Sunday, February 24, 2008

Movie Review - "Michael Clayton"

... movie with George Clooney as a lawyer working for a prestigious law firm in New York City. He is the firm's "go to" man to work deals and sweep things under the rug.

Pulled in to clean up an issue created by one of the firm's top lawyers. The lawyer cracked under pressure after working for six years fighting a class action suit against one of their clients.

Great movie! A must see with a storyline that kept me interested the full two hours. Don't miss this one. -JM

Friday, February 22, 2008

Movie Review - "We Own The Night"

... drama with River Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall, and Eva Mendez. River and Mark are brothers. Robert is their father. Eva is River's girlfriend.

River is a night club manager for a Russian fur trader / businessman. Mark and Robert are New York City Policemen. Mark is a Captain and newly appointed lead of a narcotics special investigation unit; Robert is the Chief of Police.

River in his business dealings with his boss, the Russian fur trader, gets involved with busting up a drug ring lead by his boss's nephew.

Slow at times, I am glad to have waited to see this one on DVD instead of the movie theater. Good story with a slight twist in the plot. Check it out some time. -JM

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Movie Review - "Hunting Party"

... action movie with Richard Gere and Terrence Howard. Richard is a newsreporter covering wars around the world. Terrence is his cameraman. After years working together, Richard finally breaks down on live TV while covering a massacre in Bosnia. Richard is fired; Terrence is promoted to lead cameraman for the news agency's anchorman.

Five years pass since Richard's breakdown and somehow the friends meet once again in Bosnia. Once onsite, Richard convinces Terrence to partner with him and find a war criminal. Richard says he wants to interview him but really wants to capture him.

Did not expect much at first but was pleasantly surprised. Entertaining movie and worth a rental. Check it out sometime! - JM

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Movie Review - "Dan in Real Life"

… comedy with Steve Carrell, Dane Cook, and Juliet Binoche.  Steve is a widower with three young daughters.  Dane is Steve's brother.  Juliet is Dan's girlfriend. Steve serendipitously meets Juliet; neither knows who that they share something in common - Dane!  Great first date movie.  A lot of laughs.  Check it out some time. -JM

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