Miami Vice (1985) -Whatever Works, and Out Where the Buses Don’t Run

Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas)  find more darkness under the glitz and glamour as I dive into this week’s pair of episodes of Miami Vice. First up is Whatever Works. Written by Maurice Hurley, the episode first debuted on 4 October, 1985. Sonny’s Ferrari Daytona Spyder gets seized by police…

Trailer Tracks: Sneakers (1992) – Phil Alden Robinson

Now this is how you put a trailer together, it gives you a taste of the plot, and seriously ups the tension the entire way through its 2 minute run. With a star-fueled cast like this – Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poiter, River Phoenix, Mary McDonnell, Dan Akroyd, David Strathairn, and James Earl Jones –…

Godzilla (2014) – Gareth Edwards

The King of Monsters returned to the big screen this weekend, with Monsters director, Gareth Edwards updating the classic cinema tale for the 21st century, while embracing its origins from the 50s. Filled with spectacle, and a perfect matinée, popcorn filled homage to the original series, the film, despite Edwards deft touch, and eye for…

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) – Paul Greengrass

  Matt Damon returns as Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne in this third installment of the highly successful series. Like Supremacy, this entry on the 101 Action Movies list is also directed by Paul Greengrass, and this time around, they’ve pulled out all the stops as this high-throttle action film brings Jason home, stepping onto the shores…

The Brother From Another Planet (1984) – John Sayles

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brought me this one that I had never seen before, and it works because of one simple fact. Joe Morton is awesome. Always has been, always will. The story, written and directed by John Sayles, follows the adventures of an unnamed alien, simply referred to as Brother (Joe Morton), who crashes off…

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

So I took in the latest in the Bourne series yesterday, The Bourne Legacy, with Jeremy Renner taking the lead as a new character to be introduced into the expanded film universe originally created by Robert Ludlum, and brought to life on the big screen with Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. Renner plays Aaron Cross, another…

Sneakers (1992)

You tend to forget how awesome this movie is. I have a friend at work who is working his way through the thriller genre on Netflix, and I asked if he’d ever seen Sneakers. He said no, and promptly settled in to watch it, and started raving about it immediately. Which made me think that…