Salt

I’m not an Angelina fan. I think beneath that glossy fat-lipped sheen she probably pupates and eats her young. But – in the same vein as, say, dinky nutter Tom Cruise or that shameless old hack, the devil’s own Nicky Cage – she has a perplexing level of success that brings her the kinds of…

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The Good Shepherd

To be really honest with you, I’ve always found Matt Damon a little bit ikky. I don’t know why. There’s something snub-nosed and stubby about him that’s kind of gross; thick ankles, no doubt. How unfair of me is that?!? Particularly since he’s turning into a pretty fine actor. In The Good Shepherd, Robert de…

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Eagle Eye

Remember that movie where the bad guys made Will Smith chase through the streets with his shirt flapping open?………. Um, OK, maybe not specific enough? Enemy of the State, it was called, and in it a shady government agency used its superior surveillance technology to snoop and meddle and basically frack up someone’s life. Eagle…

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Wanted

Scrappy tyke James McAvoy butches up nicely in Wanted, the first American movie by Kazakh director Timur Bekmambetov. Bekmambetov¬†previously made the partly-brilliant, partly-poor Night Watch / Day Watch vampire movies and this latest opus is equally patchy; sometimes it is edge-of-the-seat thrilling, other times¬†it’s just dozy. Although it’s apparently based on a comic book, for…

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