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…

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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…

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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 have┬áhoped┬áto 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…

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