Film Review: SKYFALL Nov16

Film Review: SKYFALL

International release date: October 23, 2012 U.S. release date: November 9, 2012 Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe. Written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan Directed by Sam Mendes Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2 hours 23 minutes The twenty-third official James Bond movie opens with Bond chasing an assassin who has stolen a list which, when decrypted, reveals the names of several NATO spies in the field.. Desperate to recover the list, M (Dench) orders a sniper to fire as Bond and the assassin fight hand-to-hand.. The shot erroneously hits Bond, plunging him into a river,...

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PT. 1 review

Warner Home Video Format: Blu-ray/DVD/UV combo pack Release date: September 25, 2012 MSRP: $24.98 Starring the voices of Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams.| Written by Bob Goodman, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Ten years after the last Robin’s death drove him to retire as Batman, 55-year-old Bruce Wayne remains haunted by his parents’ murder until it drives him back into action. Fans of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns have long asked for an animated adaptation. And, as they have many times before, Warner Bros. Animation delivers a product that brings the...

DVD Review: JESSE STONE: BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

JESSE STONE: BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT Starring Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Robert Carradine, William Sadler, Saul Rubinek. Written by Michael Brandman and Tom Selleck Directed by Robert Harmon Originally airdate: May 20, 2012 DVD release: August 7, 2012 When new Paradise Police Chief William Butler and Deputy Anthony D’Angelo are killed in a patrol car explosion, Jesse Stone is called out of professional and personal exile to investigate. Early evidence suggests Butler was a dirty cop, but Jesse doesn’t believe it and decides to give Butler the benefit of the doubt. Over the past seven years, the Jesse Stone movies have...

Gerald So looks at WHITE COLLAR: Judgement Day. Feb27

Gerald So looks at WHITE COLLAR: Judgement Day.

White Collar fans, here are our thoughts on Season 3 and a tease of tomorrow night’s finale. At the start of Season 3, the increasing possibility Neal could turn away from his old life of crime and build a new life with the FBI and insurance investigator Sara Ellis (Hilarie Burton) had us worried the show might lose its edge–the tenuous trust between Peter and Neal. The disappearance of the U-boat treasure at mid-season had Peter and Neal at odds again, but Neal’s role in recovering the treasure earned him a hearing to decide whether his sentence–the series’ premise–would be commuted. Leading up to the...

Gerald So looks at WHITE COLLAR: Stealing Home.

Thanks to USA Network, Crimespree has screened this season’s final two episodes of White Collar. We’re posting some thoughts this week and next to whet your appetite. In tomorrow night’s episode, “Stealing Home” (directed by series star Tim DeKay), Neal and Mozzie are recruited by legendary con man Gordon Taylor (Hal Oszan), and learn of a plot to steal Babe Ruth’s historic first home run ball from the new Yankee Stadium museum. In a letter to the press, Tim DeKay wrote that directing “Stealing Home” had added meaning for him as a passionate baseball fan and athlete. White Collar’s...