Code

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Source Code as Captain Colter Stevens with Michelle Monaghan as Christina Warren (the girl he wants to save) and Vera Farmigad as Goodwin, his liaison during the mission. If you were to cross the TV series Seven Days with the film Groundhog Day, you have an approximation of the upcoming film, with a twist here and there.

The Tourist

The Tourist

With a dream cast like Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, you would think that The Tourist would be one of those films that leaps off the screen larger than life; instead it ends up slowly strolling away into the shadows. Although both actors portray the characters skillfully, there is no fire in the script. It feels almost as though The Tourist were a walk-through. The entire film seems oddly flat, including the chase scenes. Even when Johnny Depp is being shot at or chased across a roof, it never really feels as though he is in danger. [ad name=”Google Adsense-bottom”]The romance in The Tourist is the same as the chase scenes, flat as a pancake. Angelina’s character, Elise, is supposed to be deeply in love with the mysterious AP. Alexander Pierce, but she suddenly finds herself in love with Frank, a math teacher, who she has set up to appear to be Alexander. Unfortunately, they never show any reason why these two people would fall for each other. There are no deep conversations, where they get to know each other. There are merely longing looks from across the room and across a Venetian canal or two. Although there is a twist in The Tourist, it is not enough to make the movie a winner. This is one of those films that must have looked perfect on paper, but it doesn’t even get any lift as a paper plane. The Tourist never gets off the ground. I would save my money on this one, and wait until it hits TV. The Tourist is unfortunately totally forgettable. Cite this… (new...

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