Somehow, I missed the trailers for “Jack the Giant Slayer” (or I just wasn’t paying attention) and I certainly wasn’t wowed by the cardboard standees in the theater used to promote the film. I mean, what IS that thing? A giant stone Mayan turtle? Whatever. Everyone knows that fantasy films of this type nowadays are either ultraviolent retellings with zombies or Shrek -style fractured fairy tales with references to medieval versions of things like the iPad. Besides, Jack and the Beanstalk was one of my favorite stories as a child and I refuse to let anyone other than George Lucas rape my childhood. Well lo and behold Warner Bros was able to wine and dine the 8 year-old in me and director Bryan Singer turned out to be the perfect gentleman. No, my childhood wasn’t unwillingly fondled… but after the first 10 minutes, I was ready to put out. Read more
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Question: Who doesn’t love a good action movie? Better question: Who doesn’t love taking their girlfriend to a good action movie? Even better question: Who doesn’t love taking their girlfriend to a good action movie on Valentine’s Day?
It’s probably safe to say the good people at 20th Century Fox asked themselves these very same things when they set a February 14th release date for “A Good Day to Die Hard”, the latest installment of Bruce Willis’ 25 year-old shoot ‘em up franchise. After all, what better way to remember you have a heart than to see one shot out of somebody’s chest on the big screen? Read more