Air Force One (1997) – Wolfgang Petersen

  Wolfgang Petersen is back on the 101 Action Movies list, and this time he’s joined forces with Harrison Ford, who portrays U.S. President James Marshall. It’s a fun film, with a few plot holes but with a standout cast including Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Dean Stockwell, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, and Wendy Crewson….

Leon – The Professional (1994) – Luc Besson

  Luc┬áBesson┬áreturns to the 101 Action Movies list, bringing the exemplary Jean Reno with him in a role that was inspired by his turn in Besson’s Nikita. Mathilda (Natalie Portman) is an 11 year-old girl living with her family in a New York apartment building, she smokes, swears, and flirts with her blossoming sexuality, and…

The Fifth Element (1997) – Luc Besson

  The 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings a colorful, flamboyant and undeniably fun addition to the list with this fun ride, that features Bruce Willis as an unemployed cab driver who is trying to save the world. Set in the distant year of 2263, the thing I love most about this film is that its future…

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Say what you will about Keanu Reeves’ horrid English accent in this film, I like this film. I love the cast, and I like the way the text has been updated to make Dracula not only a tragic character, more or less, but weave this wonderful love story through the film. I was happy to…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

I’m sorry Mr. Nolan, but for me, The Dark Knight Rises is a bit of a fumble. It’s by no means a terrible film, and for a running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes it tends to move pretty well. The film doesn’t suffer from faults in its pacing or editing, I just felt…

Tim’s Tops of 2011

I’m gonna take a page from my creative partner, Sue, and give a run down of my favorite films of the year; though it appears that we do have a lot of the same films on our list. 1) The Muppets – This movie is sheer joy, and by far the best time at the…

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Review

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is an old school, cold-war spy thriller. And sadly, I think it’s not going to find as much of an audience as I would like it to here in North America. There’s not enough flash to hold the attention of the younger movie watchers who make up the large percentage of…