The Expatriate

How do you (does one) account for a movie like The Expatriate? It”s not like it”s irredeemably bad, but it is irrevocably dull. Aaron Eckhart (who you know I love) plays an ex-CIA agent working on some top-security project, who goes on the run when his employers try to permanently erase all records of his…

Read more

Battle Los Angeles

I am well-known amongst my friends for loving movies where aliens blow shit up. In Battle: Los Angeles, the aliens are more destructive than most. They land off the coast of Santa Monica (and twenty other world cities – shocker!) in preparation for a simultaneous attack. And a small group of soldiers from disparate backgrounds…

Read more

Batman, The Dark Knight

OK, let me start by saying; 1) Heath Ledger is as good as the hype and 2) the latest three hour Batman movie isn’t – at least not quite. Batman may haveĀ hopedĀ to inspire goodness in mankind, but at the start of Christopher Nolan’s latest saga, it’s kind of backfired. Vigilantes and bad guys alike have…

Read more