Posts tagged "Jake Gyllenhaal"

Movie Revue: Demolition, The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, and more

Movie Revue: Demolition, The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, and more
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases I’ve caught in theaters… DEMOLITION. Jake Gyllenhaal continues his hot streak of impressive performances in director Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Wild.  This film employs similar editing tricks to play with time and memory, and while the story contains too many disparate... Read more »

Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes

Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. ANT-MAN.  Despite its troubled production history and the absence of original director Edgar Wright, Ant-Man succeeds by going small.  Literally so.  The Marvel machine is in full swing by now – Kevin Feige... Read more »

Movie Review: Nightcrawler

Movie Review: Nightcrawler
NIGHTCRAWLER Genre: Thriller Rating: R Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a social outcast with ambition to spare, who finds his true calling when he starts working as an L.A. crime journalist, selling his footage to the highest network news bidder while blurring the line between observer and participant. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-Director... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Prisoners, Wizard of Oz IMAX

Movie Revue: Prisoners, Wizard of Oz IMAX
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. PRISONERS.  This is the kind of movie that was made for Fall viewing.  It’s a dark, adult drama about child kidnapping and the emotional toll that takes on the parents, the cops, and the suspects. ... Read more »

Movie Review - Source Code (***)

Movie Review - Source Code (***)
SOURCE CODE.  93 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Duncan Jones.  Written by Ben Ripley. Duncan Jones’ follow-up to Moon is an interesting, unique action thriller with a healthy dose of sci-fi thrown in for good measure.  It earns bonus points with viewers for offering something new and engaging the mind as it quickens the pulses.  What keeps... Read more »